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I was given an endocet 5/325 mg for pain on Friday by my mom and have to take a drug test on Monday! . Will it be out of my system by then??
50:50: At high level use, I would say no but a single pill may be under the level for detection. ...Read more
Variable: Endocet is a particular brand of oxycodone, and it comes in different strengths. From what I see in my area (near Providence RI), the 5 mg strength costs about 50 cents per tablet (5 mg oxycodone/325mg tylenol), while the the 10 mg strength (also with 325mg tylenol) costs about a dollar a tablet. There may be other generic forms that cost less, and chains may have $4 generic prescriptions. ...Read more
Many days: If you are a football player (and 41 is a tad old for that), and you are being drug-tested, hydrocodone will stay in urine for 2-3 days, depending on how much you took how often for how long. It can be as much as 5 days with higher doses and more sensitive testing. If you are using it by prescription, testing shouldn't matter. If not, STOP and get help stopping if you need it. ...Read more
I have been on endocet for about 10 yrs after an injury. I am trying to quit. I'm finding that the less I take, I started itching like crazy?
Yes: Endocet is one major brand of a combination product with oxycodone and tylenol (acetaminophen). There are many such brands, and not every pharmacy may carry all of them. They are essentially equivalent, and unless the doctor checks a box that you can only get the brand written for, the pharmacy may exchange another equivalent product for it. Most pharmacies will carry 3 or 4 of the major brands of these drugs. ...Read more
The opiate content.: Hydrocodone 5/500 contains 5 mg of hydrocodone and 5oomg of tylenol (acetaminophen) while Endocet 10-325 contains 10mg of oxycodone and 325 my of tylenol (acetaminophen). Both hydrocodone and oxycodone are opiates and controlled substances. Pound per pound however, oxycodone is much stronger than hydrocodone. ...Read more
Brand names: Same ingredients, different brand names.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: If it is one time use - a single dose - it is unlikely to be detected for more than 24-36 hours. If taken regularly for some period of time, it can be detected for 3-4 days, rarely 5. If this is prescribed to you, bring your prescription. If not, you shouldn't be taking it, and I would worry more about whether you have a drug problem than about getting caught. ...Read more
I need some help with pain during my football games. I was wondering how long the endocet would stay in my system?
See below: They are very similar in strength.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have chronic knee pain after years of reconstructive surgeries, vicodin isn't strong enough and endocet gives me rebound pain. What can I suggest?
After using endocet for 10 yrs, am trying to quit. Having severe cramping in calfs. Also, notice bruising. From withdrawal or something else?
See below: Muscle relaxers help with the cramping. The bruising is unusual for withdrawal. ...Read more
Is normal for a doctor to perscribe oxycotin for fibermelnelga my family physician gave me eifht twenty mg per day and six endocet per day plus two two mg ativan (lorazepam)?
No: Opioids are not the treatment of choice for fibromyalgia. Plus the combination you were given could increase the risk of accidental overdose and death. Benzodiazepines (ativan (lorazepam) and others) plus oxycodone (which is in Oxycontin and endocet) have additive effects that might cause slowed breathing and possible death. ...Read more
Could the medicine I'm taking cause my ankles, legs, and feel swell severly? Cymbalta 30mg a day, endocet 10-325 1 every 6 hrs for pain. Fentanyl trandermal patches 25mg 1 every 3 days, prochlorperazine 10 mg 1 every 6 hrs for nausea. Zofran4mg tablets 1
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more