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User Reviews for Oxycodone to treat Chronic Pain

Also known as: OxyContin, Roxicodone, Xtampza ER, Oxaydo, Dazidox, Oxyfast Oxydose ETH-Oxydose Endocodone

Oxycodone has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 536 ratings for the treatment of Chronic Pain. 52% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 33% reported a negative effect.

Oxycodone Rating Summary

6.1/10 average rating

536 ratings from 573 user reviews.

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Reviews for Oxycodone

Atlas February 13, 2021

“I recently injured myself again. I cannot tell you how much the product quality has dropped across the board for every single one of these pain relievers. Oxcodone in particular, there has not been a single brand that touches any of the old brand in terms of pain control, relief and duration. It is horrible. Sometime I can barely get out of bed and have to rely on this pathetic excuse of an opioid. The pain relievers of today last an hour at most and would hardly give a small child a "buzz". Tris, Mallinkrodt, Rhodes, and even KVK have all substantially dropped their quality and it is time something is done. The FDA/DEA cannot keep turning a blind eye to the whole situation. I don't know if they are intentionally trying to get everyone (even if they are legitimate pain sufferers) to resort to the black market. But everyone: REPORT THIS TO EVERYONE POSSIBLE!”

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Steve Garrett · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2021

“Rhodes Pharmacy RP10 oxycodone is the worst generic ever made pushed by the VA IN PHOENIX This horrible medicine doesn't work at all and causes back pain, alters mood and causes sinus problems, keeps you up, causes irritability. If the VA gives you this medicine run, it will destroy your life and the VA tries to make you look as though it’s your fault that you are in pain. I was told that I’m going be only person that has complained, making me look like I’m mental. There are plenty of negative reviews on this medicine. Only the best for the cannon fodder good luck fellows.”

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JAS 21 December 21, 2020

OxyContin (oxycodone): “OxyContin was life restoring for me. I never got high and when my doctor left practice, I tapered myself off without any problems or addiction. Of course, I am suffering greatly because I have to deal with the severe intractable chronic pain again. I was hit twice by an 18-wheeler in the same accident. That, along with several autoimmune disorders, and two rare diseases keep me from participating in life. Unfortunately because some people choose to be stupid and take illicit drugs to get high, those with severe intractable chronic pain are made to suffer, even though we have the lowest rate of addiction and abuse 0.3%. Now it's nearly impossible to get adequate (or any) opioid pain mgmt!”

10 / 10
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Pauligato · Taken for less than 1 month June 5, 2020

“Mallinckrodt 15mg IR oxycodone - I have needed to take Oxycodone for years treating chronic pain. After trying near all generics Activis brand always seemed most effective providing pain relief while not negatively effecting energy or attitude. Recently my pharmacy unfortunately switched to Mallinckrodt due supply issues. From personal experience along with comments from others they are not near as effective seeming to have a placebo effect. I have long felt some manufacturers have changed initial formulations thus altering its addictive nature and strength. At any rate I am noticing less pain relief, more lethargy and lack of motivation with extreme tiredness after taking IR Mallinckrodt. If others would like to share experiences please do as I am seeking viable solutions.”

2 / 10
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Speed demon · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 2, 2020

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “After many years of being on oxycontin I was suddenly unable to receive it any longer because my insurance company would no longer cover . I was on 180 mg to nothing overnight. It took 10 days for my insurance company and my doctors to come up with xtampza this medicine does not work. I have H -EDS. Rare and debilitating illness. 7 out of 10 on the Pain Scale daily. Now this xtampza the pain has even increased more. Chronic pain patients opiate patients get treated totally different. Chronic pain you fight constantly with doctors and insurance companies opiate addicts get free needles free Narcan and a chance to get on methadone. What is our recourse? It's time for us to start screaming. Contact your senators your house of Representatives , local mayor's, news shows and anyone who will listen to US!”

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Limitless Beast June 16, 2019

OxyContin (oxycodone): “My father has been on this drug for over 25 years and I have been by his side the entire 21 years I have been alive and I have never once seen him misuse the drug, sell it or abuse it in any way shape or form. He has 6 herniated disks in his back, a bad knee and a bad hip. He is able to run his business and be extremely productive when he has his medication as he is not in pain when he does. But the DEA has started cutting people down simply because some doctors and some patients abused it. Because of the few the majority are being hurt. I bet if the person at the DEA had anyone they know or themselves where in pain they would NEVER make such a careless move as to make doctors afraid to prescribe it in fear of losing their licence to practice. This drug is a miracle drug and I have seen so much good come from it. Especially my father being able to live a normal life with the medication (:”

10 / 10
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LupusWarrior07 · Taken for less than 1 month May 25, 2020

