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What is the difference between oxycontin and mscontin?

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Rajive Goel 18 Nov 2010

OxyContin (oxycodone ER) is a long-acting opioid pain reliever. It is a narcotic and a "controlled substance" in the United States. It comes in extended-release tablets and is approved for treating moderate to severe pain.

OxyContin tablets are specially designed to release the medication continuously over a 12-hour period. This medication contains oxycodone, a narcotic, opioid pain reliever. It binds to opioid receptors throughout the body and produces numerous different effects. These effects include (but are not limited to):

Pain relief; Cough suppression; Decreased breathing (slow or shallow breathing); Certain changes in the circulatory system; Slowing of the digestive tract; Release of histamine (which often causes itching); Physical dependence.

Anonymous 18 Nov 2010

Rajive,
As usual, great info my friend!
SL

Rajive Goel 20 Nov 2010

Thanks, Lara, wish you a good week end, take care deary.

Buddy1971 18 Nov 2010

What the other person said I'd all true,but a more simple answer answer is Oxycontin is a long acting form of oxycodone just like M.S Contin is a long acting form of Morphine Sulfate.

oxyaaron 20 Nov 2010

also oxycontin is more powerful than ms contin mg for mg

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