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My MIL is 87 and has been taking opiod pain medication for 5+ years, probably closer to 10 years because of escalating spinal scoliosis. Her medication contains 10mg of Percocet 4x per day. She also takes a muscle relaxant in the evening. She lives alone and still drives. How much medication is unsafe to drive or live alone? What are some questions we can ask her Dr.?

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People who take opiodes long term develop a tolerance for them and can usually function just fine without side effects. I doubt she is going out after taking her evening muscle relaxant? I would be on the alert for the same signs you would be looking for in any other 87 year old, AgingCare has a good article to help you decide:

https://preview.agingcare.com/articles/signs-elder-unsafe-driver-153264.htm
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