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Conditions That Warrant Prescriptions For Oxycodone
About one year: If you're asking how long your prescription is viable at the pharmacy, that would vary shop to shop but would surely be invalid after one year. If you're asking how long the oxycodone would stay effective in your medicine cabinet, the answer is, again, about one year. I suggest my patients dispose of these types of meds after 12 months. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Varies by state: The answer varies depending on which state you live in but 30 days is the answer for washington, dc. Your state is probably 30 days too. ...Read more
Is it true that having an oxycodone prescription for breakthrough pain just makes people take more pain medication?
Oxycodone: Yes and no. Oxycodone is a frequently prescribed immediate release narcotic given to people who are on chronic opioid therapy with a sustained release narcotic taken orally or by patch. The key is frequent follow-up with your pain physician to get to a regimen of sustained release narcotic where you require the minimum amount of oxycodone/breakthrough meds for emergency only. ...Read more
I've had a prescription for oxycodone oxycontin for over 5 years due to ba recently and with the hard de how long will it take for it to be out of ur?
Oxy IR & ER 5 yrs: Hello. Didn't understand the "to ba recently & with the hard de". You've been taking IR and ER forms for 5 years. You didn't mention your current dose. Boils down to half lives. (It's longer for ER version.) How your body metabolizes these meds is important. If your body metabolizes these medications slowly, then they are going to linger around much longer than stated half lives & show on tests ...Read more
Is oxycodone good for treating TMJ pain? Got prescription wondering if it will help I'm at witt's end!
No: No. Will relieve the pain. But narcotics NOT GOOD for TMJ pain. Can be habituating. Stay away from narcotics for TMD!! ...Read more
Yes I have a prescription for tramadol and also I have oxycodone I was wondering how many hours should I wait to take a oxycodone to be safe! Thanks?
I'm looking for a doctor around the new orleans, la area that can prescription 30mg roxicodone (oxycodone).? Thanks a bunch.
Prescription of oxycodone from 5 months ago I was prescribed after a csection if I take ones that are left for pain can I fail a d/t even with script?
Yes: I would think so if you were taking it for something other than it was prescribed, especially if the area of pain is in a region distinct from initial pain. Usually a bad idea to have those kinds of medications lying around after the condition for its intended use is resolved. ...Read more
I've had a prescription for oxycodone for 5 years for back pain I quit taking them on the 10th if I took one today how long would it stay in my urine?
Less than a week: Typically this drug is not detectable by the urine drug screen after 4 to 5 days. It depends on the condition of your liver and if other drugs are present and competing for metabolism. It also depends on the sensitivity and specificity of the test itself. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have a prescription for zanaflex (tizanidine) and oxycodone. I know that the oxycodone will show up in a urine drug test, will the zanaflex (tizanidine)?
Spouse's prescription is 2x60mg Oxycontin + 6x10mg Oxycodone daily for chronic pain from severe wreck yrs ago. Worried its too much & addictive or is that ok?
You are correct: It is definitely addictive and if you stopped suddenly, you would have withdrawal. You likely have developed tolerance and require higher dosing, and this may become a more challenging issue in future. Would definitely suggest a pain specialist, and work with someone you trust. There are some newer approaches which may benefit you. ...Read more
Bunionectomy yesterday. Should 10mg of oxycodone relieve most of pain after 30 minutes? I have been taking nucynta since the surgery. Yesterday was ok but today it seemed to quit working. Got prescription of oxycodone but the pain is only. 001% better af
Consult your doctor: Pain after bunion surgery is very normal. Often the pain can last for several days after surgery. You need to elevate your foot and keep it from being below your heart level. The pain medication you were prescribed is typical but there area other alternatives. Consult your surgeon to see if an alternative pain medication would be better for you. ...Read more
Can I take oxycodone while on cymbalta (duloxetine)? Oxycodone is an older prescription in my name but I have extreme pain today and hydrocodone isn't strong enough
One of the potential side effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine) is Somnolence (daytime sleepiness). Oxycodone also has a similar side effect that can lead to drowsiness. When you take both drugs you might experience extreme sedation that could affect your ability engage in activities such as driving a car.
Do talk with your physician about a strategy that would be safe and effective for breakthrough pain. ...Read more
My mother I law has a prescription for oxycodone for pain can she use her prescription for 800 motrin in if she only uses oxycodone in am?
Possibly: Obviously, we are talking about completely different medications. The oxycodone is a potent pain medication but is different then the Ibuprofen which is an NSAID. Not knowing your mother in law's medical conditions, Ibuprofen may be contraindicated particularly if she has heart, stomach, or kidney issues for example. You or your mother in law needs to speak to her physician ...Read more
I took my last oxycodone 10mg tylenol (acetaminophen) 325 at 9pm last night would it be safe to take my new prescription cymbalta now? Thank for all the help!
What to do if I have a prescription from surgery I had in june for tylox, (oxycodone and acetaminophen) so should I say I had been taking that?
For what purpose?: I don't understand your question. If you are being drug tested, and you have a valid recent opiate prescription, that is certainly something you can show them. However, if you are really using illicit drugs, it is FAR MORE IMPORTANT to face your drug problem and get help than it is to "beat" the drug test. If you have developed a drug problem, please get help. ...Read more
What mental effects can prescription medications like oxycodon or oxycotton have on a person over a long period of time?
Several: Prescription narcotics like oxycodone or oxycontin can cause addiction. Even if there is no addiction the body becomes dependent on them making it dangerous to stop them abruptly so people have to be tapered off of them. They may also cause mental slowing and sedation. It is not safe to drive or operate dangerous machinery while taking these drugs due to the mental slowing and sedation. ...Read more
Yes but: It may give you additive drowsiness. Atarax (hydroxyzine) has been reported to be helpful for anxiety disorder however. Consider psychologic consult re. Solving your anxiety issue and perhaps your pain issue as well (don't know why you are on oxycodone). Have you considered doing meditation? ...Read more
Pain: Mostly acute pain or breakthrough pain.Get a more detailed answer ›