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Oxycodone Dosage
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Oxycodone is available in several forms. Percocet contains between 2.5-10 mg oxycodone and 325-650 mg acetaminophen/paracetamol. Percodan most often contains 4.5 mg oxycodone and 325 mg aspirin. Oxycontin is a timed-release form that gradually releases oxycodone (10, 20, 40, 80, or 160 mg) over several hours when taken orally. Other formulations are available.



Oral Oxycodone Dosages
 w/ no tolerancew/ some tolerancew/ heavy tolerance
Light2.5 - 5 mg5 - 10 mg20 - 40mg
Common5 - 10 mg10 - 40 mg50 - 150mg
Strong10 - 30 mg30 - 60 mg150 - 600mg

Onset : 10 - 30 minutes
Coming Up: 30 - 60 minutes
Peak : 30 - 60 minutes
Plateau : 2 - 4 hours
Duration : 3 - 6 hours

The chart above shows oral dosages for individuals with different levels of tolerance to opiates. Because people quickly develop tolerance to the effects of oxycodone, dosages will vary dramatically depending on whether an individual has been using regularly, and for how long. Some new users report an alarming degree of sedation and nausea after taking 15 mg, while some chronic users report taking 200 mg or more a day.



Insufflated (Snorted) Oxycodone Dosages
 w/ no tolerancew/ heavy tolerance
Common2.5 - 5 mg10 - 20 mg
Strong5 - 10 mg40 - 60 mg

Onset : 1 - 15 minutes
Peak : 10 - 30 minutes
Duration : 3 - 5 hours

Some people choose to insufflate (snort) oxycodone in order to deliver a more rapid onset. Note that snorting any substance can result in injury to nasal passags, sinuses, throat, etc and crushed tablets include binders and inert ingredients that do not rapidly dissolve.



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resources and should not be construed as recommendations. Individuals can respond
differently to the same dosage. What is safe for one can be deadly for another.