I have a 30mg op oxycontin and a 30 mg oc oxycontin for pain both are brown and round.They are a controled substance.
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To answer your question, there shouldn't be any difference between to the two, but I'm unfamiliar with that strength of pill.Oxycontin comes in 20, 40, 60 & 80 mg. The 40 mg is biege in color, 60 mg is brown (use to be red) & 80 mg is a greenish color. Purdue, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Oxycontin, made a 160 mg at one time, but discontinued it. The oc stands for "oxycontin". The oxy with the "op" initials was just introduced by Purdue to try & discourage abusing of the drug. They changed the chemistry which makes it useless in trying to crush, snort, smoke or inject it and expect to get high from it. Those of us who really need this drug are in serious trouble because whatever they did, they are no where near as strong as they were nor are they an extended release medication any longer. I use to take only 2 80 mg a day before & now not even 5-6 day take care of my pain & it seems as if I'm going through moderate withdrawals at times.
hi safT4,how would a person come to have 2 kinds of the same medication ?why didn't you just ask the pharmacist that you got them from ? or did you obtain them illegally ? anyway lately i have been hearing that insidious drug dealers are bootleging these kinds of pills.please be careful...
lol this question has been asked like 30 times within the last 2 weeks. And theres a lot of bad information being spread too so Im trying to keep up with them and help people out with the right answer. OP is the same thing as OC. You cant get the OC pills anymore unless a pharmacy has extra stock of them. Perdue Pharma isnt making the OC ones anymore because they were easy to abuse by snorting or chewing, etc. The new formula has been labeled OP for Oxycontin Perdue. They are extremely hard and chewy if you try to chew them and they are almost impossible to cut with a razor blade. They will also just clump up in your nose if you are actually able to snort them. Then they wont even be absorbed in your nose so it would be a waste. So for anyone getting their refills and getting the OP ones, this is normal. Dont worry.
Here's what's up. Oxycontin is no longer available unless a Pharmacy has "left over" stock. I was prescribed Oxycontin 40mg for a back injury and wound up abusing them. Then I discovered the OP's. I tried to chew them & snort them but they turn to jelly. You have to take it whole for it to work. It doesn't feel as strong (to me anyway), but it works. You can still abuse it, but no more snorting or chewing. I think it was smart for the FDA to stop making Oxycontin. If you snorted or chewed two 80mg (round, green pill) per say, it was like a heroin high from what I was told from heroin addicts. I personally rather take a Percocet or Vicodin than an OP... that's just me though.
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