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Saturday, July 12, 2008 angiee, Community Member, asks

Q: do pain clinics prescribe percocet and what for?

i have cronic pain in my elbow and it will not go away. My doctor has prescribed ibuprofen 600 mg. It does not help with the pain at all. He the prescribed me lortab but it makes me sick. He then prescribed me 4  percocets and they take the pain away completly but now he won't give me anymore. Wil i have to go to a pain clinic to get these prescribed to me?

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7/12/08 7:37pm

Percocet or oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever (an opiate)that also has acetaminophen in it. Since its a narcotic your doctor is probably worried about addiction. RxList states that addition is 'relatively rare' in people with chronic pain but rises significantly if a person has a history of alcohol or substance abuse.

 

If used in high amounts percocet can also cause withdrawl: unpleasant symptoms that take some time to subside when one goes off the drug.

 

Your doctor is being careful but his job, of course, is to relieve your pain. There are many pain reducing drugs available now. He should be able to find you something.

 

http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/oxyapap_ad.htm

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By angiee, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/17/14, First Published: 07/12/08