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I had to keep calling my surgeon's office every 3-4 days to get a refill of my oxycodone Rx. The lady who handled them finally got a big frustrated and told me that 60 pills a refill should be enough. 60? I was surprised to hear it was for 60 pills! The pharmacy, in cahoots with the Rx insurance company, would only give me 42 pills max - 30% less than the prescription stated. After two more weeks the insurance company decided I could get the higher amount of pills. But, by them I had done my research and found that one 500mg of Acetaminophen and one 200mg of ibuprofen is a very adequate alternative. Now, I only take the remaining oxycodone pills I have if I can't get to sleep at night.I know what you mean about the hesitance in the medical community to prescribe opioids for pain management! My surgeon was fairly generous with his initial prescription coming out of the hospital.