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Taken off oxycodone what best for chronic pain

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
No standard answer: There is no specific starting dose although 5 mg is common. This medication is most intended for short term pain or for breakthrough pain.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Oxycodone: no it is a side effect of the medication and is here to stay as long as you take it. It also causes constipation
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience Neurology
See answer below: Constipation is going to be a big one. Dependence is another. Pain is a common part of life, and taking it away completely with oxycodone lowers the p ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Oxycodone: Best to treat pain with non addictive meds. Opioids cause dependence,drowsiness,urine retention and constipation. Alternatives are muscle relaxants ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
45 years experience Anesthesiology
Breakthru : methadone is a powerful analgesic with a long half life. Oxycodone is a short acting powerful pain medicine to be taken in your case only during a bre ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
2 main signs:: The warning signs to look for would be needing escalating doses of the oxycodone in order to maintain the same level of pain control. You might also ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
There is no answer: Concerning the pharmacologic treatment of pain, there really is not "better than" or "as good as". Both drugs are opioids and work by "binding" to opi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Neither: Long term use of narcotics carries considerable risk. Of the two, methadone carries the greater risk.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain hives: See a pain specialist since sometimes a better treatment can be found after they discover a cause. There are many choices and blends of drugs but thes ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Enriquez
45 years experience Psychiatry
NSAIDs: Less addictive risk and give pain relief

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