Purdue Pharmaceuticals came out with a new tamper proof version of oxycontin. It has the same active ingredients. The only difference is that it's harder to crush, cut, chew etc. Oxy is a strong, highly addictive pain killer that has caused many accidental over doses that resulted in preventable deaths. I believe that if the new version is crushed, causes the the pill "inactive." I'm still trying to research that information.
My best wishes,
I take 40 mil three times a day for bulging disc, fibromialga, and chronic pain from a broken neck in 1997. Oxy has worked wonders up until change? Now medication does not work? I pay six hundred a month for something that does not work! The pharmacy said the change was due to IV users. Now the pill cannot be crushed. Which is understandable. But because of this the medication is less effective. It upsets me that people who abuse this medication have ruined it for those of us that need it! Hope they change it back soon!
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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