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75 Mg Oxycodone
I have 7.5/325 oxycodone for pain. I hit the 4000 APAP max for daily dose yesterday but stayed up all night. When is it safe to take more and not OD?
Pain medication: Oxycodone is a narcotic pain medication. It comes in short acting immediate release & long-acting sustained-release formulations. Like any other narcotic, it has issues related to addiction, dependence, tolerance, and withdrawal. It is a controlled substance, and can only be obtained with a prescription. ...Read more
Narcotic analgesic: Narcotic analgesics are divided into two groups: the "weak" or "minor" narcotic analgesics (codeine, propoxyphene), which are used for mild pain, and the "strong" or "major" narcotic analgesics (morphine, oxycodone and meperidine), which are indicated for moderate to severe pain. ...Read more
Depends...: It is likely to be fatal in an opioid naive patient; however, patients who are very tolerant to opioids from long term pain management can tolerate oral daily doses of that and beyond but in divided doses. Abusers who might inject that quantity in a single dose will in all likelihood not survive. ...Read more
It depends on type:
Oxycodone comes in two varieties. Immediate release (ir) and controlled release (cr).
Some companies mix oxycodone (usually the ir variety) with Acetaminophen and give it names such as percocet, endocet, tylox (oxycodone and acetaminophen).
The ir is taken once per 4 -6 hours and can stay in your system for about a day but may be detected up to 72 hr later
cr is taken every 12 hours and can stay in your system 3 -4 days. ...Read more
Consult: Please consult your physician to obtain clear instructions on when to take your medications. Symptoms usually dictate medication dose and schedule. Oxycodone is a potent narcotic and should never be taken without a prescription, or with alcohol or with other sedatives. Also, please keep the oxycodone bottle out of view of others. ...Read more
Cause of pain?: It's important to find out what's causing your pain, and decide on a treatment plan with your doctor. Oxycodone just masks the pain. Physical therapy or non-narcotic meds may be better for you. It's easy to get "hooked" on oxycodone so that you need more and more to get the same effect. That can lead to trouble. See a doctor who specializes in pain management. ...Read more
That is not necessarily true. Oxycodone, like all medications, can build up reserves in your fat supply. The more you take or the longer you take the longer you will test positive in your urine.
Narcotic medications are very dangerous and should only be taken as prescribed. They also have not been shown to be more beneficial in higher doses. Avoid all together if you can. ...Read more