Oxycontin dosage range

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My wife is at the point where she is getting off Oxycontin soon. She is taking 120mg/day to contol her back pain and her back will be repaired shortly. My question, is it better to reduce the dosage quickly (say over 6 days) and endure the sterss of all the withdrawal symptoms and be back to normal sooner or to do a slow letdown and minimize the withdrawal symptoms? Also any estimates of how long the slow method could take?
Tried to get admitted to an in-patient detox center today adn now my insurance says they will not pay cuz I have detoxed down so far already adn my dosage is now within the normal range of a valid prescription (my dr. script is for 4 pills a day). I met a friend at a NA group who said he detoxed himself by going off the oxy adn then taking 2 mg of suboxone per day for 4-5 days and then stopped suboxone altogether. Said he did not suffer bad withdrawals. I know he is not a dr.
what dosage of oxycontin should you give a child undre the age of 18? I'm writing a paper on it.
It's an upper back right side spinal injury caused from computer use and the more I use my right arm the higher the pain goes. I ended up on OxyContin 10mg SR twice a day plus 5mg Endone for breakthrough pain. To cut a very very long story short by January 2012 I had been increased by my Dr incrementally as the pain increased until I was taking around 140mg OxyContin and 180mg OxyNorm every day. But the pain was getting worse. Dr changed me to 80mg SR and tapered off OxyNorm.
MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
I was taking oxycontin 10 mg time released three times per day for three years. I have gone though one month of titration, gradual withdrawal of the drug and am now oxycontin free for the last two weeks. My problem is that I cannot sleep. I have tried Ambien and it only worked one night. Does any one know how long the sleeplessness will last? Have others experienced this? How long does it last? Does anyone have any recommendations for something to help me sleep?
Lastly, I have read a lot about the Oxycontin OP not being as potent as the old formula such that a lot of folks have experienced increased pain after switching from the old Oxycontin to the new Oxycontin OP. But I am wondering if the Oxycontin OP will still be better than the morphine. I am hoping someone has gone through this switch and can tell me if their pain got better or worse. Otherwise, I guess I won't know until I get to that road.
Example. If you eat one 10mg oxycontin right now, the amount of time before there is only 5mg of oxycontin left in your blood is it's half-life. Some drugs are metabolized very efficiently by our liver, like oxycontin(4 hours).
For my weight, I was near the top of the dosage charts for Neurontin. The only place left to go was to stop working and take stronger narcotics, with all the associated problems that comes with high dose narcotic therapy. And even then, with the stronger dosages eventually comes tolerance, and the need to increase the meds even furthur. When the doctor recently increased my Neurontin to the point where I was constantly nauseated and was developing double vision...
Looks like you might have more than one thing going on. We can help you with the thyroid part; not sure what we can do for the rest. We need to know the reference ranges for blood tests posted, so we can actually see where your levels fall within them, or outside of. Ranges vary lab to lab and have to come from your own lab report. Your TSH looks really good. Your lab is using an outdated reference range, as do most labs. The "new" (10 yrs old) range is 0.3-3.0.
I went from 20mg twice a day to three times daily and then a few months ago I went up to 40 mg oxycontin and 30mg oxycodone for B?T pain. I have tried so very hard to keep my dosage as low as possible as I do realize that I will be on these meds for life. When I changed PM doctors this last time he was very concerned and increased my medications dramatically from oxycontin 20mg 3 a day and oxycodoneIR 5mg to the current regimen I am on now which is oxycontin 40mg and oxycodone 30mg.
You have plenty of other medication choices to move to and see if this helps. Oxycodone is the next medication up or even Oxycontin in a low dosage like 10mg twice a day as this would be a bit higher strength than what you are taking now but would give you more steady pain relief throughout the day. Oxycontin is just plain Oxycodone in a long acting formula. You are also on a very low dosage of the Gabapentin. It can be dosed all the way up to 3600mg a day.
All are a preperation with tylenol/asprin and hydrocodone. Varies in hydrocodone dose from 2.5 (Pediatric dosage) to 15mg (15 mg made by special compound pharmacies. Make sure you read your bottle well. Please follow your doctors instructions! Its important for a few reasons.
can someone PLEASE HELP ME with this : I am now on 3 x 80 mg oxycontin and 1 x25 and 1/2 25 fentynal patch a day......with the NEW oxys , I am wanting to just go and stay on the fentynal patch. My question is : How much fentynal would i get put on with the above dosage I am now on.....PLEASE Someome out there has to know the answer to this, I have tried to figure it out, look it up with no success !! I have a Dr.
in the morning and 10 in the afternoon. Holy COW! What a rush that dosage was. I took that dosage for 3 days until I couldn't take it anymore. I usually tolerate drugs really well and can usually get through the side effects until my body get used to the new drug, but this one really messed me up badly. Anyway, I have cut back to 10 mg. in the morning and 5 mg. in the afternoon, just to be able to tolerate this stuff.
