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Difference between Oxycodone and OxyContin
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    Default Difference between Oxycodone and OxyContin

    Is there a difference or is Oxycontin just a brand name like Percocet which is just a brand of Oxycodone

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    Oxycodone is the name of the actual opiate,oxycontin is a 12 hr sustained release form of oxycodone........Dave

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    Yes, mpvt is right, it comes down to the release of the medication, there is Oxycodone controlled release, or extended release, which is taken every 12 hours, and the generic for Oxycontin. Then there is an Oxycodone immediate release, taken every 6 or so hours. So the main difference is just in how long the med lasts.



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    Post Oxycodone >> Oxycotin

    the difference is more than just time release. Percocet (and Percodan) are combined with and analgesic (Tylonol/Asprin). Oxicotin is not combined with any nsad. It is therefore, more potent. This explains why it is abused more than Oxycodone. When Oxycotin is chewed the time release effect is nulled and a person gets the immediate doesage of Oxycodone. Oxicotin is usually higher in dosage because of the time release. It is extremely dangerous to chew, snort, or inject the oxycotin pill.

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    Oxycontin is not more "potent" because it does not have tylenol. You can get 5mg and 10mg Oxycontin pills which would actually be less potent than a perc if not chewed or the same potency if chewed.

    Oxycontin does however come in higher doses too. You can get 20, 40 and 80mg pills. There used to be a 160mg pill which I believe has been discontinued.

    You can also get generic instant release oxycodone pills with no tylenol.

    All are dangerous if the person takes more than their body can handle.

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    The difference between oxycontin and oxycodone is just the time it takes to release into the body.
    So which is better? If I was prescibed 20mg of oxycodone IR or 20mg oxycotin CR? Would it be harmful to take that much of the IR all at once? I can't really find any parameters for the maximum amount of IR one can have in one dose. I am a large man and can usually tolerate large doses. Does it all just depend on the individual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shermand View Post
    The difference between oxycontin and oxycodone is just the time it takes to release into the body.
    So which is better? If I was prescibed 20mg of oxycodone IR or 20mg oxycotin CR? Would it be harmful to take that much of the IR all at once? I can't really find any parameters for the maximum amount of IR one can have in one dose. I am a large man and can usually tolerate large doses. Does it all just depend on the individual?
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    None of you answered the question, what is the "Difference between Oxycodone and OxyContin"? You talked about HCL (released over time)...what people and myself want to know is one stronger than the other? And if so, which one and why? Both come in fast acting or time released, we just want to know which is which? I've just switched from OxyContin to Oxycodone, same strength, 30mg. Now I'm waiting for the effect to kick in and as I'm typing this the Oxycodone is kicking in, now I will have to wait to see how long it will have an affect. My dosage is 30mg every 6 hours. Oh I also am prescribed Vicodin 10/325 1 every 6 hours. Yes, I'm a chronic pain patient, have been for 23 years. So if I notice a difference I may post it on here. Have a nice day!
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    My Vicodin is just not 1 10/325mg every 6 hours (Routine), but 3 10/325mg additional Vicodins (PRN) no more than 3 tables during the day time not less than 4 hours apart if needed for excessive pain, for a total of 7 10/325mg Vicodin tablets within a 24 hour period on top of my 4 30mg Oxycodone 1 every 6 hours!

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    My Vicodin is just not 1 10/325mg every 6 hours (Routine), but 3 10/325mg additional Vicodins (PRN) no more than 3 tables during the day time and not less than 4 hours apart if needed for excessive pain, for a total of 7 10/325mg Vicodin tablets within a 24 hour period on top of my 4 30mg Oxycodone 1 every 6 hours! And if you were wondering why so many painkillers, well it's because of the multiple fractures in my neck; C5, C6 and C7. They are thinking of surgery to remove the calcium buildup which has occurred over the past 23 years which has been putting pressure on my spinal cord!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasDVS1 View Post
    None of you answered the question, what is the "Difference between Oxycodone and OxyContin"? You talked about HCL (released over time)...what people and myself want to know is one stronger than the other? And if so, which one and why? Both come in fast acting or time released, we just want to know which is which? I've just switched from OxyContin to Oxycodone, same strength, 30mg. Now I'm waiting for the effect to kick in and as I'm typing this the Oxycodone is kicking in, now I will have to wait to see how long it will have an affect. My dosage is 30mg every 6 hours. Oh I also am prescribed Vicodin 10/325 1 every 6 hours. Yes, I'm a chronic pain patient, have been for 23 years. So if I notice a difference I may post it on here. Have a nice day!
    First let me start off by saying this thread is very old! If you would like any personal help, support, advice or anything else please start your own thread.

    To answer the question: Oxycontin is time release and Oxycodone is instant release.

    Oxycodone would be stronger of the two because of the faster onset and shorter half-life!

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