53 patient evaluations for Oxycodone

316 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2009 (Started Jul 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, dry mouth

Jun 23, 2009 (Started Jul 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Take exactly as prescribed! NO DEVIATIONS. OxyContin ARE TO BE SWALLOWED WHOLE. NOT BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED. TAKING BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED OxyContin TABLETS LEADS TO RAPID RELEASE AND ABSORPTION OF A POTENTIALLY FATAL DOSE OF OXYCODONE. be careful what you eat or drink with it. Even a fatty meal can increase its absorption by 27%. Need to take laxative or eat lots of fiber and drink water to prevent constipation.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, dry mouth

  • 2 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Mar 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, site irritation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: LAY DOWN FOR A SHORT TIME AFTER TAKING TO LET IT START WORKING. DON'T TRY TO KEEP GOING WHEN YOU TAKE IT YOU NEED REST.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, vomiting, site irritation, sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 11, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itching, forgetting words)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: forgetting words, itching

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 16, 2009 (Started Aug 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (itching, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: only take as needed, took myself off because of pressure from other doctors )not perscribing one) and found that i am not addicted but am dependent on it to reduce pain
Side effects: sleepiness, itching

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It just didn't work to long for me
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 53 patient evaluations for Oxycodone