The doctor gave him Bacoflen, Gabapantin, Oxycodone and Diclofenac. Unfortunately this does not control his pain the pain comes stronger mostly at night. Any suggestions of what other medication should he take.
This is a serious mix of drugs that are typically prescribed for your husband's problem. He may need the dosages adjusted. Call the Dr's. office with a report on how your husband is doing and his lack of sleep. Ask for help to allow him to sleep at night. Pain typically feels stronger at night when you're trying to sleep because you have no distractions. You're just lying in bed hoping sleep comes.
Baclofen is a muscle relaxant and antispastic agent. Gabapentin is used in adults to treat nerve pain. Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medicine works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. I know how bad this pain can be. I hope your husband gets the relief he needs quickly.
What about a long acting pain med, such as Oxycontin instead of Oxycodone?
Baclofen isn't very sedating as far as muscle relaxants go, or so my Dr. says, may be good to inquire about a different one, such as Zanaflex...
Again, an extended relief or around the clock med (such as the Fentanyl Transdermal System Patch) may be well worth talking to your/his doctor about.
Best of luck!
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