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30 Mg Oxycodone Just Got Script Today And Have Questions

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curious85 Says:
 
I just got put on the oxycodone 30mg and at my next visit I am then getting put on oxycontin. But we r trying to figure out which strength would b appropriate. If I take one 30mg oxycodone every 4 hours what do u think would b the appropriate strength for the oxycontin?

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David Says:
 
Based on a number of user reviews I've come across, people have been saying that the primary difference between Oxycodone and Oxycontin is that oxycontin is a time-released version of oxycodone; possibly making it better for patients who need long term pain management (versus acute short-term pain). These users also state that the dosage strength is pretty equal between the two, although I'm sure this varies for each individual.

An opinion from another patient suggests that the time-released oxycontin may not be quite as potent as the instant release that oxycodone provides (comparing 30mg to 30mg), but you do get longer pain relief as a result.

There really is no straight answer to this since each medication can effect people differently, but I would definitely discuss this with your doctor so he can better understand your pain management needs upon writing the prescription for oxycontin. I hope that makes sense.

Does anyone else here have personal experience with these two medications?

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curious85 Says:
 
Well what was explained to me is being that u take the oxycontin every 12hrs u have to calculate how much oxycodone u take within that 12hrs and that should help u figure out around the strength the oxycontin should be. Do u agree?

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JimyOC Says:
 
The problem with the time release is there is no instant pain relief. Say u r put on a 80 mg oxy wich is now called op by the way that last 12 hrs. If u divide 80 mg by the number of hrs being 12 u receive that amount per hr. Roughly 6.5 mg's n hr.

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James Says:
 
I was taking oxycodone 10mg/650mg. They were yellow and now they are giving me white ones and they don't seem to work as well. Are they the same?

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roxyboby Says:
 
I too take the 30 mg oxycodone every 4-6 hours or 5-6 a day and have also wondered what wud the regiment be if switched to oxycontin. I have always wanted to be put on some kind of regiment like what ur talking about, oxycontin 2-3 times a day with the 30's for the breakthrough. I know that wud benefit me so much. But im jus to afraid to ask my doctor about it and take a chance on loosin what i got. Anyway to answer ur question, if ur takin the 30's every 4 hrs then thats 6 a day or 180 mgs. Theres a few ways he might do this. If ur goin for a slight increase then my guess is he'll probly do somethin like 60 mg oxycontin 2 times a day with 2-3 30's a day for breakthrough pain. Or he cud do something like 40 mg oxycontin 2 times a day with 4-5 of the 30's for breakthrough pain. U see where im goin with this? I wud go for a regiment where i cud have more of the 30's a day as opposed to the extended release oxycontin as i have always gotten better relief from the immediate release 30's than anything else. Well i hope i was of some help to you and hope everything works out for u. And sorry if was ramblin too much lol. I wud like to know how it turns out and what route he chooses so hit me back and let me know. Take care ...

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