Oxycontin Op Not Working

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80 mg op received this month. What the heck is purdue doing to me my stomach hurts, my pain is almost all they way back. I'm in agony. Why don't they take whiskey off the shelves and make them put plastic in it. It takes 3 hours for it to work if it does? I've had a headache also. They lost my almost $1500 a month and need something for pain. Anyone have any ideas???



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pistoff Says:

My husband and I both have had to take oxycontin for years, for me its the only way i can function or get out of bed. I have a bone disease and they stiff up completely so without my pain meds i cant walk, let alone take care of my daughter. My husband is a veteran and swears by it too. BUT this new op formulation is NOT helping. I dont care if the gov says it does, it doesnt and if you have true honest pain you will agree. We took inititive and called the FDA and they are sending up paperwork to fill out for a complaint. they said to get EVERYONE that is prescribed oxycontin and dislikes this new formula to call them and complain, and to request the proper paperwork to complain with. If we get enough people they will switch it back. PLEASE CALL, IT ONLY TAKE 5 MINUTES. 5 MIN IS WORTH LIVING.
THANKS

FDA 1.800.332.1088

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mikeee Says:

you can't get out of bed because you are probably addicited to opiates. that would be the reason why the new one's do not work. they have the same active ingredient as the orginal just can't abuse them. i hope they keep the new formula and keep the original and very dangerous narcotic off the streets for good. Need them to get out of bed? give me a break.

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Florida Says:

I'm Terminal. These branded OP 80mg pills (I assume other doses have the OP also on one side of the pill rather than the OC ) but It seems to me the Rx store should have warned oor informed me that I might experience changes in pain control after this refill.

I ended up with the new OP branded pills but was unaware I was duked.

I've been on 640mg for 12 years and have some tolerance develop but I knew something was very wrong since last refill.

I am experiencing much to much pain with these new OP branded pills. I woke in the worst right side joint pain than I have ever experienced these last few mornings. I NEVER experienced such intense pain. The OP's are simply not getting me through the night.

You can bet Purdue and or the Government are monitoring these sites.

My bet is people will flock in droves with complaints. If I were only taking these for chronic pain (as I did for many years) I might not complain but I'm terminal and this formulation is going to make my death sure hellish.

Heck I'm not into hospice yet and I could barely tolerate the new pain Ive experienced recently. To add insult to injury I'm recovering from major major major spine surgery done April 2010 so I'm also dealing with some of that residual pain.

Jesus Christ they should have informed us via an insert at least and gave some alternative directions and or options such as a transitional period. Call it dependence tolerance or what you will Purdue knows they've got the entire country hooked on this medication. How many truly need it may never be known. My guess is some terminals like myself might commit suicide if they can't control their pain anymore and or they will use up their supply before its due and end up in a hospital detox type setting costing Americans millions. Worse yet some may turn to heroin.

I don't know the answer but changing a formulation without informing is bordering on malpractice and or false advertising.

I'm sure Purdue has hired extra lawyers for the increased case load.

For Christ sakes couldn't the Feds and Purdue have come up with a more professional alternative?

I read that Purdue reps say you can request the original formulation if you have a problem but I find that hard to chew. What would be the point. They should at least make the original available for terminal ill people. So what if we terminal ill patients get addicted.

Someone with power needs to help us that truly need as much of this drug and we have come accustomed to paying for. This is unfair any way you look at it.

At least open a bunch of detox clinics for those of us that will start to detox as we run out of medication ahead of our next refill.

I don't know whos going to do more business the Heroin dealers on the street corners or the few drug clinics that will surely be unable to handle the overflow of people in need of help through this bait and switch scheme that has been placed unknowingly in our laps.

I can't believe the Feds and Purdue agreed to do this to dying people.

May God be with us.I'm Terminal. These branded OP 80mg pills (I assume other doses have the OP also on one side of the pill rather than the OC ) but It seems to me the Rx store should have warned oor informed me that I might experience changes in pain control after this refill.

I ended up with the new OP branded pills but was unaware I was duked.

I've been on 640mg for 12 years and have some tolerance develop but I knew something was very wrong since last refill.

I am experiencing much to much pain with these new OP branded pills. I woke in the worst right side joint pain than I have ever experienced these last few mornings. I NEVER experienced such intense pain. The OP's are simply not getting me through the night.

You can bet Purdue and or the Government are monitoring these sites.

My bet is people will flock in droves with complaints. If I were only taking these for chronic pain (as I did for many years) I might not complain but I'm terminal and this formulation is going to make my death sure hellish.

