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Are there pain meds that last longer?

Rainboots80Rainboots80 Posts: 7
edited 07/01/2013 - 6:43 PM in Pain Medications
My doctor put me on Hydrocodone for my sciatica but it wears off in 3 hours and I have to wait 6 to take it again. Is there something better to take?


  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    There are a vast number of 'long acting' 'controlled release" pain medications that physicians can RX for you.

    Talk with your doctor - If he is not comfortable or knowledgeable - ask for a referral to a pain specialist.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,452
    edited 07/01/2013 - 5:45 AM
    but first your doctor has to justify and approve those type of medications for you.
    Talk it over with your doctor.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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