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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    September 22, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    September 22, 2009

    OxyContin is the extended-release version of oxycodone.  They're the same drug.  OxyContin is just in a form that releases more slowly and so lasts longer. 

    • Tonio Larabi
      September 22, 2009
      Tonio Larabi
      September 22, 2009

      Thank you so much for the clarification. My mother was prescribed Oxycodone and this is very helpful to understand, as the oxycodone is short-acting. She needs something that is an ER, to improve her quality of life and not constantly having to "pop" pills. Thank you again!

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    • donnymg
      October 28, 2009
      donnymg
      October 28, 2009

      If your mother is experiencing chronic pain and the oxycodone isnt doing the job try the er Oxycontin and if that is still not enough to properly treat her pain try administering opana er. However be very careful because opana er is around 4 to 5 times stronger than oxycontin per milligram. Ex. 40mg of oxycodone is equivilant to 10mg's of opana er.

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