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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Oxycodone (Overview)

Schedule ii controlled medication. Opioid (semi-synthetic) used for analgesia in patients.


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What is oxycodone acetaminophen given for?

What is oxycodone acetaminophen given for?

Pain: Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. ...Read more

Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
712 Doctors shared insights

Oxycodone (Overview)

Schedule ii controlled medication. Opioid (semi-synthetic) used for analgesia in patients.


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Please describe the medication: oxycodone?

Please describe the medication: oxycodone?

Opioid: Schedule ii controlled medication. Opioid (semi-synthetic) used for analgesia in patients. ...Read more

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I was prescribe Oxycodone HCL 10mg for chronic pain. Was does HCL means? Can I safely cut the pill in half with a pill cutter?

I was prescribe Oxycodone HCL 10mg for chronic pain. Was does HCL means? Can I safely cut the pill in half with a pill cutter?

In general, scored..: ..tablets can always be split in half. Oxycodone 10 mg. Does have scoring (line down middle of pill) so yes you can split it with a pill cutter. If the tablet is not scored then, although it can be cut with a pill cutter and many people may do this, the pill should NOT be cut. Check with your pharmacist or physician but in this case you should be able to split the pill. ...Read more

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I was put on Suboxone in order to stop prescribed oxycodone for pain. How long should it take to get off Suboxone?

I was put on Suboxone in order to stop prescribed oxycodone for pain. How long should it take to get off Suboxone?

Give yourself time: You might consider attending a mutual support group like Narcotics Anonymous, and find a sponsor who is taking Suboxone. Rushing to get off of the medication may incur the risk of relapsing on more dangerous opiates. ...Read more

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Can I use oxycodone acetaminophen 5-325 so I can try anal sex? I don't want that pain of the head entering the anal openning.

Can I use oxycodone acetaminophen 5-325 so I can try anal sex? I don't want that pain of the head entering the anal openning.

Probably: But I would think the best way to approach this is to google anal sex and see what the experts say. If that fails my fallback suggestion would be plenty of lube and take it verrrrrry slowwwly. ...Read more

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Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

No such thing: It is not what is most effective, it is what is best for you. I am sure your doctor will choose the safest type of opioid to treat your pain and see how you respond. If you do not respond, then he/she may try a different opioid. The most important thing is to find out what is causing a pain bad enough to require and opioid. ...Read more

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If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

May be: You are probably allergic to class of medications called narcotics and Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and Dilaudid are from the same family try non steroidal as Motrin advil or tram afoul ultramodern. ...Read more

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What can I do for chronic pelvic pain? I have tried everything and nothing works. Oxycodone helped a little bit but the doctor won't give me anymore.

What can I do for chronic pelvic pain? I have tried everything and nothing works. Oxycodone helped a little bit but the doctor won't give me anymore.

Need diagnostic test: The cause of your pain needs to be thoroughly worked up with physical examination, history and appropriately determined radiological and/or lab tests. I suggest you see a gynecologist first. ...Read more

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I took oxycodone 23 days ago I've kicked it!! Will this show up in a urine drug test?

I took oxycodone 23 days ago I've kicked it!! Will this show up in a urine drug test?

No: If the last time you took oxycodone was 23 days ago the only possible drug test where it would show is a hair follicle test otherwise your ok and congratulations on your getting clean!!! ...Read more

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Is it safe coming off oxycodone while your pregnant?

Like not.: Hi Kenneth, my guess is that you are concerned about the withdrawal side effect of Oxycodone if you abruptly stop it. My suggestion would be to slowly taper it off while being monitored by a clinician. ...Read more

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Doctors, how much Xanax (alprazolam) can I safely take with oxycodone?

Doctors, how much Xanax (alprazolam) can I safely take with oxycodone?

Depends on the dose: The combination of the two drugs can be dangerous. Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative, and oxycodone can cause respiratory depression, meaning you could get into a situation where you breathing is obstructed and you're too sedated to do anything about it. Talk the doctor prescribing these meds about whether taking any amount of the two together is safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 18 30 mg. Pills of oxycodone a day?

