In other words, let's say you were taking 10mg oxycodone
in short acting form (percocet
) three times a day, you would be taking a total of 30mg of oxycodone
. However, if you are prescribed 10 mg oxycontin (long acting version of oxycodone
minus the acetaminophen that is in percocet) every 12 hours, you would only be taking a total of 20mg of the narcotic a day.