10 patient evaluations for Oxycodone-acetaminophen with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Jun 14, 2015 (Started Jan 07, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sometimes hard to swallow
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 15, 2013 (Started Jun 10, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (head pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Monthly
Advice & Tips: I had to learn about controlling breakthrough pain as the doc didn't advise me. It was my best friend who helped me put the pain med to the best use. Wow. It changed my life until I got my hip replaced and after surgery. For daily life I definitely did not consider driving my car even if I felt quite "normal." It's a powerful drug and I didn't want to take chances and I was very tired all the time from the meds, from fighting pain, etc.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 7, 2013 (Started Jun 10, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (head pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 tablet(s) Monthly
Advice & Tips: I am not taking this medication under the prescription of my doctor. I have the tablets leftover from another procedure where I didn't use it at all. I only use this medication when really needed. I used to maybe take one about once a month for breakout pain. When my pain levels increased significantly over the summer but I did not reduce my activity or take any other actions such as icing I starting resorting to Percoset more like twice a month for breakout pain. If I try and take it more than once a week I get terrible headaches so it's not worth it. I had to learn how to strike a better balance. I just hope my one bottle, carefully used, will last me until I get my hip replaced and this whole mess is over. Also, another side effect from taking Percoset is sleepiness so I am careful not to take it before I have to drive so that takes planning which pain management in general requires.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 1, 2013 (Started Jul 02, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for surgical pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dental pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea if taken on empty stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: TAKE THIS WITH FOOD. OMG. If you don't, you will regret it. Seriously, the worst nausea ever... sweats, cramping stomach, etc. It works pretty well, but you have to remember not to take it on an empty stomach.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 15, 2013 (Started Oct 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: maxing out dosage would make me short tempered and agitated

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Jan 9, 2012 (Started Sep 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Sep 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Mar 17, 2011 (Started Feb 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 1, 2011 (Started Dec 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Been on this dose for two years now & it's not doing a damn thing for me anymore
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Started taking in 2005 not long after I had a spinal tap that was horrible. In 2011 I was up to 6 a day at 20 mg. Wasn't working as good. Doctor wanted me on Oxycontin but insurance [medicare] refused to cover it. The only option available was Methadone which I did not want to be on. A note : Oxycontin is now illegal in Canada. I got my yearly prescription coverage book from my insurance and was amazed to see that as of 2013 Oxycontin will now be covered. Corrupt system we have. Medicare is bad. We need a universal healthcare system. As soon as I was forced on medicare things got even more complicated. Doctors told me they could no longer see me. I was treated like trash. My husbands mother is retired now and she is being treated the same why. We shouldn't be afraid to go to the doctor.
Side effects: nausea, drowsiness

Feb 2, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It works for me for my pain.
Side effects: nausea, drowsiness

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Sep 25, 2009 (Started Jun 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (intoxicated feeling, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: intoxicated feeling, constipation, constipation

Jul 25, 2009 (Started Jun 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (intoxicated feeling, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: intoxicated feeling, constipation, constipation

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Dec 3, 2008 (Started Dec 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: The idea behind pain medication is not to completely get rid of the pain, it just takes it down to a tolerable level. That's a common misconception, that it should get rid of all of the pain. It doesn't happen. You eventually build up a tolerance to it. It can be highly addictive. I worry about that.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, nausea

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