alot of people have been talking and say you cant smoke or crush the pill is this true?
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I am assuming that these dosages are the extended release version. Crushing the pill breaks the release mechanism and you get all of the drug at once instead of over 8-12 hours. The pills are not meant to be crushed unless you are directed to do so by your doctor. As far as the smoking... I take 50mcg Fentanyl x 48 hours and 10mg Opana and I smoke and was never told by the doctor not to. Some medications are affected by smoking in a way that it either lingers in your system at a higher levels and it metabolizes it too quickly, and some meds are affected by just the opposite where they are not absorbed as well and you have lower levels in your system and dosages have to be adjusted because of smoking. As far as I know there aren't any interactions but to be sure I would ask your doctor or pharmacist and they will be able to tell you about the smoking.
The new oxycontin hcl (extended release) op can not be crushed n or smoked. The manufacturer, Purdue Labs, added something that prevents these forms of abuse to the medication. And that's the soul reason for the new version of the pill. So it can only be swallowed whole. You can't even cut it in half.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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