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What is the difference betweeen oxcycontin and ocxycodone?

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Anonymous 16 Aug 2013

Hello,

Oxycodone is the generic and OxyContin is the brand name (1 of many-Brand Name: Dazidox, Oxecta, OxyCONTIN, Oxyfast, OxyIR, Percolone, Roxicodone, Roxicodone Intensol, M-Oxy, ETH-Oxydose, Endocodone).

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purplerain269 16 Aug 2013

I always heard that they r the same but OXYCONTIN is time release and OXYCODONE isn't

amy_carver7904 16 Aug 2013

The r the same oxycontin is just has a time release and oxycodone isnt

happybrandee 16 Aug 2013

Oxycontin is time released and Oxycodone isn't. That is the difference.

DzooBaby 20 Aug 2013

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.

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