I have heard of some people getting the new OP 40's and don't know what the difference is between them and the OC 40's I have been prescribed for 3 years? Are they all gonna be those soon?
21 Nov 2010
Just to comment on an assertion made by an earlier poster.
The coating has virtually nothing to with a pills time released properties. Think about the pill in the stomach acid all day. The acid eats the coating in minutes. The remainder of the pill dissolves accordingly.
What makes the drug time released in the plastic molecularity bound to the oxycodone in the oxycontin. And in fact it is that plastic, that is causing so many folk to have so many digestive problems. So many are violently ill taking these. Many do NOT nor have they ever abused them, and this travesty never was needed to start with. OPs simply do not work as advertised. For those who really do not understand the issues on a first hand basis, and rather have their heads filled with misinformation, I can only hope that you need these on a short term basis, so you can perhaps join with us, and call on Perdue, and your congressional representatives to let them know of this Pandoras Box known as OP.
20 Sep 2010
Oxycontin OP is the new, updated version of Oxycontin OC. It contains the same active ingredient, Oxycodone, in a time released formulation.
The difference is that the OP has been re-formulated to prevent abuse. Trying to crush the pills (for the purpose of snorting, injecting, etc.) will not make a difference, they still retain their time released formulation.
29 Mar 2011
I too have been sitting here reading all your replys... I also felt the difference and have been on Oxycontin for a little over 6 years after being in a car accident that almost claimed my life as well as put me in a wheelchair or the rest of my life as I lost both legs above my knee one only being a stub. Now I know what I have been felling is not totally in my head. My dr didnt even know the difference in them. I get very ill when I take them as well and not felling well dizzy ect thought it was just me till I read what everyone else is saying. I did't say anything to my dr instead been working myself off tem then he did a drug test and said no more pain meds as they cant find any in my blood. After reading all the notes from others wondering if now what I was taking was going straight to my bowels. I go from constapation to diarea back and forth.
I hope they get the law suit through not that the money will help but to show purdue we mean bussiness. I also am not a druggie but the phantom pain is unreal now I have to deal with it also.
11 Oct 2010
i was on the oc and now i am on the op and they do not work like the old ones plus i have been getting hot flashes. these new pills are worthless have sent the fda a email about this. its change is for the good for people who have cronic pain but if they dont work whats the worth of them you might as well not take them. we all can blame the ****** abusers.
3 Oct 2010
Here is the information I shared which I thought EVERYONE could access. Purdue does still manufacture the old OC's. They are now distributed through Ethex.
I called my Walgreens pharmacist and told him about all the issues and concerns that have come up. He verified that my information was correct and told me he has the original oxycontin in 10mg and 40mg. They get them through Ethex and will continue to get them as Purdue is still making them and from his knowledge will continue to do so.
The issue with the new formulation is the coating. My pharmacist has many complaints. In fact the coating may be so strong that some peoples digestive system may not be able to process it. Therefore the pill passed through and comes out in complete form through your bodies excretory system.
After the death of my niece's boyfriend over this new formulation I decided to not answer any more questions. He was unaware of the new ones and he took a few extra because they didn't "work". He took a total of 3 in one and a half hours. He went out to eat with friends, never did get high. Went to bed and never woke up. That's all I will say, I believe I said enough. God Bless you all and Take care.
8 Oct 2010
I have been on oxycontin for several years due to degenative arthritus, and protruding disks in my back as well as the lack of cartilage in my knees. When they switched me to the oxycontin op's I didn't realize they had changed an ingredient in the medication until I broke out in hives, that were constantly itchy and resulted in open sores and an infection. If the company making these medications are going to change ingredients they should be aware that it can cause severe reactions. I had to be taken off this medication due to the severity of the reaction I got to the new ingredient.
14 Oct 2010
I have been taking the oxycontin 80mg for almost 12 yrs now and it has worked great for me, allowed me to function on a daily basis. I do not abuse it, I take it as directed, but did not realize when I got my last script that they had changed to the OP. I thought I was crazy, because I have had a constant headache for over 2 weeks now and nausea that comes and goes in waves, I even went to ER because I thought I might have had a concussion because the headaches just wouldn't go away, (I bumped my head, but the time was not consistant w/my systems for a concussion, and there was nothing wrong with my tests. It is not the same as the OC and if people are determined to abuse it by wanting to inhale it or inject it, it will only send them to other drugs (heroin?). I understand that this is the only oxycontin that will be available to prescribe.
I don't know if I can tolerate the constant headaches, and it also makes me extremely exhausted to the point where I am pretty much passing out from exhaustion. This doesn't seem to be the answer to stop those who are abusing it, it only makes it worse for those who take it for the right reason, it isn't fair. It seems that we are the ones making the sacrifice. Is there any way one can still continue to be prescribed the real OC?? After almost 12 yrs on the same medication, no one can tell me I'm nuts, I know the difference. Thank you.
