Oxycodone fatal dose

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He's on a VERY high dose. It would very painful/dangerous to jump off ct from 600-900mg a day...
I have been on a high dose of oxycodone for Lupus for the past 8 months. I take up to 150 MG a day of oxycodone, I am trying to get off because I feel as if I don't need the meds anymore, I have found a different non-narcotic to help ease the pain. I am not pain free but the oxycodone is worse than the pain I am in. I can't seem to get off the oxt though, I am experiencing extremely bad withdrawals, and I can't seem to get any help from my doctors.
I am nor sure I understand the question regarding the methadone and the oxycodone. is he prescribed both? is he in a methadone program and taking the oxycodone and benzos? It is very important for him to talk to his Doctor and tell him honestly what he has been taking and what dosage so the Doctor can help him ween off at a safe rate. it is not advisable to do this himself, he really needs the Doctor's assistance in tapering off these medications.
For chronic pain I have been prescribed 2x20mg slow release oxycodone daily for about 2 years. The other day my pain specialist referred me to another pain specialist for a 'second opinion'. This new specialist immediately put me on a Norspan 5mcg per hour patch, (which is a mixture of Buprenorphine and Naloxone). I toughed out the 'transitional' 3 day period as best I could but did take more narcotics than I should have to try and control the excruciating pain.
It is time release and should never be broken in half or quarters etc..because a fatal dose could be delivered. Percocet, or its' generic Roxicet, contains oxycodone AND acetominophen(Tylenol). It is not time release. So...the difference is Oxycontin is much stronger and does not contain Tylenol; it is time release and is usually prescribed for use every 12 hours. That said...this is a substance abuse forum. Are you having a problem? V.
Hi. There is a role for Percocet (Oxycodone) in the treatment of breast cancer, and that is to control moderate to severe cancer related pain. It's possible that her doctor prescribed her such medication because she's experiencing pain from the tumor. The Percocet is definitely not being given for anxiety. In fact, abrupt withdrawal of this drug can worsen symptoms of anxiety (part of side effects from oxycodone).
It does seem like the FDA is poised to lower the max dose, so I thought a discussion of the dangers of the currently available max dose would be useful to all.
All opiates are addictive, but for those who suffer from chronic pain, short acting opiates such as Vicodin or Oxycodone are more likely to be abused as they are not meant for long-term pain issues and users frequently have to keep increasing their dose. But Vicodin and Oxycodone are short-term, not long-term, pain medications. Methadone, Fentanyal, Oxycontin and others are preferable for long-term pain.
) for some medication for breakthrough pain (instant release, or fast acting) such as percocet, oxycodone, vicoden, etc. I like oxycodone for breakthru pain the best because there is no tylenol in it to worry about. Quick release morphine is also a very effective fast acting painkiller.
July 7, 2009 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adding stronger warnings to pain medications that contain propoxyphene, such as Darvon and Darvocet, because of new data on fatal overdoses linked to propoxyphene products. The FDA is requiring the manufacturers of these drugs to strengthen the drug's boxed warning and to create a medication guide for patients." -from http://www.medscape.
In my first 12 hour shift, she took 10 oxycodone 30mg each, 4 flexeril and 3 xanax. I spoke with another girl that works there and this is normal. I understand this condition is painful, but this is abuse right? I am going to school to be an RN right now and I have moral issues with this. I could be wrong, this may be acceptable doses. Just wanted some expert advice.
I am currently using oxycodone 15 mg 4x a day and oxycontin 30 mg 2x a day. These meds have stopped working and my question is what else is there that I can take that will help with the pain? Is there something else that will replace what I am taking now that will relieve my pain? Please help..
Breaking them would cause too much drug to be released into the blood at one time leading to a potentially fatal dose of oxycodone. I would encourage you not to break them. It can also be viewed as abuse of the medication by your physician and you would not want that to happen. Good luck. I hope you will soon be recovered from your surgery and not even need to take pain medications.
I hate not being able to edit!!! I accidentally put an e instead of the u for Purdue! Duh!!!! It's not chicken!
I can’t tell you the number of patients we receive for detoxification that were given a prescription for Vicodin for a minor pain, like a backache or tooth pain, which eventually led them to take a stronger opiate like oxycodone, creating a domino effect. It’s become a trend in this country for medical professionals to write prescriptions for hydrocodone drugs too quickly, which is creating an epidemic of these drugs being overprescribed to patients who often times don’t need them.
I am so happy with my new long-acting medication as it also does a GREAT job at relieving my pain. The oxycodone I take for breakthrough pain works much faster now and lasts twice as long (5-6 hours)! I was initially fearful of Fentanyl because of how potent the medication is (100x stronger than morphine) but I researched the heck out of this med and got comfortable with using it long term for chronic pain.
