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Gen Dent. 2011 Mar-Apr;59(2):e46-9.

Opiate overdose in an adolescent after a dental procedure: a case report.

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University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, USA.

Abstract

Oxycodone/acetaminophen is a combination of acetaminophen and the opiate oxycodone. It is an effective analgesic that is commonly prescribed postoperatively. The potential for misuse, diversion, abuse, and overdose with opiates in general is an area of increasing concern to all prescribing clinicians. This case report illustrates the possibility of a severe or potentially fatal outcome to a common prescribing practice. Caution is emphasized when prescribing opiates, and screening for substance misuse and suicide risk factors is recommended.

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