... two ua's does that happen often? she also told him to find another doc. need to know if oxycodone will sometimes not show up on alab's test?
OxyContin - my husband's doc took him off of oxycodone and said that it did not show up on his last?
Added 30 Sep 2010:
my husband has other meds that he takes for chronic pain, like methadone, norco, and various meds for his chronic health conditions. will oxycodone still test negitive even though he was still taking the med. she stopped his oxycodone suddenly. he did have some withdrawals.
Added 2 Oct 2010:
i need to know what the symptomsof sudden cessation of oxycodone use may be. also if sudden swelling of the abdomen and the testical area is normal or possible. especially in patients with lower leg edema and diabetes as well as a compromised liver?
Yes, it can happen. Less so with the oxycontin (continuous release) than with oxycodone (Instant Release) such as percocet. If your husband was on the IR oxy, and he hadn't taken a pill for a long time before his test, it's possible not to show positive because you take them more "as needed.". With Oxycontin (continuous release) there should always be a little bit in the system if he takes them as scheduled and doesn't miss doses. His metabolism could be fast too. The problem is trying to convince the doctor he takes his meds as scheduled. I'm sorry to say it sounds like he's stuck with her decision. You could offer to bring the meds in for a pill count and request a new test, but it's hard to prove you take meds when it shows negative. You could also have a hair follicle test done. This is an accurate test with a history of the past 3 months of what has been in his system.
How long has your husband been seeing this dr? I read on www.medicinecabinet that 88% of drs didn't know they needed to order a special test for accurate results with oxycodone. It has something to do with it being synthetic causing it to have a lower sensitivity detection level. Even if he had prior positive results, maybe the dr quit using the special tests for some reason. I would call and ask what test was used on his last two urines.
- Oxycodone Information for Consumers
- Oxycodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxycodone (detailed)
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