Oxycodone immediate release

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I've used the posts here as motivation before but this is my first time posting. I've been taking 15 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> release on and off for about five months. I've quit in the past before for a few weeks at a time but eventually my old contact would call up and I'd totally cave in. The most I've taken in a day is 30 mg (2 pills). After stopping cold for about three days I noticed that the only side-effect is irritability and craving.
I am taking 30mg oxycodone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span>, once a day. I have been invited to a poker game tomorrow and my friends like to drink! If I skip one dose tomorrow, will I be alright to drink in the evening? Not go overboard, just a shot or 2 of tequila? Will that hurt me? I took my 30mg tablet this morning at 7am, as I always do. If I skip taking it tomorrow morning, will I be alright to drink in the evening? This will mean that it will be 36 hours since my last dose.
Again..it's the exact same medication as in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span>. So it is very natural if you are needing so many short acting meds per day that they would move you to a long acting one. People like us who take our meds as prescribed have absolutely no reason to fear Drs. or talking to them...
So instead of getting the full 15 mg within an hour of taking the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span>, you are getting about 1.25 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> within an hour. Now looking out over the day, you say you typicially need to take another 15 mg oxycodone 5-6 hours later. After 5-6 hours the oxycontin released is only 6.25-7.5 mg of oxycodone...this is only 1/2 of the 15 mg of immediate release oxycodone that you were taking!
1mg of oxymorphone is equal to about 2mg of oxycodone 1mg of oxycodone is equal to about .5 mg of oxymorphone oxycodone is half as potent, mg for mg. So an 80mg Oxycontin would be roughly equal to a 40mg Opana ER A 20mg Opana ER would be like a 40mg dose of Oxycontin Converting instant release release oxycodone to Opana ER is different though. 15mg of oxycodone instant release would be, in terms of potency, roughly equivalent to 15mg of Opana ER.
Hello, I have been taking Ocycodone for about a year (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> 15mg/day). (It does not have anything in it; just straight oxycodone). My doc prescribes me the 30mg tablets but I cut them in half and just take 1/2 pill in the morning. I am going to Las Vegas on Friday this week (in 4 days). I took the 1/2 pill this morning. I want to drink in Vegas on Friday. How many days do I have to be off of the oxycodone in order to drink?
I have been take 30mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> for about 3 months,recreationally, first a quarter pill then half and finally peaking at 45-60mg a day for about a week. for the past 2 days i have just have 30mg a day split into morning and night. I have 8 pills left and i have to be done with this, its was all fun in the beginning, but I have to get off this road because I know where it ends. I had dts this morning just from the 2 days at 30 mg.
Actually, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> is not the generic name for Oxycontin. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> is am <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> narcotic medication, while Oxycontin is an extended release form of the same medication. oxycodone is usually prescribed either to relieve moderate to severe pain for a short period of time, such as post surgical pain, or it is prescribed as a breakthrough pain medication for chronic pain sufferers who are also on an extended release medication, such as Oxycontin.
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I was prescribed Targin (which is basically Oxycontin with naloxone in it - helps with the constipation) and Endone (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span>). In summary, the pain got worse and worse, I kept having my dose of Targin upped to 40mg twice a day plus I was taking probably 20 - 30mg of Endone on top of that for break-through pain.
Some doctors may increase your short acting med briefly as you come off the long-acting one, in your case the Opana. It's easier to taper off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> pills as you can drop dosages or even cut them. Imitially you may see an increase inpain. Sometimes narcotics cause hyperalgesia ... increased pai that is caused by using pain meds. After you come off them for a bit, you'll get a better sense ofmwherenyour true pain level is. I have fibromyalgia for the last 13 years.
So what happens is you now are only relying on pain meds and they have a very short life in your body since they are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span>. All of this pain you are feeling is because the meds aren't working as well anymore and your body isn't compensating accordingly. When you quit taking oxy your pain response in your brain will slowly come back and eventually work better than pills ever could in the long run! I've always been in it for the high.
I am prescribed 15mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> every 6 hrs up to 6pills x day. Sometimes I would follow recommended dose, some less and other days I would take up to 9 pills a day. I am at this point just sick and tired of the dependancy on these, worrying about running out to early,the counting the,"omg I couldn't have really taken that many already" thoughts.
