Help With Substitute For New 20mg Oxycontin

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20mg Oxycontin OP doesn't seem to work as well for me. I take it 3 times a day with 15mg oxycodone breakthru. Can anyone suggest a replacement for the 20mg's. Would a 15mg oxycodone and a 5 mg oxycodone work as well. Thanks so much for your help.



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Verwon Says:

It would be the same dosage, but since those ones are not time released, it would not last as long to relieve your pain, so such a dosage would have to be taken more frequently. Generally the regular formulations have to be taken 3 to 4 times a day, as opposed to the every 12 hours that you take Oxycontin.


There have been many complaints regarding the new formulation not being as effective as the original, as well as comments that it caused odd side effects.

If you had a problem with it, I suggest reporting them to both Purdue and the FDA at the following phone numbers:


Purdue Pharma number for drug safety/medication issues:

888.726.7535


FDA MedWatch number:

800-332-1088


As to other medications that may help, you may wish to discuss MS Contin with your doctor. It is a 12 hour time released Morphine.


https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Morphine/­

Or perhaps the time released Duragesic patch, which contains the active ingredient Fentanyl, which is very powerful:


https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Duragesic/­

Do you have any other questions?

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Sandee Says:

Your answer is so intelligently written. I will reread it but wanted to get back to you. I've been reading these forums for a long time. This is the best answer I have ever read. Thanks so much I appreciate that you took the time and it looks like good advise. I don't think I can handle morphine. Have you ever heard of Roxycontin? Thaks again.

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Sandee Says:

Hello: So I just got something from my insurance company telling me they no longer will pay for oxy 20 or the generic..which is off the market anyway. The substitute is morphine sulfate I believe..that's what they are covering. How much of this do I need to equal one 20mg oxy?? I take 3 20's per day.. Thanks for any help I can get..

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Blarg Says:

If you take 3 to 4 of the 30mg Morphine S. IR bec if you do the math one 30mg morphine S. IR is very close to a 20mg oxy bec that is what I take. I just got a script for Oxycotin and my insurance will not cover so I am taking the MRS IR 30mg works great. It feels cleaner and gets rid of the pain well but the Morphine IR will last as long as a Oxycodone tho my Dr claims it will last longer than a Oxycodone.

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4mom Says:
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Maybe try 40mg in oxy ms only 2 xs a day OR keep 20 oxycontin and raise the oxy ir's to 20mg ..gl


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