I am taking oxycodone for severe back pain but my son told me that some people are getting hurt because people want their prescription and i shouldnt tell anyone i am taking this med, but i thought all the problems are over oxycotin. he said mine is stronger. whats the difference and which is stronger?
6 Jul 2011
OxyContin and oxycodone are both the same medication. OxyContin is a brand name for time released oxycodone. Roxicodone is a brand name for immediate released oxycodone and generics will be called oxycodone as well. As far as which is stronger? It depends on the milligrams. If you compare a OxyContin 30mg to an oxycodone 30mg-they are the exact same amount of medication but the OxyContin will release the medication over 8-12 hours where the 30mg oxycodone will release all the medication at once. Only the mechanism of delivery is different. He is right in one thing though. Both medications are highly sought after by abusers and are being sold on the streets for a lot of money! Keep your medications in a safe place out of areas visitors may frequent. For instance, dont keep them in the bathroom cabinet, they could get stolen. If you can keep them in a locked cabinet, that would be ideal but just keeping them in an out of site and not easily accessable area is good too.
It is probably a good idea that the fewer folks that know you have this medication the better. Both forms are highly sought after and the fewer people who know you have them then the less likely someone could try to take them for their own use or to sell them on the street. A months supply of some strengths can be worth thousands of dollars on the street.
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