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I am prescribed 20mg oxcycontin 3 a day it only last about 5hrs. Should I increase the mg dose or take another 20mg ever 6 hrs instead of every 8 hrs?
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Dr. Joel Swofford
Family Medicine
In brief: Neither
It depends on the reason your doctor prescribed the medication.
If you are having breakthrough pain your condition may warrant further investigation. In any event you should not take more than what was prescribed.

In brief: Neither
It depends on the reason your doctor prescribed the medication.
If you are having breakthrough pain your condition may warrant further investigation. In any event you should not take more than what was prescribed.
Dr. Joel Swofford
Dr. Joel Swofford
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
In brief: Dont change on own.
You should never change your pain medicine on your own.
When patients do that in most practices it is grounds for dismissal. Check with your doctor before making any changes and make sure that the doctor agrees.

In brief: Dont change on own.
You should never change your pain medicine on your own.
When patients do that in most practices it is grounds for dismissal. Check with your doctor before making any changes and make sure that the doctor agrees.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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