Heck I'm not into hospice yet and I could barely tolerate the new pain Ive experienced recently. To add insult to injury I'm recovering from major major major spine surgery done April 2010 so I'm also dealing with some of that residual pain.

Jesus Christ they should have informed us via an insert at least and gave some alternative directions and or options such as a transitional period. Call it dependence tolerance or what you will Purdue knows they've got the entire country hooked on this medication. How many truly need it may never be known. My guess is some terminals like myself might commit suicide if they can't control their pain anymore and or they will use up their supply before its due and end up in a hospital detox type setting costing Americans millions. Worse yet some may turn to heroin.

I don't know the answer but changing a formulation without informing is bordering on malpractice and or false advertising.

I'm sure Purdue has hired extra lawyers for the increased case load.

For Christ sakes couldn't the Feds and Purdue have come up with a more professional alternative?

I read that Purdue reps say you can request the original formulation if you have a problem but I find that hard to chew. What would be the point. They should at least make the original available for terminal ill people. So what if we terminal ill patients get addicted.

Someone with power needs to help us that truly need as much of this drug and we have come accustomed to paying for. This is unfair any way you look at it.

At least open a bunch of detox clinics for those of us that will start to detox as we run out of medication ahead of our next refill.

I don't know whos going to do more business the Heroin dealers on the street corners or the few drug clinics that will surely be unable to handle the overflow of people in need of help through this bait and switch scheme that has been placed unknowingly in our laps.

I can't believe the Feds and Purdue agreed to do this to dying people.

May God be with us.I'm Terminal. These branded OP 80mg pills (I assume other doses have the OP also on one side of the pill rather than the OC ) but It seems to me the Rx store should have warned oor informed me that I might experience changes in pain control after this refill.

I ended up with the new OP branded pills but was unaware I was duked.

I've been on 640mg for 12 years and have some tolerance develop but I knew something was very wrong since last refill.

I am experiencing much to much pain with these new OP branded pills. I woke in the worst right side joint pain than I have ever experienced these last few mornings. I NEVER experienced such intense pain. The OP's are simply not getting me through the night.

You can bet Purdue and or the Government are monitoring these sites.

My bet is people will flock in droves with complaints. If I were only taking these for chronic pain (as I did for many years) I might not complain but I'm terminal and this formulation is going to make my death sure hellish.

Heck I'm not into hospice yet and I could barely tolerate the new pain Ive experienced recently. To add insult to injury I'm recovering from major major major spine surgery done April 2010 so I'm also dealing with some of that residual pain.

Jesus Christ they should have informed us via an insert at least and gave some alternative directions and or options such as a transitional period. Call it dependence tolerance or what you will Purdue knows they've got the entire country hooked on this medication. How many truly need it may never be known. My guess is some terminals like myself might commit suicide if they can't control their pain anymore and or they will use up their supply before its due and end up in a hospital detox type setting costing Americans millions. Worse yet some may turn to heroin.

I don't know the answer but changing a formulation without informing is bordering on malpractice and or false advertising.

I'm sure Purdue has hired extra lawyers for the increased case load.

For Christ sakes couldn't the Feds and Purdue have come up with a more professional alternative?

I read that Purdue reps say you can request the original formulation if you have a problem but I find that hard to chew. What would be the point. They should at least make the original available for terminal ill people. So what if we terminal ill patients get addicted.

Someone with power needs to help us that truly need as much of this drug and we have come accustomed to paying for. This is unfair any way you look at it.

At least open a bunch of detox clinics for those of us that will start to detox as we run out of medication ahead of our next refill.

I don't know whos going to do more business the Heroin dealers on the street corners or the few drug clinics that will surely be unable to handle the overflow of people in need of help through this bait and switch scheme that has been placed unknowingly in our laps.

I can't believe the Feds and Purdue agreed to do this to dying people.

May God be with us.

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Verwon Says:

There have been many compltains about this new formulation, from unusual side effects to its not being effective.

You should report all problems by using the following phone numbers:


Purdue Pharma number for drug safety/medication issues:

888.726.7535


FDA MedWatch number:

800-332-1088

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­OxyContin/­

Does anyone have any questions?

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angel 101 Says:

Hey Mikeee....i hope some day soon you are a chronic pain sufferer...after ready your comment, it sounds like your the drug addict ....one that has caused us to be in pain....

