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My father has a prescription for Oxycodon HCL 15 mg to

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My father has a prescription for Oxycodon HCL 15 mg to relieve compressed spinal pain. Instructions are specific to 3 per day which he's done at 6am, 12pm and 6pm. Pain is heavy enough to need more before being able to sleep. Is there something else ( acetaminophen?) that he can use at this time without concern? He is not a pill taker. Not on any meds, is 86 years old, eats well and takes supplements only (herbs and vitamins) hard to believe but true. Please advise?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.
Yes, acetaminophen can be used safely
He can take 4 x 500 mg tablets in one day
that is a safe amount