I am used to getting the generic for oxycodone from my dentist, but the way it reads in the description on this site is that they are the same drug. And Roxicodone is just the pain med without the tylenol added right? Just curious as I get older and know more people who are sick and everyone seems to be on something just a bit different and it makes me curious.
This question has also been asked and answered here: Oxycodone vs OxyContin - What's the difference?
Oxycodone (bream name Roxicodone) is a fast acting drug meant for someone who's expected to have sever pain that's expected to last for a short time period. Also it's used for break through pain for someone who is taking pain medication round the clock.
Oxycontin is a long acting drug for someone who has chronic pain from something like cancer that requires round the clock pain relief that's expected to last a long time. It's time released for 12 hours and is meant to be taken twice a day.
In dentistry, someone who requires pain medication after a procedure, would only be expected to have pain for 3 or 4 days. And only be prescribed pain medication for a few days. Unless we are dealing with something like cancer that requires round the clock pain relief, then Oxycontin would be one of the drugs that would be considered.
Any other questions or concerns you have, please ask before making any decisions on your treatment plan. Your looking at some very powerful drugs.
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