What is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. It is a narcotic analgesic generally indicated for relief of moderate to severe pain.

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do Oxycodone pills have a life span?

All medicines come with expiration date. Beyond the expiration date, if the pills are taken, chances are there that they will not produce the desired effects or even worse, they may cause adverse reactions that can complicate the health status or cause complication.

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Hi there im a kidney patient had a Transplant over a year ago, and to my surprise i done a test and it says im 1-2 weeks Pregnant, My Kidney Creatnine funtion is Good and under 100 im on 2 prograf twice daily and 120mg irbestartan, and a colestral tablet atovastin, But im also on a pain med that is Oxycodone hydrochloride due to my Disease, And have been taken that for 2yrs. And worried what harm that might do to my unborn child
Hello, and I hope I can help you today.

The fact that you have had a kidney transplant itself is not necessarily harmful for pregnancy given proper care, but unfortunately some of the medications you need to take are.

Prograf is safe, but Irbestartan and any Statin for cholesterol are not safe...
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I have been on Oxycodone 240mg plus a day for the past 5 years and today my pain doc took me down to 3 a day then to 2 a day next week then to 1 a day. They said my levels were to high and they had to cut me off. What can I do, how bad am I going to feel and will I die? I have also been on Opana 20mg twice a day and he is doing the same thing with that. Subtle ween down.
Thanks for using healthcare magic.

Without oxycodone you are not going to die, so do not worry. Drug has to be reduced as its level is high as per your doctor.

You can continue to go for psychotherapy or counselling sessions and may consult your doctor if symptoms if any , reappear.

I hope It...
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I think my daughter is on Percoset. She is a adult living with me. She was hooked on Percoset years ago. I had a feeling she was on something. I found tiny bits and pieces of orange pills broken in her purse in a bottle. Could this be Percoset? I didn t have time to look for a logo. And they were broken up so I don t think I could have found a logo. Thanks.
Hello debidavis
By the information you have given it is very difficult to ascertain definitely whether she is taking percoset or not. Usually percoset or oxycodon is a drug of opioid group and it has been used in cough formulations and in pain medications.
Usual strengths prescribed by doctors...
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ya i started taking nucynta for pain man with oxycodone last night its like i needed to yon and could nt i don t know if this is caused from these drugs and if this is what they mean by shollow breath ,,should i stop taking this med ,,i was taking tramadol before using this med it seemed to work better can i stop the nucyta and use the tramodol instead
Hi. thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic.

Nucynta is Tapentadol. It is a newer analgesic (drug used to relieve pain). It has similar action profile like Tramadol. Both Tramadol and Tapentadol are synthetic opioids unlike morphine which is a natural opium alkaloid. It relieves pain through opioid...
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Hi my name is Terri. I was in a car accident and have been put on 10mg of Oxycodone . I have been taking approximately 6 weeks, about every 2 1/2 hours. Sometimes I can go up to 4 hours. I want to get off of them as my back has been doing better. I feel like they are controlling me and I hate it. Will I experience an opiate withdrawal at this point, and do you think this is something I can do on my own. My doctor is always so rushed and said just start taking one less pill a day. What should I expect. I really need answers. Thank you

Thanks for posting,

Opiate withdrawal is very big possibility and tapering (by reducing) the dosage will be the best way of stopping. Abrupt stopping might cause withdrawal and you might find yourself in a situation of absolute discomfort. Since you have been on oxycodone 10mg for that...
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I have been taking methadone for pain for a few years, about 40 mg per day. Deciced to stop so I tapered gradually to 10 mg per day with my Dr.. About 10 days ago I stopped totally and bad withdrawl systems started 5 days ago. Then my primary care Dr. gave me a colonodine patch and I am taking Lorazapan a few times per day --- and an Oxycodone pill 2-3 times per day, which seems to help. This is very hard. I am wondering if this method is worth the agony I feel at times. How long will these severe symptoms last? My Dr. offered the Sobaxal (sp?) but I wanted to try this without another opiate. Your opinion will be very helpful Thanks XXXXXXX
Thanks for the query.
METHADONE is very long acting as compared to OXYCODONE.
The withdrawl symptoms of METHADONE and OXYCODONE are same.
You feel hot and cold sweats,nausea,vomiting,diarrhoea,muscle aches etc. on withdrawl of both drugs but the withdrawl symptoms are more than 10...
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i was presribed 10mg. oxycodone HCL,suppose to help with pain,they arent working to well for me, the 10mg percocets i use to take ,but are no longer available ,why?,would you please tell me the difference with the two,also recommend me something that will help rid this pain;are the percocet 10mg stronger than oxycodone 10mg?
Percocet contains paracetamol also along with oxycodone.

if it suited you more then may take Paracetamol tabs 500 mg separately with present medication.

Sometimes if you have been on long time course of percocet, paracetamol may cause liver toxicity and so beware , trust your physician's choice...
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I am currently recieving care due to an MVA i was involved in 11/06/10. My family Dr. referred me to a Pain specialist and today i went into his office for an initial visit. before today, my MD has me prescribed 5mg Oxycodone 1-2 tablets po every6-8 hours, totaling 8 tablets per day, durqagesic patches 25mcg per 72 hrs, and xanax .25 mg po tid. This dose is very low according to my family md. and barely maintains my pain. I have breaks in my L1, L2, and L3 as well as 8 screws and a metal plate in my right ankle. I also have 4 cracked ribs. I had 2 chest tubes and was on lifesupport for several days. i have an orbital blow-out on the right side. After going to the pain specialist today, he decreased my oxycodone to 5mg, po bid. this is a very big change and i am afraid that i will be in worse pain, considering the 8 pills a day were barely working. He kept the duragesic patch the same, and d/c the xanax. Will i experience withdrawl symptoms due to such a large decrease? Is it possible for me to continue with my family MD before filling the scripts that i recieved today?
Thank you for your time and i appreciate any advice you can offer. Have a blessed and wonderful day
Welcome to hcm,
In my opinion your new doctors prescription if relieving you pain will be OK. Don't worry the non steroidal anti inflammatory medication NSAID not only decreases your pain but Also helps in the healing(inflammatory process) once the bone has united you will not experience the Pain...
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my mom is 63. she has been taking oxycodone for the past five years for her back. she has had very bad contipation latley. she will take many laxitives and she says just hard balls come out. now she is having a severe pain below her brest bone. she has also had a cough for the past few weeks. also she has been losing her breath doing small tasks and needs her inhaler . do you have any ideas? she does not have a doctor appt. for another week. but i am very worried. i am sorry. i did not realize i had to pay money for your opinion. for i do not have any. i am just very worried and scared. my email is YYYY@YYYY if you can plase help me with for free......
Hello dear,

First of all, you do not have to pay money for an opinion in this forum.

Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic, which has the side effect of constipation.
Though symptomatic relief can be obtained by intake of Laxatives, their regular use is not advised, to prevent any unwanted side...
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