User Reviews for Oxycodone

Also known as: Dazidox, Endocodone, ETH-Oxydose, M-Oxy, Oxecta, OxyContin, Oxydose, Oxyfast, OxyIR, Percolone, Roxicodone, Roxicodone Intensol

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Oxycodone review summary

8.7/10 Average Rating

122 Ratings with 85 User Reviews

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Review by xanam (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Very very effective. I take 2 10mg tabs a day with tramadol. I don't know how it would work without the tramadol but I would say pretty good. The only downside is the constipation that comes with most narcotics but it's a small price to pay for a pain free life.

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July 29, 2014 3:07 AM

Review by Nov2345:

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8.0

I use 30 mg oxycodone three times a day. It helps with pain and keep me motivated to keep working. I have arthritis and Crohn's disease. The pills keep my pain in control and interesting the side effect is constipation and it helps control my frequent bowel movement. This medication is knocking two issues with one stone. Only bad thing is withdrawal if you run out and didn't get the refill in time. It's not as easy as other meds that has auto refill, always have to get a paper prescription for each refill. But the medicine really helped me for years.

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July 25, 2014 3:31 PM

Review by Solid mike:

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7.0

OxyContin (oxycodone): Use for Chronic pain. This is 4 Spinal Surgeries History. Have: Spinal Stenosis, DDD, Bone Chips & lots of Scar tissue.

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July 6, 2014 2:35 PM

Review by RichardParkerII (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

I was prescribed Oxycodone 8 months ago due chronic pain from Lumbar Stenosis and, also, OsteoArthritis of the knees. My prescription is for 5 to 10 mg as needed every 12 hrs for severe pain. So far, this is the only medication that has made a difference. It has made it less painful to walk and move around. I take a teaspoon of MetaMucil or ground Psyllium powder every other day or so to keep my stool soft and regular. My doctor now suggests switching to the extended release version, Oxycontin, but I am hesitant to do so until I do more reading of the experiences of others.

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June 25, 2014 5:12 PM

Review by mzimmerman12 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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1.0

This rating is for the oxycodone medication (30mgs) I have been receiving since Jan 2014. Prior to that, the rating would of at least been an 8! I've tried 3 different manufactures since Jan. without any good or decent results! One was Not only un-effective but also made me itch like crazy! What has happened to the formula? Will it ever be back to the way its been for the last 6 years? This medication made a huge difference in my quality of life! Diagnosed with a spinal cord disease (TM) in Dec of 2000 I experience severe & chronic back pain and after a few years of trying different medications we (Dr & I) found oxycodone 30mgs and during the past 6yrs I take that 4-5x a day if needed and break one in half for the breakthrough.

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June 20, 2014 12:12 AM

Review by beachwoman (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

OxyContin (oxycodone): It is a real shame that the oxycontin ER has been reformulated. I started taking 40 mg 3 times a day 5 years ago after having to quit my job after 45 years of service and going on disability. It gave me so much relief that I was able to do things I was unable to do for a very long time. After the reformulation I went through real bad withdrawals because the medication was no longer as effective as it had been. I finally got through that and now I am struggling with all of the problems I had before I started taking it. I'm still taking it but I am suffering with severe fatigue and can barely get out of the bed in the morning and have very little energy. I can no longer work in my garden or walk my dogs & have to learn to live this way again!

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May 29, 2014 7:10 PM

Review by Dustinb85 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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8.0

OxyContin (oxycodone): OxyContin seems to work really well for pain. But there is that is a few cons about this medicine for me is that my body would get used to to it and I would need to up the dose. I went from 10mg (2x a day) all the way up to 30 mg (2x a day) It has always only lasted tops 7 hours instead of the advertised 12. It without question has never lasted 12 hours. When I started taking this medicine by the 7 hour my legs would really be on fire again like clock work. So 2 pills would last 14 hours instead of 24 like the manufacturer says. So if you take this medicine make sure you get some breakthrough medicine. Make sure you take Exlax with this medicine. You will be constipated.

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May 23, 2014 11:56 AM

Review by LauraLab1:

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9.0

OxyContin (oxycodone): I have chronic pancreatitis-cause unknown (I do not drink alcohol). The pain from this disease is constant and severe. I take Oxycontin 30 mg twice daily and it is very effective in controlling the pain and keeping it, for the most part, at a tolerable level (about 4-5 on the 1-10 pain scale). For occasional episodes of breakthrough pain, which can be very bad, I have oral Dilaudid 2 mg. I do not take this often, only when needed. It helps me avoid trips to the ER for pain control. Dilaudid is not often prescribed for home use. I'm under the care of a pain specialist. Neither my GI nor endocrinologist can prescribe schedule II narcotics. Chronic pancreatitis is one of the most painful diseases a person can have.

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May 11, 2014 7:21 PM

Review by psychokitty (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

Roxicodone (oxycodone): I have degenerated discs and my knees are degenerating. This med allowed me to work and have a normal life

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April 29, 2014 4:53 PM

Review by EMBLA:

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10

Oxyfast (oxycodone): Great for fibromyalgia

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April 13, 2014 1:57 AM

Review by JW1959:

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8.0

Best medication for chronic pain. 5 bad lower discs, 1 mid back, 1 removed C6-C7 neck, pinched nerves, sciatica and rheumatoid arthritis. After about a year of therapy and different meds we got to Percocet 10/325 and although not 100% pain free it allowed me to get my life back. Problem I have now is since I've changed jobs and have insurance with Kaiser. Getting a Doctor to put me back on them is almost impossible even with my previous medical records.

