my ins company said they would not keep paying 4 my oxycontin 80mg they said if my dr give me ms contin 100mg they would pay it all an no copay is that the same as oxycontin or oxycodone,thanks
Hi wray, sorry to hear about your insurance issues. As far as MS Contin, it's a strong time released opiate pain medication. It's similar to oxycontin but may not be as strong. That's why the increase in the milligrams. The reason they did this is MS Contin is far less expensive. Were you prescribed a faster acting breakthrough medication? You may need it to go along with the morphine. I don't know if this affects you but Perdue Pharmaceuticals (makers of OxyContin) reformulated this medication. Many people are having problems with this new version; stomach upset, less pain control, headaches, withdrawal symptoms, etc. All pills with the OC (OxyContin) marking will now have the OP (Oxycontin Perdue) markings instead. If you haven't been given the OP ones yet, it's just a matter of time. However, with the switch you made, this might end up being a better alternative in the long run. I do hope it works for you. Many people have made this change and are pleased. Not all, but most. Take care and hope this helped you.
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