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Dr. Katharine Cox
216 doctors shared insights

Oxycontin (Overview)

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


Dr. Katharine Cox
216 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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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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Methadone vs oxycontin, which has worse usual side effects, which is more dangerous and why?

Methadone vs oxycontin, which has worse usual side effects, which is more dangerous and why?

Similar: They are similar in terms of side effects. I think Methadone is more dangerous because there is less "euphoria" when it is taken. One does not "feel" in terms of feeling sleepy or dopey. If taken again (and again) it can be lethal before one ever "feels" it. ...Read more

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How long can a person be in coma from an overdose of oxycontin?

How long can a person be in coma from an overdose of oxycontin?

3-4 days: 3-4 days. Also depends how much damage to liver or other organs occured due to toxic effects of oxycontin. ...Read more

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What are the known side effects of oxycontin?

What are the known side effects of oxycontin?

Oxycontin: Nausea, constipation, a liking for the medication, tolerance, dependency. While Oxycontin is a good analgesic it is dangerous to use long term as it has about a 30% which is immediate release. This gives you a boost everytime you take a pill and this is bad as it leads you to like the medication, get dependent and require more frequent doses. ...Read more

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Would water flush oxycontin out of your system?

Would water flush oxycontin out of your system?

No: What water can do is dilute your urine to where the oxycodone may fall below the detection range of the test, but the dilute urine itself will set off alarms and the test will be voided, and might be considered positive. Sounds like it is not prescribed, and sounds like it is a problem for you. Rather than worrying about detection you should be worried about your future, and consider getting help. ...Read more

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How long will oxycontin withdrawal last?

How long will oxycontin withdrawal last?

Days: Depending on the route of use, withdrawal could start anywhere between 8 to 24 hours after last use, usually peaking 48-72 hours then subsiding, however even weeks after some symptoms remain, poor sleep, poor appetite, low energy and mood and if addicted strong cravings. If addicted to it relapse remains very high even after the acute detox process. Seek a professionls help. Meds are available. ...Read more

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Oxyneo/oxycontin for around-the-clock, ms*ir morphine for breakthrough - is this a safe combination?

Oxyneo/oxycontin for around-the-clock, ms*ir morphine for breakthrough - is this a safe combination?

See below: Yes using Oxycontin for around the clock pain with msir (morphine) for breakthrough pain is a reasonable combination. Both medications should be prescribed to you by the same doctor. ...Read more

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Can i mix oxycontin with temazepam?

Can i mix oxycontin with temazepam?

Check with doctor: Mixing medications without discussing with your doctor is usually a bad idea. Both of these medications are addictive, and have high abuse potential. Both are sedating and can potentially decrease respiratory effort-a very dangerous combo. ...Read more