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next dosage?

tarheelgirlttarheelgirl Posts: 473
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Pain Medications
Just wondering what the next dose is of oxycontin from 40mg? I had been on kadian 100mg twice a day for about a year and then when I got this different insureance, my copay is $250 for it, so I tried ms contin for a month and then asked to switch vback to oxy b/c ms contin has never helped too much. However this time, I'm on 40mg oxy three times a day with 20mg oxycodone IR four times a day and my pain has increased. My foot is constantly feeling like pins and needles now. I really believe the herniation is worse than before. I go back to the doctor in a week and need to ask for an increase, but was wondering the next dosage of oxycontin? Is it 60 or 80? I so hate to go up due to the tolerance issue...it makes me nervous not having anywhere to go up. I've been on fentanyl patches before, which did well, but my hubby will not let me use those anymore b/c he is afreaid of rupture and overdose.

thanks and God bless you all


  • sorry I asked...looks like I found my own answer and they do make a 60 mg dose. I was thinking I'd have to bump up to 80mg and I'd be stuck with no where to go from there. I am going to call tomorrow and talk to him about it b/c the pain is just too much.

    What do you do when you get to the highest dose of the medication and there is no where to go up? I was on oxycodone 30mg IR tabs three times a day before for breakthru, but now I'm on 20mg tabs FOUR times a day. How high can you go up on IR meds? I thought 30 was a lot, not that it affected me, but eased the pain some. Just where do we go when it seems we are maxed out on the meds??
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