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How Does Oxycodone Affect The Fetus
I am 16 weeks pregnant and have been taking oxycodone 30 mg for my entire pregnancy, if i stop taking that medication now , is my baby still going to be born with oxycodone in his system?
No; stop it now!: Stop all narcotics during pregnancy! they cross the placenta and get your fetus addicted, especially the longer you use them at higher doses. If you stop oxycodone now your fetus should be fine at birth - although the drug may have already affected the early fetal brain development in untold ways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just 1 Pill Can Kill: For some, it only took ONE 30mg pill of oxycodone. It is not a med to play around with. If you are prescribed this, please do not take more than what your provider has prescribed you. IF you are at a very low point in your life right now and are contemplating OD with your oxycodone, PLEASE call 911 NOW. Explain your acute mental state to them so that they can get you immediate help. ...Read more
What to do if I have a friend who is addicted to taking 30mg oxycodones. I'm worried because he takes on average 3-4 a day. is he close to overdosing?
Not likely: While this may seem like a large dose to you, and it would be for someone who was opioid-naive, people who are on oxycodone for pain can take doses of 90-120 mg a day routinely. The highest dose I had a patient on was 720 mg per day. There is a difference between addiction and physical dependency, and I don't know what your friend has. If you are concerned, try an Alanon meeting to help YOU. ...Read more
2 days: Oxycodone has a half life of about 4-5 hours so it is essentially gone within 36-48 hours of the last use of a short acting oxycodone preparation and perhaps 12 hours later after Oxycontin use. Withdrawal will take significantly longer to resolve.Peaking in 2-3 days. The urine tox should be negative in 4-5 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am prescribed to rake 5mg oxycodone 3 times a day but my pain was really bad so I took 10mg. Will it be okay?
It depends on type: Oxycodone comes in two varieties. Immediate release (ir) and controlled release (cr). Some companies mix oxycodone (usually the ir variety) with Acetaminophen and give it names such as percocet, endocet, tylox. The ir is taken once per 4 -6 hours and can stay in your system for about a day but may be detected up to 72 hr later cr is taken every 12 hours and can stay in your system 3 -4 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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