does anyone still get the oxycodone (OC) i get the OP and they dont help my pain nearly as much and i never abused them can anyone tell me what state you are still getting them from thank you god blesss.
hi mxrider4life - i'm sorry but i don't quite understand your question. there is a medication called oxycodone. it comes in a variety of milligrams. it is a shorter acting drug than oxycontin. i'm not sure what the "OP" is unless you're talking about opium. would you mind explaining what OP is?? oxycodone is legal in all states as far as i'm aware. all narcotics must be prescribed by an MD. or a registered doctor. i'd like to help answer your complete question but i need more information. thank you.
I believe he is referring to Oxycontin. OC"s being the "original" formula and OP"s being the new tamper proof formula. I don't think any state has them anymore. There was some supply left after they changed the formula but they are not making the original formula at all now. I have seen many people on here complain about the new formula and I know some have switched to a different log acting opiate like Opana or Dilaudid. I would think it's worth talking to your doctor about.
Good Luck -Mel
You can no longer get OxyContin (OC)... it is now manufactured by Purdue Pharmacies. Tis indeed tamper proof, as Mel said.
If one attempts to abuse OxyContin now, the tab is rendered useless.
I realise that you do not abuse your Oxy, and I am very sorry it doesn't work like the old version! There have been so very many complaints about the new version of OxyContin OP that we were inundated with questions for quite awhile on this site, twas amazing actually!!
I had a phone number for Purdue, to lodge a complaint, yet I've misplaced it at this time, I shall hunt for that number for you so you can call (along with the thousands of others) and give 'em h*ll !! And who could blame you?
The stuff just doesn't work like the original formula!!!
Best wishes and perhaps Ravens idea of going on a shorter acting opiate might just be the solution to your problem!
Hope you solve this conundrum soon!!!
I live in Illinois, but don't think that makes a difference. I take oxycodone 15mg every 4 hours if I need it that often which I usually do. My PM is in Iowas tho" (I live right on the Mississippi) so docs on both sides of river. I shouldn't think you would have a problem getting oxycodone unless your PM doesnt want to write for it. The new Federal Regulations have quite a few of them scared to write or change meds people are already on...
I know what you mean! I have been taking OxyContin for 8 years. I never alter my pills either and as soon as I started taking the "new" version, the OP's, I noticed a big reduction in the pain relief the pill provides. I thought "no big deal. I just need to get used to them" but they never got to working like the old version did. My Dr likes to argue that it is tolerance but I dont believe it. There is no difference in the way my short acting oxycodone works and if it were tolerance I'd be having trouble with those too. I have taken them as long as the OxyContin, for breakthrough pain. I pretty much rely on my short acting pills for pain relief now. The OP's do help some though. I reently did a trial of Morphine but I think she started me at too low a dose and I lost patience in trying to get to the "right" dose.
According to an opioid conversion chart I should have been on 200mg morphine a day and she started me on 90mg per day-less than half of what I should have been on. I thought I was going to die, I was in so much pain, so she then added another 30mg and that still wasnt helping so I just said "Forget it" and went to the old standby. Perdue patents the new version and stopped all generic manufacture of the old version. Perdue buckled to pressure from the government and from the pressure of parents who lost a child to OxyContin abuse. Rather than face the fact that their child was abusing drugs they'd rather make pain patients suffer. I actually saw a lady on the news who said flat out that people in pain should just suffer rather than expose the "little darlings" to drugs. I'm all for making drugs tamper resistant (even if I do think it is kind of oxymoronic-even Perdue admits there can still be abuse-all a person has to do is take more-they just cant inject or snort it anymore) as long as the med works the same when taken as intended!! I feel Perdue fell short of the mark with this one. Anyone I know who took both the old version and the new version thinks the old version works better, hands down!! A lot of former OxyContin users have changed to other drugs like, MS Contin, Opana, or Methadone.for pain relief. You can either tough it out like I did or you can speak to your Dr about changing to another drug.
- Oxycodone Information for Consumers
- Oxycodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxycodone (detailed)
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