“I have lupus, kidney failure, etc etc. and I was started on hydrocodone a few years ago but have recently been moved to oxycodone. CVS filled my prescription order of oxycodone from Amneal Pharmaceutical. I happened to have a random old bottle (from about a year ago) of oxycodone from Mallinckrodt. When I take 1/2 of one of the mallinckrodt Oxycodone pills, my pain subsides for 12 HOURS! ....12 hours.... When I take the Amneal oxycodone, my pain either worsens, or is better for about 30 mins and then a migraine starts and the pain resumes. I’m not taking this medication for fun. I am in serious, chronic pain. 10/10 pain. I’m not sure what certain pharmaceutical companies are doing in terms of putting fake products in these pills, or fillers, but something is not right and unfortunately it’s the disabled that suffer. As usual. ”

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1001 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 31, 2020

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “My father is a 58 year-old Parkinson's disease sufferer with severe back and neck pain. He is 6'5 with a heavy/bulky build (not fat) and his weight was always around 250 lbs, now 300 since going on Xtampza. He had back and neck surgery (bone fusion) that only worsened his pain. He took Oxycontin 60mg 3X per day for years until 2018 when insurance forced his intake from 3X per day to 2X per day, later switched to Xtampza 27mg 4X per day (120 per month), which is the equivalent. He say's Xtampza does NOT offer the same level of pain relief as his former medication (Oxycontin). Just because some people experience good results from it does not mean YOU will. Some people rated Xtampza highly and implied those who aren't getting good relief are just using it to get high or aren't using it as prescribed. This is insulting for anyone to even imply this, and doing so only further minimizes the pain and suffering people experience because of the industry's mishandling of their medication(s).”

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Mamie · Taken for less than 1 month January 23, 2021

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “I have been on Percocet 10mg. Five times a day. Then they put me on OxyContin 20 mg twice a day, with Five Percocet three times a day. Now they put me on Xtampxa 18 mg twice a day with three 5 mg Percocet for breakthrough. THIS DRUG is WORTHLESS. I have never been so miserable in my life. This is a useless medicine, yes I take it with teaspoon of peanut butter.”

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Feenie · Taken for less than 1 month December 23, 2020

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “After taking MS contin for 5 years I thought it was losing effectiveness and made the mistake of telling my dr. this. He switched me to this xtampra er. Horrible drug. It made me sick to my stomach, headachy, general malaise physically, anxious and somewhat depressed. It wasn't anymore effective than the MS Contin and what pain relief it gave me wore off in 4 hours. Due to the side effects I had no life. I didn't feel well enough to do simple things like go to the grocery store, do dishes, etc. Which the MS Contin allowed me to do. I was taking it for 2 weeks and the symptoms were getting worse not better. Just wanted my old medicine back and it was a big struggle to get it back. Got the sense from my doctor that this Xtampra ER was king of pain medication. For me it was far from that.”

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PainPennsyl · Taken for less than 1 month January 21, 2020

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “Like many others I was forced off my 20 mg OxyContin ER twice a day by my insurance company that I was on for 10 years with no issues except constipation. My doctor switched me to Xampta ER and this medicine sucks! It doesn't control my pain, makes me feel generally unwell, woozy, nauseous. I even took it with a high fat high calorie "meal" of peanut butter and crackers as I heard that helps absorption. I'm sick to death of us pain patients fighting for our rights to medication that works for us! This new abuse deterrent Xtampza is useless for addicts AND useless for chronic pain patients! They design these meds with addicts in mind, not caring if they even do their intended job. I've had chronic pain since I was in my mid 20's due to Ehler's-Danlos Syndrome and Fibromyalgia and I'm 39 years old now and I just cannot believe I am forced to live the rest of my life this way. What a waste”

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Not Heard · Taken for 10 years or more January 16, 2019

OxyContin (oxycodone): “I am a 62 year old mom of 5, wife for 35 years. About 20 years ago I was being treated for chronic bilateral back pain with sciatica, herniated disc, lumbar degenerative disc disease. That being said, I was prescribed 80 mg of Oxycontin 3 times daily with Oxycodone 30mg immediate release for break through pain. It was life saving!!!! I was able to function, work at our business, take care of my family and do everyday tasks. Now, because of the "OPIOD CRISIS", my Dr. tells me, I no longer can take this medication, and has taken me down to 30mg of Oxycontin 2 times per day and 20 mg Oxycodone up to 2 times daily! BTW, since the very first diagnosis I described, I now have Scoliosis of thoracolumbar spine and postural kyphosis of the thoracic region. So, from someone like myself, I don't abuse, sell, or give out my medication, why do I along with so many people like me, have to be taken off a medication that offers them to live a somewhat productive life with almost bearable pain???”

