Is it safe to sleep after an overdose of Oxycodone?

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Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I am 76 years old and recently took two Oxycodone for a gouty knee. I have become very dizzy (cannot walk downstairs to my front room. I just want to sleep. Would it be dangerous for me to go to sleep?

I desperately want to sleep. Is that a bad idea?

What is taking so long. Is it dangerous for me to go to sleep????
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You may go to sleep. No need to worry.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Oxycodone is similar to morphine and hence causing the dizziness. However, you can safely go to sleep without worrying further. It is absolutely good idea to go to sleep.

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Dr. Kunal Saha
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