I didn't think they made oxycodone stronger than 10 mg... She's saying she took 9 30 mg oxycodone pills a day. Is that possible? Is there straight oxycodone without the tylenol? I just thought it was purely the generic form of percocet.' I don't evenknow why I'm asking really.....
Cutting the pill is the same as crushing it because it destroys the time release that's intended. I also am questioning if your taking the oxycodone or Oxycontin too. Oxycodone is not time release like the Oxycontin is. I can tell you there are no plans to discontinue the Oxycontin here in the US. I was hearing this same rumor and called a Purdue representative and was told no they have no plans to stop making this drug.
period often causes severe hepatoxicity and doses of 15-20,000mg tylenol in a 24 hr. period have been fatal. This is also why your doctor put you on oxycodone, it has no tylenol. You might want to ask your doctor about a more pure form of hydrocodone if the norco helps. There are hydrocodone pills and liquids with no tylenol. There should be 10mg of hydrocodone in your norco, so you have been taking 40-50mg?
It is rarely fatal but can be, and it is usualy only fatal in inhealthy patients. Going cold turkey can cause permanent damage to the central nervous and cardiopulmonary system. If you want to stop the oxys now and don't want to go cold turkey you can go the suboxone or methadone route. Suboxone is a partial agonist ana a partial antagonist to your opiate receptors so you are supposed to be starting to go into withdrawal before you take your first dose. If not it will cause you to withdrawal.
I have been taking the cough syrups containing codiene(10mg/5ml) as one of te ingredients for the past 15 years or so. The dose ranges between 200 ml per week initially to 2500 ml per wk for the last few years. Now i want to give up this dirty habit but whenever i try to do this i fail to concentrate on my work,feel fatigue,get loose motions and feel restlessness. I live at at a place where we dont have rehabilitation centres for detoxification.
Fifty Percocet pills a day on top of clinical depression is absolutely a fatal combination. You have got to get help. You need rehab, or need to go to the ER, and you need it NOW. Tonight! Go, and then let us know what's happening with you. I am very worried about you. Go NOW!
I have hepatitis C and can not currently afford to see a doctor for it. I have terrible insomnia and take 75 mg of diphenhydramine HCL(Benadryl) each night to help me sleep. Is this a safe medication to take?
20mgs4xday-sclerodermadx(severe full body raynauds,trigem neuralgia,,,,) been on med for pain after 2 years of alternative meds,effexor neurontin,elavil for neurogenic pain(these 2 meds helped w neuro pain-not at all did they subside awful h/a attacks of electric cont pain -not any but oxy helped vseverederterity malfunction 2dary2bone pain,went thru biofeedback, patches, vics,percs,ect ect ect+ pain clinic monitoringin first 2 years then md fam doc took over care regime,and still see neurologis
I have enough to taper..but that is miserable too..I watch the damn clock..I live for my next dose. But I'm afraid going CT will throw me into some sort of depression I can't climb out of..The pills make my life tolerable...I get no high from them...Any and every though/reply would be most appreciated...Oh..Once you quit...does it ever get better...Are you ever Happy again? Thanks.
Paracetamol/Tylenol/Acetaminophen is the preferred analgesic for all patients with cirrhosis with a maximum dose of 2,000 mg per day. It is perfectly safe to take when taken in the proper dosage. Patients with more advanced cirrhosis should take less. Of course Tylenol over dosing or when used in high doses over time or combined with alcohol can cause acute liver failure liver failure.
Went to new doctor to try to get switched to something extended release and he suggested 2 20mg oxycontin..... Am I wrong or isnt it the normal procedure to take your daily dose of instant release meds, divide by two which would be 60 mg and then give that twice a day. Anyways this same doctor says I was on the equivalent of 240mg of morphine a day and that it is way to high a dose and could be causing the pain just by taking too much...
At my last Doctors visit on Friday he decided instead of increasing the amount of Vicodin to put me on a round the clock pain killer Fentynol Patches starting out at 12 mcg just to see if I can handle it because I am allergic to Tramadol and Darvacet and Oxycodone so far no allergic reactions.
Hydrocodone Oxycodone Ambien Morphine Dilaudid Methadone (to some extent. only took it for a few weeks) Cocaine Benzos of all sorts (mainly xanax) Phenobarbital AND...tramadol. Of ALL these drugs, and I may have left a couple out, the two drugs that were supposed to be non habit forming in the beginning, tramadol and ambien, were the WORST by far of all of them! The ambien I was given fresh out of detox from hydrocodone. Big mistake. I don't remember the next 3 years or so.
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