I have been on 40mg three times a day of oxycontin for the last five years due to a liver in poor state.i have severe muscle cramping and pain 24/7.i am given 180 tabs per month,and this last batch does not work at all.this is the second time in five years i have encountered this problem.got last refill 4 days ago,took usual 40mg dose in morning and no effect.yesterday took total of 300mg throughout the day and no relief what so ever.i now have to go see my doctor once again over this issue.is it possible to get a bad lot.i do realize it is strictly monitored,but something is going on.i also notice such as the first time this happened that there is next to no smell to the pills,usually there is.this medication has worked wonders for me,and without it i would be in bed all the time.
The new oxycontin has imprint op on it instead of oc. The formulation has been changed, thanks to our USgov. crack down. My only suggestion is when you get your next refill go to some small private pharmacy outside the main city. They might have the good ones left. I would ask them if they have the pcs. Just tell them the ops dont help your pain. I don't think they pulled the ops.
I've heard from 2 other people that whatever Purdue did to make it so addicts could no longer abuse this drug, (which is 100% understandable & necessary) that the pill has gone completely thru their system without dissolving, thus, they don't even come close comparing to how well they worked previously. I know there are those of us who are truly in horrible pain & need something strong that is long lasting out there that in one way or another are experiencing or feel the same as me. There's got to be something or someone we can do or talk to for help. What steps did Purdue have to go thru to get approval for this altered version? Were there any clinical trials peformed first? I haven't seen or heard of anything nor was there any forewarning to give us a chance of making necessarym changes to our pain management regdiment. Frankly, this increased pain I'm experiencing until I find a replacement plan, is so unnecessary and unwelcomed.
Personally, I'm furious with Purdue & how they've handle this change & to think of how much money ($1,000+), for 120 - 80mg's is unethical and nothing short of straight up consumer theft!! PLEASE, SOMEONE HELP...
I have a suggestion. How about trying Methadone diskettes? I believe they come in 40mg doses. They look like an Alka-Selter tablet. You disolve them in water & it turns orange. There is also liquid Methadone, but it comes in so many forms and colors (called Methadose), that you drink daily. But the orange Methadone is the strongest. Maybe talk to your doctor about that possibility if the pain is that severe.
Besides changing the formula to make it impossible to abuse by snoorting or injecting they also removed the fast acting component. I also have been so sick that I stopped taking them. I am in terrible pain and have been trying to survive on short acting oxy irs but I am not going to take antoher one of those god awful useless pills. Call Perdue and make a complaint many of us had, they are also suppose to pass it on to the fda. I spoke to the perdue pharmacist and she even told me that the compunds they are using are very difficult for people to digest and absorb. My doctor increased my oxy irs and told me to give it more time I should get used to them. Not after 90 days. I need to change to another long acting and I hope he will agree and write for Avinza. This once excellent pain pill is now more. Again the gov is more worried about junkies than real pain patients. Call perdue call the fda we need our voices heard.
I posted this answer a few months ago. Purdue still manufacturers the OC's. But they are now distributed by Ethex. When everyone got hysterical I called my Walgreens and they verified this information. Ethex pays huge royalties to Purdue to market their money maker. And this is how Purdue will pay off its 600 million dollar lawsuit. I answered your question because you seem like you really need them, not just someone po'd because they can't crush them to snort or iv them.
I also quit answering this question because my dear niece lost her boyfriend to an overdose on the OP's in October. He rarely took drugs and was offered an OP, he didn't "feel" anything so he took two more in the following hour and a half. They went out to eat, he never got high. Went to bed and never woke up. It was the heavy coating on the new OP's that didn't dissolve fast enough to make him feel high
Yes we were all unaware that a young man with a four year football. Scholarship to Thiel University, at 18 years old would lose his life to drugs, but he did and Lou is gone forever. My darling niece, Hayley will never live it down. She was the last to see him alive.
I refuse to answer this question again. You can tell the story if you wish.
But call your pharmacy, preferably Walgreens and ask if they carry the OC's.by Ethex and talk to your physician. He may need to specifiy on your script. I took the old OC's before the change and believe me I would travel to the ends of the earth to any pharmacy that carried them. God Bless and Good Luck. Sable (please beware of the overdose potential, no matter how much pain you are in it's not worth dying over) On second thought that can be subjective, sorry but I am going on no narcotics presently and do want to die, but its not just the pain, it's my terribliy lonely life, void of everything.
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