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Doctor's advice for intense weight loss / prescribed oxycontin/oxycodone?

Doctor's advice for intense weight loss / prescribed oxycontin/oxycodone?

What?: I hope you don't mean the pain pills were prescribed for weight loss! If you're on them and having trouble losing weight the only things you can do is decrease the pain meds and follow a restricted diet w/increased activity. There's no magic pills or supplements. Stay away from that garbage. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does oxycodone cause hair loss?

Does oxycodone cause hair loss?

Not likely: There have been no toxicity reports or studies of cases of hair loss due to oxycodone use. ...Read more

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How to figure out the right oxycodone dosage by weight?

How to figure out the right oxycodone dosage by weight?

Not really: In general, in the adult, weight is not as important factor as prior opiate and drug use to determine the optimal dose of oxycodone or any other narcotic. ...Read more

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Why does oxycodone cause sadness after stopping?

When you get: An artificial high, you'll get a low after ...Read more

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Why does hydrocodone cause more euphoria than oxycodone?

Why does hydrocodone cause more euphoria than oxycodone?

Use dependent: All opioids can cause euphoria or altered mental status. This is usually more a result of how rapid the medication is absorbed into your system. If you are taking pain medications and experience a euphoria, you should discuss this with your doc. This could lead to abuse and addiction and a medication change would be recommended. If you are not willing to change then you already have a problem. ...Read more

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Can Oxycodone 5/325 mg cause high BP? If no what are the side effects?

Can Oxycodone 5/325 mg cause high BP? If no what are the side effects?

Oxycodone: Neither oxycodone nor acetaminophen will elevate blood pressure. Side effects include sleepiness, dependency, addiction, nausea, constipation, impaired judgment, emotional changes, and from apap - liver impairment. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Drug withdrawal: Yes, withdrawal from any narcotic drug can cause seizure. Many factors are at play. Consult addiction psychiatrist. They know how to do it safely or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone cause constipation?

Yes: Yes it can. Drink fluids, eat pears, raisins, fruits and vegetables. Consider taking something to clear out your system if you are already constipated, because you have 20 feet to clear out. Then prophylactically prevent after you have treated the problem. ...Read more

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Will taking pain meds (oxycodone 30mg) cause bp to run high?

It depends: Generally opiates relieve pain and anxiety, hence likely to lower blood pressure. If, however, a patient is going in and out of withdrawal from short acting opiates or is experiencing possible side effects such as sleep apnea or endocrine problems then it is quite possible even likely to see elevations of blood pressure. Your prescriber should help you with these concerns. ...Read more

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I am temporarily taking 1 oxycodone (5/325) tablet a day. Can oxycodone cause a rise in my psa?

Inflammation: Psa goes up from inflammation. The oxycodone is being taken for pain associated with the inflammation. The oxycodone does not cause a rise in psa<. ...Read more

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Will heroin cause someone to test positive for oxycodone on rapid urine screen?

Will heroin cause someone to test positive for oxycodone on rapid urine screen?

No. Heroin will: Show up as an opiate but not necessarily oxycodone. However, many point-of-care drug screening tests include specific screening for oxycodone. Also, if the heroin was cut or contaminated with oxycodone, both can show up on a urine drug screen. If you or a loved one has a heroin habit, there are some fine outpatient treatment centers in the Cinci area. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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As a follow up, will telling my pcp of 20 yrs that I got myself addt'ed to oxycodone 4 chronic pain cause him to then not help me w future pain mgnt?

As a follow up, will telling my pcp of 20 yrs that I got myself addt'ed to oxycodone 4 chronic pain cause him to then not help me w future pain mgnt?

No: It will help guide therapy and is extremely important medical information for him to have. Please tell him as soon as possible, so that he can work with you to get treatment. ...Read more

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Oxycodone, hydrocodone and morpine cause hives, could levorphanol do that as well?

Oxycodone, hydrocodone and morpine cause hives, could levorphanol do that as well?

It could: All opiates cause release of histamine, and morphine, Codeine and Demerol have the most, and oxycodone, Methadone and fentanyl do it the least. However, they all can cause some histamine release, and some people get major problems with all of them. Levorphanol also can do this. You could take a Benadryl with it - talk to your doctor. Otherwise, use non-opioids-NSAIDs, tylenol, (acetaminophen) physical measures ...Read more

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Can oxycodone cause intestinal cramps? How can I fix this if the oxycodone is the only one works in my endometriosis pain?

Can oxycodone cause intestinal cramps? How can I fix this if the oxycodone is the only one works in my endometriosis pain?

