I have chronic back pain and am prescribed 50 mg tablets, one 50 mg still keeps me in pain.
It totally depends on the med, and also on you - your size (height and weight), tolerance, other meds that you're taking, male / female, etc. You really just need to give the doctor a call and let them know that the 50mg isn't working. It may need to build up in your system, such as cymbalta or methadone, and if you increase the methadone too quickly, it will often result in the side effect is death, something to be avoided. This is especially true with many meds depending on if there's also other depressants taken. So... give your doc a call. In addition to your safety, you'll run out of pills early, and look like a junkie to the doctor - and will be even more careful in prescribing you pain medication in the future altogether. You may just need a different pain killer altogether - who knows.
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