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I have a prescreipion for oxycocet 5 and 325 mg. What is the

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I have a prescreipion for oxycocet 5 and 325 mg. What is the 5 mg oxycodone? Is it oxycotin?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

There are different types of oxycodone, a short acting formulation which is intended to be taken every 4-6 hours and a longer acting formulation, which is taken every 12 hours.

Oxycontin contains the longer acting formulation of oxycodone.
Oxycet contains the shorter acting formulation.

The difference, then, is that you will have to take the Oxycet more frequently than Oxycontin.


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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
to get 40 mg of cxycotin how many 5-325 mgs would i take
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
The two pills are a bit different in that the oxycet contains acetaminophen.
You cannot take more than two pills at a time due to the acetaminophen content.

The amount of oxycodone between the two is considered equivalent...if you took 8 tablets in 12 hours, that would equal 40 mg. But, you cannot take this many due to the acetaminophen--you would overdose on tylenol and this can be deadly.
Using the acetaminophen in conjunction with the oxycodone should lessen your need for higher amounts of oxycodone.

If your pain is not controlled on the current dosage of oxycet, your doctor can switch your medication for you. Don't make alterations on your own due to the acetaminophen overdose risk.

I hope that makes sense.

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