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What is OxyContin CR?

OxyContin CR is a name some people may use when referring to the medication OxyContin (oxycodone). OxyContin is prescribed for treating moderate to severe pain. OxyContin comes in a tablet that gradually releases medicine over a 12-hour period. This action is sometimes called "controlled release," and "CR" is an abbreviation for that term. However, no drug sold in the United States has the brand name OxyContin CR.

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