Have you told your doctor about
the headaches? This would be the first thing you should probably do.
I had taken 40mg Oxycontin for quite some time. The last few times I had it filled, they gave me the generic, the same one you are taking. I never really noticed a difference between the brand name Oxy and the generic. Oxycontin never gave me headaches but when I did get one, the pain killers I am on for my back never touched them. Whenever I get a headache, I need to take something for it or it never goes away on its own. For me the only thing that would help a headache was Excedrin. Different drugs work differently for each individual so it may be different for you.
Have you taken anything for the headache besides the Oxycodone? How often do these headaches occur? Have they been consistent since switching to the generic Oxycodone?
I wanted to mention that the brand is the same I was on. I am not sure if you are on the extended release (Oxycontin) or the immediate release. The drug (oxycodone) is the same but the delivery is a little different. Hope something I brought up about
headaches helps. I have been told by my doctors that different drugs can affect different types of pain. I was told that the Ultram I was prescribed might work on my back when it didn't work on a sinus infection, etc.
Post Edited (skrape) : 2/24/2009 11:04:59 AM (GMT-7)