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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 the oxymorphone than oxycodone?

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

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