Percocet vs demerol

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Avatar n tn I was prescribed Percocet and I received the generic brand Oxycodone W/APAP 5/325 Two weeks later i had a kidney stone and was prescribed Percocet again. This time the generic name was Endocet 7.5/500 Why was it Oxycodone one time and Endocet the next time.
Avatar n tn I am trying to take only 10 percocet a day and survive. WHat does 10 percocet equate to in terms of ES vicodin? I am having some pretty nasty nausea at night and heart palpitations and nausea dizzyness. I have cut down overnight from 14 to 15 pills daily to 10 pills daily and it is causing me some of the nastiest withdrawal I have ever had yet from it. I think I tried to taper off to quick, but in the past I have never had to taper like this.
Avatar m tn There are a couple differences between medications that are worth noting; meperidine or Demerol should be avoided in the doses you are describing, as the primary breakdown product, normeperidine, is neurotoxic and causes seizures; Codeine is not a good choice at these doses as it just does not have that much potency; Morphine does tend to cause more stomach cramping and nausea, and is subject to high 'first pass metabolism' that makes oral dosing difficult; Any opiate at these doses shoul
Avatar n tn Thankfully there isn't tylenol in the oxycontin, but the tylenol with percs is surely compromising these organs' well being. My very good friend, a percocet abuser, just got off a dialysis machine 2 days ago, for failed liver and kidney function. He is an otherwise healthy 32 year old man. Then there are changes that occur to the brain, that in many cases can be permanent. Some addiction specialists draw the analogy of an addicts brain to a person that has had a stroke.
Avatar n tn I have been on Percocet for 4 months for a herniated disk. I was taking half a day, then one a day, then up to 6 a day. Then I started having awful side effects. My back pain got worse, my tongue was swelling some, and had stomach pain too. Then I had my lumbar injection and the pain got worse. I am scared this is an allergic reaction. I had my lumbar steroid injection, and the pain got worse, so my Dr prescribed Tylenol 4.
Avatar m tn Fentanyl is a stonger form of an opioid. Opiate and opioid mean the same thing: Opiate is an adjective while opioid is a noun. Percocet is an opioid as is fentanyl. They are synthetic which means they are man made and not derived from a plant. Good job on getting off the Percocet!
225213 tn?1213738290 As for the Vic vs. Percocet.. honey, I don't know. Maybe one of the ol-timers could chime in here... whether it's better to take you DOC or something different. My guess is.. it doesn't really matter. Both may be tempting to abuse, and you may need help with it. Can ex-H help with dosages if you feel like it is getting out of hand? Also.. one day at a time honey.. don' worry too much, just have a plan in case..
170654 tn?1330082729 If I had to choose today what to take for pain or fever (Tylenol vs. Ibuprofen) I guess it would be Tylenol since both GI docs have said I can take that. My pre-biopsy instructions in 2003 had "do not take Motrin one week prior to or after the biopsy". I was offered Percocet post biopsy for pain if I needed it (which I didn't). The Demerol and Versed pretty much took care of any immediate post biopsy pain :) Hope you're doing good!
Avatar f tn Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether a person is in withdrawal vs 'narcotized' (the opposite of withdrawal). The easiest way to tell is to look at the pupils in a dimly-lit room. If they are big, you are in w/d; if they are tiny, you are on a dose of narcotic higher than you are used to. The only exception to this is if you are taking demerol (meperidine), the only opiate that dilates pupils.
Avatar f tn Tylenol with codeine isn't strong enough. I was thinking about Dilaudid or Demerol, though I don't seem to see it mentioned much, and I was wondering why that is. Anyone know anything about either of those medications? Years ago I got a shot of Demerol when I was having my first baby, and I don't remember having any side effects from it, and I also remember that it helped. Dilaudid was given to me after one of my surgeries and it was prescribed by the pain clinic I go to now.
Avatar m tn I've asked for Lyrica and it's never been prescribed, not sure why. You would think they would be more likely to prescribe that vs. Percocet 10. Nope, not in this area. I'll never understand it. I'll just keep irritating the snot out of them until someone listens. Thanks.
1866508 tn?1333988213 I have recently been referred to a new pain management doc and he is in the process of adding/switching me over to Kadian for long-acting pain control vs. just the Norco I have been question primarily is how long will it take for me to adjust to the change from short acting opiate to the extended release meds...
175688 tn?1297560247 Long story...anyway, was on tylenol 3 and percocet on and off throughout and at the end I weaned down to 1 tylenol 2 a day. baby was born a week early as I was very stressed (my brother died shortly after the baby was born, it was horrible), but scored high agpars and zero withdrawals. Very healthy baby and I have yet to hear a story from someone taking a few pills a day to come back saying their baby was addicted. The post above, with the six or so pills a day - well...
Avatar n tn when i first started taking drugs from work Bup, nubain and stadol were the first,,Nubian is a pain killer and it did help with the withdrawals from other narcs my addiciton was to all opiates I could get my hands on but mainly demerol the nubian helps as did the buprenex..but Nubian burned like hell I have never seen it in the oral form...
