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Never took oxycodone before. What dose would be good?

Never took oxycodone before. What dose would be good?

What doc prescribed: If this was prescribed, the dose the doctor wants you to take is on the prescription, and your pharmacist can further explain how to use it. If it was not prescribed, then ZERO would be the right dose for you. These are not questions anyone should be asking anyone other than the prescriber and their pharmacist. Strangers who do not know your health history are not the best source of information. ...Read more

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Oxycodone (Definition)

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


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What's a good starter dose for roxicodone (oxycodone)?

Depends: Under the care of a physician who is familiar with opioid medications and provides the appropriate education on their use this dose may be as low as 5mg. Always start low and slowly increase as needed under the direction of your physician. Medications should never be altered or changed without physician direction. ...Read more

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Pain mgt, dr. Placed me oxycondone 5mg instead of perc.10/325. Am I going to have more pain with this lower dose of oxycodone 5mg? I cannot do that.

No: You are not. Give your doctor a chance to guide your care. Give the new medicine three days and see. If it's better, great! If not, keep your doctor abreast. Keeping a positive attitude, and faith in their caring for your well-being will go a long way to getting better. Dosage for different medicines is not as critical as trust, judgment, and experience. ...Read more

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Is 35mg of oxycodone a high dose?

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Is 35mg of oxycodone a high dose?

Oxycodone: Oxycodone is a powerful opioid. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It comes with different dosages. 35mg of oxycodone is quite high. Please see a doctor before you start taking any narcotic. ...Read more

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What dose of oxycodone would have the same pain relief effects as one dose of fentora 800mcg?

What dose of oxycodone would have the same pain relief effects as one dose of fentora 800mcg?

It depends: Even among experts the notion of opiate equivalences can be considered controversial especially if one becomes overly specific. Genetic and other contextual variable including the amount and duration all play a role. This is not a question for you to try and figure out. It is challenging enough for your physician! ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take Suboxone after my last dose of oxycodone? I can't wait 24 hrs.

If you are dependent: On oxycodone, and you take Suboxone BEFORE you are in active withdrawal, you will very much wish you had waited!! SUboxone will cause precipitated withdrawal in people who are not already in withdrawal, and precipitated withdrawal is far more severe than naturally developing withdrawal, and can actually be life-threatening, with seizures, delirium and very very severe withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Tapering from oxycodone. 60hours since last 2mg dose. Its been rough but better. Is the worst likely over an should I start feeling better from here

Turning a corner: Congratulations you are are close to turning a corner and getting over the peak of the acute physical withdrawal. It takes months to recover from all the physical symptoms but the most acute symptoms like nausea, vomiting, itching and sweating peak in 3 to 5 days. ...Read more

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How long would it take oxycodone to leave your system if it was a low dose of 5 mg I have only been taking it about 2 months periodically for pain?

3-5 days: The drug will likely be out of your system 3-5 days after the last dose. You may consult this site for info:
http://www. Mayomedicallaboratories. Com/test-info/drug-book/viewall. Html
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have 7.5/325 oxycodone for pain. I hit the 4000 APAP max for daily dose yesterday but stayed up all night. When is it safe to take more and not OD?

I have 7.5/325 oxycodone for pain. I hit the 4000 APAP max for daily dose yesterday but stayed up all night. When is it safe to take more and not OD?

Hmmm: 12-13 pills a day and you're worried about acetometophen overdose. You are addicted to opiods and experiencing increased pain due to this. Get help or you'll soon be wondering why 20-30 pills a day isn't enough ...Read more

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Taken 15mg oxycodone q6 for about 6 mos (chronic back pain). Weaning off at 10mg X5/day. Feel anxious, irritable. Is this from decreased dose? Having trouble distinguishing from my normal anxiety, and not sure if I should use my lorazepam for it.

Taken 15mg oxycodone q6 for about 6 mos (chronic back pain). Weaning off at 10mg X5/day. Feel anxious, irritable. Is this from decreased dose? Having trouble distinguishing from my normal anxiety, and not sure if I should use my lorazepam for it.

Go slower, get help: I am assuming this is prescribed, so it should be the PRESCRIBER who helps you taper off. I recommend no more than about 10% of the dose per week, which would be about 5 mg per week over 10-12 weeks. You are going twice that fast, so I would slow it down. BUT TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR OR PRESCRIBER about it. I would NOT recommend using lorazepam in any higher dose than is already prescribed. Good luck ...Read more

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11/30 I had a fundloplication & hernia repair. I have taken colace daily & M of M 45ml q12 hrs x 3 doses with no results. I am on oxycodone and in pain; can't take NSAIDS d/t interaction. Liquid diet for 4 weeks. What else can I do for constipation?

