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A 59-year-old female asked:

i am on percocet 10/325 for pain but it isn't helping as much as it used to, is there something different i can take or add to, to keep from hurting?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Opiates: should only be used for TEMPORARY treatment of ACUTE pain and are a poor choice for chronic use except in certain medical sitiatuations (eg terminal patients) On of the reasons is that opiates often PRODUCE rebound pain and almost always require INCREASED DOSAGE for same effect! Speak with a PAIN SPECIALIST Your PCP should have a referral for you Hope this helps Dr Z
Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Lots of options: You are likely developing tolerance to Percocet and I would recommend a different approach. If your problem is chronic, and the cause is diagnosed and is not cancer Add neurontin or lyrica (pregabalin). I would consider giving a short course of NSAIDs if there is no contraindications. Decrease or stop Percocet under doctor supervision as it is addictive. Once off u could try butrans patch or tapentadol.
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Ask provider: There are several additional medicines that can be added to narcotics to enhance their effect. Please discuss these with your health provider to find the appropriate option for you.

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