Avatar m tn I'm just afraid. I have a daughter and I had her vaginally. I had two shots of demerol and then finally an epidural. The hospital that I will be going to was great to me with my daughter. The anesthesiologist was great, I put my own legs in the sturrips....I could feel a lot. Not one of those deals when you couldn't feel anything to push.( Now, this would be the time for those of you that are not comfortable taking about all of the harsh realities of labor and delivery to exit...
Avatar m tn I agree with your post. My father took percocet (1 pill per night) for 30 years and he wasn't addicted or dependent on them. I don't believe that everyone who is prescribed a narcotic is going to become addicted, but I do believe that once you cross that line and begin taking more than prescribed and more frequently than prescribed, you are setting yourself up for problems. That is what happened in my case. Once I started taking more than I was supposed to, it was a short jump to dependence.
Avatar n tn I've never increased my dosage even though I could take 4 a day. I have percocet for severe pain and I only take it when I have to. But then he told me he wants me to consider taking MS Cotin. He said it is Morphine. I don't get it. I don't get much relief from my pain med but he's worried about me taking 3 Lortab and then tells me to consider Morphine. Please, is there logic behind this? He said Morphine would be better for my pain and longer lasting. But isn't it stronger than hydros?
Avatar n tn /The other important issue here is the fact that there is nothing wrong with using Ultram or opiates (codeine, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.) if you have a chronic pain problem and are not abusing your medications by taking more than is prescribed, getting it from more than one doctor, etc. Chronic pain patients sometimes do become physically addicted to their medicines. This will happen even if you take the prescribed amount for a long enough time on a daily basis.
Avatar n tn About fifteen months ago, I was hospitalized at Cedars sinai Psych unit for depression, cutting and suicidal ideations. I was perscribed 100mg od demerol for about 33 days which would addict anyone to narcotics. They switched me to Vicodin and supprisingly enough during the time I was on the Vicodin all of those intolerable feelings of wanting to end my life went away. I was fully functional, I also happen to be a medical professional which makes the whole situation worse.
175688 tn?1297560247 it is a mind 100 mgs of hydro as my basic leaving the scene dose//and even tho 2 yrs with natural vs narcotic pai relief...if i tried to control my pain with a prescribed dose of hydro///i would know within a week that my tolerence will jot let it work//maybe for a few days but tolerence never leaves due to the extra receptors we build during abuse....a prescribed dose of trams??? 200 mgs a day???
237500 tn?1189759431 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.
Avatar n tn Hello, I'm wondering what oxycontins are and what the difference is between them and percocet. I take percoset and I heard opiates are the hardest to get off of. But earlier you were saying you couldn't get vic's (percoset), and I was wondering how powerful are oxy's if percoset is something that can be weaned off of more easily? I am having a very difficult time tapering myself off of percoset.
Avatar n tn What are the benefits of detoxing in a hospital setting vs. trying to do it at home? Either way, if you have easy access to the drugs, are you that much cleaner (for lack of a better word) than if you went to a hospital. I know you mentioned about the first 3 days. Are those the worst? HOW DID YOU STAY CLEAN???
Avatar n tn 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.
176495 tn?1301284012 and advise on how to deal with this dilaudid thing and the pain far after 6 hours, no return calls..she has taken nothing but percocet (and the morphine) with the exception of a shot of demorol for a migrain 3 weeks ago which he new about, and vicodin prescribed by her dentist..which angered the pain guy but they cleared the air on that.
Avatar n tn There is Oxy ir which is percocet with no tylenol. Oxycontin ahs no tylenol and I am on oxyfast which is liquid percocet with no tylenol. I think these are the most common pain meds used. Tylenol is a dangerous drug and sadly MANY people don't know it. I had a friend who recently took 25 lortab 5/750 2 days in a row. She almost lost her life, her eyes were the color of the yellow on the phone book, her scalp was orange and she was in and out of coma.
Avatar n tn Here I am 4 days from my 32nd birthday and on my 4th day of a cold turkey withdrawl. The difference this time is that I got CAUGHT! I was caught taking IV Demerol from a hospital. I thought I was too slick to get caught, but I DID.
Avatar n tn Tom, Hey! I don't think you're understanding what pill I'm talking about. I read your letter again & you called them lorotab & vicodin. It is hydrocodone, but these have more in them than those others do. I've taken lorotab 7.5, vicodin & percocet(10), they were all like eating candy to me. They did nothing. I have to take at least 4 lorotab 7.5 to equal to 2 lorocet. I take lorocet 10/650 or lorocet plus. Well, I'll write more tonight. Thanks everyone!
Avatar n tn i remember you from back around the time i detoxed last August(Aug. 19th last percocet). So it will be 7 months on Mar. 19th. As far as learning to live life again, after opiates, it has been a series of steps and stages for me. I really focussed on what i was like prior to getting full-out hooked, which encompassed some 35 years, as opposed to my 5 or so year run on percs(and that utter desperation of always chasing those goddamn pills).