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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can i take dilaudid and percocet together? the dilaudid alone is not working. i have a high tolerance to pain meds due to many chronic illnesses.

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Dilaudid /percocet: In my opinion no. Both are short acting and it makes no sense to take two short acting medications together. I would ask why you are not on a long acting baseline medication given your chronic illnesses?
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
It is time to get off the Pain medicine by behavioral therapy.
Jun 27, 2015
Dr. Stephen Watson
Pain Management 38 years experience
As above, 2 short acting narcotics at same time not rationale therapy in most instances. Secondly, in case of patient admitting to "high tolerance to many pain meds," you have to consider that the patient may have problem of excess use/misuse, innapropriate narcotic use (muscular/soft tissue pain origin/better treatment other RX class), pseudoaddiction, hyperalgesia. Needs M.D. formal evaluation
Mar 13, 2016

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