Hi, No it's not equal Oxy is usually prescribed every 12 hours because it's time released. Some patients are alotted 3 tablets a day but I've never heard of more than that. Perhaps you will find that you will also need a short acting pain meds, like percocet or vicodin for breakthrough pain. It's a common complaint (the breakthrough pain) amoung patients on long acting pain meds such as oxycontin. -K
They are NOT the same and cannot be used interchangeably! (Though it baffles this reader why these are BOTH written about as if they are)!
Oxycodone is a short-term, 4-6-8 hours; a "breakthrough pain" drug.
Oxycontin (think "continuous") is the long-acting variant of oxycodone.
Additionally, APAP is the pharmacy's shorthand for generic acetaminophen, (which is what TYLENOL is made of).
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