I'm currently taking 60/mg 3x-day
depending on the pain produced from w/e problem that has happened, Fentynal is the strongest legal painkiller (100 times stronger than morphine). you can also take oxycodone/apap (hard on the liver and im pretty sure is a bit weaker than oxycontin)or morphine(easier on the body)
Since you mention OxyContin specifically, which is a 12-hour time-release formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride, I'll mention a couple of other time-release pain formulations:
Duragesic is a transdermal patch which delivers continuous amounts of fentanyl per hour over a 72-hour period. The amount delievered per hour is the "strength" or "dose" of the patch sizes currently available: 12-, 25-, 50, 75, and 100 micrograms (mcg;1 mcg= 1/1000 mg).
Dose conversion guidelines provided by Duragesic's manufacturer (Ortho-McNeil) for switching a patient from oxycodone to fentanyl indicate that the 100mcg/hour patch would be the recommended dose of Duragesic for a patient, like yourself, whose daily intake of oxycodone is 157.5mg to 202mg.
The manufacturers of OxyContin also manufacture a 12-hour time-release formulation of morphine sulfate, under the brand-name MS-Contin, available in 15-, 30-, 60-, 100-, and 200-mg tablets.
Oxycodone APAP was also mentioned by another viewer, who also pointed out that this could be bad for your liver and kidneys. This is true. APAP refers to acetaminophen, and there is typically 500mg of it in any size single dose of Percocet (5-, 7.5-, and 10-mg), the brand-name for oxycodone APAP. Percocet, and other drugs similar to it like Percodan and Tylox, are really meant for pain that is short-term in duration, and are immediate-release in formulation.
Fentora and Actiq are relatively new delivery systems containing fentanyl, but these are intended to manage break-through pain in cancer patients - that is, severe and sudden pain that occurs while a patient is currently being treated with a round-the-clock opiate like Duragesic, OxyContin, or MS-Contin. Consequently, they are not intended as a pain maintenance drug.
Hope this helps.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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