My doctor feels 30 mg is enough but I still have pain.
The drug usually prescribed with oxycontin for break through pain would be hydrocodone such as Lortab or Norco but these require a prescription form the doctor. Some good old fashion acetominophen (Tylenol) may enhance the oxycontin enough to solve the problem. I would give it a try.
You didn't mention the condition(s) you're treating. Personally, I've been involved in numerous auto accidents, have spinal stenosis, curvature of the spine, and osteoporosis, I also have FMS & CFS. So along with the Oxycontin, I use muscle relaxants that helps me with stiffness and an occasional Xanax that decreases the anxiety that often comes with pain. The Xanax also helps with my difficult to control blood pressure, but a lot of doctors refuse to prescribe the Rx because of its' highly addicting properties. Also, gabapentin and anti-depressants I understand are sometimes helpful. But both make me violently ill, so I can't speak for them.
I take OxyContin along with an immediate release oxycodone for breakthrough. I also take two Aleve (naproxen) tabs every day sometimes twice a day but at least once per day. My Dr would much rather see me supplement with the OTCs than the opioids. The Aleve helps with inflammation where OxyContin does not. I have degenerated discs, a herniated disc, and facet joint problems so I need the anti-infammatory effects. I find it helps a lot. Ask your Dr about taking acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen along with your OxyContin, not the girl who does intake for your Dr. She is likely not a nurse and probably doesnt know as much about medicine as she thinks she does. Many people who work for Drs in the office are NOT nurses. They are technicians or medical assistants and only have a few weeks of formal training. They do not have the rigorous training that nurses go through. They should NOT be giving advice as to what medicines to take. They should be refering you to the Dr for those questions.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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