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Is there a difference in effectiveness between oxycontin and dilaudid for chronic pain?

Is there a difference in effectiveness between oxycontin and dilaudid for chronic pain?

Possibly: In general, any opioid can be as effective as another if carefully titrated to an effective dose. That stated, different opioids bind mu, kappa, and delta receptors differently and each patient's genetics, liver function, and kidney function can affect how they work. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


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Which is better: oxycontin or dilaudid for pain?

Which is better: oxycontin or dilaudid for pain?

One is not better: Everyone responds differently to opioid pain medications and sometimes patients are switched from one to the other because it is not working well. Also, some patients may have unbearable side effects with one medication but not another. There is no way to predict which medication or how much will work best in an individual patient. These medications should be prescribed by experienced doctors. ...Read more

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What is better to treat peripherial neuropathy or help with the intense pain dilaudid in pill fotm or 20mg oxycontin?

What is better to treat peripherial neuropathy or help with the intense pain dilaudid in pill fotm or 20mg oxycontin?

If you start>>>>>>>>: If you start Dilaudid or oxycontin, you will never get off. Try either Lyrica (pregabalin) and/or Cymbalta alone or in combination. You should get better results with both. They work differently! why are you having neuropathy at 31? Info is needed! ...Read more

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Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy any ideas on drug changes or resistances?Thank you in advance.

Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy  any ideas on drug changes or resistances?Thank you in advance.

See neurologist.: I recommend that you have to cut back on the Oxycontin and Dilaudid because they are not just addictive but eventually you need to use more to achieve the degree of pain control you have. The Cymbalta and Lyrica (pregabalin) have been used a lot for chronic pain which is also experienced in pn. I would suggest that you consider other pain control besides the opiates for a long term basis through a pain clinic. ...Read more

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How do people get dilaudid and oxycotin and numorphan (oxymorphone) so easily when they are celebs?

How do people get dilaudid and oxycotin and numorphan (oxymorphone) so easily when they are celebs?

Like Everything Else: They buy it illegally or they get a doctor to write them a prescription. Some perfomers actually do have legitimate pain problems but the lifestyle sometimes leads to other complications and addictions. When you have $$$ $, you can always find those willing to oblige with whatever. ...Read more

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Doctor's advice for intense weight loss / prescribed oxycontin/oxycodone?

What?: I hope you don't mean the pain pills were prescribed for weight loss! if you're on them and having trouble losing weight the only things you can do is decrease the pain meds and follow a restricted diet w/increased activity. There's no magic pills or supplements. Stay away from that garbage. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How long does a dilaudid high last?

Dilaudid high: If used as prescribed there is no high. So the question is why do you want to know? ...Read more

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Can you tell me is dilaudid the best pain medication?

Can you tell me is dilaudid the best pain medication?

Depends what for: And on each individual. Dilaudid is a strong medication and shouldn't be first line, but can be very effective if pain is refractory. However, some people respond better to less powerful opioids inexplicably. Sometimes pain medication has to be trial and error and you and your physician may need to work to find the pain med that treats you specifically the best. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Oxycontin (Definition)

Treats moderate to severe pain. Rapid-release oxycodone is a narcotic that is used ...Read more