53 patient evaluations for Oxycodone

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Feb 26, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (addiction)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Try to stay off this. Methadone is a good alternative
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: addiction

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May 13, 2009 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, headaches, restlessness (akathisia), sleepiness, urinary hesitancy, forgetting words, bowel irregularity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if they can avoid it it would be better98
Side effects: bowel irregularity, urinary hesitancy, forgetting words, restlessness (akathisia), sleepiness, dry mouth, headaches

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May 20, 2009 (Started Jul 18, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I'VE BEEN ON THIS MEDICATION ABOUT 2 YEARS AND THE EFFECTS ON MY PAIN HAVE BEEN GREATLY DIMINISHED. I WILL SPEAK WITH MY PRIMARY PHYSICIAN ON MY NEXT APPOINTMENT DAY. I REALLY THINK I NEED SOMETHING STRONGER.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 7, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, itching, nausea, urinary hesitancy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: nausea, itching, urinary hesitancy, constipation, constipation

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Dec 7, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Doesn't quite stop pain, constipates, makes mouth dry, excess sweating but better than having SEVERE pain all the time
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

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Oct 30, 2009 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, constipation

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constipation, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, constipation

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Jan 22, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shallow breathing, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: shallow breathing, sleepiness

Jan 14, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not take this medication. It is good for Pain but is very addictive.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: shallow breathing, sleepiness

Jun 1, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (shallow breathing, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not abuse this medication because it is very addictive.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: shallow breathing, sleepiness

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Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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May 17, 2010 (Started Apr 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: stopping as switching to Fentynal patches - still have some for breakthrough pain if needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, sleepiness

Apr 23, 2009 (Started Apr 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My doctor is very adament in keeping my dosage as low as possible. I was able to talk him into letting me take 5 tablets per day... this is not enough to actually make a huge impact on the pain that I have, however it is very hard to get my doctor to raise the dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, sleepiness

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Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, flatulence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This dosage is becoming less and less effective as the pain in my hip worsens, which now regularly radiates down my leg from sciatica in my glutes (butt), as well as into my low back, triggering pain in my degenerating disks and bone spurs. Per Mt doc, I. Alspo now take my initial dose at 5mg more than my other doses (taken every 4 hours) to get the med in my system more quickly. And, since I'm taking it more often, day after day, the constipation is awful.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: flatulence, constipation

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