Along with the 7.5mg for the percocet, for almost six years now, my liver area is really causing me problems, my question I guess is this: Does percocet come without the tylenol, so if I need to take some tylenot once in a while to boost it up, its that possible, or must they be "mixed" together? I had problems years ago from another medication, and it nearly killed me, the mayo clinic was about ready to put me on the transplant list if my liver did not reverse itself. Also not sure how to approach the Doctor regarding this situation, there has been so much bru'ha'ha' about chronic pain patients lately, that it makes me nervous just bringing up the subject... Any helpful sugestions will be greatly appreciated, thank you kindly, (hugs) midwestma
7 Nov 2011
You can get oxycodone by itself, without the acetaminophen. I believe it comes in strengths of 5, 10, 15 and 30 mgs and the tablets are scored, so they can be broken in half. Yes, with liver problems it is best to avoid acetaminophen all together. I wouldn't think your doctor would have any problems prescribing oxycodone over Percocet - he can't fault you for wanting to be healthier! Regards -
7 Nov 2011
Eliza Jane is so right! I take oxycodone which is percocet, but mine has not tylenol at all in it. The dose you are taking now is well within the daily limits of about 1300mg the highest you can take a day I believe is 4000mg.But f you are having liver problems, please ask you doctor to prescribe it without the tylenol. She had the doses right too. 5mg, 10mg, 15mg & 30mg. So which ever you are taking, I take Oxycodone HCL 15 mg. tablet. & again she is right it is scored so you can cut them in half if too strong. I will add that at times I do add a tylenol tablet which does seem to help it along at times when the pain is terible. But maybe only two or 3 times a week. so my total tylenol is just 1000mg a week. Good luck & call your doctor...
7 Nov 2011
Hi midwestma!!! I've missed you, where have ye been dear Lady?
You've gotten two great answers!!
ElizaJane and Mary are both right. Your doc needs to know about your liver situation!!! Don't be nervous to bring this up!! Your liver wants you to tell your doc about this! (Just being silly midwestma)
Best wishes, and please, update us?
7 Nov 2011
Let your Dr know, if he doesnt already, that you have had problems with your liver before and ask if you can have Roxicodone instead of Percocet. Like the others have said, Roxicodone (or OxyIR is another brand name for oxycodone without acetaminophen) doesnt come in the 7.5mg strength but you could split a 15mg and take 1/2 tab to equal 7.5mg. If you have liver problems you should probably stay away from acetaminophen (or Tylenol) altogether. Ask your Dr what you can take for additional OTC relief. Acetaminophen can be very toxic to the liver. 4000mg is the max for a healthy individual but if you have liver problems you may not be able to tolerate any or need to take less than the average person so be sure and ask your Dr what level, if any, is safe for you. I have a friend who was on the liver transplant list due to taking a great deal of acetaminophen while drinking a glass or two of wine each day.
She had bad teeth and did not realize what she was doing was toxic to her liver until she went into liver failure. She has since decided not to be on the transplant list and is just trying to manage with what liver function she has left. She is not allowed any acetaminophen whatsoever. Be safe and be sure to ask your Dr what is safe for you, if any.
7 Nov 2011
I think that everybody covered the subject well. You don't want to be on a liver transplant list, as you escaped that once. Don't push your luck on that.
Just do what the other members recommended. Don't worry about the fears and problems that U R seeing. Each person has a different set of medical problems. Each of us have a different doctor that acts differently from other doctors. Each of us have different health plans and live in different areas. REMEMBER, YOU ARE NOT SEEING THE HUNDREDS-THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS THAT R HAPPY WITH THEIR MEDS AND HAPPY WITH THEIR DOCTORS. REMEMBER THAT PART OF THIS SITE IS COMFORT AND TALKING TO OTHERS THAT UNDERSTAND US. THIS SITE HAS HELPED ME INTELLECTUALY AND EMOTIONALLY. SO WE ALL WISH YOU GOOD FORTUNE-TELL YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT YOUR LIVER, SO HE CAN BE A GOOD DOCTOR
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