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what is the diffrence between oxycodone and oxycoton?

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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 dose could last up to 12 hours. They are opioid painkillers. Dangerous addictive drugs! pay attention. Dangerous drugs, habit forming. See rush limbaugh...
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Paul Lynch
19 years experience Pain Management
Duration of Action: They are the same drug. However, Oxycontin is a long acting formulation of oxycodone.
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
sometimes oxycodone is mixed with acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Sep 18, 2013

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