11/30 I had a fundloplication & hernia repair. I have taken colace daily & M of M 45ml q12 hrs x 3 doses with no results. I am on oxycodone and in pain; can't take NSAIDS d/t interaction. Liquid diet for 4 weeks. What else can I do for constipation?

Many next steps: As long as you are not having abdominal pain, there are many further steps to take. However, be aware that on a liquid diet your bowel movements may change, and you should consult the treating physician. The easiest next step would be Miralax (has many generic forms too), and would start with one ounce, and go up from there as per the label directions. Magnesium citrate (one bottle) is another. ...Read more

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How long does one 15 mg oxycodone dose to leave urine?

How long does one 15 mg oxycodone dose to leave urine?

2-4 days: Depending on how you metabolize it. The larger question is what is behind what you are asking. I would guess that you are being drug tested. If you are in a position where drug testing is possible, yet you still take a drug that is NOT prescribed for you, with the possibility of getting into trouble, perhaps even going to jail, if you test positive, to me that means a drug problem. Get help now ...Read more

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How long will high doses of oxycodone show up in urine?

Oxycodone: Why are there high doses of oxycodone? These can be detected in the urine up to 5 days. Hair however is infinite. ...Read more

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How long should I space between oxycodone doses? (no paracetamol)

Longer: The longer you can tolerate the pain the better to avoid more dependency. Typically at least a 4-6 hours interval is physiologic for short acting oxycodone. If ur requiring more due to pain then ask md about extended release. ...Read more

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What is a normal starting dose of roxicodone (oxycodone) for chronic pain?

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What is a normal starting dose of roxicodone (oxycodone) for chronic pain?

Roxicodone (oxycodone): Roxicodone or oxycodone is a powerful narcotic. It is used for moderate to severe pain. It comes with or without acetaminophen. The starting dosage depends on the history of pain and prior treatments. The common starting dosage is 5mg. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait between Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone doses?

How long do I have to wait between Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone doses?

A long time: Would advise against this combination, these medications would have additive effects and high potential for dangerous side effects. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed oxycodone to take for the rest of my life for fibromyalgia. How many years and what doses is normal?

I have been prescribed oxycodone to take for the rest of my life for fibromyalgia. How many years and what doses is normal?

It depends: I've never told a patient that they will be on whatever I prescribe for the rest of their life. Nobody has a crystal ball and can predict the future. Certain types of exercise, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help.. Medications can help. First line: cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) and lyrica. Second line: pamelor, elavil, and neurontin. I avoid narcotics like oxycodone; there is no proof that they work. ...Read more

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If already in withdrawal from Oxycodone, can I take the suboxone without gettin precipitated WD even if it's only been 15-17hrs since last dose of oxy?

Most likely: Officially, you need to wait at least 24 hours. Practically, many people do it and even earlier. Legally, you need to do it in the presence of your doctor. Practically, if you are sweating, have muscle cramps, goosebumps, diarrhea – you can do it. Just start with a very small piece of the film to test if you are not precipitating further problems. Good luck. Get treatment. ...Read more

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I need to substitute my normal dose of Oxycodone 10mg with a comparable dose of Codeine 30mg tablets (no Acetaminophen in these Codeine). How many?

Oxycodone conversion: It is better to contact your prescribing physician since one has to take cross -tolerance into consideration for opioid rotation. ...Read more

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How can I comfortably get off of oxycodone? Dose isn't high enough to warrant suboxone. Past benzodiazepine dependencey, so I won't use those either.

How can I comfortably get off of oxycodone? Dose isn't high enough to warrant suboxone. Past benzodiazepine dependencey, so I won't use those either.

Taper dose: Gradually decreasing the dose will avoid most symptoms of narcotic abstinence symptoms. Clonidine is also useful in reducing the physical withdrawal symptoms. Your physician can evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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2nd x detox. Have ocipital myalgia. Took oxycodone 6monthsx3 a day 5mg. Tapered to 2.5mgx3 a day. Don't feel well but want off. Safe 2 stop cold @ this dose?

Yes: It's safe to stop cold at that dose. Sometimes the two weeks following an abrupt stop at any dose can be difficult due to the physical addiction these drugs can cause. It gets a lot easier after two solid weeks of sobriety. ...Read more

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Is oxycodone stronger than hydrocodone? Doctor switched me from oxycodone to hydrocodone. I took the same size dose but I feel like I'm withdrawing.

Slightly more potent: Oxycodone is perhaps 25% more potent than hydrocodone. The slight reduction in dose is very unliky to produce marked abstenence syndrome (withdrawal) symptoms. ...Read more

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I started taking serax for withdrawal symptoms from oxycodone. I take 4 per day-15 mg each. I am very worried that this may show up on a drug test on Wednesday. I took my last dose at 6 pm last night. Will I be ok?

