... I am trying to get info on are these extended release? What happens if you crush them? Can you divide one 80 into 4 pieces and just take a quarter and get 20mg? Any info would be greatly appreciated thanks
OxyContin - I have oxy that is round dark green with oc stamped on one side and 80 on the other and?
Added 7 May 2011:
I should have added this to my question and that is do I have a real oxy pill? from what pharmaceutical company does this come from? If you dont have any of this type of medicine built up in your system then is any of it safe to take at all?
Added 8 May 2011:
I still have more questions than answers on these oc 80mg tabs I have. I know it was advised for me to not crush these pills but I crushed up 1/4 of the 80 and swollowed the powder and I dont feel the same effects as the 5mg of oxyir I am prescribed why is this? Also I noticed a weird smell and taste and was wondering if that is normal or if I have pills that are absolutely useless? When I crushed a 1/4 of the pill it was the blue green color that the pill is before I crushed it and I had read that its supposed to be white in the middle is this true? I am sorry for adding so much to this question but I am very inquisitve and I want to get all my facts straight so I dont end up accidently od'ing.
Absolutely do not divide that pill. To do so is strictly warned against on the bottle and taking a portion can lead to overdose and worse. This is a strong dose usually taken by someone who has gradually moved up fromsmaller doses over time because of tolerance so even taking the whole thing when you have not built up to it could arrrest your breathing as can taking a portion. The pharmacist will tell you when you receive this drug not to divide it as it will quickly release into your system at once. I know this to be true. Thank goodness you asked.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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