See answer: All narcotics slow the gastrointestinal tract. That may cause you to feel bloated and full of gas. I would try eating foods that decrease transit time and if necessary you occasionally may take something for constipation. ...Read more

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I have been taking 1.5mg of Suboxone for a month now which is not a lot, if I were to take 24hours off and take 30 mg of oxycodone, would it cause WD?

Don't know: BUT I WOULD NOT TAKE A CHANCE...Furthermore if you are taking Suboxone as a part of a addiction recovery program this would certainly violate your contract!

Hope this helps
STAY COOL! BE CLEAN!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can oxycodone cause anxiety and panic attacks? Could breaking the pill in half cause it to react differently than if I took it whole?

Can oxycodone cause anxiety and panic attacks? Could breaking the pill in half cause it to react differently than if I took it whole?

Yes: This is highly addictive and should be reserved for pain from advanced cancers. I recommend other forms of pain management and if having severe pain then please seek professional help. ...Read more

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Are my stomach problems caused by oxycodone or alcohol?

Are my stomach problems caused by oxycodone or alcohol?

Either: Could be caused by either drug'; eliminate one and see what develops; ...Read more

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Will taking oxycontin and oxycodone cause me to fail a hair follicle test?

Will taking oxycontin and oxycodone cause me to fail a hair follicle test?

Yes: If they are testing for opioids (which they almost always do) AND you do not have a valid prescription for the medications. Even with a valid prescription, if you are in a safety-sensitive job, it still may be forbidden (like a commercial driver, dealing with dangerous machinery or even, in many cases, working as a health professional or in public safety - fire fighters and police). ...Read more

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Can body weakness be caused by mixing tramadol oxycodone paracetamol and codeine?

Can body weakness be caused by mixing tramadol oxycodone paracetamol and codeine?

Yes: Definitely. Not just body weakness but mental weakness and difficulty focusing. Not just when u take it, but after the effects wear off. Really need to be careful please. Please ask for help. U are not alone and there are always other ways that are not so self destructive. ...Read more

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Oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine cause hives. Will levorphanol do that as well?

Oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine cause hives. Will levorphanol do that as well?

More than likely: Yes. All opioids have the potential to release histamine from mast cells, which is what causes hives. The ones that do it most are morphine, codeine and hydrocodone, and the ones that do it the least are oxycodone, heroin and fentanyl. Levorphanol is metabolized into morphine and codeine, and if you have had problems before with these meds, very likely you will with levorphanol. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone cause changes in mood such as anger? Father seems easy to anger whenever he has to take it. It's stressful. Shortens his patience too.

Drug dependence: What you described suggests dependence on the drug/addiction. His symptoms may be due to withdrawal from the drug. It would be prudent for your father to consult a pain specialist to manage his oxycodone and may be consider an alternative.
Wish you and your father good health and a Happy New Year! . ...Read more

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Constant non-stop headache not relieved by nsaids. Only med that helped was oxycodone, 3 weeks ago. I'm gonna go mad. What could cause this & nausea?

Constant non-stop headache not relieved by nsaids. Only med that helped was oxycodone, 3 weeks ago. I'm gonna go mad. What could cause this & nausea?

NDPH: New daily persistent headache is the most refractory headache to treat.
New daily persistent headache affects women more than men.
The symptoms may have migraine features (nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity).
The prognosis: headaches are mostly self-limiting resolving without treatment within several months or resistant to treatment.
See a headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I am taking a prescribed dose of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and also prescribed oxycodone. Last urine test showed hydrocodone, no o-oxycodone. Could Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause this?

I am taking a prescribed dose of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and also prescribed oxycodone. Last urine test showed hydrocodone, no o-oxycodone. Could Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause this?

Test limitstion: This is a limitation of in office urine screen testing. The kind that are commonly used have a high error rate. The next step should be sending the urine out to a laboratory for confirmation. The tests done there are highly accurate. Office cup tests are enzyme linked immuno-assay, laboratories can do a test called liquid chromatography/ mass spectroscopy. ...Read more

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Is oxycodone the same as oxycotin. Can oxycodone given at 325mg cause hyperkalemia and cardiac arrest?

Same: Oxycontin is a brand name for oxycodone. It is a schedule ii controlled substance. The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, dizziness or headache. Most serious side effect is respiratory depression or arrest. The "325" you mention is not the oxycodone dose. Must be the Acetaminophen (tylenol) content. Stay under 4000mg/day of Acetaminophen to avoid liver damage. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Oxycodone (Definition)

Schedule ii controlled medication. Opioid (semi-synthetic) used ...Read more