My husband takes oxycontin and has for over a year but his doctor is saying it is not showing in the urine. Three tests have been done 3rd result is due tommorrow. The doctor is going to stop prescribing if there's neg. results on test, and we're understanding this can be deadly since he takes 3 very high doses daily. PLEASE only answer if you definetly know what our answer is.
The doctor needs to be very specific when testing for oxycontin. He must order the lab to test for that drug not just a test for opaites. I believe this information can be confirmed by purdue who makes the drug. I read this either on there sight or another site for chronic pain patients. Sorry I cannot give you the website since do not racall. It was a reliable site. Try Purdue or web md. I looked into this for a friend her husband had the same problem and was cut off. The article stated that 80% of doctors do not know this and just order a test for opaites.
I am anwering because I know this to be true just cant remember where I read it .
If you check with the manufacturer site purdue that is a start they offer links to websites for chronic pain patients.
Good Luck hope your doctor will look into this, would be a shame if your husband was left to suffer.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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