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Monday, February 23, 2009 Ironhoarse, Community Member, asks

Q: Substitute for 5mg Oxycodone

I take 5mg Oxycodone, as needed, for a pinched Sciatic nerve.  Liver transplant eliminates ability to take anything with Tylenol or Ibuprofen additives.  What can be substituted for Oxycodone??  In my part of Washington State there is no Oxy available.

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
2/26/09 5:39pm

There is a liquid form of oxycodone that you might check into.  I don't think it was affected by the shortages in Washington.  Otherwise, there are a number of different opioid medications that you could ask your doctor about prescribing for you until the oxycodone shortage is resolved (which they think will be soon).  Hydrocodone is not an option for you since it is always combined with acetaminophen, ibuprofen or aspirin.  Since oxycodone is a derivative of morphine, maybe a low dose of morphine would be a possibility. 

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By Ironhoarse, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/09/14, First Published: 02/23/09