Ive been on opanaer 40mg 3 or 4 times a day plus oxycodone 30mg for breakthrough for 2yrs. I dont want to start out to high of a dosage but dont want to go to low were it doesnt help my severe pain. Thank you!
14 May 2012
Sorry if I sound perplexed. This is a controlled narcotic prescribed by fewer and fewer physicians, most of whom are not very receptive to their patients suggesting dosages, in fact, it's very rarely if ever the patient's choice. All that said, your "question" suggests you are already taking the med. Please clarify.
14 May 2012
You have been prescribed OPANA ER and you don't know how you are supposed to take it? Is that your question? I also am not sure I understand your question or how you would be getting such a high dose of these meds and be unsure what to do. This really isn't the forum to be asking these types of questions regarding dispensing of narcotics. Your prescribing doctor has given you specific instructions on how to take them and I, for one, do not want to give you incorrect information or go against the advice of your doctor.
Personally, if I were you... I would only take the OPANA ER and not take the OxyCodone. That is the best way to keep yourself from getting all strung out. Or, vice avers a.
Can you provide more information here please? Is the same doctor prescribing here? The OxyCodone 30mg being given for breakthrough pain is pretty generous all by itself. May I ask how much of that you take each day??? Better yet how is the Oxy prescribed???
OPANA ER isn't given in an "as needed" dosage normally, okay. So are you being prescribed every 6 hours and the Oxy as breakthrough coverage???
I have taken OPANA and it worked wonders for me. There was nothing else given for breakthrough pain. The problem I ran into was INSURANCE COVERAGE!!! Yeah, they covered me for 6 months and then decided NOT to cover...
The best information I can give you is to call your doctor ASAP and ask him/her how much to take OR call the pharmacy if the instructions are poorly written.
Either way... we would love to hear more from you so that we can better support you. It is kind of hard to do that with the way your comment is worded or exactly where the question is...
Looking forward to hearing further, okay???
15 May 2012
Hello mydaddy1968, & welcome to the site. I believe your question has been misunderstood by the other members, & I think you may be talking about the new formulation of Opana. As a chrontic pain sufferer myself I totally understand where you are coming from. I have been hearing that like with the oxycontin when they changed that formulation, patients with chrontic pain were not as well pain controlled with the new formulation.We are not doctors, but just a group of people with similar problems such as yourself. We cannot tell you what dose to take, that would be strickly up to your physician. If you feel the new opana is not controlling your level of pain, please give your doctor a call. We are here to support you in any way we can, & have a great group of people that suffer from chrontic pain. Would love to hear more from you when you have the time if you are interested in giving or getting support for your problems. I wish you the best...
15 May 2012
Yeah,sorry but your question doesn't make any sense unless you are talking about the new formulation & if so you should already know what mg works & what doesn't. But as one person stated that they've haven't heard of people suggesting a dose of a medication I was able to due it quite a bit when the dose I was prescribed wasn't working I asked for a higher dose & was given it. I also to switch from 2 100mg M.S Contin a day & 4 4mg Dilaudid to all Dilaudid & she & the conversion was 8 8mg Dilaudid & I found that taking more of the short acting more times a day works better then the long acting Morphine did.
Has anyone else ever try replacing their long acting opiate medication with more short acting? I found it worked much better then taking the E.R medication,just a thought for people who aren't getting enough pain relief from drugs such as Fentenyl,M.S Contin Oxycontin (or O.P's that there called now) & also Opana since they reformulated there drug too which I've heard nothing good about any of the new formulations of any of the new drugs that's why I stick with good old fashioned Dilaudid that hasn't changed since it was made except for Exalgo which I wouldn't take anyway. I might have tried Palladone if they wouldn't have pulled it from the U.S market because idiots were O.Ding on it because they couldn't follow simple instructions that said DO NOT DRINK WHILE TAKING IT OR IT MAY BREAK THE DRUG DOWN FASTER THEN IT'S SUPPOSED TO LIKE CHEWING ANY .E.R drug from Opana to Oxycontin! Now they have abuse resistant drugs that the the only people who were dieing from them WERE PEOPLE ABUSING THEM! Makes a lot of sense to pull a good working pain med off the market instead of just making sure the wrong people aren't getting them,& where I live heroin has just taking over & now people are dieing twice as fast & nodding out at stoplights & causing a lot more damage then they were with Oxycontin. Sorry I got off the subject but I just felt I had to say it about the new formulations.
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