Does anyone have experience with oxycontin? I was prescribed 30mg oxys every 12 hrs. I just wanted to know how well they worked for people
I'm coming off of a 50mcg fentanyl patch which wasn't helping much after starting on 100 and the surgeon said he liked these better and though they would work better than the patch.
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It has worked fine for me for short-term post-op pain. I like that it isn't combined with Tylenol, since I can try to substitute Tylenol when I'm starting to feel better, but if the Tylenol isn't adequate I can add the opiate (Oxycontin) without risking a Tylenol overdose.
According to the wonderful and always true Internet, oxyCODONE is Percocet, which is quite different than oxyCONTIN. I was on big doses of OxyContin after coming off the fentanyl pain patches. It worked fantastically during that period in my life. Coming off of it was done in the hospital under doctors orders and was still a real bad night in my life. But that was a long time ago, and detox to suboxone is much better nowadays!

Good luck! PM if you want!
Jillsy
I guess I misspoke and did not make myself clear. Oxycodone is the opiate that is contained in both Percocet and Oxycontin. Percocet and Oxycontin are brand names, and oxycodone is an ingredient. Percocet has added Tylenol. Oxycontin can be time release (for longer duration) or immediate release.

Oxycodone is more potent than hydrocodone, which is the opiate in Vicodin and Norco.

Phonix, one thing I didn't mention is that it appears you are taking the time release type (evry 12 hours)? If this is true, it is possible it may not be as effective for you if you have a fast transit time. The second dose is delayed release, I think 6 hours after ingestion. So, if you find you are not getting that second "boost," it could be due to a too fast of gut transit.

Jan Smiler

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