I am still in considerable pain, especially when trying to eat and in the am upon awaking. Is the pill a strong pill?? Is it the same as oxycontin? what are the various doses available? Is there something similar that would be effective?? Do I have to take it for a few days for it to build up to it's desired effectiveness... Consider me a " pills for Dummies " candidate and please give any info you think important I know. THANK YOU... I hope you all feel better soon...
I am taking the pill with M on one side and The number 15 on the other side. I had a bone graft?
Added 8 Jun 2011:
The bone graft was in my jawbone, 1 1/2 inches removed and a bovine bone inserted to replace... This was approx. 2 months ago, and I'm hurting, believe me. So far Dr. has given me percocet first, then vicodin... now he's giving me the above pill... I don't like taking ANY pills, even vitamins... But short of taking out this cowbone from my mouth, I'm told it could be another 3-6 months of this pain and soreness, I've lost 16 lbs. ( that's good ) because I can't stand the pain when I'm eating.. Maybe I shouldn't see a Dr., maybe I should see a lawyer, cause I know something is not right, and all I'm told is"here, take theses pills, give it time " Someone help to enlighten me, please... THANK YOU
is it blue green in color ?if so it could be 15mg oxycodone !sorry you are in pain!it's no fun!ask another doc about your mouth ,you have the right to a second opinion !if you feel something is wrong ,good chance you are correct!i had 3 back surgeries two a day apart and 1 a month later and i knew something was wrong but kept putting off as pain from surgery !until i went to church and my foot slipped off the stool i was using and i screamed !called my doc and was admitted to the hospital .had my 3rd back surgery and had an infection!was there 9 days and still had to come home with an i v for infection for a week!so please get a second opinion!
God bless & best wishes
The pill you describe: round, white,scored with M on one side and 15 on the other is oxycodone 15 mgs. It is for moderate to severe pain and is an opiate pain killer. It is the same as Oxycontin. The various doses available are from 5 mgs upto 160 mgs. You should get relief within a short while after taking this medication, it does not have to build in the system over days. It is best to take before the pain gets severe. There are many opiates similar to oxycontin which may give you releif if the oxycontin is not working. These include morphine, dilaudid, and opana. If you are not getting relief form the 15mgs of oxycontin, you may need an increase in dosage. Best to discuss with the doctor.
Please be advised that opiate pain killers are addictive and you should only take as prescribed, not any extra. After being on an opiate based pain killer for extended period of time, you will have to taper off these meds not stop cold turkey so to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Hope this helps,
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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