When I take any medication it takes 2 hours to start to take effect. I don't know anyone else who takes this long. It's especially a problem with pain medication because I only get 1.5 hrs of relief from 1 percoset! Does anyone have this problem? I really need a better way!
I've heard of several... (maybe not several, maybe just one, oops!) Ok, one med that is taken by a lollipop, it hits the receptors quickly, it's Subsys, a big, VERY big switch from Percocet to Subsys.
Some meds come in a sublingual form, ask your doctor about that, maybe there is something out there just for you!
Dear fibrosufferer2 - I have that problem too. I am on Fentanyl patch and it takes 6-8 hours b4 I get relief, then I an "ok" for a day or two. For the breakthru pain, I am on liquid Morphine. Supposedly to work faster than tabs or caps, but, still have to wait for relief. Seems to take forever. Doc has no answer about Patch, but says due to my Crohns Disease, absorbtion is a problem, I eventually get some relief, but NEVER pain free. Have to learn to live with a certain amount of pain all the time. Any gastro problems? that could be causing delay. I have tried several sublingual meds, but, to be honest, they are out of my price range. Wishing you the best...
Hi fibrosufferer2, as mentioned before sublingual medication works faster. You actually absorb almost 50% compared with 29% orally swallowing pills. They also take 45 min. before taking effect. You can place the tablet under your tongue and let it dissolve
It's aweful!! But works faster. Hope this helps.
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