Oxycodone 10mg K56 / Safe Dosage???

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DeDe Says:

My doctor has me on 10mg every 4-6 hours. Is this dosage safe? I was on Norco 10mg every 4-6 prior to this and this pain reliever seems much more powerful.

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David Says:

Hi DeDe,

The dosing instructions for this drug are as follows:

"Dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pain and the response of the patient. It may occasionally be necessary to exceed the usual dosage recommended below in cases of more severe pain or in those patients who have become tolerant to the analgesic effect of opioids."

The "usual" adult dosage is one tablet every 4-6 hours as needed for pain; so what you're doing now is fine. It may just be that you aren't used to the strength of oxycodone and therefore may or may not feel the need to use a lower dose, equivalent to that of Norco; that would be something to discuss with your doctor though.

It is also important to know that all prescription drugs pose the risk of side effects. If you take that into account, there really is no such thing as a "safe" drug or dose. Personally, I would suggest keeping your dose at the minimum needed to achieve the pain relief you're looking for, so that it might be easier to taper off when your ready to.

I hope this helps!

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roxy56 Says:

I have severe back pain caused by dissoving disc. Both siatic nerves in my legs hurt in both hips all the way down to the feet.
I'm on Oxycodone 10mg 2tabs 3 times a day, and Methadone, 10mg 2 tabs every 8 hrs. The Oxycodone doesn't show up in my urine anymore and both meds. have (or seemed to stop working.) I can hardly do my housework. I try some exercise and movement but I pay for it. I see my Dr. (Pain Management) today. Is there some thing I can mention to him that might help. I hurt so bad now I cry.

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Big dog Says:

The problem your having is from the methadone blocking/ binding to your opiod receptors and methadone is 10× more potent than morphine..your best bet is to level out to a dose of methadone thats between you and your doctor...
I do not i know if it works the same for everybody but in MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE being on my for 5 years I relapsed several times and was so tolerant to methadone that the 5 80mg oxycontin that I tried to take all at once and was administered this by a ambulance worker that was my buddy at the time....I didn't do it wrong I didn't miss....it was blocked by the methadone...I DON'T WANT TO SAY BLOCKED BECAUSE METHADONE DOES NOT BLOCK BUT....that would be similar to doing a very strong opiate like say fentenal and wondering why the 10 mg Percocet that you took isn't working..THAT'S THE BEST WAY I CAN EXPLAIN THAT IF IT MAKES ANY SENSE TO YOU..GOOGLE METHADONE TO OXYCONTIN CONVERSION YOU WILL BE ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED..I WAS ON 80 MG OF METHADONE AND FOUND OUT THAT WAS EQUIVELANT TO ROUGHLY 300 mgs if oxycontin

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