Trying to get off oxy OP 20's. I've been taking about 2 a day for the last 6 mos. If I cut 1 in 4s with a pill cutter. at what rate and what amount (mgs) would 1 piece of that pill deliver? Thanks to any1 who can help!
Welcome Coco, DON"T i repeat DON"T cut the oxy20mg OP or crush it, they changed the formula of this medication a while back to keep people from abusing/ODing and it will make the pill unusable. Leave it whole and talk to your doctor about weaning off with a lower dose pill, or some other form of this medicine that has not been altered and is safer to taper off with. If you have only been taking it for 6 months, you may not even have developed a serious dependence on it, and may not have that hard a time getting off of it. It depends on if you were on other opiates regularly before the oxy. If it is only the 6 months, you will probably be feeling better much quicker once you stop this medication than those who have been on it for longer. There are probably 100 questions and posts about the change of formula for this medicine on this site, if you will go to the oxycontin group and read the old posts, you can read them. This pills should ALWAYS be taken whole. Patti
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