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mtgman
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   Posted 4/5/2011 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
hi all!  question...what is the max safe percocet dose...
I'm talking about the oxycodone component not the tylenol...
all the research i've done online says there is no max on the oxycodone side but i find that hard to believe.
i understand the issue with the acetaminophen...
 
thanks!

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/5/2011 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello mtgman!

I see it listed both ways on the websites, in that there is no maximum dose for oxycodone, and that no more than 12 in a 24 hr period should be taken.

I really do not like to give an answer like that, and my Dr is of the opinion that if your up to 8 or more a day it would bother him, and another pain med should be considered. My sister is currently scripted #10's X10 for back surgery recovery. You should probably visit with you're local pharmacist, or call you're PCD.

There are probably many factors to consider such as age and what other medications you are taking at the time. Also, it would be important as to what strength you are asking about as well.

I'm sure other members will share their opinions with you, but again you need to call your pharmacy and or DR.

Take care!


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mrsm123
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   Posted 4/5/2011 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I am with SE on this one. No one here can/is going to give you a maximum amount of anything that anyone should take. Only your PM doctor can tell you that. It is the dose that he gives you , written on your prescription bottle. That is YOUR maximum dose.

stingray
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   Posted 4/6/2011 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mtgman
 
I agree with everyone that your doctor is the one who needs to make that assessement.  I can tell you that because oxycotin has very little effect on me that I take a very high dose of oxycodone as my main pain medication. I hestitate to tell you the amount because I don't want you to assume that what works for me might be okay for you or get in trouble from the monitors for mentioning actual amounts. I can tell you that I have known others to be on very high doses also for different reasons.  Please do not take matters into your own hands and talk it over with your doctor before making any changes.  Sorry I can't be more helpful. Good luck and take care.
 
                                               .Stingray

mtgman
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   Posted 4/6/2011 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
hi there! i wasn't asking anyone for "my" dose...just generalities...i'm on 7.5/325 x 5 a day...i'm not thinking about increasing...i was just asking for my own info since i could not seem to find an answer other than the tylenol portion...just looking for info bc i know they can be dangerous...
37 year old male living in AZ. Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently on 20 mg prednisone. still taking Asacol. Done with Remicade- antibody level was over 8! Waiting for scope results to see about Humira or Cimzia.
In the middle of a bad flare now for 2 years...it's been one heck of a ride!

mrsm123
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   Posted 4/6/2011 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Mtgman,
They just revised the daily dosage of tylenol/acetominophen that is considered safe, in fact, they now are going to put a black box warning on any narcotic pain medications to warn patients about the dangers of too much tylenol. They are also limiting the amount of tylenol that can be used in opiate pain relievers to 325 mg or lower per dose. The only amount that is considered "safe" for patients who chronically take medications with tylenol in them is 3 grams or 3000 mg or lower per day, the lower the better overall.
At 1625 mg of tylenol a day, you are well within your safe window unless you have other health conditions that you take any over the counter or other tylenol containing medications in them.

mrsm123
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   Posted 4/6/2011 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I should add , for the occassional user of tylenol, the safe dosage is considered to be 4000 mg or 4 grams.
Sandi

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   Posted 4/7/2011 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
 Dear MTG,
 
     Good morning. I hope you are doing well today. More so that it is a low pain day for you. With regards to your meds this might help
 
 
     If you have questions beyond this link, I too, would urge you too speaking with the prescribing physician.
 
*hugg*
  dani

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mtgman
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   Posted 4/8/2011 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks all.
37 year old male living in AZ. Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently on 20 mg prednisone. still taking Asacol. Done with Remicade- antibody level was over 8! Waiting for scope results to see about Humira or Cimzia.
In the middle of a bad flare now for 2 years...it's been one heck of a ride!
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