I started taking serax for withdrawal symptoms from oxycodone. I take 4 per day-15 mg each. I am very worried that this may show up on a drug test on Wednesday. I took my last dose at 6 pm last night. Will I be ok?

Yes: If it shows up as Benzodiazepam, you can inform them that is a prescribed medication. You could also get a note from your doctor stating that your receiving a Benzodiazepam. My concern is that you may need a real treatment for your opiod addiction. Only longterm effective therapy are with Methadone or Buprenorphine or Vivitriol with counseling ...Read more

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Hello, I would like to ask why I'm getting terribly sick (vomiting and nausea) off of such low doses (5mg) of oxycodone for pain?

Oxycodone: This is a know effect of all opioids. This is not usually dose dependent it can happen at any dose. If this is happening to you it needs to be stopped and something else tried. ...Read more

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Could Nucynta (tapentadol) be prescribed for post op severe pain for Fulkerson osteotomy? If so what dose would be appropriate if comparing to 5-10mg oxycodone?

Yes: All narcotic medications bind the same receptor with different affinity making some more efficacious at lower doses. The Oxycodone should be fine and and you shouldn't need it for very long. Get off of it as soon as you can. Why do you want to use Nucynta (tapentadol) instead? ...Read more

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I am taking a prescribed dose of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and also prescribed oxycodone. Last urine test showed hydrocodone, no o-oxycodone. Could Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause this?

I am taking a prescribed dose of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and also prescribed oxycodone. Last urine test showed hydrocodone, no o-oxycodone. Could Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause this?

Test limitstion: This is a limitation of in office urine screen testing. The kind that are commonly used have a high error rate. The next step should be sending the urine out to a laboratory for confirmation. The tests done there are highly accurate. Office cup tests are enzyme linked immuno-assay, laboratories can do a test called liquid chromatography/ mass spectroscopy. ...Read more

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I took 10 mg of oxycodone and 0.5 mg of lorazepam, both prescribed after recent open heart surgery. Are the doses small enough that I need not worry?

I took 10 mg of oxycodone and 0.5 mg of lorazepam, both prescribed after recent open heart surgery. Are the doses small enough that I need not worry?

Opiatebenzodiazepine: Temporary use as prescribed for the immediate post operative pain is okay. Longer term use causes habituation and tachyphylaxis, there is some recent data suggesting heightend risk of cognitive decline (dementia) in those who have used benzodiazepines; so be careful and use sparingly ...Read more

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Ihave migraine since yesterday, Advil (ibuprofen) not working. I take oxycodone 5/325 occasionally for back pain. Can I try 1 dose for migraine?

You can,: But acute headache remedies (opioids) taken more than two days a week may be associated with a transformation of episodic migraine attacks into an almost daily chronic migraine headache. The ideal abortive migraine drug should have a rapid onset of action, high overall efficacy (e.g. Triptan).
Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and positive I am dependent on opiates. My doctor gave me a very high dose of oxycodone for months. Is suboxone the safest detox?

I am pregnant and positive I am dependent on opiates. My doctor gave me a very high dose of oxycodone for months. Is suboxone the safest detox?

Pregnant on opioids: Certainly high doses of opioids is not good when you are pregnant. A good option is to be switched to Subutex - not Suboxone. Talk to your doctors about this. ...Read more

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Husband took high dose steroid and oxycodone in hospital for 2 weeks, came home fine then 24 hrs later has had extreme anxiety, fatigue, no appetite, .

Husband took high dose steroid and oxycodone in hospital for 2 weeks, came home fine then 24 hrs later has had extreme anxiety, fatigue, no appetite, .

He must call Dr: He needs to discuss this w/ the doctor (s) who treated him. It does seem like he is having a w/draal reaction - but only they can know what should be done. Did they provide any discharge instructions? If not, be sure to get some and any Rx's he should have for follow-up too. Have him call ASAP. Best! ...Read more

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Scary psychosis in mom with MS after she combined moderate doses of Adderall and Oxycodone. How can I counter this? How can I remedy her exasperated pain, her fear and confusion? How can I talk to her about this once she is lucid? Is it Drugs or MS?

Scary psychosis in mom with MS after she combined moderate doses of Adderall and Oxycodone. How can I counter this? How can I remedy her exasperated pain, her fear and confusion? How can I talk to her about this once she is lucid? Is it Drugs or MS?

Psychosis: Please get your mom to the emergency room. They will help get her stable and refer you to professionals who can help w/psychological aspects of the situation. Peace and good health. ...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