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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.

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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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Gunner Locknload Says:
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I've been on narcos for 6 years. Bottom line, it just doesn't work anymore. I've tried them all. I have been unable to convince my doctor that my tolerance is sky Friggen high. He refuses to up the dose of the OxyContin from 20mg. & Percocet. I've been cutting the 20's in half and taking both. Now I'm cutting up to four at a time and taking them along with the percs. Still doesn't help. I hate those stupid fentanyl patches. Sweat a little it falls off. I just don't know what to do. Am I going to have to move on to the only narcotic pain killer that might work? Heroin? I know it sounds stupid but I really need some help and I'm not getting it. Out of desperation at one point I cut eight of the 20's in half and took those along with four percs to no avail. If I can take that much oxy and feel no relief it feels as if I have zero choice any longer. I have also considered marijuanna. But I live in a state where it's still illegal and wouldn't know where to begin to find it. Any ideas at all would be helpful.

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Hooperstreazamulator Says:
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It's a really hard thing!
I was on Oxy 80 (6 a day)
And Roxycodone 30mg (12 per day)
Valium, Ridilin, Cymbalta, Miralax, and more. I was doing ok! However the doctor & other staff knew that I was at the max for my condition. The doctor began reducing all my meds. This cost my job, and almost my marraige!
The end result was;.... After the reduced amount of meds, I realized that after such a long time on these meds, my meds were not treating the pain anymore, they were only treating the symptoms of withdrawal. I quickly got used to the reduced amount of medication. When I say quickly I mean approximately 4 to 6 months. At the time I figured the doctors office was screwing with me because I pissed off one of the nurses! Now, I'm on one 10th of my original medication dosages.
I'm not able to go to work yet, however I do get some relief from the medication that I'm taking. It is my goal to try to survive with no narcotic pain medication. There are other treatments available, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. For reasons forced on me I found that epidural is a very good treatment for pain. I'm speaking from experience when I say, it's really hard to put the addiction aside and just treat the pain! It takes a lot of willpower, but if you really want to get off the pain medication try epiduras or other like injections. Cymbalta is also something that can be a very big help while going through this process.
If you can manage to clean out your system and start from scratch the medicines will start to work again on you. Good luck to all of you

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Ken Says:
You may to switch up to an implant which delivers morphine into your systems. Ea ch month the doctor will fill up the implanted device and it will last you for one month. In the alternative, you can have him switch you to 30 mg morphine tablets.

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DLee Says:
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What state do u live in? And have u asked your doctor about oxymorphone .

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Tumbleweedsxo Says:
Whatever state you're in, cannabis is waaayyy better of a choice than heroin. It's also not going to ruin your life. Please please please don't start using heroin out of desperation. I get the desperate part and being in pain, but find another doctor before turning to that crap. Weed on the other hand, is a great pain reliever and at least somewhat legal (medical marijuana) in most states. Do the research and hope all goes well for you.

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