16 patient evaluations for Oxycodone with a side effects rating of Mild

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Aug 21, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have a varied history with Oxycodone. I took it for quite some time in combination with Ambien and it TOTALLY made me a walking vegetable! I forgot many important details and occasions because of it. My spouse developed a real hatred for the med and did not see why it was affecting me this way. He resorted to hiding the bottle from me and it took an active intervention by my daughter to restore my needed meds to me and get me off of Ambien. I now rarely take it as it causes continual constipation, but it is a good tool to have available when the pain becomes too great. I also moved out of my husband's residence which has decreased my need for Oxycodone and Alprazolam for my depression-anxiety related issues.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 5, 2015 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: If itching occurs, take Benadryl. This medication also eases my fibromyalgia pain

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Apr 18, 2014 (Started Feb 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sharp shooting back pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 12, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myofascial pain syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Be careful not to take too much. Just the right amount lifts me up and makes it poss for me to be engaged and function. Too much and I am woozy.

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Aug 28, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 22, 2012 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 22, 2011 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back surgery)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for surgery)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I suggest not to use percocet, which is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen, but to use oxycodone and acetaminophen each on its own. It's easier to titrate the exact dose of each medication when you take them separately. For example, after my surgery I took 10 mg of oxycodone 4 times a day, and acetaminophen usually once a day (1000 mg). As the pain from surgery subsided, I reduced the dose of oxycodone and took more acetaminophen. I never took more than 3000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours to make sure that it doesn't damage my liver.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 8, 2011 (Started Feb 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Severe eye pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Oxycodone is very effective for mild/moderate pain of various types. Unfortunately, the pain of Optic Neuritis (the permanent variety) is not easily soothed. Any kind of opiates are going to cause severe constipation that can lead to intestinal impactions, so I recommend getting on a regimen of fiber and/or Miralax as a maintenance and preventative.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 4, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found that since I started taken this medication that I am now sleeping better. I think that it is because it is long acting I am not waking up in the middle of the night needing to take a pain killer.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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