My dr recently changed my script to roxicodone from percocet bc she felt the DEA would come down one her for writing too many percocet. First, why do I feel so different on the roxicodone? I have a sedative effect vs feeling a bit more energetic on the percocet. And second, does anyone know what the DEA limits are for how many percocet she could write? She was writing it for 135 pills and now I get 90 roxicodone. Should be the same thing, but I feel completely different on the roxicodone. Anyone have this happen?
Kaismama is correct. Percocet is oxycodone plus acetaminophen (otherwise known as Tylenol) Roxicodone is just plain oxycodone. Did she put you on Roxicodone 15mg? If so that is probably why you feel more sedated. The 15mg Roxicodone has more oxycodone than Percocet 10/325 which only have 10mg oxycodone. This way she can give you 1350mg of oxycodone a month but in less pills. (90 of the Roxicodone 15mg = 1350mg oxycodone per month, 30 days, and 135 of the Percocet 10/325 is 1350mg of oxycodone per month since it is the 10 part that indicates the strength of the oxycodone-the 325 is acetaminophen) So she is giving you a bit more oxycodone in each pill but giving you fewer pills per day. This little increase is causing you to feel a little more sedated. You can always cut them in half for 7.5mg oxycodone and take a Tylenol tab with them. If you choose to take the full 15mg, the sedation will get better very soon. The body becomes tolerant to oxycodone pretty quickly.
You would probably do well on an extended release form like Oxycontin (OMG dont say that word though!) and taking 20mg in AM and 20mg in PM and you'd be on 60 pills per month with better pain coverage. Unfortunately Oxycontin has been vilified and Oxycontin has become a bad word! It is no more scary than any oxycodone when used properly.
I have the EXACT SAME THING happen to me with the percets I had pain relief and ton of energy plus a good attitude I was taking 10/325 they switched me to small pink roxicodone and now all I feel is tired and zoney everyone bodies chemistry is different wish I could get the other ones back
Obviously I feel different too which is why I searched this question. All of a sudden my Doctor changes my 7.5/325 Percosets to these 15mg oxycodone pills. He wrote less and tells me to cut them in half. He refused to write my original script which works well for me. These Oxycodon make me tired while the perc gave me energy. Has to be something different in these and not the tylernol portion. I took tylernol with it. Been taking these 10 years due to 6 spine surgeries and 2 spinal cord stimulators implanted. In pain the rest of my life and just wanna be comfortable. Why do they have to change this?
I feel exactly the same. Your not alone on this and I think maybe it is because it is slow release so your not getting it all at once you get a little over time. Unlike percocet that releases it all at once. I have been in so much more pain with no relief even though it is a higher dose. Now I know that it is the meds making me zapped of energy and no relief from pain i thought my lyme was just getting worse. Picked up my script today I had them put me back down to 10 thinking I would get the percocet back but didn't. I thought when I had went up to the 15s that it was just the way the higher dose was without Tylenol didn't realize till today it was a total different medication. This sucks.
As this is a commonly prescribed DRUG in the instance of pain management, I see this is daily. The issuance of PERCOCET being the 'go to' DRUG for most pain management offices, isn't unusual. In fact, I am quite surprised to hear that your Dr./PA/PAC, has prescribed you Roxicidone INSTEAD of the PERCOCET. In my experience, it is the EXACT opposite. Roxicidone DOES NOT contain acetaminophen, unlike PERCOCET, which generally produces a ',pleasant high', or 'energy', as you've described. Count yourself ',LUCKY' that you have received the Roxicidone script, they not only control pain BETTER, you don't have to take as many pills as you once did on the PERCOCET. Note that they come in a 30mg strength as well, which enables you to cut them in half, if so desired. Take good care of yourself. I recommend adding ACTIVIA to your diet. You may NEED the added probiotic benefits for regularity.
I have had 23 operations on my body it like let cut her open agsin I had bac surgery 2014 doctor let some one learning operate on me back got mess up bad. Now I have got back stem put in me for chronic pain not working I saw lady surgent she said something is wrong leads are no in right. Now what at the Pharmacy changed what I take to Roxicet now what was wrote up for me. He said they put in new order so why did one of the helper give me this it not working at all jus got back stem put in less than 3 months ago 2 large cut in my back which I knew noithing about till it was over. Are Doctors sopose to let other doctors operate on you without you knowing about.
These are the exact same drug. I often here this story. I feel different in this one than I do on the other one. Roxicodone is a generic Percocet. Oxycodone is a generic Percocet. The only time you should be able to tell the difference is if the change your dosage amount. 10 mg 20 mg or 30mg some of these also comes mixed with actemiohine
OK... Enough already. Lol
I am a healthcare professional. The Roxicodone is identical to what's in Percocets just minus the Tylenol. The Roxy is instant release just like the percocets. (Only oxyCONTIN are timed release and this is a whole different drug) If the dose is the same of oxycodone in either pill than you will have the same effects. The only solution for you is to think that it is remotely possible that u have a stimulating reaction to Tylenol and that's why you had more energy with the Percocets. Take a 325 Tylenol with your Roxicodone and you will have the exact combo. I am not saying that your concern is invalid because I myself have taken a Tylenol when prescribed Roxy to help it kick in.
Good luck to you!!
One more thing I would like to ask. Is your Dr in pain management or just a regular Dr. That is something they ma
y have concern's about. If you have to have a prescription to say like your 135, they believe you should be going to pain management. Anyway, didn't mean to take up more space for my second thought. Smiles...
Enough already! My pharmacy fills my generic 10mg Percocet (oxycodone) with generic 10mg Roxicodone. It is the little pink pill. I understand that Percocet has Tylenol and the Roxicodone does not. Why does the pharnacy substitute Oxycodone without the tylenol? I understand I can take tylenol with my Oxycodone. It is not the same with OR without!!! PLEASE HEAR THIS!! I may not be a physician, a pharmacist or the spouse of a pharmacist but I have taken my meds long enough to know what gives me the greatest pain relief. I don't have more energy with Percocet, I have better pain relief. It is NOT in my mind!!! My pain management doctor agrees with me. He told me the pharmacy probably switched my meds as they get a better deal on the "little pink pill". All your years of schooling is impressive, but I believe each patient knows what works better for their own body and we have the expertise to state our opinion.
10+ years of pain meds beats your years of schooling!! You have no right to belittle someone explaining the equivalence of oxycodone in a manner that judges that person. Maybe the provider is the difference. I like milk. I like cocolate milk. Adding Hershey syrup to milk is not the same!!! And some brands are better than others. Please do not give me almond milk or some other substitute. Please listen and respond with kindness when someone who has lived with chronic pain for years expresses a concern about how a certain pain medicine works for them. DO NOT JUDGE US!!! Is it too much to ask to prescribe the med that works best for each individual??? Are we not the experts here? I wish I didn't need anything for pain but do not judge me if you haven't walked in my shoes!!! It should not be so hard to understand. I have never replied to a site such as this and don't frequent such sites. I 'joined' just to reply to this post. I went to another drug store but they said they were not taking any more pain patients!! BTW, I have been much more constipated on the Roxicodone and it is NOT in my mind!!! Hope I don't need to be more specific!!!
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