Many of you have had questions about extended-release medications. Although many different types of medication come in extended-release form, probably the most frequently asked questions here are related to the extended-release opioid pain reliever OxyContin.
The questions range from how much medication is actually in an extended-release tablet to the confusion about the multiple acronyms used to identify them. Did you know there are more than a dozen different acronyms that all basically mean a medication is extended-release? Then to confuse matters even further, there are mediations like OxyContin that have no identifying acronyms!
If you would like to unravel some of the confusion and learn more about extended-release medications read: Understanding Extended-Release Medications.
Published On: March 26, 2009