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Below are Oxycodone reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 13 ratings/reviews, Oxycodone has an overall score of 7.31. The effectiveness score is 9.08 and the side effect score is 6.62. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Oxycodone review by 46 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   severe back pain resulting from a herniated disc
Dosage & duration:   5mg taken 3-6 times daily for the period of 1 year
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   coversyl
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Reduced pain almot always, except when severe spasims occured.
Side effects:   Mild and only occasional constipation. Sometimes felt a little foggy in the head.
Comments:   Took this drug as needed and the results are very good for reliveing severe pain.

 

Oxycodone review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   scoliosis
Dosage & duration:   30mg 6x daily taken 3-6 per day for the period of 2+ yrs.
Other conditions:   c/spine hnp & cervical arthritis
Other drugs taken:   xanax
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduce pain levels and resume daily life without interferance from pain. Reduce pain in order to proceed with physical therapy.
Side effects:   tired at times & upset stomache
Comments:   Take up to 6 times a day for pain

 

Oxycodone review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   possible lymphoma/kidney pain
Dosage & duration:   5MG-50MG caps taken 1 cap/4-6 h for the period of 1 mo
Other conditions:   ulcerative colitis/kidney infection
Other drugs taken:   cipro, Asacol, doxycycline,promethazine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The drug was pretty good for pain. They had me on morphine, which was horrible. The pain was preferable to the crazy dreams and paranoia I had. They then tried oxycontin, which was the best pain drug they gave me, but too addictive... so they moved me to vicodin products, which worked pretty well, with surprisingly few side effects.
Side effects:   Sleepiness, dizziness, light-headedness & nausea. I only took them when the pain was unbearable, so I might have gotten used to the side effects if I had kept the levels up in my system.
Comments:   I just took the pills every 4-6 hours when the kidney pain was too bad. I tried to only take them at night as the conditions improved since they made me sleep. I stopped takeing them long before the infections and colon problems were resolved, as I don't like takeing drugs.

 

Oxycodone review by 43 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pain management
Dosage & duration:   10mg taken 3 times daily for the period of 2 yrs
Other conditions:   Degenerative disk disease (C2-C7, L5, S1), pinched nerves C5 & 6.
Other drugs taken:   Percocette, Toradol, Topamax, Gabapentin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Initially the treatment benefits were -increased mobility/ activity level due to experiencing less pain - sleep ( was able to sleep longer while the medication was still active) - better mood (because of less pain)
Side effects:   The level of pain control quickly decreased (with the prescribed amount of medication(10 mg)) resulting in having to steadily increase the dosage for the same amount of pain relief. However the worst side effects were severe constipation(even while taking stool softeners/extra fiber, water, etc), depression, insomnia, weight loss, hair loss, muscle wasting, my skin became completely dehydrated and wrinkled. Became physically and mentally addicted to the medication, when I tried to reduce the dosage /stop taking the medication I experienced severe withdrawal symptoms (fever,chills, nausea, vomiting, severe bone muscle and joint pain) to name a few.
Comments:   I was in an MVA in 2002 in which I suffered a whiplash type injury which caused/accelerated the DDD. I was prescribed Percocette 5mg on an as needed basis for pain control. After 3 years (of constant agonizing pain)of being on the Percocette they became ineffective at relieving pain and I was referred to a PAIN CLINIC specializing in chronic pain. The doctors there decided that I had built up a tolerance/dependence on the Percocette and that it would be best to put me on a longer acting narcotic (Oxycontin 10mg,time released, supposed to provide pain relief for 12 hrs) with Percocette (Oxycodone 5mg/Acetaminophen 325 mg)for break through pain. In the beginning the medication seemed to help but over time I built up a tolerance to the Oxycodone(they became less effective) which meant I had to keep increasing the dosage to get the same amount of pain relief. For example I started out with Oxycontin 10mg/3x day and approx 3 Percocette/daily a couple of months later as my tolerance increased I had to take Oxycontin 20mg/3X day and 5-6 Percocette as the months passed by my tolerance grew and my dosage was increased. After about 8 months on the Oxycontin I started to experience all of the side effects mentioned above, not only did I notice the negative effects the drug was having on me but friends and family noticed too, and mentioned (not to me but amongst themselves) that my appearance/demeanor over the past 2 yrs had dramatically changed. A couple of months ago my Sister took me aside and asked me what was wrong to which I replied nothing why? She then explained to me how my behavior(depression, moodiness, etc.) and appearance(drastic weight loss) had been getting worse and worse and told me that she was worried. Being under the influence of these drugs for so long I felt like I was in a fog and really had no idea as to the extent of how bad it really was/ how I looked. So I stepped back and examined the last 4-5 yrs of my life while on these medications and realized that they had taken a considerable toll on me emotionally, physically, mentally. I strongly advise that before anyone decides to go this route for pain management that you have a long talk with your Physician on the pros and cons of this medication specifically the Oxycontin. If I would have known then what I know now about all the negative side effects I would never, never had started taking it. I feel that it deteriorated my body (especially my muscle mass and skin). When I started taking the medication I was 37 and felt 25 and was told I looked like I was in my late 20's, I am now 42, I feel 50 and now in an effort to spare my feelings people don't mention anything about how old I look . I wish that my Physicians would have told me about ALL of the negative effects of this medication instead of just the positive (which are few). In my opinion the negative far outweigh the positive. I'm still in constant pain but will continue to search for pain management without drugs. PLEASE USE WITH CAUTION!

