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Offline Maestro

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Oxycotin + Driving = ?
« on: November 24, 2006, 08:41:34 AM »
So now that my Uncle is apparently coming around, we are taking him home in a few weeks.  For his PN he takes 3 Oxycotins 3x a day.  He swears he is able to drive on this.  EVERYONE I have spoken to says NO WAY.  He says he has been doing it for years.  The thing is, he lives in CA, and I am in FL.  So after we set him back up on the west coast, there is really nothing I can do anymore.  Any thoughts?  Anyone taking the same meds and driving?


Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Oxycotin + Driving = ?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2006, 10:13:01 AM »

   I don't know anything about this drug, but from what I have heard on this NA morning radio  show that stuff is strong and nasty!    Of course I would wonder if tolerance comes into play.   In my opinion he shouldn't be driving and there are probably about 25,000 asshole cops who will say the same.
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Offline bear60

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Re: Oxycotin + Driving = ?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2006, 12:07:46 PM »
Take the keys away from him?
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Offline antibody

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Re: Oxycotin + Driving = ?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006, 12:52:00 PM »
if he has been taking it a while he may be able to function on it just fine. of course he will need to use caution. i am able to drive just fine.
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Re: Oxycotin + Driving = ?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2006, 03:44:25 PM »
Rush Limbaugh did radio shows for years taking 10 times that amount.  The world is your oyster!
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Oxycotin + Driving = ?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2006, 05:42:02 PM »
Hello Maestro,

Your uncle should most likely NOT be driving while taking Oxcontin, especiallly if he already has a tendencty to be drowsy. It doesn't matter how short the drive.

What is the most important information I should know about OxyContin?
 •  Do not crush, chew, or break controlled-release forms of oxycodone such as Oxycontin. Swallow them whole. They are specially formulated to release oxycodone slowly into your system. Breaking them would cause too much drug to be released into the blood at one time leading to a potentially fatal dose of oxycodone.
 •  Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. OxyContin will cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you experience drowsiness or dizziness, avoid these activities.
 •  Avoid alcohol while taking OxyContin. Alcohol will greatly increase the drowsiness and dizziness caused by OxyContin and could be dangerous.
 •  OxyContin may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, other antihistamines, other pain relievers, anxiety medicines, seizure medicines, and muscle relaxants. Dangerous sedation, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur if OxyContin is taken with any of these medications.
 •  Never take more OxyContin than is prescribed for you. Taking too much OxyContin could result in serious side effects, even death. If your pain is not being adequately treated, talk to your doctor.
 •  Do not share this medication with anyone else.

Just my thoughts---------Ray

I also understand the giving up driving is something that your uncle does not want to do. It takes away a bit of our independence !! But he doesn't need to be in a car wreck either in his condition... Along with possible charges against him. You never know when an accident may occur, and if he injures or kills somebody, it's a whole new ball game....
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Offline Morton Salt

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Re: Oxycotin + Driving = ?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2006, 06:16:12 PM »
I think he if evens himself out with a couple shots of Jack Daniels as well, he should be able to drive just fine.  If that doesnt work, throw in a couple doobies. That should make it safe.


Offline Bartro

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Re: Oxycotin + Driving = ?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2006, 07:16:45 PM »
People dealing with chronic pain often build up a tolerance to pain medications.  I know a fellow who wears morphine patches 24/7.  He drives quite well, never a ticket or accident.  When the morphine isn't doing the trick he adds a little methadone or percocet.  Even after this I can see no change in his demeanor.  I think it depends on the individual and how long he or she has taken the medication.

Offline Eldon

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Re: Oxycotin + Driving = ?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2006, 07:57:46 PM »
Hey Maestro,

Have him take a look at this site: http://www.oxyabusekills.com/.

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