29 Jun 2010
325 mg. It is stated on the pill. When you see the 5/325, it means 5 mg. oxycodone, 325 acetominophen. If you see a pill with markings 10/325, then it means 10 mg. oxycodone, 325 mg. acetominophen. Same with 5/500, or 10/500. That means 500 mg's of acetominophen are included. (This is the same with Hydrocodone.) You always should be careful when taking any pain medication with large doses of acetominophen. I've spoke with my Dr's and my pharmicist, as well as the web, and the maximum dose we should ever take of acetominphen is 4,000 mg's in a 24 hr period. Why? Because it is metabilized by the liver. At large doses, it can damage our liver, so always be aware of OTC's that include acetominophen or Tylenol. Like Tylenol PM, or Dayquil, Nyquil, and 100's of other OTC's. You can accidently take too much acetominophen and cause serious damage to your liver. Which is our filter. Any damage over 30% is permenant and cannot reverse itself or heal itself.
A liver with less damage that is being treated or cared for, such as a recovering alcholic who quits drinking, can actually heal itself back to normal. But it is the wear and tear on the liver we don't need. We need this filter to excreate all the bad stuff from our bodies. It is such a vital organ. My Father died from Serosis of the Liver after 60 years of being an Alcoholic. And it was the most painful heart-wrenching thing for him to go through. The weight loss, lack of appetite, and EXTREME pain could have been prevented and he would still be alive to day.Take care of your body. If your on pain management and taking a perscribed pain medication, be sure you try to have something in your stomach, and drink plenty of fluids, exercise, but use caution. It may bother you to take this medication on an empty stomach or cause nausea and dizziness. Lie down if you feel this way. Slowly rise, to avoid dizziness. Do not stay out in the heat for long periods especially without fluids. Do not over-do it because you feel no pain! It is not perscribed so you can move refrigerators! It is being perscribed because of an injury or damage to your body. It is often perscribed for dental problems,(temporairly) and any serious forms of injury.Do not take more than perscribed by your Dr. If the dose your taking is not working to kill the pain or block it, then discuss it with your Dr. They may perscribed a stronger dose or something else to go with it or by itself. It can be easily habit forming; it is a class 2 narcotic, and you should keep them in a dry, cool place. (Also carrying them around with you and exposing them to heat or other elements weakens the medication.) Always keep your medicines in their original containers. NEVER carry them loosely in your pocket, or another container, or those SUN. - SAT. pill deviders. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW! You will get arrested for "possession of a controlled substance' even if it is your perscription! Oycodone is the 2nd strongest pain releiver next to oxycotin. It is used for moderate to severe pain. Usually you will only be perscribed this for a short period of time. Unless your a sufferer of chronic pain. Then Physical Therapy may also be percribed along with other medications. If you MUST take something for a headache or other pain related issue, use MOTRIN. It really helps with inflamation and helps get rid of minor pains and headaches.(If you have no inflamation, the Aleve works well too.) Good Luck! Anytime you need information on a pill, always use this site. It is the most informative site for all pills and side-effects and will answer almost any question you have about the strengths, the manufacturer's, doses, over-doses, and forms that they come in. Hope this answers your question!
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