I was on (3) 10 mg. oxycodone 3 x day until March 2009; I was told by the pharmacist the maximum allowed for the year had been reached and 10mg oxycodone would not be available until 2010. Are 2 5mg the same? Can't my physician double the number of pills instead?
This is a tricky subject. Not too long ago, one or two drug companies stopped production on oxycodone. Each pharmacy and/or pharmaceutical drug company orders a specific amt of this drug and there are restraints on how much more can be ordered in a very specific time period. This created what some believe to be a temp. shortage. So, many pharmacies ran out and others limited the amt each patient could obtain. I received slightly different answers to this kind of question when i consulted Drs. and pharmacy managers. Some feel this was not completely resolved.Yes, two 5mg tabs =10 mg.Maybe there are other considerations besides what you mentioned? always look to your Dr. as a source of info. Just let your medical providers know you want thorough, honest answers.I am sorry i don't have the exact specs. on Florida requirements, but i can probably get them.I didn't think these specs. were the problem and that's why i answered your ques. the way i did.I hope this was not too confusing and that it helped a little bit.Take care!
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