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.
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