Full Question: I suffer from Fibromyalgia as well as severe Migraines. After running the gauntlet of remedies the Dr. put me on OxyContin 20mg. twice a day with a Percocet 5 to use when the pain is unbearable. My sister claims that the narcotics will destroy my internal organs. Is this true?? I have asked two other Dr's about this and been told NO! I was also very worried about addiction, but they said as long as I took them for the Chronic ongoing pain of Fibro. and Migraines and did NOT abuse them I would NOT become an addict! I use them ONLY when I am completely around the bend in pain and not able to function in a reasonably normal fashion. They have made my life worth living again, BUT I don't want to destroy my organs either. I have tried ALL of the new Meds. and have suffered a lot of allergic reactions to them. These two pills are the ONLY ones I have been able to tolerate. WHAT should I do??? Thanks for your help. Answer : Hello; First of all, addictions have to do wi...
Generic Name: OXYCODONE/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (OX-i-KOE-done/a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Percocet Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to help relieve
moderate to severe pain. It contains a narcotic pain reliever (oxycodone) and a
non-narcotic pain reliever (acetaminophen). Oxycodone works in the brain to
change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce
How To Use Percocet Oral
See also Warning section.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor.
You may take this drug with or without food. If you have nausea, it may help to
take this drug with food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to
decrease nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head
movement as possible).
If you are using a liquid form of this medication, use a
medication measuring device to carefully measure the prescribed dose. Do not
use a household spoon because you may ...
Remember that game show called "Press Your Luck" where contestants would battle the game of chance in order to win money. Land on a "Whammy" and all that money would be gone in an instant. Many chronic pain patients also battle the game of chance by taking way too much Tylenol each day. Only this "whammy" could cost a life.
Sometimes taking these chances is by accident because Acetaminophen is in so many products with various names like NyQuil, Vicodin, Percocet , Lortab, and the list goes on and on. The problem is that the amount of Tylenol adds up with every product consumed daily. Some people still do not realize that APAP, Acetaminophen and Tylenol are all the same thing. This lingo can be deadly to those unaware. However, some people are very aware that they are taking too much Tylenol. They choose to press their luck. Some give explanations for this reckless behavior like, "I've been O.K. so far" or "My doctor checks my liver test periodically". Someday these excuses ...
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