This is Ridiculous!!! 450 ml of Oxy for pain????

Discussion in 'Medicating' started by greg nr, Jan 12, 2018.

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    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    My daughter had minor elective surgery, and as part of the post op care they prescribed is the container on the right below.

    That bottle contains 450 ml of an Oxycodin solution at 1mg/ml. Now i don't know much about the effects of Oxycodin, but that sounds like a lot to me. He said we could get a refill if she really needed it.

    WTF are they thinking? The nurse told us to only use it for breakthrough pain. Meaning if the tylenol and motrin couldn't keep her comfortable and she was really in pain. This has to be a passport to addiction.

    If her pain gets too intense, my plan is to give her some tincture. ;)

    The only thing this mess will do is make our septic system sleep for a while if I have anything to say about it. A figurative and literal application of $90 down the drain. And no, you can't have it, so don't ask.


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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    if the tincture works, go with it. if it doesn't work, give her the oxy at the prescribed dosage, then throw it away as soon as shes over the pain. there's really nothing wrong with using the proper medication in the proper way. the problem comes when they give addictive substances to people with little to no self control. you can be your daughters self control and administer the medication in a safe way if necessary.
     
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    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    I know you are right, but I guess I was shocked by the amount prescribed. The directions are 1-2 teaspoons every 4 hours or as needed for pain. That's 5-10 ml, or between 45-90 doses. It just seems kuckoo crazy to me.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    probably is, i've never been able to make sense out of what doctors do, it all seems contradictory and veiled in "you're not smart enough to understand" bullshit to me. you just have to use your own best judgement in most cases. Doctors want you to think they're some kind of semi divine beings with the power of healing, but in reality they're people, who are fallible, and i suspect a good percentage of them cheat or buy their way through med school.
    i've been prescribed meds before, which made me feel like shit. i started doing some reading, and the meds i had been prescribed were not supposed to be taken with each other....i called the doctors office and informed them of this. they told me to quit taking one of them, and prescribed me something different for the other one, and that was the end of it...no apology for almost killing me because the doctor prescribed contra-indicated meds together....i now do research on any new medication myself, because i now can't trust doctors not to kill me because they're too lazy to learn these things that are vital to their jobs
     
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    1kemosabe

    1kemosabe Well-Known Member

    Dealing with a similar issue. My son just had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled. So dad is holding the script of pain meds. If they needs it than they need. Dont be a stickler,,, just be cautious. You are already aware of an opiate situation so you are ahead of the ball already so to say.
     
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    whitebb2727

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    5-10 ml or 5-10mg is about the standard dose. I would use the 5 ml if need be.

    As said nothing wrong with using it in this situation. Throw it out after she has healed.
     
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    Joint Monster

    Joint Monster Well-Known Member

    That is the smallest dosage prescribed of the drug, 5-10ml is pretty normal. Just understand it's not like saying take 5-10ml of Peptobismol. There is a Big difference between taking 5mg and taking 10mg, but if 5mg does not help with pain you may need more. Take it as prescribed and you will be fine.

    All the "bag stigma" comes from the "abuse" side of things, and abusing anything is never good.

    I would highly recommend that if you ABSOLUTELY necessarily feel you need it, then use it..... but start with the smaller dosage and see how it affects you. It is a STRONG pain killer, with STRONG pain killing properties AND possibly Strong side effects.
     
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    jonsnow399

    jonsnow399 Well-Known Member

    I've had them tell me all kinds of bullshit, more than I care to type out.I take everything they say with a grain of salt and research it myself. Doctors are the third leading cause of death.
    https://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/health/medical-error-a-leading-cause-of-death/index.html
     
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    jonsnow399

    jonsnow399 Well-Known Member

    I'm more afraid of Tylenol than oxy. Tylenol causes liver damage.
     
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    My Name is Mike

    My Name is Mike Member

    You could also deal with your daughter screaming in agony from pain all night and you would be on the phone for hours trying to find a solution or having to take her back in because what they prescribed was for a headache... as needed literally means "as needed". The objective is to keep the patient comfortable. Whether you need to use a little, a lot or none at all.

    This stigma around pain meds is annoying. Why so much! I don't want to become addicted! Either its extreme on one side or the other. You're her dad, find your balls, don't be a pussy about it and treat your daughter "as needed"... prayers for quick recovery
     
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