someone was telling they put something in them so people cannot abuse them
The Oxycontin with the OC on one side are not produced any longer. The new version ,OP stands for Oxycontin Purdue & when a pharmacy has to reorder any strength of Oxycontin, they will automatically receive the new OP version. They will not have a choice. They changed the chemical compound (none of the actual drug was removed) by adding something that would make it 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.
Yes they have from OC to OP.-
The new OP version is desigened for it to be tamper -proof, so that it can more difficult for opiate addicts to crush, melt or inject the pill. Oxycontin is intended for swallowing, and it releases oxycodone in incremented doses for a period of 12 hours. When snorted or injected, opiate abusers feel a quick high that is dangerous and can sometimes be lethal.
The appearance of the new pill versus the current Oxycontin pill is the same. The stamp on the front of the pill is labeled “OP” instead of “OC.” The colors are the same for each milligram dosage.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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