Posted by Couver (22.214.171.124) on September 08, 2001 at 19:55:11:
In Reply to: Use OxyContin with extreme caution. It is extremely habit forming and posted by Donna on September 08, 2001 at 19:21:24:
"There is now a class-action suit in process against the makers of OxyContin, by people who used it innocently for pain and their docs just kept on preseribing it and increasing the dosage"
That just pisses me off -- the manufacturers of oxycodone have nothing to do with the prescriptions being written - that's between the doctor and the patient. And, anyone who takes a drug without finding out about it is a fool. People sue for anything anymore; no one takes any responsibility for themselves. No one should "innocently" take a med - pharmacies give out monographs, information is readily available. I'm not jumping on anyone in particular; but, *any* drug, even aspirin, is dangerous. I've worked as an RN in the ER for a lot of years and have seen some really nasty drug reactions and interactions. People need to know what they're taking and why; and, if they are seeing several doctor's (GP, Neuro, etc.), they must let each doctor know what they are taking.
As for opiates, I was takling 60mg of extended relief morphine TID for several years; it didn't stop the Beast but it did take the edge off. I stopped for three months to try a different set of meds. They didn't work, so my Neuro put me back on morphine. Now it doesn't do a goddamn think except upset my stomach.
So much for my ranting....
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