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Question about a script



  • My pain doctor wrote me the the script for oxycodone because that is what my surgeon wanted me on for after surgery. The reason I have Norco scripts because I get 3 scripts from my pain doctor everytime I see her. So the last time I saw her she gave me a script for norco 240 10/325 on 02/16/11, To last me through my next appoitment.

    I saw here again last week, I gave her what my surgeon wanted me to give her. She took me off the norco and told me to start taking the Oxycodone. So really I am not taking both now. I am only taking the Oxycodone.

    The pill itself is small, real small, Once side has a M inside a box the Other side has 05 52 sith a line down the middle.

    Robin said:
    Oxycodone is a schedule 2 medication, which is why your Dr. wrote you Rx's rather than give you refills (schedule 2 drugs cannot be refilled). Scheduling is actually based on the potential for addiction and abuse, it is also used for relative strength comparisons. Oxycodone is considered to be stronger than hydrocodone.

    I have no idea why your Dr would give you both medications, but you did say that these medications are from the same Dr., correct?

    Each tablet (oxycodone) for oral administration contains 5 mg, 15 mg or 30 mg of Oxycodone hydrochloride USP. If your Rx was written for this medication then no, it has no apap. If you describe to me your pill I can tell you for certain.

  • Yep, that is a 5mg generic oxycodone manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Are you getting better pain relief from that than the norco? I was going to mention that your Dr probably wanted you off of the Acetaminophen, but I think someone (maybe even you-lol) already mentioned it.
    I guess you are allowed up to eight a day then huh? That's probably good because I never found 5mg to last four hrs when my pain was up there. I hope you are having less pain.
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