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Below are Oxycontin (Oxycodone) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 9 ratings/reviews, Oxycontin has an overall score of 6.56. The effectiveness score is 8.67 and the side effect score is 6. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Oxycontin review by 28 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   post-surgical pain
Dosage & duration:   5-10 mg taken approx every 6-8 hrs for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   bowels slow to function after surgery
Other drugs taken:   stool softener, ibuprofin, acetaminophen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The pain was definitely reduced, from high discomfort to relatively low discomfort, so long as I wasn't moving. It also helped me to sleep some of the time.
Side effects:   During the second and third day, it seemed to increase my post-surgical nausea. Overall, in addition to drowsiness, I experienced a lot of dizziness. I'm not sure whether or not it affected my bowels returning to normal function.
Comments:   At first I was given the oxycodone intravenously, with a button allowing me to choose when I wanted a dose (don't remember the amount) but limited in total amount and frequency (up to every 15 minutes, I think.) Afterwards, I took it in pill form. After several days I decided the side effects were too strong and got a hydrocodone prescription, which had similar but more mild side effects. In retrospect, I wish that acupunture had been available; when I experienced an auricular 5-needle protocol several weeks later, I found the residual pain I had was immediately reduced, with none of the side effects.

 

Oxycontin review by 56 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pain after surgery
Dosage & duration:   10mg taken every 6 hours for the period of 1 day
Other conditions:   brusing and swelling
Other drugs taken:   Ibuprofen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The drug was prescribed for pain, and it worked to dull post op pain.
Side effects:   The drug made me terribly constipated, which in my opinion, negated the value of the drug. The strain to eliminate was very painful considering the recent surgery.
Comments:   After 1 day of oxycontin and the ensuing constipation, I switched to 800 mg of ibuprofen. While not as effective for the pain, the constipation was alleviated. Overall, the ibuprofen was better for me.

 

Oxycontin review by 61 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   post surgical pain
Dosage & duration:   10mg taken 2 times per day for the period of one week
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Able to tolerate the pain
Side effects:   Loss of appetite, dizzy
Comments:   Following a nasal reconstruction and bone graft to my nasal bridge pain relief was prescribed. My nose was crushed in an accident. I did not think that it would be necessary, however the procedure turned out to be extremely painful for several days. The pain medication allowed me to tolerate the pain, however it made it impossible for me to function normally. All I could do was sleep and remain in a haze until the pain diminished

 

Oxycontin review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   back pain
Dosage & duration:   10mg taken 2/day for the period of 4 yrs
Other conditions:   degenrated disk
Other drugs taken:   Percocet imovane lorazapam
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It provided me Pain releif that enabled me to get up in the morning and pain releif that helped with cramps and pain while sleeping at night. I think it only blocked the pain receptor in my brain but didn't actually provide a cure for the main problem. It was like a mask that may have caused more damagae in the end
Side effects:   I became severely addicted to the drug. With flu like symptoms when out of meds. I became dependant on the meds everyday to function and because it was working for enabling me to go about my day I didn't look for a proper treatment. In the end I wouldn't say that these pain medication do anything but mask the initial problem and my Dr considered the problem solved and didn't seek an alternate method of helping me long term
Comments:   Take one pill 2 times a day

 

Oxycontin review by 51 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Severe and chronic back pain
Dosage & duration:   10mg taken three times a day for the period of Over 10 years
Other conditions:   High cholesteral
Other drugs taken:   Lyrica
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Truly allows me to function. I work in a mentally demanding and stressful job. Without this medication, I would not be able to work, let alone do much of anything else.
Side effects:   Yes, there are side effects. Constipation is an issue that requires trying different means to address. Tradition treatments didn't help, but odd ones that I stumbled on have - like eating raw brazil nuts; now it's home-made chex mix. NutriSystems food (with high fiber and fillers) really works. There is a mild, physical addiction property. Over the ten years that I have used this medication, I have slowly reduced by dosage from 50 mg down to 30 daily. There was nauseousness and sweating, but I got through it. When people say that prescription medicine isn't safe, I can only reply that my choices are either laying in bed because the pain is to great, or taking the medication and being able to function. I am still limited in my physical activity, but I'm working and not constantly focused on the pain.
Comments:   I take the Oxycontin three times a day - morning, lunch and dinner. It is recommended to take on a full stomach, though I've never noticed an issue when I haven't. If I take my regular dose one to two hours after it's due, my back pain is very severe, so I know it's working.

 

Oxycontin review by 34 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pain control
Dosage & duration:   10 mg taken 2-3 times a day depending on pain for the period of 3 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The treatment benefits were considerable as OxyContin reduced my pain considerably. In the beginning I was advized to take the drug 1 hour before the previous one wore off as it can take up to 1 hour for it to work. The pain however always did go away and therefore relieving me of it and making me feel comfortable again.
Side effects:   After using the drug for a while I was becoming more and more dependant on it. Therefore I was becomming addicted to this drug as I was depending on it to relieve my pain. I also noticed that while taking this drug I was becoming constipated where in the past that has never been an issue for me.
Comments:   This medication was prescribed to me following my knee arthroplasty. I had a surgery done on my knee where the joints have been replaced. following the surgery I had severe pain and so the doctor as opposed to morphine prescribed OxyContin. I was taking this drug 3 times a day and later 2 to 3 times depending on my pain. The drug worked very well and I was satisfied with it.

 

Oxycontin review by 47 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   kidney stones
Dosage & duration:   5 to 30 mg per day taken 1 to 4 times per day for the period of 8 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   pain was relieved and could sleep with ease
Side effects:   weight loss irritability when trying to cut back. i currently take a dose of 7.5 to 10 mg per day and would like to continue same dosage
Comments:   after kidney stone i was prescribed oxycodone in a small dose of 7.5 mg for up to 6 times a day. i cut back to 2 times a day after 3 weeks and now just take about 7.5 to 10 mg per day once a day.

 

Oxycontin review by 54 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acute and long term chronic and severe back pain
Dosage & duration:   60 mg taken every 8 hrs for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   nueropathy, osteoarthritis
Other drugs taken:   Traumeel
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Incredibly beneficial! By using the semi-synthetic opioid dreug along with a homeopathic, long used in europe product, Traumeel (HEEL, Inc.) my osteoarthistis and other spinal pain issues were substanially relieved on a 24 hr basis.
Side effects:   mildly drowsy and mild constipation - oxycontin drowsy when first beginning treatment - Traumeel
Comments:   take 60 mg oxycontine every 8 hrs and one Traumeel at same time taking oxycontin. Traumeel tablets are to be taken sublingually, under the tongue to slowly dissolve. After a one week period of taking the Traumeel with the pain killer, i noticed substantial results.

 

Oxycontin review by 44 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   chronic nerve pain from back surgery
Dosage & duration:   80mg taken 1 every 12hr for the period of 4years
Other conditions:   severe leg pain and lower back
Other drugs taken:   omepersol and allopurinol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   when the drug wears off pain starts to increase to an almost intolerable level after taking 1 dose the pain is swept away and left feeling almost 100% better. BUT I must take 2nd dose in 12 hrs, to keep pain at bay.
Side effects:   constipation which can be relieved by stool softener which is a fair trade off to me. another effect as I found out is that it dries out your mouth and causes gum disease and now all my teeth need to be removed
Comments:   After 2 back surgeries doctor tried numerous pain relief options and none seemed to work used physical therapy to strengthen lower back and 1 tablet 80mg twice daily to alleviate pain
 


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