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What's the difference between oxycodone and oxycontin?

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Jandelles 22 Oct 2009

Oxycodone is the active ingredient in Oxycontin. Oxycodone is like the generic and Oxycontin is like the brand.

The big difference is that Oxycontin is a continuous release formula (lasting up to 12 hours) while plain Oxycodone is a shorter release (4-6 hours).

motocrossman 4 Nov 2009

oxycontin is time release oxycodone thats all

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