Overlapping Pain Prescription Medications

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Dnice Says:


My doctor prescribed me 10mg percocets. I then asked to switch to Vicodin due to some side effects. I noticed that the Vicodin is not helping as well with pain and I have to take more than the recommended dosage for pain relief.

I'm out of the vicodin and can refill tomorrow. I have an appointment with my pain management specialist next week where I will talk to her about going back on the 10mg percocets.

My question is, will the pharmacy give me an issue if I call tomorrow for a refill of the Vicodin (to hold me over for pain), and then the week after if my doctor gives me percocets? My question is, can I get Vicodin filled and then a week later get Percocet filled?

My condition is fragmented, herniated L4/L5 disc. I'm being treated with medication and steroid inj's. until I can have TLIF surgery (after wedding).



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JR Rosee Says:

vicodin is crap. Percocet is oxycodone with tylenol (350mg.) works well if you take 2 every 3 hours around the clock. If you can, get time released morphine 15Mg 7 per day divided up. works very well as it's time released.

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Dnice Says:

I doubt my pain management specialist will give me Morphine. What they wound up doing is giving me enough supply of 5m vicodin until I see them next week. At that time I'm hoping to get what I was on before, the 10mg percocets.

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Verwon Says:

No, if the medication is changing, there shouldn't be a problem. The issue would arise if you were getting prescription filled early for the same medication.

This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.

And for anyone on these types of medications, please follow your doctor's dosing instructions, rather than what was mentioned in JR's post.

Are there any other questions or concerns?

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