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If oxycontin isn't strong enough to control my pain, is there a different medication I should try?

If oxycontin isn't strong enough to control my pain, is there a different medication I should try?

Yes: Depending on type of pain, other non opiate meds may be a good add-on. Other answer given by a.N. Is inaccurate and dangerous on several levels. There is no maximum dose for opiates used in chronic pain such as oxycotin.Their are maximum doses for short acting or combination opiate products. However rapid increase could result in overdose. Talk to your doctor about any changes in dose. ...Read more

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Is methylin as strong a medication as ritalin`?

Is methylin as strong a medication as ritalin`?

Just a Brand name: Methylin & Ritalin are brand names for methylphenidate. Each company picks names apt to appeal to patients and doctors and easy to remember. Different brands may have different release patterns, but it is the same medicattion. Other brand names for mph are concerta, metadate, & focalin (dexmethylphenidate). There's also Daytrana patch. Newest is quillivant xr, a liquid long-acting form of mph. ...Read more

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Is difene a stronger medication than meloxicam?

Is difene a stronger medication than meloxicam?

Meloxicam just one: Meloxicam is one of the anti-inflammatory medications. Many people improve simply with a change in rx. Ibuprofen, piroxicam, celebrex, (celecoxib) nabumetone, etc. - all equal strength. If you need more anti-inflammatory effect, steroids work. If you need more pain relief, tramadol is prescription pain rx. For short term use, narcotics such as Codeine and hydrocodone work well. ...Read more

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What is a strong long lasting medication for pain?

What is a strong long lasting medication for pain?

Lots: Almost any of the extended release opioids. (er, sr, xl). ...Read more

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Is there a medication that is stronger than amoxicillan?

Is there a medication that is stronger than amoxicillan?

It depends.....: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic but it only works on certain types of bacteria. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is broader spectrum and it treats more kinds of bacteria so you could say its "stronger". ...Read more

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What is a stronger pain medication zefron or hydrocodone?

What is a stronger pain medication zefron or hydrocodone?

Zofran (ondansetron)?: I'm assuming you mean zofran (ondansetron) which is actually an anti-nausea medicine. These pain pills can cause nausea and vomiting as a side effect. Talk about it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why won´t my doctor prescribe s stronger pain medication?

No easy answer: It is difficult to say why your doctor won't prescribe a stronger pain medication without knowing the details of your specific clinical situation. However, rarely is pain medication the answer as these are only pain "maskers", whereas we want to look for the source of the pain and treat the cause of the pain. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is this hydrocortisone 2.5% a mild medication or a strong medication?

Is this hydrocortisone 2.5% a mild medication or a strong medication?

Mild: It's a very mild weak topical steroid. It's good for use on mild rashes or itching and for babies. Most people with severe itching or rashes need to see a doctor to get a stronger prescription strength topical steroid. ...Read more