... ethex version,is there a comparable dose to an oc 80 and what are the common name i can use to ask for them by?my dosage is 100mg of oc every 12 hrs and i just this month recieved the new version and immediatly noticed problems in my stomach and my pain level skyrocketed like i was on no pain relievers,and the old versions of oc did not give me hardly any constipation,but the new ops instantly and severly constpated me,it is very painfull. the old oc absolutely took aLL MY PAIN EVERYWHERE AWAY AND MADE ME FEEL BRAND NEW WITH WONDERFULL ENERGY,THE NEW OP does not control even 23%of my pain but as i take my meds orally i figured when i found out the day i picked up my monthly supply that they were a new version,i would go ahead and have faitth they worked just as well as the oc version,NOT!! now i aM IN PRETTY CLOSE TO THE SAME PAIN SCALE AS I WAS 10 YRS AGO WHEN I STARTED TAKING RELIVERS.I read somewhere that there was a medecation called ethex version and that it was very comparable to the old version of oc,so i would like to know what to ask for and what dose they com in
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Hi, My husband and I know exactly how you feel!!! We were on Oxycontins for 4-5 years. We both had great results from it, you see we are both disabled from an accident, anyway, it helped us have somewhat of a life and we could enjoy are grandchilden for a few days a month. When they changed the Oxy's, we were afraid of what we were hearing about them... our doctor was too. He changed us to Opana ER. A 20 mg Opana ER is supposed to be as strong as a 40 mg Oxycontin and the 40 mg Opana ER were supposed to be as strong as the 80 mg Oxycontins. Well, they're not! We've been on the Opana's for almost a month now, and we suffered the same side effects as the people that stayed on the new Oxycontins. Plus the 40 mg Opana ER's make you lactose intolerant. We are seeing our doctor again next week and we are going to ask him to take us off the Opana's and put us each on the Duragesic Pain Patch. We have both been on it before and we know it works great for us.
The only reason we went off them was because we changed doctors 5 years ago and he wanted us to try the Oxy's at the time. Since they worked well, we just stayed on them. Now we are ready to go back to the patches. They come in a different strength, so for my husband who was on the 40 mg Oxy's, he will probably go on the 50 micro-gram patch. I was on the 80 mg Oxy's so I will probably go on the 75 micro-gram patch. Then of course we will probably stay on our 10/325 Percocets for break through pain. With the patches, you wake up with medication already in your system, so there are no mornings where you have to get up, take your medication and wait for it to "kick in" before you can start your day. Talk to your doctor, between the Opana ER and the Duragesic Pain Patch, if I were you, I'd ask for the patches... plus they come in generic! That sure helps your co-payments!! Good Luck!
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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