This normal! I have been on it for over a year. Any thoughts or suggestions would be most welcomed.
KM is correct. This is NOT breakthrough pain as this form of oxycodone is NOT extended release, it is immediate release and as immediate release, it is going to only last 2-4 hours. You may find that an extended release medication (long acting) will give you better long term relief. If you have chronic pain and are on daily pain medication, you should be on an extended release medication. Oxycodone's extended release form is called Oxycontin. Oxycontin is the same drug, oxycodone, the only difference is the way it releases in the body. Long acting drugs are better at controlling chronic pain than immediate release drugs.
Yes you can experience this. I am on a time release medication myself & I also need to take something twice a day for breakthrough. So, my answer is yes it is possible. Speak to you doctor about breakthrough pain medication options which will be most effective for your kind of pain you are experiencing. I hope I was helpful. Best Wishes & Good Luck.
I know what you're going through. I agree with all of the above & could be any one of them. I've been going through chronic pain for many years now & I've been through 5 surgeries in the past 2 1/2 years for it as well. I've tried so many different medications (Vicodin, Norco, Percocet, & the Butrans patch as well). Nothing has completely helped the pain. My advice is ALWAYS talk to your doctor. No matter how you may think they might respond. They can't help if they don't know what's going on.
- Oxycodone Information for Consumers
- Oxycodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxycodone (detailed)
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