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Old 07-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #3
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Re: Long-Term Percocet Use

Percocets work well for most mild to moderate pain but if you'r taking too many, your liver may become stressed out due to the Tylenol in the medicine, not the oxycodone. At some point, it may be best to switch to just oxycodone without the tylenol. If the short acting meds such as these move your tolerance too high too fast, a long acting option may be best. Meds such as Morphine ER (MS-Contin), Oxycontin or Opana ER. Another key point of pain management is that no med/narcotic is going to move your pain to zero on the a scale of 1 - 10. Most goals fall into to the "manageable" range, maybe in the 4-6 range but hopefully better (but don't expect too much).

Good Luck moving forward!