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What is the typical dose of oxycontin for a 48 year old female with sle, ra, fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: No answer

No two patients are exactly alike.
Giving you a typical dose is impossible.

In brief: No answer

No two patients are exactly alike.
Giving you a typical dose is impossible.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
This medication should be a last resort as it will not treat the cause of the pain. There are other medications available that should help treat the main cause of pain in the diseases that you have mentioned.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Oxycontin

There is no typical dose.
If you are already on an opioid and need to switch then a rough conversion is made , however if this is the first medication then you always start low and titrate up to an effective dose. It would be very unrealistic to expect zero pain. Keep in mind whenever you start a new medication you can expect more pain while the dose adjustments are made. There is no such thing a.

In brief: Oxycontin

There is no typical dose.
If you are already on an opioid and need to switch then a rough conversion is made , however if this is the first medication then you always start low and titrate up to an effective dose. It would be very unrealistic to expect zero pain. Keep in mind whenever you start a new medication you can expect more pain while the dose adjustments are made. There is no such thing a.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Edwin Perez
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

Hard to say. Generally start at 10 q12h.
I don't have enough specifics to work w.

In brief: Pain

Hard to say. Generally start at 10 q12h.
I don't have enough specifics to work w.
Dr. Edwin Perez
Dr. Edwin Perez
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Better question Is should OxyContin be used. The starting dose is 10mg every 12hours. Q. Mask or get ride of the problem-better? Oxy masks.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No max dose

Controlled substance like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and others don't have a celing (or maximum) dose.
We treat to effect. The body develops tolerance to the drug. However, if something is not effective, then we need to reasses the situation. Pain is complex, so many time we need to use combination modalities, and consult with colleagues.

In brief: No max dose

Controlled substance like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and others don't have a celing (or maximum) dose.
We treat to effect. The body develops tolerance to the drug. However, if something is not effective, then we need to reasses the situation. Pain is complex, so many time we need to use combination modalities, and consult with colleagues.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. David Teicheira
I agree that there is no ceilingDose of opioids except their side effects. However there does seem to be a plateau where increasing the opioid only provides a very minor and short lived improvement in pain. 95% of patients report that opioids “take the edge off”, and do not take all the pain away.
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