get sick from the new pills, I was told to switch to opana 40mg, is this medication simaler to taking the oxycontin
The manufacturer of the old style Oxycontin, Purdue Pharm, acquired Ethex Manufacturers to distribute the OC's for them. It's being marketed in generic form as Oxycodone ER in 80 mg & 40 mg only, but unfortunately only Walgreens is carrying this brand name. Let me warn you though, pretty much every pharmacy is very hesitant to give any information what so ever concerning Schedule II medications over the phone, unless they know you due to the rash of daytime robberies not too long ago looking for, you got it, Oxycontin!! There's one more company that distributes the 20 mg only, called Apotex. As far as I know once again, Walgreens only carries this. You must completely trust & believe me when I tell you, IT REALLY IS EXACTLY THE SAME MEDICATION. It's says OC on one side & 80 on the other, is the same exact color & same size. It will begin to melt in your mouth, if for some reason you can't swallow it immediately, so that alone tells me they ARE NOT the OP's. The OP's gave me horrible stomach pains with worsened constipation. Worse of all (I'll swear on a mountain of Bibles, too!!) those darn things passed completely through my intestinal tract & on out completely whole, without dissolving at all. Now you tell me, how can a medication perform its duty if it can't break apart to let the chemicals do what they're suppose to do? Recently I read they've discovered yet another dangerous side effect from them. If you have a damaged liver, etc.,be careful because whatever they have used for the reformulation to make it abuse resistant, has the possibility of causing further or additional problems or damage.
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I really don't have an anwer to your question but what I do know is that it is a long acting morphine. You can use this site to look it up. I noticed you posted this three weeks ago. Have you made the switch? I too have had a terrible time taking this new formula. My doctor is thinking about changing me to kadien but he told me to give this formula more time. I am out of time. I feel sick all the time too and my pain gets out of control without warning. I take 10mgs Ir;s for break through and they have helped me like never before. I take 80mgs three times a day and I have done well until the past three months. My doctor did not mention opana but I did check with my insurance and it is not a preffered drug however Kadien is so I know what it will cost.
Please let me know what happens I feel like just giving up and saying to hell with it but i know what will happen the pain will not allow me to stop taking narcotic analgesics they are the only things that work.
Good Luck hope to hear from you,
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