Just do not need 80mg at once all the time?
If you have OxyContin 80mg tablets, you cant split them. Crushing, splitting, chewing or altering the tablets in any way can destroy the time release mechanism, which could cause a potentially fatal release of too much medicine at once! You dont want to do that! You could poison yourself with an overdose and die. Oxycodone in too high doses can slow your respirations down and you could stop breathing! If the 80mg strength is too much, talk to your Dr. OxyContin comes in a 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, and 60mg strengths as well. Your Dr will need to prescribe you a lower dose tablet because you cant split these pills. Just call your Dr and let them know you feel like this 80mg tab is too strong and ask if they can prescribe a lower dose. Perhaps the 40's or 60's would work better for you.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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