My husband's dose is 80mg three times per day for chronic back pain. He has developed severe peripheral edema and have had multiple test. Kidney doctor he was referred to completed 24hr urine and no protein was evident. No ones can figure out this edema, but I found online that between !% and 5% of people who take OxyContin have this side effect. The doctors have not mentioned this as a potential cause. His history includes peripheral vascular disease, they have covered that area but say it is not related to this edema.
I don't know why it happens or anything that might cause the edema, but I experienced the same thing. I went to the pharmacy and bought thigh high anti-embolic hose, wore them night and day, kept my feet elevated at all times and it went away. This is not the first time that I had edema related to oxycontin. I guess unless someone does some research, we might never know. Anyway ... try the thigh highs. Hope my suggestion helps some.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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