I've had some interesting results with oxcycodone and fentanyl patches
For those of you who say you didn't see great pain relief with either of these drugs, I've discovered that it's ALL IN THE MANUFACTURER!
My dr rx'd many different strengths of each. When the 5/325 oxcy by Malenkroft (sp?) gave me no relief, he would write a new rx for 10/650. When it was filled, Watson was the manufacturer. It was WAY too strong! We decided to cut it in half. Still had nausea from them.
Short story: I can't handle the side affects of duragesic (fentanyl) patches from anyone except Mylan and Sandoz. The others make me very sleepy while not giving me any pain relief.
For oxcycodone - only Qualitest brand works for me.
I can't count the number of full boxes/bottles of drugs I've had to take to my pain doctor's office to be destroyed. Last week it was 3 full boxes of fentanyl patches.
So, it might not be the drug. Instead it might be the manufacturers at fault as to why you are not getting good pain control. All manufacturers use their own "cocktail" of inert ingredients. Try getting the name of the manufacture for those drugs that seem to work best from these posts. I was amazed at the difference between them, even tho the pharmacists and doctors swear they are all the same drug. Hope this helps somebody out there. It took me a year+ to finally figure this out