Except Oxycontin is Long acting...BUT it is strictly oxy...
Oxycodone, Oxy IR and Percocet are short acting and have tylenol.
Oxycontin is a long acting med.
Shore is the best to help with stuff like this, but asfar as I know this is correct...
Hello!! That is correct Izzy! Oxycontin is time-released oxycodone without the a.p.a.p and percocet is oxycodone with a.p.a.p
When the doc. writes a script for percocet,the pharmacist will automaticly fill it genericly,unless the doc. writes D.A.W in the box[ dispense as written] and on the pill bottle,if its generic,it will say oxycodone,generic for percocet.If its brand name,it will say percocet. Theres also oxycodone without the a.p.a.p ,and not time-released, called oxycodone I.R [imediate release] I believe the brand name is roxycodone] Now when getting oxycontin brand name,on the bottle it will say oxycontin CR[ controlled release] when getting generic,it will say
oxycodone ER[extended release]
Anytime a pharmacist gets a prescription[for any kind of med.] he[she] will fill it generic,unless the D.A.W is in the box,or in some cases,thats all they have in stock.I hope I was of some help.
Okay, then why all the hype about oxy? Is it because people are abusing it by breaking it and chewing it? I take Percocet now and my primary is talking about switching me to oxy.
When I mentioned it to my surgeon, he about flipped. He is very concerned about me being on it or going on it. He told me to read, read, read about it. I am thinking that he may have had someone close to him abuse this med which is why he is so strongly against it.
It does get confusing, when the ortho put wrote out script for percocet instead of oxy, he told me to take tylanol 8 hr. in between doses, my primary docs. nurse was really surprised & told me to watch the tyl. Taking the tylanol in between did not do a thing so I did not even bother, besides it had me worried. I will say to me for what ever reason the actual percocet script worked better then the oxycodone, is that because the generics involved? It gets pretty confusing. I get alittle concerned with the whole tylanol thing. Good thread pepper. Sammy
OXYCODONE DOE NOT HAVE CODIENE,OR MORPHINE
OXYCODONE,MORPHINE,AND CODIENE ARE ALL NARCOTICS BY THEMSELVES.Were did you get that info???? There isn't a pill on the market that has 2 different narcotics within themselves.
I'm %99.9 sure of that.Now percocet is oxycodone with tylenol.
To answer your other question, the reason for all the hoopla and warnings about oxycontin IS because, like you said, some people are abusing it by taking it in a way NOT prescribed by their Dr.. The opioid is the same, oxycodone, the problem is that one pill of oxycontin can contain the same amount of oxycodone as 10, 20 or more pills of percocet (without the acet.) depending on the dose of oxycontin. I'm not sure what the lowest dose is (5 or 10mgs. I imagine) but I know they took the highest dose pills (160mgs) off the market a while ago.
Abusers chew it an get the effects of all of the oxycodone at the same time. They also crush it up and inject it into their veins -- hillbilly heroin is what they call it.
Whats even worse is that kids, partying and not understanding, can take one of the 80mgs. pills and since they are opioid-naive, have serious problems.
That is probably why one of your Dr.s wanted you to read up on it.
There are chronic pain patients taking it responsibly and getting great results from it.
While Percocet has about five milligrams of Oxycodone, Oxycodone tablets contain Oxycodone in amounts of 10,20, 40 and 80 milligrams.
So if I am understanding it correctly 2 percocets would equal 10 mg of oxycontin.
If you are taking the 10 mg. of oxycontin is it releasing 10 mg over the 12 hour period? So one might be able to take less oxy then they would of percocet because you are experiencing a steady release instead of meds?
Don't mean to be dumb. Just trying to figure this out.
A 10mg oxycontin will release 5mgs of oxycodone within an hour, and then another 5 mgs at about the sixth hour. A 20mg oxycontin would release 10mg, then another 10mg six hours later. Does that makes sense?
I take the 10mg oxycontin, and percocet 7.5 mg for break-thru pain. I think it's a good drug. You just get longer and smoother pain control, then going up and down with the percocet. It does not work for many for 12 hours, myself included. My doc writes it for every 8 hours, and that works much better. Hope this helps! Let me know if I can explain anything else about this med, or share my experience.
That helps alot. May I ask how long you have been on the oxy? I am trying to research this medication and just have not decided how I feel about giving this a try.
I am allergic to morphine.
Does anyone know of any other alternatives for long lasting that does not contain morphine? I would like to research a couple other options and be prepared for a conversation with my doctor next Thursday.
I have been on oxycontin for about a year and a half. I was like you, and started with short-acting percocet only. I am also allergic to morphine. If you tolerate the percocet and it works for your pain, you should have great results with the oxycontin.
Other long-acting meds that are not morphine are: Opana, Fentanyl patches, Ultram ER, Methadone, ect.
I would give it a try. I had to go up to the 20mg, but recently had surgery and was able to reduce it. 10mg will not feel very powerful at first, but you notice a difference in your pain levels and how often you have the higher levels. The percocet is a roller coaster, as your serum blood levels are constantly going up and down, up and down. The oxycontin makes these dips and valleys much smoother and not as noticeable.