 

Oxycodone review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   post-surgical pain
Dosage & duration:   can't recall (dosage frequency: every 4 to 6 hours) for the period of 8 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   immediate relief from acute, severe post-surgical spinal pain following three-level lumbar fusion. minimized discomfort so that i was ambulatory, which was a key factor in my recuperation (physical movement was encouraged)
Side effects:   severe constipation, only relieved by taking milk of magnesia on a daily basis.
Comments:   took oxycodone for two months every 4 to 6 hours for pain relief, then weaned down to propoxyphene

 

Oxycodone review by 33 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pain
Dosage & duration:   350mg as needed taken 2-3 times a day for the period of 3 weeks
Other conditions:   car accident (induced the pain)
Other drugs taken:   ibuprofen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Oxycodone helped take the major edge off of pain so I could rest. However, it made me so drowsy and felt "out of it" that I would switch to Ibuprofen.
Side effects:   extreme drowsiness, chalky mouth, feeling woozy
Comments:   I had chiropractice and massage therapy to help my body recover. I took oxycodone when absolutely necessary with ibuprofen as a supplement.

 

Oxycodone review by 40 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Post Surgery
Dosage & duration:   325 mg taken every 4 hours or as needed for the period of as needed per 2 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   benefits were the pain relieving benefits
Side effects:   Side effects were a little troubling to me. Although the pain was not diminished completely, I noticed that when I had severe pain, the meds did absolutely no good. Perhaps if I'd taken more than the recommended dosage, it would have been effective, but I did not want to do that. It also had a negative effect on my brain. I could not think clearly, I felt like I was in a fog. I also spent alot of time sleeping which was another side effect I did not like.
Comments:   Took this med following surgery for pain control.

 

Oxycodone review by care giver of 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Pain
Dosage & duration:   APAP 5MG-325MG taken 1 to 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours for the period of 3 days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Reduced pain, helped with sleep
Side effects:   Mild nausea, dizziness, fuzzy thinking. Very weird feeling
Comments:   Medication to be taken as needed for pain after arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Would not want to take this medication unless in severe pain due mainly to the fuzzy headed/dizzy effect. Certainly could not drive or operate machinery while on the medication.

 

Oxycodone review by 43 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Pain - chronic panceatitis
Dosage & duration:   10 mg taken 2x/day for the period of Ongoing - one year so far
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   Ducosate Sodium (stool softener)
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Following a severe and prolonged attack of pancreatitis (primarily due to alcohol) and a 2 month hospitalization, surgery to treat pancreatic cysts was required. After release from the hospital, a persistent abdominal pain was experienced. Normal N-SAID pain relievers were not used because of stomach irritation and I am unresponsive to acetaminophen. Oxycodone twice per day relieved all pain and allows me to live and work productively pain-free.
Side effects:   Constipation
Comments:   Oxycodone/APAP 5mg/325mg 2x per day

 

Oxycodone review by 32 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   teeth extractions
Dosage & duration:   80mg taken every three hours for the period of 7 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   treatment envolved a reduction of pain and provided the ability to sleep
Side effects:   the side effects proved to be an upset stomach, especially when up walking around and bending over. A tendency to sweat easily too
Comments:   take one capsule every 3 to 4 hours as needed for pain. don't drive or operate any vehicle

 

Oxycodone review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Metastasized ovarian cancer/chemotherapy
Dosage & duration:   5 mg taken two to three times daily, as needed. for the period of One year; am still taking it.
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   Lorazepam 1 mg, 2x daily; occasional acetaminophen; Gemsar (chemotherapy); Carboplatinum (chemo).
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   One year after diagnosis, surgery and beginning chemotherapy for stage IIIc ovarian cancer, I am working 35+ hours per week and living more or less normally while receiving biweekly chemotherapy treatments. Taking oxycodone makes all the difference in my quality of life, because it allows me to live without otherwise constant pain in my back, ribcage and belly. In the absence of this pain, my mobility/activity level is excellent, I can think and focus clearly, and I am free of the depression and frustration of what could be a debilitating illness.
Side effects:   Occasional fogginess if otherwise fatigued; otherwise, I am surprised at the absence of noticeable side effects.
Comments:   As I am aware of the addictive potential of narcotics/opioids, I have deliberately requested a continued low dose (5 mg) and have made a point of not increasing frequency to more than three tablets a day. During the week after chemo, I will sometimes experience a bit of breakthrough pain between doses, and will then take a low (325 mg) dose of acetaminophen.

 

Oxycodone review by care giver of 53 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Back pain
Dosage & duration:   2 every 4 hours (dosage frequency: every 2 hours) for the period of 6 days
Other conditions:   Hep c
Other drugs taken:   Valium
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Drug did take away pain quickly; easy to take, not contraindicative with muscle relaxers or codeine allergy.
Side effects:   No pain but very loopy.. Drug made patient incoherent and confused; bad memory and constipation patient had crazy ideas.
Comments:   Take for pain, 2 pills every 3-4 hours, no more than 8 in 24 hours.

 

Oxycodone review by 43 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   chronic pain from degenerative lumbar disc disease
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken every 6 hours for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   HIV/AIDS
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   eliminated my pain which allowed me to function at an almost normal level. i was mostly bedridden prior to treatment
Side effects:   moderate constipation
Comments:   was on combo oxycontin/oxycodone therapy for aprox 6 months before switching to just oxycodone. the oxycontin left me feeling groggy and unable to concentrate. it also left me with pain peaks and valleys. by switching to oxycodone only, i was able to keep my blood levels at a more constant rate and my pain was controlled consistently. with oxycontin my doseage kept increasing. with oxycodone my doseage was stable and eventually was able to decrease my doseage from 60mg every 6 hours to 30mg
 


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