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Oxycodone prescription??
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AdamShort1984 posted:
My 2 1/2 year old child was recently prescribed Oxycodone by his doctor.

We had taken my son to the doctor, he was diagnosed with an ear infection. Children's Ibuprofen has been fine for him, so is oxycodone really a justifiable prescription?

FYI, we did not fill this prescription.
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mbenz1313 responded:
Ummm i wouldnt fill it either definitley not necessary. My son has had tons of earaches we have had oral antibiotics, azithromycin & also ear drops NEVER oxycodone.
 
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lenono97 responded:
Wow, I am shocked a MD would prescribe that for a 2 year old. No, I would not fill it either as long as the Ibuprofen is working. Honestly, I would probably use the same rule for my self.
 
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mariecc_14 responded:
Ibuprofen and oxycodone combination is used to relieve acute, moderate to severe pain.
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in this combination to relieve inflammation, swelling, and pain.
Oxycodone is a narcotic analgesic that acts in the central nervous system to relieve pain. If oxycodone is used for a long time, it may become habit-forming (causing mental or physical dependence).

Since ibuprofen and oxycodone combination is only used for short-term (7 days or less) relief of pain, physical dependence probably will not occur

Thats out of drugs.com While i agree its completely up to you to choose whether to give it to your child and agree if the Ibuprofen is working why add more i believe the doctor was justifiable and may know what he/she is doing. hope you child feels better.


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