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Doctor insights on: Oxycodone Pain Control Tonsillectomy

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Is there a stronger option than oxycodone for pain control after a tonsillectomy?

Is there a stronger option than oxycodone for pain control after a tonsillectomy?

Pick your Pain Pill: Oxycodone works differently in different people. Because of variability between people and their pain receptors, different opioids are worth trying if you feel your pain is not significantly better. Your physician may first try increasing the dose or shortening the dosing interval. If this fails to work, your physician can consider a switch to another agent which may work profoundly better. ...Read more

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Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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Pain Management (Definition)

Pain management is the control of pain through medication, ...Read more


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I take Oxycodone-30 mgs several times daily. Been having SEVERE, lengthy pain flares & meds not helping. Can I ask to be admitted for IV Pain Control?

I take Oxycodone-30 mgs several times daily. Been having SEVERE, lengthy pain flares & meds not helping. Can I ask to be admitted for IV Pain Control?

Talk with doctor: Certainly, if you are having acute pain issues and things are not well controlled then, switching to another strategy may be indicated if you're max'ed out on this regimen but that should be a decision your doctor offers. Being admitted for chronic pain control using IV meds to a hospital needs to have a "game plan" associated otherwise, you'll never be discharged, right? Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am on Oxycodone for 2 progressive diseases. The past few days my meds aren't working. Can/Should I be admitted to the hospital for pain control?

Probably not: Chronic non-cancer pain is best treated outside of a hospital. The long term treatment will not be intravenous meds. It's best to find the right treatment which works in the patient's usual environment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Paxil and oxycodone for pain control?

Is it safe to take Paxil and oxycodone for pain control?

Yes: Paxil is an ssri. This class of medications have shown to be of help for many chronic pain patients. Oxycodone is a narcotic analgesic. It too has been shown to help pain patients. ...Read more

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I am under pain management. I take oxycodone daily, i run out a couple of days before next appointment and i start having withdrawals. What can I do?

I am under pain management.  I take oxycodone daily,  i run out a couple of days before next appointment and i start having withdrawals. What can I do?

See below: Not enough info. Why are you running out?. It seems likely that you are often not medically stable and often just holding on. Your entire regimen needs to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Can I supplement my oxycodone pain management with morphine?

Can I supplement my oxycodone pain management with morphine?

Why?: You must discuss this with your treating doctor. They both fall into the opiate class of compounds and both do nearly the same thing. Oxycodone does however have some more desirable properties and may have fewer negative side effects. Sometimes the two are given together, it really depends on the clinical picture. ...Read more

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I understand that new regulations in effect say that only a pain management specialist can prescribe Oxycodone on a reg. basis? Is this valid?

It may be: I'm not sure of your locality/State rules - but our society is definitely concerned about abuse and illegal dealing in such drugs. If your doctor won't Rx it - that's enough for you to either get a referral to such a specialist or find other methods. You may thank this policy in the future - that's a dangerous path for regular use and can ruin your life. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I need better pain management meds for chronic pain from shrapnel inside me that can't be removed.I currently take tramadol and oxycodone?

I need better pain management meds for chronic pain from shrapnel inside me that can't be removed.I currently take tramadol and oxycodone?

Many wish there was: Many chronic pain sufferers wish there were better choices! Medical marijuana is a worthy possibility and - lucky you! It's legal in your state. Other than that - I was trained in a VA pain program in the dark ages and we used hypnosis training, lots of education, individually selected exercises, therapy and it was great! You might find the pieces and create your own program. Wishing you well! ...Read more

Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Oxycodone (Definition)

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


Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Roxicodone (Definition)

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