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April 4, 2014 3:45 PM

Review by bublee:

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10

I have been on oxycodone (30 mg) for almost 2 years along with Vicodin 10/325. I take the Vicodin everyday and take the oxycodone as needed (usually 4 pills a day) it's great. It gives me the power to work and get stuff done. Without this I would be in bed in too much pain to do anything, therefore not able to work and support myself. I strongly recommend this to anyone in pain. It has been the only reason I have been able to carry on in my life.

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March 25, 2014 3:19 PM

Review by Flower farmer:

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9.0

I take oxycodone as a replacement for OxyContin which is no longer covered by my insurance. It is as effective, but I have to take it 4 or 5 times a day instead of 2 and have to always carry some with me. I can only tolerate it from one manufacturer. If I receive a different "brand", the adverse effects are immediate. Dizziness, drowsiness and nausea. I Don't know why this is, and am trying to find out. The problem is that the pharmacy cannot always get the brand I need and I don't know why. The other problem is the pharmacy is only allotted a certain quantity and will run out. I have reduced to total mg I take per day since taking the oxycodone vs. the OxyContin. I just wish I could be assured of receiving the same brand each time.

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March 25, 2014 11:10 AM

Review by JT1961 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

While I was on Oxycodone I had wonderful success bringing my 10 pain level down to a tolerable level around 6-7. The only "Problem" I had with it was I had trouble with my bowel movements, I had constant constipation. This was easily treated with a daily stool softener. After a year we always change up my pain management medications so as not to have to increase dosage with a different Class II medicine. We did this annually and I have been disabled for nearly 23yrs, with very serious illnesses. I would recommend this to anyone who has Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis/Fibromyalgia/Avascular Necrosis as well as about 15 other diseases.

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March 19, 2014 4:07 PM

Review by nearly fifty (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

I have Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis and have tried all anti-inflammatorys with no success. I am on opioids for pain management and find it is enough to allow me to get my jobs done but does not completely remove the pain.

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March 4, 2014 10:19 AM

Review by Truth_I_Am (taken for 10 years or more):

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8.0

I have been on pain medicines for almost 13 yrs. I'm turning 30 in July. I started low at 5mg Percocet then 10mg, and then they threw in 20mg of OxyContin on top of my 10mg Percocet. Nothing worked well not even the Oxycontin. I'm now on 30mg Oxycodone and I do love it, yet it doesn't take away pain, just gets my mind of it and gives me so much energy and motivation. That's a odd side effect for Depression. I'm looking for a medicine that is stronger for when I have the serious break through pains. Never want to lose the oxycodone 30.

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March 2, 2014 7:09 PM

Review by Ted1944b (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

Seems to help pain due to prostate cancer fairly well. As long as it's taken every 4-6 hours as directed. If a dose is taken too late, break through pain seems to occur at end of hour 3. Do not double a dose unless directed by your doctor. Only some mild constipation to report. Daily activities seem to have improved since taking this medication. Can get out and walk with "less" pain. Also, do not feel like I'm "medicated" or "under the influence" in any way like with many other medications. Although as a precaution, I would not operate a vehicle for liability purposes, unless absolutely necessary.

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February 26, 2014 7:04 AM

Review by woodyD:

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10

Great pill, works good for pain, don't run out because the withdrawal after 2 weeks of use or longer is bad.

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February 10, 2014 9:42 PM

Review by sandylns (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

I use oxycodone for severe pain relief. I am on my fourth knee replacement, same knee ( which is failing again). The medication works and keeps the pain down to a dull roar. I also take regular oxycodone for breakthrough pain relief. Having used morphine sulfate and Dilaudid in the past I find this medication works well. For how long? Only time will tell.

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February 1, 2014 1:44 PM

Review by bobertnobert (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

OxyContin (oxycodone): Only medicine that works properly.

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January 26, 2014 6:19 PM

Review by RedSouthGirl84 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

OxyContin (oxycodone): I have Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis that affects everything in my body (organs and joints) but mainly my lower back. Spinal stenosis, bulging and degenerative discs, severe nerve damage from carpal tunnel in both hands, plus both hips and knees need surgery in the near future also. I take 80mg OxyContin 3 times daily plus Percocet 10mg 3 times daily for breakthrough pain. I have to take my pain medication first thing in the morning before I can take on my day. Have tried MS Contin and it worked fine, just did not last the 12 hours that they say it was suppose to it was more like 6 and Lortabs was like taking a placebo.

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January 15, 2014 5:04 PM

Review by wesleypou1978:

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8.0

Roxicodone (oxycodone): It works overall very good for me

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January 9, 2014 2:21 AM

Review by PhillipsDE:

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10

I have a degenerative condition resulting in all the cartilage in my joints and spine deteriorating. I now have 6 completely collapsed vertebrae with severe spinal stenosis. I have had one hip replacement and am trying to hold off as long as possible for other hip, both knees, and shoulder although stem cell therapy has held some promise. I went for 10 years to physical therapy, water treatment, injections into my spine, as well as alternative treatments if acupuncture, chiropractic etc.. with only limited effect. I missed out on activities with my child, lost my job due, and generally was in a constant 8/10 pain daily. After agreeing to pain medication I was able to return to work and have lead a productive life.

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January 8, 2014 9:59 PM

Review by SMJ okee (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

100% effective.

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January 5, 2014 11:44 AM

Review by Cam22 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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8.0

This medicine helps me the most. I can get out of bed and actually feel no pain.

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December 15, 2013 10:19 PM

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