Maximum percocet dosage per day

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Avatar f tn Currently the recommended maximum dose of 4g / day, however, some US internists are now calling for a lower maximum of 3g / day -- not because of hepatoxicity is found at 4,000mg, but because acetaminophen is included in so many OTC remedies for symptoms of colds and flu, sleep disturbance, allergy, and of course, pain, that many people are getting near or over the limit without realizing it. In 2013 the FDA mandated changes in opioid formulations containing acetaminophen.
Avatar n tn I have been on long term pain management for the past few years. I broke my back, as well as had several herniated and bulging discs and I have degenerative disc disease (meaning the discs in my back are slowly degenerating). I have had 2 back surgeries- lamenectomy (in which they remove the herniated or bulging disc) and 1 fusion (in which they place Herrington Rods in the back along the spine to stabalize the spine and discs).
Avatar f tn On average, I take 25 mg of percocet daily and up to 30 mg a day along with 60 mg of morphine per day. I have never had a morning after headache from the percocet. The maximum dose of acetaminophen that can be taken daily is 4,000 mg. So with 325 mg in each pill, you took well under the maximum dose. One of my doses taken in the morning is 2 1/2 5/325 pills which equates to 12.5 mg of oxycodone.
Avatar m tn Usually the Percocet has a limit of 8 maximum per day. I have a pill dispenser that has slots for 4 times a day (I take various medications) and 7 days a week. This way I have it all set out for the week and can easily keep track of when I take my medication. I do wish you well settling into your new home and finding a new Dr.
Avatar n tn I think that Percoset is usually prescribed at 1 every 6 hours. But the dose can be adjusted up to eight per day maximum(don't quote me on this). So if she is running out way early, she's taking more than the prescibed amount of twelve. Plus you say she is stealing meds from family members. She is clearly, severly addicted to these meds and must be helped now. I would suggest detox in the hospital and a rehab program.
Avatar f tn eat a lot of really facilitates weight loss. I eat about 500g of yogourt per day and drink 2-3 glasses of milk per day. Topamax alone won't make you lose the weight, it will just make it easier for you to do it on your own. I hope this helps you!! Have a great week!!
Avatar f tn I was prescribed Tramadol for pain 6 years ago and was on the maximum pharmaceutical dose of 400 mg per day for 4 years. It's effectiveness tapered fairly rapidly; however, I considered it better than nothing as my pain levels were not up to what they were originally but I was in more pain than I was after first starting the Tramadol and the pain was increasing as time went on.
544292 tn?1268886268 I need more! More information! Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
Avatar f tn I am prescribed Tramadol 50mg written as take 1-2 tabs every 4-6 hours No more than 8 tablets per day.. So if I was to get 80 of them. . That is a 10 day supply. I actually only take 6 per day. Everytime I call for a refill about 20 mins later a nurse calls me and tells me I'm 2 weeks early and that its a 28 day medication. I say its not a matter of days its an as needed medicine and I can take 8 per day!
Avatar n tn Elvis, Percocet is oxycodone and acetaminophen (Tylenol) so you can't take as many mg of oxycodone per day in the form of percocet as you could with oxycontin because you would truly overdose on the Tylenol alone. The maximum daily dose of Tylenol is 4000 mg. Also Percocet is immediate release but Oxycontin is extended release. I have never taken oxycontin and have ethought the same thing about the high doses of oxycodone people on here say they are taking.
1887358 tn?1320934731 I have tried the chiropractor route and that just made things so much more worse that I know had to have these xrays done to see what is the real problem. My family doc prescribes me Percocet 10/650mg 3 times a day but these don't seem to last more then 2-3 hours per pill and she won't increase my dosage becasue she says she is not a pain mgmt doctor. Don't get me wrong, I love my doctor and will continue to see her for family issues but I guess I need to find a pain doctor.
544292 tn?1268886268 Great that at least we could do something about the pain while we tried to get them through withdrawal. Second day after we had been giving a couple folks ultram, started noticing that nurses didn't need to go find patients when time for their next dose of ultram... patients were at the nurses door eagerly awaiting it. "Uh-oh" We all said. We backed off on frequency of use, but still did use on occasion.
544292 tn?1268886268 Howdy Tramadol Warriors! New space New day!
Avatar n tn The maximum recommended dosage is not to exceed 500mg/daily. That's not even a full, regular dose as per label instructions, it's 1 tablet. That said, some foo-foo doctors say the addition of this deadly OTC "medication." also labeled for chronic pain, acts synergistically in the delivery of pain relief when paired with an opiate. HA! Now, that also mentioned, to each their own - and if a person wishes to take that extraordinary chance...? Hey, it's "legal." However.
2126606 tn?1346348724 Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is often times mistaken for a growing tolerance to pain medication, which is why dosages are increased. Unfortunately, increasing the dosage is not only ineffective, but can worsen the hyperalgesia and cause even more pain, creating a dangerous cycle. The most effective and safest way to remedy the condition is to decrease the dose or detox and eliminate the pain medication altogether.
