If you still have the pain, then ask your doctor to switch you to Oxycontin IR (instant release for
break through pain). It is the same pure oxycodone
that is in your oxycontin but it isn't a time release formula, it is instant. However, if you are taking 80mg twice a day of the oxycontin, then the oxy IR which only comes in 5mg capsules, will not be enough for breakthrough pain. You would need to take 2 to 4 every 4 to 6 hours for the med to do its job.