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Buddy · Taken for less than 1 month February 3, 2020

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “I was on oxycontin for 15 plus years and I went to fill my prescription and the insurance company cut me off. After a week of awfulness I got my new medication Xtampza. I've only been on it for 4 days and it's been the worst. I was fine on oxycontin except for constipation and I had that figured out. I take my Xtampza and about 30 minutes later I feel like I am the end of my life. I'm so depressed and crying then about 1 to 2 hours later the depression is gone. I hope this is not going to continue or else I need something else for pain. I feel like I have the flu and other issues . I'm not sure if it's the Xtampza or results from stopping the oxycontin. I don't understand why the honest sick old people get screwed because these drug addicts are abusing drugs. This opioid war is hurting good people that need pain relief. The addicts will just find another way to abuse the system.”

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Frustrated May 13, 2021

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “I've been a severely compromised patient for well over 4 years with chronic low back pain. I was put on an Xtampza regimen with breakthrough rescue of oxycodone. I reviewed their application to the FDA but it has a fatal flaw . It must be taken with a HCHF (High Calorie High Fat) diet/food. If you compare the blood levels with LCLF or MCMF (low calorie low fat, medium calorie medium fat) or a fasting state, it won't get the job done. Also, if you sprinkle it on food with a HCHF diet, you will find the onset about 1-2 hours faster, but the peak effect is lower, while it still lasts about 8-10 hours. If you ingest it as a whole capsule, it will take 2-3 hours to start to work. The company has done A POOR job of communicating how to take it. My guess is you probably need about 30 grams of fat to guarantee you get absorption and efficacy. That's about 270 calories. Unfortunately, no one has told us this.”

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Chiillychopper · Taken for 10 years or more December 9, 2019

OxyContin (oxycodone): “I've been taking 80mg IR oxycontin for 15yrs. With 30mg IR morpine I have stage 3 lung cancer and colon cancer. My pain doctor stop the 80s with no warning. I suffer for three months on withdrawals had to go to ER a lot. My pain has increased and the pain doctor well do nothing. He scare of losing his licence. Now ER wants nothing to do with me. So I cry a lot seating at home wishing somebody would do something.. I don't understand how they can't help me with the pain. I k Now they close down Purde all those billion the lawyers took but what us the people suffering from pain. Nobody cares about us.”

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Hopeless · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 1, 2021

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “Due to a forehead injury, I have chronic nerve pain. But my excruciating pain was well controlled when I was taking Oxycontin 20 mg am & pm, with 4 tramadols and 4 Percocet 10 mg a day as needed for breakthrough. But that all changed when Insurance would no longer cover Oxycontin and the Pandemic hit and there is a short supply of Generic Oxycontin 20 mg and now I take Xtampza ER 18 mg. I take it with a high-fat food as suggested and this medication is useless. I'm so depressed and not sure how much longer I can go on. My doctor mentioned putting me on Dilaudid ER and Dilaudid 10 mg 4 times daily but Dilaudid is stronger and I would rather not have to take something stronger when the alternative lesser medication used to work fine! But I can't go on like this much longer! For those that Xtampza is effective for, I'm very happy for you, but for those of us that it is no help, or in my case I think it makes the pain WORSE, it's devastating! God Bless you all!”

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T · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 26, 2021

“I've been taking oxycodone 10 mg immediate release tablets for many years after hip fracture and breaking my back, but I've noticed the last 3 months it's NOT working like it has for years, it's not helping with like it once did, and it use to give me a little energy which was a plus. I'm wondering if Kvk tech has weakened the strength of the med.I've used multiple Manufactures oxycodone and Kvk tech has always worked well for me. I guess I'll be looking for different manufacturers of this medicine.”

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Jacksprat · Taken for less than 1 month June 17, 2019

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “Have severe shoulder pain along with other bone problems and was taking Oxycontin 20mg twice a day and seemed to get a lot of relief and able to sleep at night and get through most days w/o too much suffering. Living in Ohio has forced my Dr. to take me off the Oxycontin and prescribe the Xtampza 18mg twice daily. What a terrible medicine this turned out to be, constant diarrhea w/ nausea and almost zero pain relief! I had taken the Oxycontin for 19 yrs. and it worked great for my chronic pain. Ohio should be ashamed for this action, some of us take our meds as prescribed and are responsible law abiding citizens!”

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Bella · Taken for less than 1 month May 6, 2020

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “I found this info. about this pain control med. not working to be accurate> I've been on Oxycodone for over 8 years and my pain has increased with time. I started this with the idea of I will finally get some pain relief but it's nothing like what the PA told me it was. It does not offer me extended pain relief but it does cause me not to sleep or if I do fall asleep. I have terrible nightmares, it's terrible on my stomach and I've tried taking it with many different foods and now I have this static sounding noise that is terrible. I was only given enough for a few weeks to see if it helps but it doesn't and because I don't want to start on Fentanyl I'm going back to what I was taking because this is so much worse and still no pain relief. Why is this even an option for chronic pain relief.”

