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I have been prescribed oxycodone to take for the rest of my life for fibromyalgia. How many years and what doses is normal?

I have been prescribed oxycodone to take for the rest of my life for fibromyalgia. How many years and what doses is normal?

It depends: I've never told a patient that they will be on whatever i prescribe for the rest of their life. Nobody has a crystal ball and can predict the future. Certain types of exercise, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. . Medications can help. First line: cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) and lyrica. Second line: pamelor, elavil, and neurontin. I avoid narcotics like oxycodone; there is no proof that they work. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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I'm on oxycodone and have lupus and fibromyalgia, but am still in pain, what can I do?

I'm on oxycodone and have lupus and fibromyalgia, but am still in pain, what can I do?

Pain Syndrome: With a case as complex as yours, you need a team approach to your therapies. You need a doctor well versed in the treatments of fibromyalgia to help with that disorder. You need a rheumatologist to deal with the lupus. And you need a chronic pain specialists to help with your narcotic pain treatment. These 3 doctors should work together. ...Read more

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How much oxycodone is "too much"?

How much oxycodone is "too much"?

Oxycodone: Taking more than what is prescribed is too much. Always follow the prescribing physician's directions - for all medications. ...Read more

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What is roxicodone (oxycodone) used for?

What is roxicodone (oxycodone) used for?

Some pain: Ideally, it should be used for short-term treatment of acute, non-cancer pain. Or for chronic treatment of cancer-related pain. It is highly addictive, and best avoided for long-term use. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: oxycodone?

Opioid: Schedule ii controlled medication. Opioid (semi-synthetic) used for analgesia in patients. ...Read more

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Is oxycodone and roxycodone the same thing?

Oxycodone: Yes, they are the same. one is brand name and the other is a generic name ...Read more

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What is the diffrence between oxycodone and oxycoton?

Duration of Action: They are the same drug. However, Oxycontin is a long acting formulation of oxycodone. ...Read more

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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Oxycodone (Definition)

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


Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Roxicodone (Definition)

Roxicodone is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more