Oxycodone Vs Oxycontin For Chronic Pain

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Johnnye Says:


I am currently on 4 30mg oxycodone ir a day and 2 2mg dillaudid a day. I've had 2 major surgeries and I'm I'm only 24 and day in day out in extreme constant pain. My question is would switching to OxyContin the new formula be as effective? Does it have the same euphoria or is it less effective than what I'm on? If anybody can help me out with that I would appreciate it.



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David Says:

One thing I can say right off the bat is that Oxycontin is an extended release formula of Oxycodone. Some people say that it's not quite as potent as its immediate-release counterpart, but offers much longer relief in return. I do think though, that you'd have be your own best judge when it comes to that, since everyone is different.

The thread linked below seems to have good information comparing the two drugs. You may want to post in there to get a more direct answer to your question on its effectiveness: /Discuss/difference-between-30mg-oxycodone-and-oxycontin-190591.htm

I hope this helps!

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Brown Eyed Girl Says:

DON'T DO IT!!!!! Don't switch to the new formula OxyContin instead of the Oxycodone IR's. Oxy IR's work so much better than this new formula garbage they call OxyContin. I know from experience. And No you won't get any kind of euphoria from the OxyContin - not with this new version anyways. The new Oxys don't even work as well and you will probably end up in more pain. Stick with what you have!

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Katie Says:
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Can not understand why you are in so much pain with the oxycodone and dillaulda too I wish I coyld get my cancer pain and two failed back surgeries in control with what you take and I have half a lung on the right and half a breast on the left.Wish you luck.

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MadMag Says:

Looking for a good Pain Management dr in Atlanta. I've been going to the same dr for 8 years and out of the blue he changed his patients meds, no longer prescribing any type of Oxycodone. No matter how well it's working for the patient. He's changed mine to Opana ER and it's $1200 for the prescription, I can't find a pharmacy that stocks them and I hear they have terrible side effects. Help me find another dr please!

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Julie Says:
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Hi I am on oxycodone 30 and prefer these over OxyContin any day.They made OxyContin a different formula than they use to and these new ones are terrible for chronic pain

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Sam Says:

Re: Julie (# 5)

I would rather take oxycontin any day, than generic oxycodone ir. New version or old version works better for me. I can't afford it anymore, because I have medicare.

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Charles Says:
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Why should I take oxycodone? Is it a safer drug than OxyContin time release? Will is last for 12 hours? Why would Oxycodone be better than time release? And does it contain Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen?

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Charlie Says:
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Oxycotin time release are not for avtive life style people. You lose control. It must last 12 hours. If pain starts back in 8 hours. You mus accept intence pain 4 hours .
Oxycotin is much more addictive. It is stronger. It hits you makes u into addict. Do not take it unless you r bedridden. Or innactivd.

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His Wife Says:
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Re: MadMag (# 4)

Opana has a generic, it is also extended Morphine. My husband was on it for many years before his hip replacement. Ask for the generic, sadly most pharmacies don't know the generic name. Oxymorphone. Good Luck.

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Sue Says:
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The 20mg 3xday of Oxicontin doesn't have same effects to help pain as 10mg oxicodone. What is good manufacturer of Oxicontin

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ep weirdcalm Says:

Brown Eyed Girl (# 2)

You are so right.

Very, very true. swim is prescribed: 80mg OxyContin (3x daily), 10mg OxyCodone (as many as needed up to 8 x daily) and more in palliative care. I live the difference, every day.

Pain relief in my situation. Diagnosed by Neurologist / Psychiatrist with ‘Intractable Pain’ Diagnosis takes two years, of monthly observation and physical and psychiatric evaluations at the beginning and end of 2 year period. Called the ‘suicide diagnosis’ because 40% of all who receive it have committed suicide. They tried Fentanyl and Morphine first. Swim knows of these matters.

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