... 20mg ER (gen. for Oxycontin. What is the difference between the two? If someone says "Oxycodone" how do you discern?
Usually the ER people just refer to it as Oxycontin. It is straight oxycodone and is supposed to last 12 hrs. It slowly dissolves so u get a lil bit of it every so often. it is meant to be taken on a schedule... as for the 5/325 oxycodone, it is for breakthrough pain usually. it kicks in a lil faster and doesnt last as long... it is made up of a combination of oxycodone(the 5) and acetaminophen(the 325)... if you dont know, acetaminophen is just Tylenol. it is supposed to boost n help the oxycodone. You can only take so much a day and consistently without causing damage to you liver n such. Thats why people like us(im assuming) who need pain relief around the clock, take Oxycontin(straight oxycodone without tylenol)... also if you dont know, oxycodone is the opiate /narcotic that blocks the pain signals in the brain. It is what people get addicted to.
Hope somewhere in this answer actually answers what u were asking! :)
The generic for Percocet (oxycodone 5/325) contains 5 mgs oxycodone and 325 mgs acetominophen (tylenol) and is short acting. The Oxycodone ER 20 mgs. is extended release therefore long acting and is stronger in the amount of oxycodone without acetominophen.
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