Was wondering if someone could tell me how long Oxycontin 20mg would be effective for your pain, (hours) and at what rate (mg's) does it dispense? Also, is oxycontin OP 20mg actually safer to take then oxycodone IR... say 10 mgs? Thanks to anyone who ttakes the time to answer.
29 Mar 2011
Well I can say one thing oxycodone without tylenol is way safer.I was on vicoden 7.5/500mg tablets the ones with tylenol in it and they started to irritate my stomach BAD!!! So I asked my doctor if he could give me the same medication except with tylenol included.So he ended up prescribing me oxycodone 5mg tablets.So far i have not had anymore stomach pains but at times i feel like the vicoden still works better.Is that strange or is it a possiblitly that the vicoden is actually stronger even though statitics say that oxy is 1.5-2 times stronger??
29 Mar 2011
It would actuly be safer to take the 10mg of oxy I.R than 20 of the sustained realease just because there's more drug in the 20mg. And according to the Purdue Fredric,the maker of oxycontin they are supposed to last 12hrs but most people I know who take them & myself who was on Morphine Sulfate Contin which is very similar,you only get about 6-8 hrs of pain relief but that tends to vary from person to person depending on factors like how long you've been on it & a persons metabolism. As far as the rate they dissolve that varys also but you could get an idea because they are supposed to last 12 hrs so I guess you could just take whatever mg your pill is & divide that by 12. Hope this helps.
30 Mar 2011
I am taking the MS Contin 60mg, SR and it onlly lasts me about 5 hours on a good day, so my doctor prescribed it four times daily and I take Percocet 7.5mg/325mg in between for breakthrough pain. Because we each digest and metabolize our foods and meds differently, it really depends on your individual system, and body weight. I don't weigh very much, and it still does not last long, I only weigh 101lbs on a good day, I sometimes gain weight, and can get up to a whopping 110lbs. However whatever I eat, or take into my system, just run through me like a river. Take care, I don't know if this helps you much, I wish you luck though. God Bless.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
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