25 Feb 2012
The difference is the people that abuse them will no longer have that temptation to abuse. Take it from me as a former attic I am in full support of a pill that you can't crush or inject. I only crushed them but I know the results and devastation of having an oxy habbit that gotten out of control.I have a cronic tmj desfunction. The pain sucks but I would never go back to where I was. I lost my job my wife and my kids!. I finially have my life back on track and may be able to deal with my pain with these new oxys are on the marketnwhere as you can't abuse them in the traditional maner.
29 Sep 2010
Well, I have been taking Oxycontin 40 mg. for the past year and today I picked up my prescription and when I got home I realized that there was something different. I took one @ 4:30 pm and have been throwing up off and on since. It is now 1:55 am and I am nausous, hurting and pissed!
Shouldn't the pharmacist have to tell you what he is dispensing and shouldn't he have to label it as what it is instead of labeling it as regular ole Oxycontin 40mg. I mean my pamplet that you get with the prescription describes the pill as Round, yellowish, OC on one side and 40 on the other. Instead, it's round, brown, OP on one side and 40 on the other. I am not trying to be all dramatic, but what if a police officer pulled me over and wants to know what meds are in my weekly dispenser and I explain to him/her that it is Oxycontin and show him/her the pill pamplet with my name on it and the pills description, and am put in handcuffs for illegal possesion of a controlled substance due to the pill and the pamplets description not matching?!
Before you all start thinking that I'm a complete wack job, remind yourself of how we are living in an ever increasing POLICE STATE that is especially making it hard on those of us that ACTUALLY NEED and DO NOT ABUSE our meds, to evn get them in the first place. If you don't agree with that, then ask yourself, "Why did they change the chemical compound to start with?" Because, BIG BROTHER thinks we are all a bunch of idiot drug addicts that they have to BABYSIT!
23 Dec 2010
For those of you who think there is no difference to the op's and the oc's are totally not knowing what they are talking about. There is a major difference in them, My husband has a knee injury and has to take oxycontin to survive. It's not to get a high, it's for him to be able to go to work. We have looked every where for the oc's and no pharmacy in a 60 mile radius carries them anymore. So now my husband throws up, has mood swings and the medication does not work as well. Why would the FDA or anyone else change this? to keep druggies from abusing? So while the government stops the druggies off one drug or gives them something to think about on how to abuse the op's. People like my husband suffer! Do they think this will stop narcotic abusers of trying different things? no it wont. So what is going to happen when people start taking more at a time? It will kill them.
Is this is what the government doing, lets help the abusers heal, but let the people with severe pain suffer. Are you fuckin kidding? What is it going to take for the PURDUE company to get a clue on what they are really doing to pain sufferers? What about the elders who have bad arthritis? What are they suppose to do? and now that the op's are not as effective does this mean either you run out in the middle of the month and left with nothing or you need to have the doc prescribe a larger quantity. Also if this pill does not dissolve how can it be timed released when it does not even liquidfy in your system. That is why it does not work as well, with the silica feel of the pill it is causing it not to fall apart. Just another way the government has given druggies the upper hand, but screw the disabled!!!
30 Aug 2010
The OP stands for Oxycontin Purdue. When a pharmacy has to reorder this medication they will automatically receive the new 40 op. They will not have a choice.
They changed the chemical compound (none of the actual drug was removed) by adding something that would make nearly impossible for people to abuse it. They were abusing the drug by crushing it to snort, dissolving to inject or chewing them to get a maximum high. That's the good news. The bad news is that whatever they added to it has changed how well it works & how long it lasts. Let me know what you experience when you get the new one, please.
30 Aug 2010
OP is the same thing as OC. You cant get the OC pills anymore unless a pharmacy has extra stock of them. Perdue Pharma isnt making the OC ones anymore because they were easy to abuse by snorting or chewing, etc. The new formula has been labeled OP for Oxycontin Perdue. These have been made to stop them being abused. They are extremely hard and chewy if you try to chew them and they are almost impossible to cut with a razor blade. They will also just clump up in your nose if you are actually able to snort them. So for anyone getting their refills and getting the OP ones, this is normal.
13 Dec 2012
I know im posting on this a bit late but all i have to add is that in 2010 i was prescribed the oc 20mg they worked three times as well as these damn op 40's. Thank god my dc rx's me 30mg ir oxycodones for breakthrough pain 1 every 6 hours or i most def would have to asked the dc to c if he could change my extended release tabs to opana or exalgo etc ... i am prescribed op 40's 3 a day, oxycodone 30mg imm release, one 50mg tramadol per 6 hrs these do almost nothing for me at all im thinking asking to do away with these altogether cuz he already reduced the dose two months ago it had been 240 a month. Can anyone tell me the best replacement for the 40mg OxyPlacebo tabs, i take 3/day. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
6 Jan 2011
Oxycontin OP's is the new brand of Oxycontin which contains more "locks" to prevent further abuse.. They can't be snorted, injected, etc.. Oxycontin OC'sin 40 mg are still time relased, however, I have heard that they are easier to administer by the aforementioned metods..
I advise taking Oxycodone 30mg HCL (AKA Roxycontin) as they have not added any gels or locks and therefore when in severe pain, they will actually help.
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