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Old 02-20-2013, 04:01 PM   #5
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Re: help needed truely unsure what to do

To clarify what buck hurts says, the active ingredient is the same, but their is a difference in taking a 30 mg short acting oxy "Roxicodone" and 30mg of Oxycontin. The short acting version dumps the entire 30 mgs in your system within an hour where oxycontin is designed to release 30 mgs over 8 to 12 hours, The serum levels the two drugs reach are entirely different. You would have to take twice the dose of oxycontin to achieve the level of oxycodone in your blood as you do with roxicodone. More realistic is taking 60mgs of oxy every 8 hours would be equal to taking 30 mgs of short acting every 4 hours. The first thing that goes with tolerance is duration. The short acting wouldnt last 6 hours for long. I also agree its a request that any legitimate doc would be against as far as switching to short acting only. It seems your doc is pretty conservative given the amount of time you have been on 30mg oxyContin twice a day. Rather than asking for specific meds you to need to make him understand how it effects you and suggeset making some kind of change if what he is prescribing isnt effective.
Good Luck, Dave

 
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