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relieve moderate to severe pain.

What OxyNorm capsules are taken for OxyNorm capsules contain oxycodone hydrochloride. Oxycodone belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics. OxyNorm capsules are used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Your doctor, however, may prescribe it for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you. As with all strong painkillers, your body may become used to you taking OxyNorm capsules. Taking it may result in physical dependence. Physical dependence means that you may [...]

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8 Tips to Sticking to Your Medication Routine

Importance of including purpose of medications on prescriptions In a Perspective article in the July 28, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Gordon D. Schiff, MD, lead author and general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and his co-authors Enrique Seoane-Vazquez, PhD of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Adam Wright, PhD, informatics expert at BWH call for including the purpose of medications on prescriptions to inform and enhance safety by narrowing medication choices [...]

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Drug Overdose Treatment

Call 911 if the person has: Collapsed Stopped breathing 1. Begin CPR, if Necessary If the person is not breathing or breathing is dangerously weak: For a child, start CPR for children. For an adult, start adult CPR. The FDA has approved a prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat a person known or suspected to have had an opioid overdose. Opioids include various prescription pain medications and illicit street drugs. An overdose is characterized by slowed breathing and heart [...]

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medicines

Storing your medicines Storing your medicines properly can help to ensure they work as they should as well as prevent poisoning accidents. Store Medicines Safely Where you store your medicine can affect how well it works. Learn about storing your medicine properly to keep it from getting damaged. Take care of your medicine. Know that heat, air, light, and moisture may damage your medicine. Store your medicines in a cool, dry place. For example, store it in your dresser drawer or a kitchen cabinet away [...]

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