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angel 101 Says:

To the person who said give them a chance, you will be pleasently surprised...heard that before..2 years of silastic sheeting in jaw joints causing extreme pain and body rejecting the silastic sheeting, ended up with giant cell reaction , leading to 2 different jaw joint replacements and over 30 tmj surgeries...and the FDA approved the silastic sheeting that caused the problem. Guess what? Silastic sheeting is still being used today & ok'd by the FDA....my settlement for all i went thru and continue to go thru was a whopping $1200.... so back to OP..do you really think the FDA cares...Perdue is only looking to patent the formula to make money. A company as big as that doesn't care about life or quality of life a person has, just how much profit they can make...sorry after all i have been thru...i dont trust any of these B!?&8?/@ ....I called perdue and left messages like their recording said, they would contact you by 4 the next business day....well i'm wondering what year? I wish the best to all chronic pain sufferers, and so we dont get a bad name, all scripts should be taken as directed..as hard as that may be. Maybe if we all stick together, one day the drug addicts will stay on their s*** and we can have our meds...But also the md's that prescibe these to anyone should have their license pulled...Chronic pain patients have proof of pain...drug addicts only have withdrawls...also to the person who talked to a Perdu Pharm...who do you know that you can get thru to them, or are you a pharm from perdue, maybe a rep...

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truthspeaker Says:

the new formula when taken as prescibed works just as well if not better than the old formula for me, just a little longer waiting time for it to initially kick in in the morning but after that, good the rest of the day as long as i follow my 8 hr schedule. i've experienced withdraws before and for someone to say that the old one's worked and new one's don't sounds odd. the same main ingredient is used, they changed ingredients that have nothing to do with the pain part just the time release part. you're still getting oxycodone just with a different time release so the idea that the new stuff just doesn't work at all sounds more and more like someone who used to get all of the 80 at once and now only gets it spread out over time like it was meant for. who knows, that's just what it looks like when reading some posts. thanks and may you find peace and comfort somehow.

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madashell Says:

mikee, id bet my last dollar you dont know wat the hell you are talking about you clearly had or have known a person that had a ruff time controlling themselves and now you blame the pill. I have had 13 surgeries and was brought back from death, i take my meds right and have for ten years, and they do nont work as well and have drastic side effects, i suggest dont comment on what you know nothing about!!

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giving it a chance Says:

first of all to (mikee) people like you make me sick ,ive ran into to many $#%$ holes like you in my life ,before.i would only ask that you speak with your heart and not your $#%$.and feel fortiunate that you lead a healthy life.to everyone else i have also recieved the new op,s. I never even questioned given them a try as my pharmcist said its totally the same exept for the (obvious) reasons. three weeks later i am experiancing exteme stomach aches with very bad constipation . as far as the pain relief much of my bone problems are slowly reacuring. im willing to give it a while longer but a dont want to go to far as the chronic pain i went through 8 years ago was intollerable.

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angel101 Says:

Truthspeaker sounds like you got lucky! Glad they work 4 u! How long have u used the ops? And also every 8 hours? They r supposed to be a 12 hour med. I've been on 60's bid...4 percocets prn for break thru... Maybe I wod have better luck if I was allowed a higher & more frequent dose..but then again how many more illneses would I end up with if I did take more...and I thought this site was to help each other =NOT BASH others..enjoy your higher extra dose and remember its not for us to determine who the abusers are. Our Pain mngement drs know who needs it. But after more than a month on the ops I am hurting more, and headaches r almost 24/7. Still vomiting up sometimes blood other times dry heaves. And no= Notvwithdrawels...I've had the. B4 when I was over prescribed meds and decided to go off all meds myself. That was b4 withdrawl meds were available...and now from what I hear, those r used to get a high too. Lol..the drug companies do know what they're doing..after all animal testing causes protests so just test us instead.l



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ChronicPain Says:

After DIGGING online for any info on the OPs, I finally found this:
http:/­/­www.consumeraffairs.com/­news04/­2010/­04/­oxycontin_fda.html

I'm as mad as the rest of you about this change and can't believe my pharmacy didn't tell me about it. They can tell me everything else as they're inputting the info...

