What would the difference between percocet 10 and oxycontin 10 be? I know the oxycontin is extended release, but which one would be the "stronger" of the 2, or the most potent... what about their durations, how long does each last? And how much of the oxycodone is released in what amount of time with the contin? Would it be like 5 mg released right away and then another 5 mg released 6hrs later or what? I know some people take 80mg + of oxy at one time b/c they are used to it, but I have never taken more than about 5mg (10mg a few times) at once in tylox form, so I'm worried how strong the oxycontin 10 will be... thanks...
4 Nov 2009
first of all both drugs are from the oxycodone family percocet is not time release as far as i know roxicodone goes up to 30 mg and it is IR the oxycontin has a coating on it which enables it to release med in your body for long periods of time also oxycontin does not has the tylenol in it as the percocet does You should not take more than 2000 mg of tylenol daily as far as i know the perc 10/325 has the smallest dosage of tylenol so also beware of taking so much percocet because it can lead to liver disease
23 Feb 2007
They are both oxycodone, its just how its prepared. Percocet is for short term relief (4-6 hrs) And usually you won't see any doses of perocet / oxycodone IR(immediate release) larger than 15mg. You are fairly correct in how oxycontin is released into your bloodstream. As far as potency goes, from my personal experience I find oxycodone IR or percocet better for pain relief than oxycontin, but I haven't taken higher end doses of oxycontin. But if you take oxycontin incorrectly (crushed or chewed) its effect will be much stronger than percocet/oxy IR but will only last 4-6 hours. 10mg of oxycontin will have a stronger "high" than 10mg of oxy IR. But there is no good reason to chew oxycontin from a medical standpoint and I wouldn't advise it. If you take an oxycontin 10mg properly you should be fine.
Hope that helps answer your question.
3 Jan 2012
I have also had problems with Oxycontin VS Oxycodone. Oxycontin is time release and the new form cannot be crushed or chewed and is available in 20mg to 160mg. The last dose being available only to cancer patients. Oxycodone however is available in 5mg to 30 mg. Your lower doses are mixed with acetomenathine while the higher doses are not. I have been on these meds for 6 years now and am only 38 years old. I have seen many people fall prey to the addiction. As well as myself. I try not to abuse it, and take it only as needed but even then I feel completely ruled by my meds. I plan my daily activities around my med times, as to when i will feel my best or if I am running low I may not go out at all. There is nothing I would like more in this world than to not have to take these meds but we we can't afford to pay for the surgery that may help me. I have Trigenimal Nueralgia and my insurance will only pay for 60% of my needed surgery.
I would tell anyone out there starting these meds to find another solution before they take over your lives also. They are very effective if needed for very short term but dont start on them if you dont have too. I have seen family and friends sink to new levels, such as stealing from me. On 3 seperate occasions, I have had to go back to my doctor to get a new script because my house cleaner, my neighbor and my own sister have stole these from me. It has changed my life and the life of my family. I have 4 children to take care of and I wish my doctor had been more responsible before he prescribed these pills to me at such a young age. Dont get me wrong I am grateful for the relief they provide me but I wish that there was something safer available. Why prescribe something so addictive to people then punish them when they become addicted to it??? The prescription Pill abuse problem in our country has been caused by the drug makers and the doctors and the pharmacies. It is entirely to easy to get these drugs legally and illegally, then the law more often goes after the victims instead of the suppliers. I will get off my soapbox now. This is just my story. If anyone has any comments good or bad I would love to hear them. God bless you all and good luck. Please do not start taking this medication in any form until you have exhausted every other possibility.