Anyway for the past 6-8 months the pain has been so excruciating I have resorted to using <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span>) without a prescription. It started as 5 mg once/day and now it is up to 12-15 5 mg tabs daily. I now have no more access and I want to get off of them. I have about 30 5 mg tabs left as well as Ultram which my MD wants me to take for the pain, Xanax and Trazodone. I want to get off the medication so bad. I'm not sure how to go about it.
My ears did ring a lot when I was taking high doses of hydrocodone though, especially when I was in withdrawals. With the controlled <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> of the med I'm taking now, things seem to be on an even keel compared to the abrupt ups and downs of the shorter acting narcotics like hydrocodone and oxycodone. As I've said time and again, all I want is a state of equilibrium in my life where everything seems to be safe and secure....and pain free! I suppose that's a lot to ask for as a human being?
I have only been taking 30mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> since Dec 2011. About 4 months. My prescription was twice a day at first but after awhile I was concerned about the w/d and weaned to one a day. I tried to ask the prescribing doctor to help me detox and he said " Oh, just go away, you make my life difficult". I couldn't believe he said that to me. I guess I will be detoxing myself with nothing. I have a few pills left and started today cutting the 30mg in half.
The oxy is stronger AND more addictive. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span>( usually 5mg) is an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> to the bloodstream form. oxycontin( Rush's favorite) is the same chemical put in a slow release form and comes in 10's 20's 40's 80's,and I even believe there 160 mg forms. Many( including me, chewed the 40's precribed, for a faster whatever...first for pain relief and then I realized there was no more pain( new hip all healed) but my body( not my head) WANTED them.
Oxycontin is a 12 hour sustained release form of oxycodone, and then there is an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span>, taken every six hours, which I think is Percocet. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and Acetaminophen.
OXYCONTIN is a stronger CONTROLLED/TIMED <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> medication... percocet is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span>, with tylenol in it, ROXICODONE is the BRAND name of oxycodone.... but it is VERY different from OXYCONTIN!!! VERY!!! I am not trying to be rude, or to come across as so....but its important that one knows that very BIG difference....as they have very different effects!!! I am in a pain management program and i take oxycodone HCL(immediate release...) and do NOT take OXYCONTIN....
I know if i had the oxys in my hand i would abuse them i have abused oxy before and yes i did crush them so that is why i gave all my pills to my hubby and i told him no matter what i say do NOT give in . SO here it is about 830am and took one 10mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> ER and my hubby left for work so i have no pills here this is not easy it simply takes the edge off and helps my migranes.
Finally i was put on Morphine extended <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> 60mg twice a day and 15mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> in between. I was on this for the last 3 months of my pregnancy. I was very concerned about what this would do to my baby, but my OB reassured me that he would be OK. I was suppose to be weened off around 37 weeks, so that my baby and I would not go through such bad withdrawls if taken off too fast. I took it upon myself to ween myself off sooner. When my baby was born, he was in perfect health.
Hi meg, Oxycontin is just oxycodone in extended <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> form. It is no more powerful than <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span>. And morphine is actually less powerful than oxycodone. oxycodone is 1.5-2 times stronger than morphine. The shape of a pill and whether the pill is a tablet or capsule does not tell you if it is extended release or immediate release. Avinza is extended release morphine than comes in capsules versus tablets.
Both are time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> medications. I have tried the Opana and I did not find any relief from it, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> (immediate release) work well for me for breakthrough pain and I take MsContin for long acting (every 8hrs however in some patients it last for 12hrs)... hope this helps.
The half-life of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> is roughly 2-4 hours. The half-life of controlled <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> is roughly 5 hours. Therefore, for immediate release oxycodone; it can be expected to be eliminated in 5 half lives or about 15 hours. This is a general rate of elimination, and some factors may results in individual differences, such as kidney or liver impairment.
I know Oxycontin is extended <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span>.... but what does the Hydrochloride do? Does it make the oxycodone more effective? I take 90mgs of oxycodone HCL for breakthrough pain a day.... which is down from 120mgs a day... Does anyone know what the max reasonable dose is when prescribed for breakthrough?
Oxycontin is the extended <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>release</span> version of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> which is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>immediate</span> acting. Ideally you take the oxycontin on a scheduled basis for chronic pain so it is in your system continuously and then use the oxycodone for breakthrough pain which means when you need it. Neither has Tylenol in it but some pills such as Percocet or Roxicet are oxycodone mixed with Tylenol (also referred to as APAP.) Percodan is oxycodone with aspirin in it.
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