A 48-year-old female asked:
I have been on oxycodone for chronic pain for 3 years. Is it safe to be on this medication long term?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Oxycodone: Best to treat pain with non addictive meds. Opioids cause dependence,drowsiness,urine retention and constipation. Alternatives are muscle relaxants, lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin , fish oil, coconut oil, herbals like tumeric, ,Vit D, calcium-deficient persons, magnesium ( in deficient individuals), B12 if deficient, non steroidals, PT,aqua therapy, kinesiotape. Discuss with doctor/pain doctor.
Answered on Aug 29, 2014
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