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Do Percocets Make You Lose Weight
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They have me on metformin for diabetes and the sis on my ovrerious and Percocet for my back and leg but they don't help I have had 4back injections and trying to loose weight but I hurt so much even when I take walks and I cant sit or stand or bend or lay
I'm 5'4, 230lbs. Have elevated liver enzymes. Lexapro and Percocet 1daily. Could this be my weight or my meds? NP doesn't seem worried but I am! I've lost 100lbs but sill over weight. Can I ask for more testing? Very scared. Healthy otherwise.
Rule out...: I'm betting it's lack of exercise. You can address this. You need to have hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis ruled out. If it's lack of exercise, there's often fat in the liver on ultrasound. This isn't to be taken lightly. I also trust you're sensible and don't drink alcohol. Why not hit the fitness circuit harder and see if it doesn't fix things? ...Read more
Half of the Percocet can be out of your body in about 4-5 hours, but the other half is still there.
3 to 4 days might be reasonable to expect it to be cleared.
If you are thinking in terms of a drug test, I would not trust these #s to show you clear. It may be found in even smaller amounts. ...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
Narcotic complicatio: If you are asking this, likely your prescribing M.D. did not prescribe both these meds in this manner. If you are having so much pain not controlled by 5mg Percocet, what is the origin of the pain? That needs to be determined to prescribe effectively. In addition, with COPD, mixing 2 short-acting narcotics can lead to excessive respiratory depression in some folks. Get your M.D.'s approval. ...Read more
They can be: In several ways. One is that obtaining these drugs without a prescription is illegal and can be a felony, so getting caught can be very hazardous to your future liberty. Secondly, opiates have a way of turning rare into common - a person starts once every few weeks, then once a week, then 5 times a week, then every day, then 5 times a day and they are hooked, often switching to heroin. Don't. ...Read more
Follow directions: Usually not more than 2 every 4 to 6 hours. ...Read more
Depends: On the strength. You can call the poison control center to check. If it is 5/325mg you may be tired or dizzy. ...Read more
If it's "used to": Then what I would worry about is relapsing. Did you get any professional help with stopping, or just do it on your own? If you didn't get help, I would advise it now. People use drugs to cover up/treat underlying psychological issues, and these tend not to go away by themselves. See an addictions counselor or mental health professional for ongoing support. Self-help programs may also help you. ...Read more
With help: While not fatal, can be uncomfortable and miserable. Contact narcotics anonymous for support. ...Read more
About 8 hours: Oxycodone is opiod in Percocet and it has a half-life of 3.5-4 hours which means that half of it will be eliminated in that time so theoretically unless you ingested more you are usually free of the Percocet about 8 hours after ingestion. You might help get it out faster by drinking water because it is excreted by urine (19% unchanged). ...Read more
Multiple meds: Hello. You can use multiple meds, all prescription, to help with withdrawal symptoms. You can try weening off the Percocet to help avoid the symptoms. To treat the symptoms, you can try Clonidine for the agitation. Some people use libirum as well to help with the symptoms; I would avoid any other benzodiazepines due to addiction possibility to them. Pepto for some of the GI issues. ...Read more
Schedule II: Is a classification given to a medication by the DEA (Drug enforcement agency). There are certain restrictions placed on schedule II medications in regards to their prescribing, storage, transfer, etc. Usually medications with high abuse or overdose potential are in this category. A google search of schedule II medications would reveal other medications on this list. ...Read more