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Demerol vs. Oxycodone for Pain

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Demerol

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Other Names: Meperidine

Oxycodone

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/ 144,548 posts
Other Names: Oxycontin   Roxicodone   Oxyir   Oxynorm   Endone
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 28,193 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
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Pethidine (International Nonproprietary Name) or meperidine (United States Adopted Name) (commonly referred to as Demerol but also referred to as: isonipecaine lidol pethanol piridosal Algil Alodan Centralgin Dispadol Dolantin Mialgi... Read more on Wikipedia
Oxycodone (OxyContin and other brand names) is an opioid analgesic medication synthesized from opium-derived thebaine. It was developed in 1916 in Germany, as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids in an attempt to improve on the existing opioid... Read more on Wikipedia
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By RecallZydus
March 13, 2014
RecallZydus wrote
All Zydus generics
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By captclap
December 7, 2013
captclap wrote
exalgo
Exalgo is very strong but it takes a few days to get up to full strength in the body. I take 2 oxycodone 10mg every 4 hours but after being prescribed exalgo 16mg I just take one in the morning and I'm good all day. Only need the oxy when break through pain gets tough.
Rob  |  February 17, 2014
16' rods??? wow, you must be an avatar creature to have 16 foot rods in your spine.
Rob  |  February 17, 2014
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By Deidre Ferrentino
November 3, 2013
Deidre Ferrentino wrote
Lortab 10/500
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By trav
August 11, 2013
trav wrote
oxycodone/sleep apnea
It would be nice to have some kind of warning about comment length. Over half my last comment got cut off and lost, and nothing told me I had gone over any character limit. All that work, and pain, to type it out, and gone!
Jacob  |  April 23, 2014
That's right. All opioids can cause central sleep apnea, do to their respiratory depression effect. All meds of any kind can cause various adverse reactions in some people. But different people do react differently to different drugs. It's a matter of you and your doctor deciding if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Although opioids do tend to give me apnea, I need the pain control, and so I accept the adverse effects. I take morphine, with oxy for breakthrough, because the methadone I used t
Jacob  |  April 23, 2014
My daughter was on Oxy (presecribed by an incompetent GP) and after little over a year & Many pills later she became Psychotic from the meds. It was the only medicine she was taking & I watched the progression of the psychosis. I don't care what the drug companies Phony Reports say. Oxy Can Cause Psychosis---and it doesn't wear Off (even after the meds are stopped--we are over a year now!) and there Is No Cure. I hate the pharmaceutical companies they ruined my daughter's life--and her entire f
Mary  |  April 21, 2014
Also, I started out on 5 pain meds....down to just this one. And after being seen by a Maximized Living Chiropractor (beginning 11/2013) I have decreased the oxycodone by 30 pills a month - 3 months ago.
3 spinal fusions  |  April 8, 2014
I am 45, female and have been on oxycodone for 9 years and do not have sleep apnea. The sleep study verified that. sorry, but meds don't have the same effect on everyone.
3 spinal fusions  |  April 8, 2014
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By airolsen
August 6, 2013
airolsen wrote
Demerol Migraine
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What patients are saying about Demerol vs. Oxycodone

909 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
gone from morphine, to demorol, to oxycodone and am not...
...MOST painful thing that has ever happened to me. It's horrible. Right now no meds completely help the pain. I am very certain I felt something move and pull in my foot while I was being helped t...
switching from oxycodone to demerol i used to do oxy when i...
switching from oxycodone to demerol i used to do oxy when i was in the mood for an ...but tis all gone and all thats left is demerol. I heard its crappy compared to oxy is...
does demorol copare to roxycodone? In my opinion there is...
...does demorol copare to roxycodone? In my opinion there is no comparison. Demerol when injected (not the ...br...
to oxy i was going to take demerol 50mg orally. how...
...50mg? compared to oxy i was going to take demerol 50mg orally. how does ...or X amount of oxycodone???i also hea...
oxycodone ir. I took up to 6 Dilaudid, and 4 Demerol....
...that didn't work, he gave me 100mg Demerol. Anyway, I didn't use very ...myself out of my regular oxycodone ir. I took up to 6 Dilaudid, and 4 Demerol. Maybe I messed up with...
instead I went from demerol to oxycodone to morphine to...
...from demerol to oxycodone ...was very lucky or unlucky to have had the money and connections that I was able to take opiates everday.When I started methadone I was taking 3,000 mgs of...
immuned to dilaudid then I swicth back to oxycodone IR. 20...
...I used to be on demerol which worked well for me. But ...that I cant get much demerol on a presciption because of ...is getting immuned to dilaudid then I swicth back to oxycodone IR. 20 m...
Demerol 3 times aday , and it gave off the same side effects...
...was on Oxycodone 5 mg's x ...tumors pain. The Oxycodone helped some , but ...too harsh on me. I use to take 100 mg's of Demerol 3 times aday , and it gave off the same side effects. I was o...
quit that. Morphine and demerol never worked on pain for me...
I've been taking oxycodone 5 and tramadol 50 alternately ...to quit that. Morphine and demerol never worked on pain for me ...effects. I'm back to the oxycodone and tramadol for what little...
got a deal! I prefer Demerol and Vicodin MUCH more...
...a deal! I prefer Demerol and Vicodin MUCH more over Oxycodone! I've now got...
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