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Is my painkiller an opioid?

Ask the doctors Q. Iím currently taking a pill that combines 5 milligrams (mg) of oxycodone and 325 mg of acetaminophen. It keeps my pain under control and doesnít seem to interfere with other medicines Iím taking. However, I was reading about opioids and wonder if it falls in that category. If it does, should I be taking it? …

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