What Is The Difference Between Oxycontin Oxycodone And Oxycodone Hl Cr

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What Is The Difference Between Oxycontin Oxycodone And Oxycodone Hl Cr

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Oxycontin is the brand name for extended-release oxycodone.

Oxycodone is the generic name for a narcotic pain reliever that is similar to morphine and it is immediate release.

Oxycodone HCL CR is the generic name for the extended-release (or controlled-release) form of oxycodone.

If a medication has ER, CR or SR at the end of its name, that means it is extended release, controlled-release, or sustained-release. All of those mean the drug is released into your system a little bit at a time over a long period of time. These medications should NEVER be cut, broken or crushed because this would result in too much of the drug being released all at once, which could lead to accidental overdose and death.

Answered by Karen Lee Richards