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44 104 Percocet
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?
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. ...Read more
What can I do for pain. I have tryed everything litteraly even percocet. I went to my primary and a pt but my back is so inflamedi can't stand it. :'' (?
The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
The treatment of back pain depends on the cause of the pain. It can be physical therapy, massage, heat pads, medications, injection, surgery. ...
Narcotic medication is not the only treatment. Please see a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Overtime, can percocet 7.5/325 4 times daily begin to make you tired, even when it didn't prior to that?
Pain resolution: If your pain problem is receding somewhat, you would expect to find that you are feeling more fatigue than usual. Taking narcotics for chronic pain can be effective but is also problematic in many instances. The best strategy for you as an individual would be to slowly wean yourself off of the narcotic completely except flares. Also routinely take only enough to keep pain to manageable level. ...Read more
Just had surgery 2 days ago and the pain is horrible. I was prescribed percocet and the pain still doesn't go away. Advice?
Call your doctor: Your doctor needs to know what is going on. ...Read more
I had a percocet a little over 4 hours ago, then 10 minutes ago I took a loratab, only because my miagraine wouldn't go away, is this okay?
Migraine hedache: Migraine headache are best treated with medications OTHER than narcotics. Often, stopping the narcotic will cause the headache to recur. It is important to figure out triggers for migraines as they can help you reduce the frequency of symptoms. Triggers include too much / little sleep, specific foods such as aged cheeses, red wine, caffeine, bright lights, chemical sensitivity, menstrual cycle ...Read more
I took 2 Percocet over weekend 1 on Saturday then 1on Sunday I don't really take them have drug test tomorrow will it be out my system tomorrow?
No: If the last one you had was 4 days ago- it should no longer be in your system. Good luck ...Read more
Today I was prescribed dicloflenac, but it isn't helping the pain and I hurt too badly to sleep. Can I take a 5/325 percocet while on this medication?
Percocet: Percocet is a powerful narcotic pain killer. It is used to treat painful conditions. It is not used to get "feelings". Percocet needs to be taken as prescribed. Taking three pills of Percocet might put great stress on your liver and might cause liver damage. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more
2-4 hours: Oxycodone is a short-acting drug, and takes about 20-30 minutes to get into bloodstream and brain, and then lasts an additional 2-3 hours. If it is injected or inhaled through the nose (snorting) it takes effect in a few minutes but still only lasts additional 2-3 hours. It's metabolites, however, can be detected in urine for several day, but aren't necessarily clinically active. ...Read more
Not recommended.: You should never chew or crush any pill unless it is specifically formulated to be chewed. You will get a larger release of the medicine in many cases than you desire all at once. Many of these pills are formulated to be released slowly into the body so don't chew or crush. ...Read more
Pain med: Percocet is a combo of acetaminophen and oxycodone available by prescription only. It is available with 2.5, 5, 7.5, or 10 mg of oxycodone. It is used for moderate to severe pain on a temporary basis. Oxycodone is an opioid and is frequently abused or misused. Taking too much can lead to severe liver damage due to the acetaminophen ...Read more
Help is available: You need to start by getting a medically supervised withdrawal from the oxycodone. Your primary care provider should be the best place to start. There are inpatient and outpatient options, as well as short-term and longer-term maintenance therapies to help you gradually (or even more quickly) get off the oxycodone and find new ways to cope with life. Counseling needs to be a strong part of help. ...Read more
Few days.: After a few days and definitely less than a week. ...Read more
No big difference:
They both contain oxycodone and acetaminophen as active ingredients. Sometimes fillers etc. Make a difference in effect. Pain meds are potent conditioners and often patients will highly prefer one brand over the next as a result.
When it comes to taking pain pills I never recommend trying to figure it out or be in one's own head. Talk with your prescriber for this help. ...Read more
It stops working as: Well as it used to. Virtually anybody who takes opioid drugs on a regular basis will develop tolerance - it is part of the physical nature of the drug and its interaction with our receptors. This is why opioid should virtually NEVER be the only thing done for pain. Many other modalities, including physical treatments like heat, ultrasound, acupuncture, massage, TENS units etc should be used too ...Read more