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OxyContin - when takeing a 40 mg oxycotin time release, how much and how often does it release?

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Anonymous 8 Nov 2011

Catbeach ... Oxycontin is formulated or made to release 40mg an hour for 12 hours ... at least in theory. I am on oxycontin 20mg every 12 hours and I find that it takes 1.5 to 2 hours to take effect. Also, it seems to start wearing off about 2 hours too early. If this answers your question, you might ask your Doc for something for breakthrough pain. Hope my explanation helps you figure out what to do. Pain is no fun ... I know.

janie826 30 Jul 2015

I take the same dose and find that it takes about an hour to relieve pain and wears off slowly after about 9 hours. I take it 3 times a day and it works well to keep my pain relief constant

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