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Veeta · Taken for 10 years or more April 22, 2020

OxyContin (oxycodone): “My problems are like many that I've read on this site. I take 20 mg. oxycodone (not oxycontin) x 4 daily. It does enough so that I can have a life. Still in pain, but as someone wrote, just tamping down the pain is all you can expect. I just wonder why oxycodone worked when pure morphine did nothing for pain but going thru withdrawal from it was pure nightmare. I have tried taking myself off oxycodone a few times because I feel ashamed about taking it, you know, can't just keep a stiff upper lip. Withdrawal from oxycodone was a walk in the park. How can you take a drug like morphine that has absolutely no effect while oxycodone does help some with fewer side effects. It just doesn't make sense. I have come to the conclusion that I am stuck on pain killers for the rest of my life and just don't talk about it. Maybe they will develop a drug that kills the pain and doesn't cause addiction or dependence. Why are we still taking drugs that haven't really changed in 60 years or so?”

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RMD July 26, 2020

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “Have been in ppm (pretend pain management) for 45 years. Have been on morphine twice daily and oxycodone 3 times a day for years. It needs to be increased. But like everyone else I am at the mercy of the dictatorship, Maximum dosage is achieved and according to the government my pain is under control and NO INCREASE IS ALLOWED. Dr suggested Xtampa because oxycontin was denied. I started going thru withdrawal within 2 days. Pain increased severely and side effects horrid! My Dr put me back on the morphine and I am back to my normal. Although Dr swears its a good drug. Look up how much kick back Drs make on prescriptions, sure they want you to try it go on something whether it works or not! Best of luck to all members of club pain!! In ratings I can't do -10 so here it is!”

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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 7, 2020

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “I wish they would consider making a type of xtampza where you do not have to eat a high-fat meal with it. It just does not always work the same as other times. Sometimes you do not want to eat when you are in pain. I feel we are disrespected by making the pill where it is assumed we will not take it responsibly. Its pain relief is inconsistent. Sometimes it works well for me and sometimes it does not. Please make this medication to where you can take with water and not have to get up at 4 am and figure out the correct thing to eat so it will work. This is ridiculous. Shame on treating people in pain like we are drug addicts. It is unfortunate.”

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Rambo1 · Taken for less than 1 month April 29, 2020

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “This Xtampa is totally useless for pain management as it does not work. Rather I feel this drug was created to be big pharma's version of Kratum. In other words it was designed to dock in opioid receptors and stop withdrawal symptoms. But ineffective at removing pain. My personal experience was a pharmacist putting a bug into my doctors ear and recommending this instead of the oxycodone I am used to taking without any negative side effects. Sadly after taking Xtampza it interacted with some food and it gave me burning diarrhea for 2 days! Not to mention the high frequency hiss in my head that felt like my brain was in the frying pan! I had to call the doctor and explain the reaction and he put through my usual drug and afterwards I went back to my normal self. Now a month later I understand why the recommendation as it costs $800 a bottle and its no wonder I was put through this nightmare for no good reason.”

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Anon · Taken for 10 years or more February 28, 2020

“KVK Tech Oxycodone is absolutely Terrible. There is No Pain Relief at all and furthermore I have been experiencing withdrawal symptoms like I have forgotten to take my medication despite taking it at the times I normally do each day. I have Chills, Restless Legs, Diarrhea, I can't sleep, and pain is out of control. I see now this KVK Tech has been Reprimanded by FDA as of February 2020 as they have found them to be totally out of compliance. Why has their Oxycodone not been recalled as of yet? I would seriously like to know what percentage of active ingredient is actually in these pills or if it is in fact a placebo. FDA needs to do more to protect patients against getting medication that is Not in Compliance with FDA Standards. I am stuck with these placebo pills and cannot return to Pharmacy. It's unacceptable.”

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Evilmommy December 20, 2020

Xtampza ER (oxycodone): “I was born with curvature of the spine, then my job as nurses aide for about 20 years kind of finished my back off. I've been using pain meds, with varying degrees of success, for about 40 years. About a year ago the pain clinic decided to put me on Xtampza 9. They know I cannot sleep after taking pain meds as they give me energy so I take both in the morning. I get no pain relief but what surprised me was also no energy, I can sleep even after taking 2 but cannot sleep after 1/2 hydrocodone 5/325. I can take 3 days off of the Xtampza and feel no difference. 1/2 a hydrocodone 5/325 gives me better pain relief, something is not right here. Please, please fix this.”

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