I have to come off M eslon 30 mg x 2 a day and my doctor is replacing it with Oxycodone HCL 5 mg how many should I take a day ?
It is difficult to judge the conversion because there is no equivalent for M eslon in the US so can't use the conversion calculator. Anyway, it is best to follow the directions of your prescribing doctor. The recommended dosages for an adult with pain are as follows:
Immediate Release (IR): 5 mg to 15 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours
Controlled Release (CR): 10 mg orally every 12 hours.
IR: 10 mg to 30 mg orally every 4 hours. Doses greater than 30 mg are rarely needed and should be used with great caution.
CR: 20 mg to 640 mg per day in patients with cancer pain. The average total daily dose is approximately 105 mg per day. Cancer patients with severe pain may require "as needed" rescue doses of the immediate-release form of oxycodone to supplement the controlled-release form.
If you are uncertain as to what to take please consult your doctor again.
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