It is a semi-synthetic opioid that is available in different forms in treating pain. In this article, we shall review the different dosing strategies of oxycodone.
In patients with kidney disease, a dose adjustment is based on the function of the kidney. Kidney function is estimated using a measure called the creatinine clearance that measures the amount of creatinine (a product of metabolism in the body) that is excreted through the kidney. If the creatinine clearance is low, then dosage of oxycodone will need reducing.
Once established on this, patients are switched to a maintenance dose as described in the previous section.
I saw my neurologist today and although he didn't want to prescribe an ER med, he decided to move the dosing to 3xday, but at 7.5 norco.