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Q&A: Do you think its k for me to request for discomfort med refills?

April 29th, 2013

Question by mrniceguy1456: Do you consider its k for me to ask for soreness med refills?

The prescription was filled apr eight.a hundred pills. Its the 18th and I have 3 pills left. Doc stated ” take two every four hours if necessary for soreness”. I have 3 left. Do you consider its been time ample for me to request for a refill?
They are oxycodone 5/325.

ALSO do you think this is a bit of an excessive volume of Tylenol for my liver? I have a fatty liver as is

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Answer by A_Girl
take your time and do not rush for it.

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  1. Alison
    April 29th, 2013 at 11:16 | #1

    I would ask for something else. It is obvious that you are taking way too many pills and that you are probably taking over the dosage or them more frequently, which tells me that they are not effective against the pain. Due to this fact and the fact that it is not known how many you are taking in a day, I am concerned about the effects that it is having on your liver. At this point, just ask for another pain reliever, saying that these are not effective against your pain. I know where you are coming from. I have the same sort of resistance to Vicodin. I go through 3 Vicodin at a time to get the same benefit that one Vicodin gave me a year ago. It is not effective against my knee pain, so I now take Tramadol.

    Maybe try Vicoprofen. It has Vicodin in it, along with Ibuprofen, which is an anti-inflammatory and will help with both inflammation and pain. It might be more effective. I have found that between Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen beats Acetaminophen hands down when it comes to pain relief.

    Hope this helps!

  2. Kat
    April 29th, 2013 at 11:38 | #2

    When a doctor writes on the bottle take 2 every 4 hours for pain. It is a guide line you don’t take him literally. I am curoius why that amount of pain medication in such short of a period of time. On the average you are taking 10 pills per day.. You realized even if you get it refilled eventually at this rate you are going to run into problems. You are going to end up requiring more medication to treat the same pain. The pain hasn’t gotten worse your need for medication has gotten greater. Think Twice.

  3. dreamlover6094
    April 29th, 2013 at 12:20 | #3

    i would ask the doctor for something stronger of different. i just had surgery two days ago and i called today to ask for something else for the pain cause the vicdon wasnt helping and i was taking more then i should so he prescribed me percet 9sorry spelling not right). i told my doctor i have a high tolerance to vicdon

  4. nswlawson2
    April 29th, 2013 at 12:50 | #4

    If you’re taking them around the clock then you should be out by now. However it would be fairly unusual, but certainly not impossible, for you to need that much oxycodone. It really all depends on the severity of your pain and your tolerance level.

    This is a decision between you and your doctor. I know that’s not very specific but that’s the most honest answer anyone can give you.

    Also 325mg of tylenol is the lowest you can get with the combination drug you’re taking. However since it sounds like you’re taking it around the clock that comes to almost 4000mg a day which IS excessive. In fact the FDA has even lowered their daily recommendations to 1000mg. It probably wont be a huge problem if you don’t plan on staying on it very long, but long term use could cause serious liver problems.

  5. Nhi
    April 29th, 2013 at 13:41 | #5

    Either way you have to be seen by your PCP( primary care physican) for another prescription anyways since you can’t have refills. Usually for 2 every 4 hours, usually don’t exceed 8 tabs a day. Yes, that much of tylenol will hurt your liver

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