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Oxycodone Urine Quantitative 2634 ng/mL What does this mean

Oxycodone Urine Quantitative
2634 ng/mL   What does this mean on my drug screen?  I take Perc 10 but by the end of the month I am running short due to pain.  I am a sinus and brain cancer survivor.   Is this enough in my system at the end of them month?  My test use to be just positive or negative.
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This means your urine test was sent for both qualitative and quantative testing. A positive/negative result but also confirmation you are taking meds exactly as they are prescribed. From your post, it seems you may not be if you are ‘running short’. Patients have a responsibility to take the meds exactly as prescribed, not more, not less , UNLESS and UNTIL you have gotten your drs consent BEFORE taking more.
I don’t know how often you are supposed to take the Percocet per day- how many tablets/per x hrs, but it is likely the results will be lower than they should be given your dosing schedule.  The 2634 nanograms/per milliliter of urine is a measurement of how much Percocet was present in one milliliter of urine.
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Thank you for your reply.  I agree with you.  It is just hard with the pain.  Somedays are worse than others.  I have had tumors all over my body.  Once again   Thank you  
Superman, I understand. Living with chronic pain is not easy. I’ve been living with it for 25+ years, and know that some days are far harder than others.
I use a combination of options to try to manage pain, and when those awful days come along, I rely heavily on topical pain relievers, hot showers, and ice/heat.
I don’t know if you are also on long acting opiates or just the percocet? If you are on a long acting opiate, that typically keeps my daily baseline pain levels manageable. On those severe pain days, I use half of my 10 mg breakthrough med, the other topicals I mentioned (otc) pain relieving rubs/sprays/creams/heat patches, and give the half dose of breakthrough med an hour to see if it reduces the pain spike enough that I can manage. If not, only then do I take the other half of the immediate release (short acting med. That usually gets me through spikes in pain.
If all you have are Percocet, you might want to try to save one here and there for days when your pain is really severe. Then if necessary, you could cut it in half or even quarters (ONLY IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDS) , if you need a bit more pain relief. The key is taking as little additional med as necessary to take the edge off the severe pain.
Doctors are very strict when it comes to these meds, so maybe discussing using a long acting opiate with a few Percocet for severe pain spikes might be worthwhile. Good luck.
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