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The smallest dose: possible for pain relief is prescribed to patient to reduce the risk of side effects and/or addiction. The painkillers such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) as well as prescription medicine like percocet and Vicodin are the first line of treatment for managing dental problems. It may provide some relief you can get to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Controversial: There are studies on both sides of this issue, with some researchers finding that tramadol did reduce withdrawal, while others finding that it either did very little, or in some cases actually made it worse. A problem is that doses of ultram in the therapeutic range (300-400 mg/day) can cause seizures. My patients have told me mostly that ultram did very little for them, but a few got + results. ...Read more
Help is available: You need to start by getting a medically supervised withdrawal from the oxycodone. Your primary care provider should be the best place to start. There are inpatient and outpatient options, as well as short-term and longer-term maintenance therapies to help you gradually (or even more quickly) get off the oxycodone and find new ways to cope with life. Counseling needs to be a strong part of help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DEPENDS: It literally depends on the strength of the dose. It's like asking what weighs more - a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? There are dosages of the oxycodone and hydrocodone that are relatively equal (supposedly) in potency or pain relieving strength. But medications (and dosages) can affect everyone differently. ...Read more
Can you tell me how a doctor decide whether to prescribe percocet or percodan (oxycodone and aspirin)?
Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen): If an individual has an acute injury and will need a strong pain reliever for a short time, it really doesn't matter much which drug the doctor recommends. People with history of ulcers shouldn't take Aspirin (which is in Percodan) and people with liver problems should avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) (Percocet). If they are to be used long-term, Percocet is better tolerated than an Aspirin containing medication. ...Read more
I had a prescribed percocet at 9am and thinking it was 1:00 when it was only 11am i took another.?
Med substitution: Yes, the medications can be used interchangeably. ...Read more
I use percocet very sparingly for pain and have my liver checked a lot but wonder what long term side effects it has like memory loss or lost labedo?
There aren't any: Let me explain - "Cet or cette" at the end of medications means it contains acetaminophen or tylenol. The active opiate in the medication is Oxycodone, and oxycodone comes without tylenol in both brand-name and generic versions, including Roxicet, which comes in 5, 10, 15 and 30 mg strengths. It also comes in sustained release long-acting versions in doses ranging from 10mg - 80 mg. ...Read more
If it's "used to": then what I would worry about is relapsing. Did you get any professional help with stopping, or just do it on your own? If you didn't get help, I would advise it now. People use drugs to cover up/treat underlying psychological issues, and these tend not to go away by themselves. See an addictions counselor or mental health professional for ongoing support. Self-help programs may also help you. ...Read more
No: These two medications should not interact in a way that would lessen the effect of either when taken together. ...Read more
No: They are two separate pain medications working on different pathways. If taken under the supervision of a doctor they are safe. If they are experimented with they can be lethal. ...Read more