.....Well.....while the two med's share some of the same ingredient, (Oxycodone) they are not exactly the same. Your Percocet also includes another active ingredient called acetaminophen.
It too is a pain reliever of sorts....but I don't know the specifics on it. Oxycontin is, pure, time released Oxycodone.
If you are taking a #10 Oxycontin....which is the lowest dose by the way...then some of it is released right away and the rest is released slowly several hours later. I'm not sure how many mg is released at what particular time.
Now, ....if you're taking a 5mg Percocet....well then it is released right away....and should last in the neighborhood of around 4 to 6 hours at best...in most cases.
Are you taking them both at the same time? It really makes no difference which med you are taking...as you may experience the loopy feeling for a while until your body gets used to it....or you might always experience this, but not as bad after you have been on it for a while. As with all pain medications...there is a trade off......do you want pain relief?....or the fog?.....I myself, prefer the fog way over the pain! My pain is at a strong 7 without med's, and that is not pleasant, especially if you are working. Really...it's not pleasant, working or not....
Just chill, and like I said, give it some time before you make a decision on it....and remember your taking it for your pain. The choice will be yours in the end as to whether or not you want to continue to receive relief with these med's Be grateful if you are getting relief, as many have a hard time finding a med that will work for them. If you don't believe me, then visit with Suzane (tmjpain) for a bit....and then you will count your blessings.
Hope this helps!
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 6/9/2011 6:20:50 AM (GMT-6)