The patient has been using oxycodone after knee surgery - 6 weeks ago and is ceasing its use... however there have been noted side effects - not related to pain more related to gastrointestinal, anxiety, etc...
14 Aug 2010
Hi, Six weeks is not long term use. This person should be able to quit cold turkey. Unfortunately, anxiety and GI problems are just part of the withdrawal process. Insomnia and restless legs may also be a problem.
Perhaps a benzodiazapine, such as Valium, would be useful for a short time?
Wishing you the best,
14 Aug 2010
hi peakstr, when you say the patient,are you a doctor ? if the patient can get some clonidine that will help with the chills and the cramps .1mg, a benzo like, xanax, ativan,klonipin,valiumn. for anxiety.amodium a/d,for diarrhea.a good multi vitamin.lots of liquids, soup,gatoraid.and im sure there things some of the other good people here at drugs.com can suggest.hope this stuff helps.
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