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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Oxycodone (Definition)

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


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I took 100mg of oxycodone on wed. Fri I took 140mg of opana. I have not used anything in 3 yrs. Will I pass 13 panel cup test on thursday...

I took 100mg of oxycodone on wed. Fri I took 140mg of opana. I have not used anything in 3 yrs. Will I pass 13 panel cup test on thursday...

Assuming: Lets assume its a detailed test and not the standard hospital grade test. If you used opioids on wed and fri and then get tested the following thursday then yes, it will show. ...Read more

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Does opana and oxycodone show up as the same thing in a urine test? Please, need some answers?

Does opana and oxycodone show up as the same thing in a urine test? Please, need some answers?

Yes they can: oxycodone will show up, depending on when you are tested after taking it, and what your specific metabolic pathways, as oxycodone, oxymorphone, morphine and codeine. Opana, which is hydromorphone will end up as morphine and codeine. At the final stage of metabolism, they both may look the same, but in most people you can tell which they took, sometimes by the ratios of metabolites. ...Read more

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Are you able to safely take opana ER and oxycodone ir for breakthrough pain safely together?

Are you able to safely take opana ER and oxycodone ir for breakthrough pain safely together?

No: They are both opioids with risk for respiratory depression and overdose. I don't understand why you have two different prescriptions for breakthrough pain. This is dangerous. ...Read more

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I am conserned, my 19 yr old 110 lbs 5' daughter is addicted to oxycodone and opana with frequent Er visits when running out of her Rx early.

I am conserned, my 19 yr old 110 lbs 5' daughter is addicted to oxycodone and opana with frequent Er visits when running out of her Rx early.

Family intervention.: "They" used to say that an addict had to want treatment for success in getting off drugs. We know now that a family intervention with the help of a qualified addiction specialist can be very successful in getting treatment started. This may not be paid for by insurance & be expensive but there are some outstanding programs, inc. Betty Ford Clinic who now people who can help. Ask PCP for area help. ...Read more

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How much stronger is oxymorphone vs oxycodone?

How much stronger is oxymorphone vs oxycodone?

Opiate potency: In general, to compare opiates, we use relative potency. It is believed that Oxymorphone is twice as strong as oxycodone. ...Read more

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How much stronger is the oxymorphone than oxycodone?

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How much stronger is the oxymorphone than oxycodone?

Opiate potency: In general, to compare opiates, we use relative potency. Oxymorphone is considered more potent than oxycodone. ...Read more

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What is difference between oxycodone and oxymorphone?

Similar: Both offered in immediate release and extended release formulations.

Oxymorphone is a metabolite of oxycodone. ...Read more

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Can someone taken oxymorphone and oxycodone interchangeably?

Do not understand: I do not understand your question. Please resubmit more clearly what you mean by interchangeably. ...Read more

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Will I have withdraws from switching from oxycodone to oxymorphone my dr wants to do this I am very scared of withdrawals.?

Oxycodone withdrwal: Doing the right thing is not easy, none the less it is good to do it. U need to listen to u physician. ...Read more

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I was taking codeine 4. my liver enzymes is a little elevated. What other opiates is similar to codeine? Oxycodone and oxymorphone gets me sick. F/55

I was taking codeine 4. my liver enzymes is a little elevated. What other opiates is similar to codeine? Oxycodone and oxymorphone gets me sick. F/55

Talk to your doctor: Codeine is usually formulated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) which can harm your liver. Other opiods such as morphine, hydromorphone, or hydrocodone (new formulation) may be appropriate in your case. Opiods are a double edge sword. They hurt you more in the long run, than help you. Find a pain management specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Are lortabs stronger than oxycodone? Which is the better medication?

Opiate: Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Both oxycodone and hydrocodone are opiates. Oxycodone is generally considered to be more potent than hydrocodone. They are both potent pain medications. ...Read more

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Are fentanyl patches and opana ER the same kind of medications?

Are fentanyl patches and opana ER the same kind of medications?

Yes: Both fentanyl and Opana are opiates. Opana er is the trade name for Oxymorphone (a derivative of morphine). The medications differ in their side effects and length of activity. ...Read more

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Is hydromorphone 8mg > 30 mg oxycodone? Orally< which medication is more effective?

It's all about dose: Hydromorphone 8mg oral is equivalent to approximately 24mg oxycodone oral. Both can be equally effective in an appropriate dose and schedule. ...Read more

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I have been on oxycodone for chronic pain for 3 years. Is it safe to be on this medication long term?

