A couple of months ago the pill ocycoton 80mg did read oc now reads op. What is the difference. There are different side affects now on the op than the oc. What is the definition of op or oc?
21 Sep 2011
OxyContin is now being manufactured by Purdue Pharmaceuticals. The difference is the OP version cannot be tampered with. If one tampers with the OP version, it renders the pill useless.
The reason for the switch is so drug abusers don't try to crush and inject OxyContin.
Are you suffering from side effects from OP version?
21 Sep 2011
Perdue the manufacturer has added a substance that makes the pill very difficult to crush and if you do manage to break it into pieces those pieces still retain some of their time release component. It is also made to gel up into goop if it hits water so people cant dissolve it to inject it. Same thing with snorting-it will gel up in the nose and not be absorbed. Some people are having some GI side effects from whatever substance-I think it is a polymer of some sort- they have added. OC stood for OxyContin and OP stands of OxyContin Perdue just to differentiate between forms. If you swallow the pill whole there is supposed to be no difference in the way it works although many of us who have been on both feel the new form doesnt work quite as well. There has been a lot of pressure on the manufacturers to make thes pills more tamper resistant because of the rash of deaths from people crushing and snorting or injecting OxyContin and other drugs like it.
Crushing bypasses the time release component allowing a very large amount of drug to be released all at once and people were dying after taking it this way.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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