A Friend Suggested Roxycodone 15mg For Breakthrough Pain, In Place Of 10/325 Percocets. Good Idea?

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Asked by hurting36

A Friend Suggested Roxycodone 15mg For Breakthrough Pain, In Place Of 10/325 Percocets. Good Idea?

The percocets are losing there efficiency, is Roxicodone similiar to Percocets, stronger, weaker. Just wondering if anyone has had these or any info at all. I have an appointment with my Pain Dr. coming up soon, and been in alot of pain the last three weeks, so I am looking for some sort of break in the pain even if just a day, an hour. Thanks for any info!

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The Percocet you're taking is 10mg of oxycodone and 325mg of acetaminophen. The Roxicodone you're talking about is 15mg of oxycodone. So basically you're talking about increasing the dosage of oxycodone by 5mg and eliminating the acetaminophen. (Acetaminophen is often added to an opioid to boost it's pain-relieving effect.)

Since we build a tolerance to any opioid over time and have to increase the dosage to maintain the same level of pain relief, you may be at the point that you need an increase, whether it is Roxicodone or something else. It's worth asking your doctor about.