Hey there, are you feeling ok? I don't understand why the doc is so set against your original medication. Originally I thought that it was the price the ins co was paying however Duragesic/Fentanyl is really expensive so it is confusing I am sorry for what you are going through. It is very difficult to obtain help when you are in chronic pain. I feel bad for everyone as I believe it is only going to get worse for people.
Oxycodone is available in a long acting forumlation called OxyContin. I realize that you're undermedicated, but using your prescription up in two weeks is not advisable for a number of reasons. First, it marks you as a non-compliant patient, which will make it more difficult for you to obtain opioid medications in the future. Second, it will accelerate opiate tolerance so that soon, the same amount of medication will no longer relieve pain.
A real blessing, very happy but now Pain Management Doc is weening me off meds 20 MG @ a time. Currently on 40MG(Oxycontin)2xs a day 9 1/2 weeks pregnant. OB says Oxycontin is ok only side affect is baby will have withdrawal symptoms like crack babies/Pain Mgmt doc says no not good(I agree)- we have been trying to find an alternative. The pain is becoming extremely unbearable no matter what I do (was expecting this) Anyone know / hear of pain meds taken while pregnant, side affects...etc..
Tramadol is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription Seizure Risk Seizures have been reported in patients receiving tramadol within the recommended dosage range. Spontaneous post-marketing reports indicate that seizure risk is increased with doses of tramadol above the recommended range.
Tramadol is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription Seizure Risk Seizures have been reported in patients receiving tramadol within the recommended dosage range. Spontaneous post-marketing reports indicate that seizure risk is increased with doses of tramadol above the recommended range.
-------------------------------------------------------------- START - Your dosage today END - Your dosage on Jan 1st - ZERO (Note, you may want to change the end date to something sooner. If so, build your schedule from today to whatever you pick as your end date) -------------------------------------------------------------- Rather than think about this upcoming week first, go to Jan 1 and build backwards.
My concern is that I have had to increase my dosage from 10 to 20 MG of the Xr. I am a recovering alcoholic, and have been sober for 11 months. I am a little concerned about using this, but I also don't feel that I am abusing the drug. I also was wondering if anyone knows what the difference between Adderall and Provigil are. My medical insurance won't cover the Adderall but will cover Provigil and I'm wondering if one or the other is better.
Your dose of oxycodone is not anywere near the high end of the range; I routinely see people who are stuck in several hundred mg of oxycodone per day. On the other hand, I've had patients who find it impossible to taper of very small doses of opioids, on the order of a couple Vicodin tablets per day.
My leg is very stiff while all this is going on and driving me nuts. In the ER I was given a shot of Demerol and then Oxycontin and a muscle relaxant to use until I saw my Dr. on Jan. 9th. After the surgery when I was having both surgical pain and the spasms, they called in the pain specialist who put me on a 12 hour extended release Oxycodone, Flexeral to be taken three times a day and to take Tylenol every four hours throughout the day and night if I am awake in the night.
My next appointment is comming up and I was wondering what pain meds are long acting so I can suggest some to my pain specialist. Someone on the thread also mentioned that oxycontin and ms contin are not considered long acting pain meds even though they are slowly released into the system because the active drug is only a short acting one itself, is this true?
Tramadol is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription Seizure Risk Seizures have been reported in patients receiving tramadol within the recommended dosage range. Spontaneous post-marketing reports indicate that seizure risk is increased with doses of tramadol above the recommended range.
This includes drugs such as tramadol (Ultracet and Ultram) codeine (Tylenol #3, #4), Darvocet, Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab and derivatives), Oxycodone (Endocet, Percocet, Oxycontin), Morphine, Demerol. Fentanyl, and Dilaudud. There are many other opiates not listed, so if you don’t see it listed, you can still use these suggestions if it’s an opiate based addiction. None of these apply to benzodiazepine based addictions. These addictions should never be dealt with by going cold turkey.
His attitude is to find the right medication at the correct dosage so one can participate in life. Maybe it's time you found another doctor who specializes in pain management.
(I'm on Oxycontin, 60 mg at present) Maybe we can support each other. Whatever you decide to do, best of luck.
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