I have been on oxycodone for chronic pain for 3 years. Is it safe to be on this medication long term?

Oxycodone: Best to treat pain with non addictive meds. Opioids cause dependence, drowsiness, urine retention and constipation.

Alternatives are muscle relaxants, lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, fish oil, coconut oil, herbals like tumeric, , Vit D, calcium-deficient persons, magnesium (in deficient individuals), B12 if deficient, non steroidals, PT, aqua therapy, kinesiotape. Discuss with doctor/pain doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that having an oxycodone prescription for breakthrough pain just makes people take more pain medication?

Is it true that having an oxycodone prescription for breakthrough pain just makes people take more pain medication?

Oxycodone: Yes and no. Oxycodone is a frequently prescribed immediate release narcotic given to people who are on chronic opioid therapy with a sustained release narcotic taken orally or by patch. The key is frequent follow-up with your pain physician to get to a regimen of sustained release narcotic where you require the minimum amount of oxycodone/breakthrough meds for emergency only. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of withdrawals from narcotic pain medications? Had a back operation & now only on opana for pain which I allot of.

What are the symptoms of withdrawals from narcotic pain medications? Had a back operation & now only on opana for pain which I allot of.

Cramps/Shivering: As a general rule of good medical practice the need for continued prescribed use of a narcotic should be re-assessed every few weeks, by the physician who is treating your underlying chronic pain condition. If you believe you are having symptoms of withdrawal consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe chronic pain however one of the medications does not offer any relief at all. My dr won't change the opana er. What can I do I need help?

I have severe chronic pain however one of the medications does not offer any relief at all. My dr won't change the opana er. What can I do I need help?

Second opinion: There might be a reason behind the selection of the particular medication. You can have an open discussion with your physician and can always get a second opinion. ...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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Has anyone been allergic to percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) pain medication, and if so, what happened?

Has anyone been allergic to percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) pain medication, and if so, what happened?

Not t Typically: Allergies usually don't occur with opioids of any type. But all do have side effects such as itching, nausea, constipation, and initially drowsiness and respiratory depression. Some of the opioids cause more than others. Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) does contain Aspirin which some people can have serious reactions such as severe asthma possibly death. Also, no Aspirin in those under 18 or so with fever.. ...Read more

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How come the FDA controls medication like adderal or / oxycodone or xanex,? how do they define what drug gets controlled? Iv always wondered this.

How come the FDA controls medication like adderal or / oxycodone or xanex,? how do they define what drug gets controlled? Iv always wondered this.

Controlled: Substances are controlled by the DEA. The FDA approves and monitors all prescription medications. The controlled substances are ranked by likely abuse and was set up by an Act of Congress. ...Read more

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Can I donate plasma if I have hypothyroid and I am prescribed medications like oxycodone flexril and dizapam for degenerative disc diease? I am o+

Can I donate plasma if I have hypothyroid and I am prescribed medications like oxycodone flexril and dizapam for degenerative disc diease? I am o+

Plasma Donor & Meds: In almost all cases, medications will not disqualify you as a blood donor. Your eligibility will be based on the reason that the medication was prescribed. As long as the condition is under control and you are healthy, blood donation is usually permitted. ...Read more

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Why does oxycodone make me so sick? I'd love to know, I have tried other medications such as Vicodin and Tramadol that don't work and don't make me sick

Why does oxycodone make me so sick? I'd love to know, I have tried other medications such as Vicodin and Tramadol that don't work and don't make me sick

Several causes: It depends on dose, idiosyncratic (personal) response to opioids and type of opioid used. At your age, I'm more concerned as to identifying better strategies to treat your pain than using opioids. Please consult a board certified neurologist. ...Read more

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Would taking my prescribed medications on a full stomach mitigate any risks for liver problems? Oxycontin and oxycodone.

Would taking my prescribed medications on a full stomach mitigate any risks for liver problems? Oxycontin and oxycodone.

No: Medications are usually taken on a full stomach to avoid side effects, however this will have little effect on drug metabolism which is responsible for causing liver problems. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I had a knee replacement 5 wks ago. I'm on tramadol and oxycodone for pain. Should I be worried about getting addicted to the medication?

New research is good: Your concern may be helpful. There is a big problem w/ this but new research is hopeful that IF used correctly, post-op use does NOT addict in otherwise emotionally healthy or supported folk. Work w/ your Dr and Therapist to be sure your are a god survivor. The Behavior Tx can target this w/ non-drug help. Best wshes! ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jasinski
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Oxymorphone (Definition)

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


Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Roxicodone (Definition)

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