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lots a pain 15 Says:

please post the report on the medicaion exaglo and exactly what it is i am hoping that there is something better beause i have taken oxycontin 80 for 16 years and for me i have suffered in pain and side effects from the op version i wish i was a lucky one. what about the opana that is out is it related to the exeglo

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gentlesoul Says:

Mikee, why are you accusing a potentially bed ridden chronic pain patient? You don't have the facts/studies/accurate understanding of the components of the new form of oxycontin. An addict wouldn't contact the manufacturer or pharmacist about the inactive ingredients that interfere with the proper pain relief. That's what I see every day. Before you judge, or make such rude accusations, you should have a better reason - but there are none (reasons) of which I could see; especially in this cyber environment. True pain patients have to be their own advocate; that's what I saw in her statement. BE WELL

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angel101 Says:

Getting alittle more relief by taking a perc.10/325 & then 15-30 min. Later taking an op60.. Maybe helpful to anyone else out there if u have breakthu meds. All I can say is try...since perdue or pharmacists don't or won't give any info I thought I would try taking meds that way and for 2 days it has helped. Also b4 going to bed I take the last daily dose of breakthru and Sony wake up with migraine..Good Luck! God Bless. And Mike I am sorry for wishing pain on u but after going thru this I was angry. NO One deserves chronic debilitating pain but when you do have it, get relief thru meds or any other way, then its taken away it takes the wind from your sails. And then anxiety sets in thinking about the pain u lived with for so long returning..

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cancerperson Says:

I have been on the same medication and dosage for 5 years.480mgs of Oxycontin a day and never have I had a problem with breakthru pain untill recent. I find myself hurting more and it takes alot longer for the OP brand to work and still it isn't as strong.I find myself taking more percocets for breakthru pain than I ever have! I never had this problem with the OC brand which seemed to work just fine. Sometimes I even took less than prescribed and,now I find myself taking more because the OP brand to me isn't the same as the OC brand and what really gets me I had no warning they were being changed.The OP's dosen't work as quickly,dosen't last as long,and when the do work they don't help as much as the OC's did! I just feel like the people who need this medication is being punished because of the headlines on prescrption drug abuse! So the next time you go and change a prescription on people thet depend on the medication simply to get through the day give us a little warning first! Thank You.

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Nanoman Says:

To Mikeee
What else would you guess? I guess your idea of an persons medical treatment should be put to a vote so we can all throw guesses, and opinions of how a person shouuld be treated is a BAD idea. However when you get back to talking about a medication and it's issues let me know. The rush to market a medication that in my opinion hasn't been throughly tested is fair game! I fined it very strange when reading the bioequvialance testing that testing was done with normally healthly people. I would have much more confidence if and when the testing is done with people who a familar with the illness and have first hand knowledge of a medication that is being tested so as to get an objective test result. This Medication is intended for opiod tolerent patinets and not normaly healthly people.

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cancerperson Says:

Why is testing being done on otherwise healthy people that probably never has took an opiate before they started testing?Today was a wake up call! I have Colon Cancer and this medication has not helped a bit. I have overwhelming back pain and its almost to hard to get off the couch! A massive mistake has been made over this particular medicine and from what I've read on this site and others is that it's effected a lot of people in a negative way.

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angel101 Says:

Yeah, its me again..i'm just wondering how many On's are real & if any r placebos. For 2 days taking per along with op I had relief...HAD...now pain has returned while taking both..I wonder if FDA or Perdue read these threads..probably not..maybe we should copy & paste our complaints to both when we write these..then maybe they would get the WHOLE picture..I really feel bad for the people who don't use computers & can't figure out what's happening to them! And right now I feel the way I did right b4 I was hospitalized for pneumonia,dehydration and liver , pancreas and kidney problems. By yhe way that happened a few days after I started on OPs instead of ocs..

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$$ Says:

We need more responses by people whether they like the new OP version or not.Fact is that nothing will change without more opinions on this subject

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Get a Life Says:

If you would only realize that almost EVERYONE has pain. DEAL with it. I need two knee replacements and my hands hurt like heck. I take an anti-inflammatory and go to work everyday to support my son, who is addicted to oxycontin, and uses them the wrong way! Just like you fools! Take them AS prescribed. Get over it. Life hurts. Your body is SCREAMING for more dope. They should just ban them 4ever, right along with cigarettes, pot, and all the other bullcrap. SUCK it up. I am 62 years old, and have arthritis and lots of PAIN. But, I just deal with it. You are all abusing the stuff, and then whine about it! You want to revel in your pain, and feel sorry for yourselves. Get a real life. Learn to cope with pain, happiness, sadness, etc. It is part of life. (and death) In the meantime, us suckers have to pay for your laziness and selfishness. Get up with your kid, lady! Instead of snorting or shooting up your oxycontin. Take them as prescribed. Yeah, you had the kid, so take care of HER, instead of her taking care of you.

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