I take OxyContin MR tablets for severe back-pain. I've recently switched from MST MR tablets which used to provide relatively balanced pain-relief for the expected 12 hour period. However, I'm finding that OxyContin tablets are ceasing to be effective after only 8 hours (the manufacturer claims that they provide pain-relief for 12 hours). I'm constantly struggling to keep to the prescription schedule and my GP is convinced that I'm deliberately abusing these tablets! Has anyone had a similar experience with these tablets?
Different people metabolize the drug at different rates, so the time frame regarding how long oxycontin does stay in your system may vary between individuals.
The following factors are responsible for the varied metabolic rate in different individuals:
Age of the person; weight of the person; amount consumed by the person
number of doses consumed; overall health condition; metabolism rate of the body; tolerance to alcohol or drugs.
Used as a pain killer, it stays for 8-12 hours.
Hope this helps?
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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