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    How to wean off Oxycodone?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Pain Management
Question: how do I stop taking oxycodone with out doing harm to my YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Report your dosage and duration to me!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The best way is to ensure that there is a tapering down to avoid withdrawal effects. To be able to guide well, I suggest you report how much you are taking and for how long you have been taking it.

I hope to hear from you.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 13 minutes later
dosage: oxycodone/apap 7.5-32 tab------taking it for about three (3) years

I gave you the dosage and how long I took it. ans:oxycodone/apap 7.5-32 tab. took it for about three (3) years,,,,,, 2nd try,,,,,

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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
See below!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Tapering is the way to go. I will recommend the following plan:

Week1: 5mg of oxycodone daily
Week 2: 2.5mg daily
Week 3: 2.5mg every other day
Week 4: 2.5mg every 3/4days
Week 5: Stop completely.

Let me know how it goes all along the way. I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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