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After undergoing knee replacement surgery I was put on oxtcontin

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After undergoing knee replacement surgery I was put on oxtcontin for a brief period of time the first night at Ortho Colorado the drug worked like a charm but the second night now at home it did the oposite and kept me awake as did the third night and finally I gave it up after 4 night and tried to return to my 1mg Clozezapam coupled with 15mg of Temazepam. Bot find they have no effect and I have been unable to get them to cut in. Unusual after using a narcotic drug even for short period of time Archie McDowall
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
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That is indeed interesting.
One explanation, The general anesthetics used during surgery and also the surgical stress can cause changes in the chemicals in the brain.
This results in less sensitivity to these medications.
However, this is temporary problem.
The situation will improve in 2-3 weeks.
You can use higher dose of clonazepam 2 mg and temazepam 30 mg for short period of time after discussing with your doctor.
That should help.
Best wishes,
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