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Is methadone better than oxycodone for chronic pain relief?

Is methadone better than oxycodone for chronic pain relief?

Perhaps: Methadone is some times hard to get just right. There is less tolerance effect. There is probably better relief of nerve type pain as well with methadone. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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Which is a better pain killer for chronic pain: oxycodone or methadone?

Which is a better pain killer for chronic pain: oxycodone or methadone?

Neither: Long term use of narcotics carries considerable risk. Of the two, methadone carries the greater risk. ...Read more

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I have been changed from Oxycodone 180mg to Methadone 50mg for Chronic Pain (neuropathic) IS Methadone being Prescribed More for Pain these days? WHY?

I have been changed from Oxycodone 180mg to Methadone 50mg for Chronic Pain (neuropathic) IS Methadone being Prescribed More for Pain these days? WHY?

Less psychological: methadone is an inexpensive pain medication but is very effective and hits NMDA receptors and helps more with bone pain and neuropathic pain It does not have the psychological high so it is not psychologically dependent like other opioid It is longer acting so you need to be very careful taking it and taking more than prescribed It is definitely the best long term chronic pain medication ...Read more

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If a person on methadone for chronic pain is also prescribed PRN oxycodone, how long should they wait after taking the methadone to take the oxy?

If a person on methadone for chronic pain is also prescribed PRN oxycodone,  how long should they wait after taking the methadone to take the oxy?

Breakthru : methadone is a powerful analgesic with a long half life. Oxycodone is a short acting powerful pain medicine to be taken in your case only during a breakthru pain crisis and certainly not by the clock. Both medicines can cause side effects and even death. I prescribe this regimen for intractable chronic pain only and monitor for its helpfulness and safety ...Read more

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Can my dr at pain management give me methadone for my chronic pain? Would it last longer than regular pain killers? I need opinions please.

Chronic Pain: You have to discuss with your pain specialist if Methadone is the right grug for your kind of pain and what else you can take and do including therapy, nerve blocks to spare the use of narcotics, which are very addictive and you develop tolerance if you use these long term narcotics are not the answer for all chronic pain. ...Read more

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Looking for a pm doctor in northwest indiana that uses methadone to treat chronic pain ive been on it 2o years and now have to find a new doc.

Looking for a pm doctor in northwest indiana that uses methadone to treat chronic pain ive been on it 2o years and now have to find a new doc.

Call your: state medical association and/or local hospitals and clinics. It may take some research but you are likely to find someone to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why would drs.Perscribe methadone 4 drug addicts when they use it for chronic pain patients? Just another addiction 2 get addicted too!

Because it is : Long acting drug , people can achieve a higher degree of stability. Supposedly, they would not or could not be stable without some medicine added from the outside. However, you are right, the physical dependence is maintained. Is that really important if a person is functioning better? ...Read more

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Yes can't have bm on methadone and alcohol in chronic pain and bloating. Been taking laxatives?

Yes can't have bm on methadone and alcohol in chronic pain and bloating. Been taking laxatives?

OIC ?: OIC = opioid-induced constipation. Assuming ileus, obstruction, alcohol-related pancreatitis have been excluded, ask your doctor to discuss the pros & cons of continuing your present consumption of methadone and alcohol, as well as treatment options for the differential diagnosis as mentioned. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more