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Dr. Scott Keith
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Oxycontin (Overview)

Treats moderate to severe pain. Rapid-release oxycodone is a narcotic that is used for immediate pain relief.


Dr. Scott Keith
211 doctors shared insights

Oxycontin (Overview)

Treats moderate to severe pain. Rapid-release oxycodone is a narcotic that is used for immediate pain relief.


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Please describe the medication: oxycontin?

Please describe the medication: oxycontin?

See below: Oxycontin (oxycodone) is a opioid pain reliever similar to morphine. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Oxycontin is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for an extended period of time. Oxycontin is used for around-the-clock treatment of pain. ...Read more

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My husband has ehlers danlos.He can't function on less than 40 mg oxycontin but can't find a dr to prescribe it. We understand the risks. ?

My husband has ehlers danlos.He can't  function on less than 40 mg oxycontin but can't find a dr to prescribe it. We understand the risks. ?

Pain Physician : Your husband needs a pain physician who either will prescribe and monitor or will make such recommendations for family doctor. ...Read more

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Hei. I use oxycontin because of cronic pancreatitis, and I heard about me-contin, what is it and what's the different to oxycontin?

Hei. I use oxycontin because of cronic pancreatitis, and I heard about me-contin, what is it and what's the different to oxycontin?

See below: Do you mean ms-contin? Both MS-Contin & Oxycontin are time-release formulations. Ms-contin is morphine; Oxycontin is oxycodone. Caution is advised for MS-Contin in pancreatitis. Both can cause biliary spasm. Oxy is 1-2 times as potent as ms-contin. Both have high addictive potential. Both can cause nausea, constipation, respiratory depression, etc. ...Read more

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I read that the pain pill oxycontin is very addictive and have bad side effects--why is it still being used ?

I read that the pain pill oxycontin is very addictive and have bad side effects--why is it still being used ?

Oxycontin: Its still being used because its fda approved and many physicians are nor knowledgeable in opioid medication use, metabolism etc... In many instances its is written x3 per day which wrong it should be x2 per day. ...Read more

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Which of these is most effetive> Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta (tapentadol)?

Which of these is most effetive> Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta (tapentadol)?

An impossible ?: All opioid drugs, when given in equivalent doses, are equally effective in most people. Some may be more effective in some people for some kinds of pain, and some may be better tolerated than others in some people. Depends on the kind of pain, the dose given, and the specific biology of the person. Methadone and Nucynta (tapentadol) may be more effective against neuropathy pain than the others in some people. ...Read more

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Will exalgo work better than oxycontin?

Depends: on what is causing the pain, and the dose of either drug. In equivalent doses, all opioids work about the same, and differ mainly in side effects. Hydromorphone is much more potent than oxycodone, but that doesn't mean it is "better" or "stronger." 2 mg of hydrocodone is roughly equivalent to 10 mg of oxycodone when taken by mouth. Your pain specialist and pharmacist can better answer this. ...Read more

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I use oxycontin for chronic pain. Some days it works great, others barely at all. What are some factors that cause this and what can I do to help?

Not opiods: Opiods like Oxycontin are not the best choice for long term pain management in a young person. That is partly because tolerance can develop over time. The cause of the pain must be treated, sometimes behavioral or physical therapy is important, and other pain drugs can be effective depending on the type of pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take oxycontin long term? I have chronic pain and was just put on it but have only heard horro stories about people using it.

Is it safe to take oxycontin long term? I have chronic pain and was just put on it but have only heard horro stories about people using it.

Problems.: First, not the best narcotic choice. Ms-contin is better. But do you need a highly addictive narcotic? If this was your first pain "rx, " see another doctor you always must know the cause for pain. ...Read more

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