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Oxycodone: Because of its abuse potential and history of abuse. ...Read more
I have been on oxycodone for chronic pain for 3 years. Is it safe to be on this medication long term?
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
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
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
My sister overdosed on medications she took 70 methocarbamol, 30 nabumetone, and 30 oxycodone. What will happen to her. Will she die?
Need ER: Call 911 and have her get emergency services. ...Read more
How come the FDA controls medication like adderal or / oxycodone or xanex,? how do they define what drug gets controlled? Iv always wondered this.
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
Why does oxycodone make me so sick? I'd love to know, I have tried other medications such as Vicodin and Tramadol that dont work and dont 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
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
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
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
I had a Total knee replacement 4 wks ago. I'm taking tramadol and oxycodone staggered for the pain. PRN. How long is it OK to take pain medication.?
How long is the recovery time for a apical periondontal cyst? and will I be on strong medications? Such as oxycodone&wisdom teeth aftermath medication
Im 22 yrs old male 77kg. I take oxycodone, bromazepam, multivitamins, xanax (alprazolam).... i know these medications kill my liver. What medications should i take to save my liver? Thank you
I think at this: point the major issue is not what you should take in addition to your current drugs - but rather what medications can be removed from your current medication regimen. Work together to optimize these medications. Take care. ...Read more
I would like alternatives to my present prescription medication that is not working. At the present, the va doctor has me on 5mg oxycodone (x2 three times per day), 10mg cyclobenzaprine (two per day), & 500mg naproxen (1 per day). I have spinal degenerati
Having constant pain in my legs and pelvic groin also high blood pressure was being treated with lisinopril oxycodone 10/325 and bystolic for last 6yrs. Recently lost my doctor and can't get another appt. Until Nov.17..but all my medications are past due
Here are some...: Politically, legally, and commercially, the date of drug expiration is rigid, but in reality, a few days or weeks off such date is still safe. For urgent need of drugs, call doc's office for timely refilling or go to nearby urgent care for short-term refilling if you've proper documentations of your illnesses and their need of drugs, ...Read more
Opioid: It is an opioid medication. Same as oxycodone or oxycontin. Has high addiction potential. Best used as a short-term intervention for non-cancer pain. Long-term use is best avoided (due to addiction potential) except in case of chronic cancer-related pain. Avoid taking without prescription from your own doctor for any indication. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Drug tests: It is probably a combination of the tester using a cheap, lower sensitivity testing kit, testing during a low level of the drug in your system and you being a fast metabolizer. Oxycodone has a half life of about 3-4hrs. If you test several hours after your last dose the levels in you urine may be too low for the test to pick up. Also, only a small amount of the drug appears in the urine. ...Read more
Yes: They are the same drug one short acting the other long acting ...Read more