Avatar n tn When I got to 8 per day, I cut only one per day out, gradually tapering down to one per day. Each step reduction was held for two days, then another step down. When I got to four, I tapered at four per day for 3 days, then 3 for 3 days, 2 for 3 days, and finally only 1 for 3 to 5 days. This worked very well. There is an easier way however. Have your doctor prescribe Methadone, 10 mg tablet. Take 1 or 2 every 6 to 8 hours, or wait as long as you can stand it.
Avatar f tn Johnson and Johnson recently changed the dosing instruction again, instructing patients to take less of the OTC tylenol and less often which tells me they still don't know what the safe maximum dosage really is as there must still be people having liver problems who are taking close to 4,000 mg per day maximum. I got away from the vicodin because I would be nearing that max dosage, and that was too close for comfort so I understand you and your doctor's concerns.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, I am well aware that the maximum daily dose for acetaminophen is 4000 mg. I am currently on a regimented pain medication plan but fear that coming close to 4000 mg daily is bad for me. I never go past that dosage and I don't drink alcohol, but is it dangerous or bad for your liver to always be near the max daily dose? I try to give my liver some breaks by cutting my dose way down for a few days here and there, but I still get scared.
1084115 tn?1385232189 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.
Avatar f tn Hi there... Sorry to hear of your pain issues.. Just so you know...Kadian is the exact same medication/opiate as MSContin...They are both time released Morphine. The MSContin last from 8-12 hours and the Kadian is dosed at every 24 hours. How long have you been on the dosage of MSContin of 180mg per day? I don't see you mention any type of "breakthrough" medication.
Avatar m tn Tramadol is known to lower the seizure treshold and that risk goes up with increased dosage. The maximum pharmaceutical dose of tramadol is eight 50 mg tablets per day or two 50 mg tablets every 4 to 6 hours. How long has she been taking tramadol? I would suggest that you or your wife contact the prescribing physician of the tramadol and let him/her explain the situation to the physicians at the ER.
Avatar f tn I have been in pain management for over a year for two herniated discs in the neck, two herniated lumbar and three bulging lumbar. I was just moved up from 5mg Percocet to 10mg Percocets 4x a day, no acetiminophen. All of their "shots" are usless and I am not a surgical candidate and from what I hear and see, I am not letting them operate!
2105146 tn?1334597383 Therefore, people who consume alcohol on a regular basis should probably limit acetaminophen intake to a maximum of 1 to 2 grams per day (that is, two to four pills within a twenty-four hour period). Still, the best advice for people with liver disease is to totally abstain from alcohol. People should take special note that acetaminophen is also an active ingredient in more than 200 other medications, including Nyquil and Anacin 3.
874521 tn?1424120397 brand SISU, the bottle says 2 tablets per day, that sure sounds low doesn't it? another question..someone recommended lipoic acid to me for nerve pain issues, is it safe to take with a variety of other medications for pain ie gabapentin, percocet(prn) , lamictal and a high b/p med too?? I was also told at the health food store that this is an excellent anti oxidant, do you agree with that?
Avatar f tn Who prescribed the Percocets at 7 times a day? That is a very unusual and high amount...That means you have a bottle that had/has 210 pills? If your PM Dr. dropped you....then I don't understand who prescribed these for you as it's not the Dentist and it's not the PCP for the headaches.... I realize there is usually a "no more than x amount" per day...but they usually don't expect you to take the maximum prescription every day. So...
Avatar n tn I myself was put on a hospital regimen of 4mg IV morphine per hour... that's a maximum of 0.1g per day, or .003% the quantity Mark discussed. Even at oral dosages for a person with high tolerance, daily intake could never come anywhere close to that high figure. No disrespect meant here, but that story is urban legend and nothing more. Unless the story ends with that girl going to the grave immediately after receiving her dosage.
203342 tn?1328740807 I wonder why they could not have the prescriptions made with less acetaminophen ?
262027 tn?1195837554 All of our tylenol orders read "Do not exceed 4000mg per day". But, acetaminophen is toxic to the liver if taken for long periods of time. Ask your MD for a liver function test to make sure everything is OK.
Avatar m tn I take between 1,600 and 1,950mg per day of acetaminophen. On a rare day I will take 2,600mg. My physician checks my enzymes every 6-9 months. They have always been with in limits of normal. She says that if I drink plenty of fluids and don't take my meds on an empty stomach there should be no serious concerns. It is recommended that you not exceed 4,000 mg's of acetaminophen in a 24 hour periods.
1474625 tn?1371100679 I was sure that was the case Cissy. If someone took that much in a first dose, they would have a very bad headache..:). I was just commenting that the norm I had seen was to gradually get up to 1800mg as a max reccommended dose..