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Oxycontin Op Duration 40mg Cut In Half

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Deckard Says:
 
Given the protective qualities of the new Oxy OP, if you cut, say a 40mg tab in half, does it still release the drug slowly? I noticed there is no warning label on the bottle saying do not chew. In other words, given the new formulation, if cut in half does it still retain its slow release quality?

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Verwon Says:
 
Retaining their time release properties, even if someone tries to cut them in half, crush or chew them is exactly how they are supposed to work.

However, it is still not recommended that you alter your dosage, without your doctor's approval.

Oxycontin contains the very powerful narcotic Oxycodone.

Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry mouth.

Learn more:

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Oxycontin/­

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roger Says:
 
I have taken one 80mg oxycontin and 1/2 of an 80mg (I cut an 80mg in half) every 12 hours for over a year. cutting the new 0p in half does not change its effect. I have never crushed one. I suffer from sever degenerative disc disease since 1989 L4 -S1 and C3-C6. I had one back surgery that helped a little. Thank God for pain medication

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Matt Says:
 
I hear ya buddy my back is a mess, all kinda things wrong, i had a problem with getting my OP 40mg cuz the pharmacy had to order them, and becouse dr.'s dont want to give you your script 3 days early i always am 3 days late, got me, so today i ran out and that suck, so i cut 1 of the op 40's in half i hope that half will last 7 hours, i hope it still has time release stuff in it

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Kitty Says:
 
I have a 20 mg op for pain. Can I cut it in half tonight. I don't want the whole thing. I will call my doctor tomorrow and get it lowered. It's not that high of a dose already as i'm told. So can I just cut it in half this one time? thanks

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David Says:
 
Yes you can cut it in half. The purpose of Oxycontin OP is to prevent the pill from being abused. Thus, cutting, chewing, attempting to crush it, etc. will have no effect on the time release characteristic of the pill.

That being said, 20 mg is considered a low dose of oxycodone for someone who is in moderate to severe pain. I wouldn't recommend operating heavy machinery until you're familiar with how a particular dose will effect you, but other than that you're in the clear.

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