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A 33-year-old male asked:

My doc prescribed me oxcycontin 20mg every 8 hrs. i am reading that i should only take it every 12 hrs. did he prescribe it wrong?

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Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Ask him: Call the office and ask him. Oxycontin is typically every 12 hours but only he knows you best.
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Probably Not: Many patients who are opiod tolerant or who have taken them for a long time get significantly less than 12 hours relief from oxycontin. You are the best judge of that. If you find that when you take your next dose that you get drowsy or nauseated initially you are probably taking too soon, if not, you are ok.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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