No: You are most probably addicted to the drug. More people die now from prescriptional medications than from traffic accidents. Ask professional help. ...Read more

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60mg cymbalta (duloxetine) for neuropathy 2mg klonopin anxiety, 5mg oxycodone for nerve pain. Wanted to increase oxycodone from once a day to a higher level, was told combo of klonopin and oxy is deadly is that tru?

True.: Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine and Oxycodone is a long-acting opiate and can depress the respiratory function. They are also both habit-forming. The Cymbalta (duloxetine) will also help with neuropathic pain and instead of increasing the opiate if your pain is still not controlled adding Gabapentin might help. Your PCP could also refer you to a pain center for other pain control measures. ...Read more

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Can you help? Is 239 mg of oxycodone lethal?

Can you help? Is 239 mg of oxycodone lethal?

Depends...: It is likely to be fatal in an opioid naive patient; however, patients who are very tolerant to opioids from long term pain management can tolerate oral daily doses of that and beyond but in divided doses. Abusers who might inject that quantity in a single dose will in all likelihood not survive. ...Read more

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Which of these has nightmares as a side effect? Oxycodone, percocet, celecoxib, or diazepam (valium)?

Which of these has nightmares as a side effect? Oxycodone, percocet, celecoxib, or diazepam (valium)?

Hard to Say: Side effects of most medications are turning out to be highly individualistic and sometimes based upon genetic susceptibility! This is fairly new research. But, it suggests that any specific side effect is not necessarily going to happen to you.

That said, with the exception of celecoxib, these drugs are narcotics and/or sedative/hypnotics and can cause "dysphoric" feelings and hallucinations. ...Read more

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What are side effects of oxycodone and how long can they last?

Oxycodone: Typically, nausea, vomiting, sedation, constipation, difficulty concentrating, - the first three usually last about 4-6 hours. However, there is variability between people. ...Read more

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How long does it take for oxycodone to get out of your system?

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 more

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How long do the side effects of oxycodone last?

See answer below: The side effects will last as long as you are taking the drug. ...Read more

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Why does a long half-life mean a long withdrawal? Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone have short hls but w/d can last months. Why would suboxone. Be longer?

Time Dependency: Narcotic withdrawal times and severity are complex phenomena and not easy to summarize. The time it takes the body to get rid of narcotics (half-lives) may have far more to do with length and severity of dependence, malnutrition, sleep deprivation and kidney and liver function than the pharmacokinetic profile of the drug. Please speak with your pain management specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug interactions of oxycodone/hydrocodone?

Can you tell me about drug interactions of oxycodone/hydrocodone?

Very few: In terms of increasing or reducing the levels/ effectiveness of other drugs, these opioids have few if any drug interactions. However, for any other drug which can be a central nervous system depressant, like alcohol, sedatives, tranquillizers, antihistamines and many other drugs, the combination can cause increased potential for respiratory depression, fainting, sedation, accidents, falling. ...Read more

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Can you mix oxycodone with oxycontin? 10mg each

Why?: They are both narcotics. Although one is suppose to be longer acting, the action is variable and all you are doing is adding one narcotic to another and increasing the risk of overdose. I would leave the prescribing and directions to your doctor.
In the state of fl, there are about 3 deaths a day, due to overdoses, for this very reason. ...Read more

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I would like to know symptoms of oxycodone overdose?

I would like to know symptoms of oxycodone overdose?

Complex: Overdose of any narcotic can cause sedation and inadequate respiration, slowed breathing. A person might not be able to speak well or respond appropriately. If it is a combination drug like Percocet which has tylenol (acetaminophen) also you can hurt your liver from tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose. That would make you very ill and possibly jaundiced, yellowed skin. Itching without a rash and nausea are narcotic side effects. ...Read more

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Is 205 mgs/day of oxycodone too much for a male who does not have cancer nor ever had surgery (ie. Only joint pain)?

Dosage: Depends on many factors. If pain is not improving your physician should decide why and what adjustments required. Talk to the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What is oxycodone?

What is oxycodone?

Pain medication: Oxycodone is a narcotic pain medication. It comes in short acting immediate release & long-acting sustained-release formulations. Like any other narcotic, it has issues related to addiction, dependence, tolerance, and withdrawal. It is a controlled substance, and can only be obtained with a prescription. ...Read more

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