12 Apr 2011
HI I was on percocet for like 5 years it finally was doing nothig for me i have arthrtis and pinched nerves that travel of course i amm sure u know anyways i am on a very very high dose of oxycontin which is a long "acting" medicine it last 12 hours says it right on my script I also take Roxicodone 30mg and that is a short"acting" which last 6-8 hours, I have found that the oxcontin not just because it is stronger is better for me cause i also have panic disorder do not abuse my meds but was taking alot of the percocet and was scared of all that tylenol in my system.Please do not crush or chew these meds they will actually so I have heard from pharm...
become stronger than a whole one a half chewed and really hit u hard can cause some bad reactions as well.so oxycontin is definetely stronger to take and last longer i am on 60mg of it have been for a year I have periphial neuropathy, RSD osteo arthrtis and pinched nerves so it works great for me but that is noto all i do i stretch everyday do my own physical theraspy and also wallk alot i am scared i am one day not going to beable to walk anyways i am off course and new so sorry about that all. anyways nice to meet u all
16 Jan 2011
don't chew or crush the oxycontin I think when I was on it the dosage was every 6 hours that has been a long time the other is shorter acting please double check with pharmacist there have been some changes to oxycontin removing an ingredient so check with pharmacist to be on the safe side
7 Mar 2010
the only difference that I know of between the two is one is a extended release which is the oxycontin ,the percocet has some tylenol in it. as far as crushing either of them would be for abuse purposes only and for some reason I dont feel like these are your intentions. be careful dear as for me the person who taught me how to crush the percocet had a very bad habit of not only takng pain killers etc. but also had a habit of getting other people to abuse there meds so that they to would get hooked and that would give them another number to call when all of theres was already crushed and up there nose.The tollerence of opiates builds very quickly by its self no need to rush it .hows the weather up there I assume your in ashville . any way beware of sheeps in wolves cloths theres and awful lot of them in this world.
oh yea by the way the guy that taught me how to abuse my meds is now doing life for selling his,also hes dying with aids and hepc ,I imagine that is some site.All caught up in his on little game in prison laying around in diapers.also deseases as these can also be spread through a straw. god bless. .
17 Sep 2009
the oxycontin is stronger than the perc. perc 10s have more filler than the oxy(more acetimenophen) im not sure how the time release works but if you're not in severe pain and teh percocet is working i would stick with those, or even check out the non narcotic pain killers. the withdrawl from both the percocet and especiallyh the oxy is excruciating. i would suggest researching alternative pain management!
26 May 2010
I was about to answer this question correctly so no one is misguided but Opiate said it perfect above. Im also a MD of narcotic pain relievers lol. Im on Suboxone now so Im not abusing narcotics now but have plenty of past experience with them so feel free to msg me also. I will not bs you like a lot of people on the internet. I have 15 yrs experience of researching and learning about them.
15 Feb 2011
I am a Registered Dental Hygienist for last 25 yrs so have dealt with many painkillers/analgesics/anesthetics.But as for your question it is sad to say my information comes from the "streets".I have watched my significant other crush and smoke oxycontins still!While in between popping Percocets.Merely from my observations the Oxycodone is more potent but it is being misused & abused.This is Oxycodone 80(just looked it up on pill identifier).Percocets do have more fillers and acetaminophen that decrease the opiate effect.On occasion after dental surgery we prescribe Percocets never Oxycodone but usually Vicodin(synthetic codeine).This FDA crap of not being able too crush oxys is laughing stock on the "streets".Your main concern should be building up a tolerance very quickly.My significant other is no longer with me due to his problem & denial.It not only has caused him physical pain but paranoia and psychosis that I just cannot tolerate any longer.But I am still researching this problem...
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I have cancer and a lot of pain. I like Oxycodone IR but it don't last long enough or through the night so my doctor says use Oxycontin. The ...
2 answers • 19 Aug 2010
I have been on 5 mg. percocet for 14 years and finally had to move to something stronger for my chronic pain. I have been taking the new oxycontin ...
4 answers • 21 Oct 2010
... Last month, i switched to oxycodone 15mg 6x/day.. as the new oxycontin OP plastic pills were ineffective and concerns over tylenol in the ...
3 answers • 31 Oct 2010
I have 2 kinds of Oxycode; one says Oxyxodone/5-325 (gen. for Percocet and the other says Oxycodone?
... 20mg ER (gen. for Oxycontin. What is the difference between the two? If someone says "Oxycodone" how do you discern?
2 answers • 18 Apr 2011
I was prescribed 20mg oxycontin yesterday and was told to take 1 every eight hours. So far I don't think it wins as well as the Percocets I had ...
1 answer • 28 Sep 2011