... was directed to take only 1 every six hours but my pain is unbearable and it's been an hour, so I took another half a pill. Is that okay that I did that ? Or am I better of taking one pill and smoke a small bowl of marijuana ? When I first dislocated my elbow another hospital supposedly put it back in place and prescribed me oxycodone 800 ( I think that was the dosage , if I'm not mistaken) and I would only take half because it was too strong but worked like a miracle n fast too. Can I get a little advice please?
Desirei; I would call your doctor today and tell them your pain medication isn't helping. You can tell them what you've taken in the past, but the dosage on the oxycodone is the same as the hyrdrocodone you're taking, they are 5, 7.5, 10 mg dosage too. You may have had oxycontin, which has an 80mg tablet. They come in doses like that, 20, 40, 60, 80mgs. That's what I had when I had surgery on my leg and the 80mg oxycontin in VERY strong. It will knock you out but the pain is bearable. There are lower doses like I said tho that you could always talk to your doctor about. If a 10mg hydrocodone isn't touching the pain they usually go up to Percocet, which is just a brand name for oxycodone and it's typically 10mg too, sometimes 5mg but that works about as well as a 10mg hydrocodone in my opinion. Best thing to do tho is just be honest with your doctor. They want you to as comfortable as possible after surgery, without getting you hooked on these pain meds. Oxycontin is a big jump from taking a hydrocodone, I would try to stay away from that if you can stand the pain and maybe ask your doc about trying percocet, since the 10mg hyrdrocodone isn't working after only 1 hour upping that dose to every 4 hours isn't going to help you. Good look, I hope you feel better soon.
Desirei; Yes I agree with more's answer if you do end up with OXYCONTIN make sure you talk with the pharmacist you never break Oxycontin it is a timed release pill in the doses that more put down but you can't break it so Percocet could be a better answer it's not timed release and has the same active ingredients as Oxycontin with a little Tylenol in it. You are going to have to call your doctor and get this resolved,I can't recommend your other option, not a good idea to mix the two you mentioned. Chuck1957
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