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Old 10-31-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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Oxycodone...Typical Dosage (???)

[B]Hello...[/B]

What is a typical dosage of Percocet (Oxycodone) in pill form?

I came down w/ a severely pinched nerve at the base of my neck...which is shooting some nasty pain down my right arm; & in addition to prescribing me Prednisone; & sending me to a really good local neurologist...my doctor also gave me a scrip for Roxicet....for the pain. Each pill sports 5MG of Oxycodone & 325MG of Acetamenophine. Of course I intend to follow the dosage directions (not having dependency issues or any thing of that sort)...but is 5MG typical, low or high? Just curious.

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Re: Oxycodone...Typical Dosage (???)

5mg every 4-6 hours is normal for someone without tolerance. What you want is to control the pain as best you can without being mentally compromised.

 
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:01 AM   #3
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Re: Oxycodone...Typical Dosage (???)

5mg is the usual pain med given, while 10mg is used for after surgery or someone who is tolerant to the meds. I do believe they have 2.5 mg but I have never been prescribed it.

Hope you feel better soon!
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Re: Oxycodone...Typical Dosage (???)

I just found out that they have 15 mg too!

 
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Re: Oxycodone...Typical Dosage (???)

I take 10/325 every 5 to 6 hrs. for my back/leg pain....I havd been taking this for almost 1 1/2 yrs.... It does help make my life tolerable... Different meds. work differently for different people.... Some people would be knocked out by the dosage I take..but I function just fine....normal....

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Old 11-02-2007, 09:41 AM   #6
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Re: Oxycodone...Typical Dosage (???)

i have back issuses & rheumatoid arthritis, my dr gave me vicodin a yr ago the 7.5/750 just these past few months it didnt help the pain anymore, so he upped it to 10/650, didnt help so he started me on percocet 5/325 firts few dya s made me sleepy.. after that i could take it & function but still not handling the pain so he upped it to 10/325 4x a day & i gotta say i dont feel sleepy or high thanks god i can function.... as long as i dont stand or walk more then a few minutesit controls the pain nicely but if i stand to do dishes or try walking outside even the 10/325 dont help


I hope the 5/325 gives u the pain relief you need

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Re: Oxycodone...Typical Dosage (???)

I had ALIF and PLIF at L4/5 in June 07. Right now I still take Percocet. I get the 10/350's. I take one at about 5am when I get up, one at about 11am-12pm and one at about 5pm. I go to bed around 11pm and take a Soma about a 1/2 hour before I hit the sack.

Generally this works for me. I work on a network TV show so I am on my feet for 10 hours a day.

While I have a slight and short sense of "well being" around 40 minutes or so or so after taking an Oxycodone, I function very well on it....seriously. I use hand tools and power tools and go up in aerial lifts, and do a lot of work that requires intense concentration with zero room for error. Because I know I am taking a somewhat controversial medication, I check my work constantly and have others check it also....we mostly do that anyway...redundancy checks and all that. So far I have not found a single cause for concern. My memory is great also and I have no trouble staying on top of my duties, things I have been asked to achieve during the course of the day.

Vicodin does not help as much and actually makes me loopy, even though it is weaker.

Item of interest...there IS a difference between generic and name brand, don't let them tell you otherwise. Some generics are even stronger. I ask my Doc to write the script for name brand only. If you don't, the pharmacy will follow the Ins company rules and automatically give you generic.

 
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Re: Oxycodone...Typical Dosage (???)

your current dosage would be pretty standard given whats going on,but also the pred being Rxed as well(good choices by your doc).quite frankly,the pred will probably give you much more good relief than the percs at this point of high inflammation.but it appears your doc is doing all the right things at this point.how are you feeling right now since this was Rxed to you,any good changes?Marcia
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