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Q: which is stronger oxycodone hcl 5 mg or oxycodone-apap

which is stronger oxycodone hcl 5 mg or oxycodone-apap

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
5/ 5/09 3:50pm

You don't say how many milligrams are in the oxycodon-apap, but since I don't think it is available in less than 5 mg dosages, I'll assume it's at least 5 mg.  Oxycodone-apap is oxycodone with acetaminophen.  Acetaminophen helps boost the effectiveness of the oxycodone.  So, the oxycodone-apap would be somewhat more effective as a pain reliever. 

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Valerie, Community Member
6/ 1/09 1:28am

Tnanks so much for your reply to my question. I was just checking to make sure that the meds that I receivred would be effective. Now He has me on methdone 30mg and this one seems to work better for me than any and I know I have to be careful so that It wouldn't become habit reforming. I also believe that I'm so be depressed between this doctor says one thing and second onioion and that doctorto me is better. 

 

I also have a litte book that I take with me so if there's any changes with her body, he would know, is that a good idea or not?

 

So, now he has me doing steriods shots to my neck so I will keep you posted thanks so very much for your rely. It really meant alot for your comment/

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
6/ 3/09 4:15am

I think it's always a good idea to keep a medical journal to track symptoms, medications, reactions to medications, and any improvements.  It's also a good idea to take it to the doctor's with you.  It can help you remember everything you need to tell him or ask and can help the doctor get a clear picture of how you're doing. 

 

Thanks for keeping me posted.

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Valerie, Community Member
6/ 3/09 5:28pm

It feels so good to know that someone out there cares, after all that I've been through I have some deep seeded issues. As a single mom of 2 the last thing I want to be is addicted to pain pills, I know it sounds crazy but I know it can happen.

I thank you for your knowledge and assistance, you have been too kind.  My EX-Husbands job relocated us from Long Island to Tampa Florida and the first night we got here in (Tampa Florida) he explained to me that he was seeing someone else and that he and I was through, he was going to live with her. He took hid clothes everything. I cannot express the hurt I felt that night. Then telling myself, why did I move all the way, I had a good job, my family was there, etc etc...Anyway sorry for venting but it's been a hard year for me and thanks so much for caring and answering my question. On Friday I go for my last shot in the back to see if that work so I will keep you posted, and thanks again. Smile

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Valerie, Community Member
6/ 5/09 12:22am

THIS IS THE CORRECT REPLY SORRY PLEASE READ BELOW.

 

Thanks so much for your reply to my question. I was just checking to make sure that the meds that I received would be effective. Now the doctor has me on methadone 30mg and this one seems to work better for me than any and I know I have to be careful so that It wouldn't become habit forming. I also believe that I'm so stressed going from one doctor to the next doctor. 

 

I also have a little note book that I take with me so if there's any changes with my body, he would know, is that a good idea or not?

 

So, now he has me doing steroids shots to my neck so I will keep you posted thanks so very much for your rely. It really meant a lot for your comment/

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Nichlous, Community Member
9/28/11 5:16pm

I have two bad discs. S1,L5, and L5,L4. My doc prescribed 250 5mil. for one month.that eight a day. I think its way to much.. Give me a reply and let me know what you think......

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Suzymcmont, Community Member
5/ 7/09 1:31pm
As a 15 year chronic pain patient, my pain doc compounds oxycodone without the tylenol(apap). Large doses of tylenol can have detrimental effects on body systems. If you are going to be taking oxycontin for an extended period of time, I think you should discuss the effects of all the Tylenol you'll also be ingesting with the "APAP" Reply
Valerie, Community Member
6/ 1/09 1:33am

Thanks so much because i did ask him about the (apap) so he lowered the (apap) to 325 instead of 650, so we have to see if that works right? Thanks for being so kind in replys to my question. God Bless You.

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Valerie, Community Member
6/ 3/09 5:32pm

15 years is alot of time so I will be praying for you, concering this.  I know what it is to be in pain that long and I admire you for sharing that. Thanks

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Enid Gold, Community Member
8/21/09 1:56pm

I was on oxycodone w/apap 5/325 and was managing with 2-3 pills a day. I got these from my primary care doctor. Then he sent me to the pain clinic. Because we were going to be in an area for some time where I had no doctor to prescribe these, the pain clinic doctor prescribed first Tramadolhcl 50mg.The first couple of days seemed great then I realized that I was terribly confused and unsteady on my feet.  So I switched to the second that he gave me hydrocodone.  That helped the pain some but never had any time that it relieved it completely.  Since the pain clinic was 70 miles away, I called and asked if they could call my primary care doctor to get me back on the  oxycodone. But instead of giving me the oxycodone w;apap 5/323 he gave me oxycodone Hcl 5mg.I find that these are not as effective in controling my pain.  I started taking Advil or Tylenol with my pills, and it seemed to help more.  The Advil seemed to help more.  Am I doing the right thing?

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K, Community Member
9/12/09 6:23pm

Totally disagree, the Paracetamol does nothing to any opioid or opiate to boost it. Thats just what people are leading others to believe as they don't want to give out the pure, all the APAP does is kill your liver and kidneys!! This may make the Oxy go through faster in time if you are a regular medicated pain sufferer. And thats the way they trick you. I will stick to my 40mg Oxymorphone & Oxycodone, that or the 80mg SR I can get all for around $3-5 per tab. I took the Watson 10/325 932's and even those took their toll on my organs in a matter of 2 months. The doctors said I had to stop taking Actimaphen/Paracetamol as it is the most dangerous drug on the planet and kills more people a year than any other drug, legal or Illegal.

And I was taking the recommended amount!! Scared me! Kidney failure certainly did.

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DMW, Community Member
6/13/12 9:10pm

I must firmly disagree with you. 325 mgs of APAP by itslef provides real realief. THe opiate does raise the paisdn threshold but also alters your perception of the pain. The altered perception of pain is as important as the reduction in thhe level of pain. If you eat regulary, avoid alcohol,  and don't take more than 2000 mgs of APAP per day, your body produces sufficient enzymes/antioxidants to nuetralize the damaging metabolite from APAP. 

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ylek, Community Member
3/ 1/10 6:22pm

Same medication. Apap has tylenol.

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ylek, Community Member
3/ 1/10 6:24pm

Thanks. This is what I thought.

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candy and gene ditte, Community Member
4/ 7/10 2:55pm

I would like to know which pill is stronger.

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candy and gene ditte, Community Member
4/ 7/10 3:04pm

I have been living with acute back and leg pain for 4 years. what is stronger,HCL 5 or oxycodone with acetaminicine?

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