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Why now that I am taking OXYCODONE ever 12 hours, why do my

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Why now that I am taking OXYCODONE ever 12 hours, why do my pains appear more frequently?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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Oxycodone is a narcotic and acts on opiate receptors on the brain to make you forget the pain.
Unfortunately, this also makes it vulnerable to body's tolerance as body starts loving it.
This causes physical dependence as well.
Oxycodone higher dose may be helpful in controlling the pain but again same cycle will repeat.
To avoid that it is better to use non narcotic pain medications like NSAIDs meloxicam.
If you do really need narcotic pain medication, then longer acting medication is more desirable.
Longer acting pills do not cause tolerance development easily.
Hence, you can opt for Oxycontin ( the longer acting version of oxycodone), or Oxymorphone for example.
Please discuss with your doctor also.
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