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What is oxycodone

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Madden
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pain medication : Oxycodone is a narcotic pain medication. It comes in short acting immediate release & long-acting sustained-release formulations. Like any other n ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
Pain: Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Roxicodone (oxycodone): This is used for acute pain. It is a short acting medication and should be used for short periods of time. In chronic pain it may be used fornexacerba ... Read More
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
29 years experience Psychiatry
Some pain: Ideally, it should be used for short-term treatment of acute, non-cancer pain. Or for chronic treatment of cancer-related pain. It is highly addictive ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
23 years experience Pain Management
DEPENDS: It literally depends on the strength of the dose. It's like asking what weighs more - a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? There are dosages ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Oxycodone : Roxicodone is the brand name of generic oxycodone; it is prescribed by doctors for pain.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Similar: Both offered in immediate release and extended release formulations. Oxymorphone is a metabolite of oxycodone.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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They are the same: The difference is preparation and action. Oxycodone is needs to be taken more frequently as it acts for 4-6 hours; Oxycontin is time release and a dos ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Oxycodone: Percocet has oxycodone plus tylenol (acetaminophen) together and oxycodone is generic with no tylenol (acetaminophen) in it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
14 years experience Neurology
Duration.: Oxycontin is a longer-acting formulation of oxycodone.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
37 years experience Pain Management
Oxycodone and morphi: It is about 1.5 to 2 times as strong as morphine.

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