They are both oxycodone. Oxycontin is a time release formula. There is no generic currently but if there were, it would be called Oxycodone ER (ER meaning extended release). Since there is no generic, if you are prescribed a time release oxycodone it will always be Oxycontin. Oxycodone is a short acting or sometimes called immediate release medication because all the medication is released at once, unlike time release which slowly releases the medication. Oxycodone can be ordered as just oxycodone or it may be ordered in combination with acetaminophen (or Tylenol) Percocet is an example of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Often it is written as oxycodone/APAP on the bottle if you get a generic. Roxicodone is an example of plain oxycodone. These are very strong immediate release doses of oxycodone that come in 5mg, 15mg and 30mg. The generics will just say oxycodone and the strength. Generic immediate release oxycodone comes in 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg and 30mg.
Oxycontin comes in 10 mg, 15 mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 60mg, 80mg and they used to have a 160mg but I believe that strength was discontinued a few years ago. Hope this helps
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