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Avinza - need advice

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Pain Medications
Hello to everyone. A couple of months ago I posted a topic that dealt with me changing my meds. I currently take 4 10/650 mg hydrocodones a day ( sometimes more). You guys said that I should get a longer acting med.

Well went to doctor today and was given Avinza 30 mg. One time a day. Still have my hydro's four times a day.

I need your guys advice on this med and what to expect.

I work fulltime and don't want to take anything that would affect me drastically.

Should I take this at night? Or do any of you take in the morning. Anything you guys could tell me about this med I would greatly appreciate

Thank you


  • I would wait till weekend to start on it (when I didn't have anything planned) just to see what effect it was gonna have on me. As you well know, meds effect us all differently.
  • I always start new meds when I won't have to do anything, in case I have a bad reaction.

    As far as morning or night being better for a once a day med, I can't really say. One opinion I would offer is whichever time is going to be more convenient for you. A time that you will remember, and be able to take it at the same time every day.

    And I would think that once you have the drug in your system, there shouldn't be much difference in how you feel throughout the day (at least not in that the drug makes you loopy or sleepy or something right after taking it). So it wouldn't matter from that perspective, when you take it. It may take some time, again I don't know how much time, for it to build-up in your system.
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  • I have been on Avinzia for a little over 3 months now. My pm doctor told me to take it at 5:00 pm and that it would last 12 hours. For the most part it does just that, keep the pain away. I have Hydrocodone that I take for break through pain the next day. Anyway, took me a long time to get something that works well for me. Just thought I would give you my 2 cents worth. Good luck. Michelle
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