I have heard of some people getting the new OP 40's and don't know what the difference is between them and the OC 40's I have been prescribed for 3 years? Are they all gonna be those soon?
What's the difference between Oxycontin OC 40 and OP 40?
Question posted by krubie on 30 Aug 2010
Last updated on 20 April 2018
OP has the same active ingredient as OC. You can’t get the OC pills anymore unless a pharmacy had extra stock of them. Perdue Pharma is not making the OC form anymore as they were easier to abuse by snorting or chewing, etc.
The new formula has been labeled OP for Oxycontin Perdue and have been formulated to reduce the likelihood of abuse. They are extremely hard so they are almost impossible to cut with a razor blade, and also very chewy if you try to chew them. They were also designed to just clump up in your nose if you are actually try to snort them.
So when getting refills the OC will most likely replaced with OP.
OP 40 they say yellow in color but to me they look more orange, like a shade in between.
I know im posting on this a bit late but all i have to add is that in 2010 i was prescribed the oc 20mg they worked three times as well as these damn op 40's. Thank god my dc rx's me 30mg ir oxycodones for breakthrough pain 1 every 6 hours or i most def would have to asked the dc to c if he could change my extended release tabs to opana or exalgo etc ... i am prescribed op 40's 3 a day, oxycodone 30mg imm release, one 50mg tramadol per 6 hrs these do almost nothing for me at all im thinking asking to do away with these altogether cuz he already reduced the dose two months ago it had been 240 a month. Can anyone tell me the best replacement for the 40mg OxyPlacebo tabs, i take 3/day. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
The difference is the people that abuse them will no longer have that temptation to abuse. Take it from me as a former attic I am in full support of a pill that you can't crush or inject. I only crushed them but I know the results and devastation of having an oxy habbit that gotten out of control.I have a cronic tmj desfunction. The pain sucks but I would never go back to where I was. I lost my job my wife and my kids!. I finially have my life back on track and may be able to deal with my pain with these new oxys are on the marketnwhere as you can't abuse them in the traditional maner.
hi my name is timothy campbell I go to the doctor on the 11th this month so what sooud I do I will have me scrip but ho do I half to get this going hbecause I want the oc 40s so let me know what to do thanks
I too have been sitting here reading all your replys... I also felt the difference and have been on Oxycontin for a little over 6 years after being in a car accident that almost claimed my life as well as put me in a wheelchair or the rest of my life as I lost both legs above my knee one only being a stub. Now I know what I have been felling is not totally in my head. My dr didnt even know the difference in them. I get very ill when I take them as well and not felling well dizzy ect thought it was just me till I read what everyone else is saying. I did't say anything to my dr instead been working myself off tem then he did a drug test and said no more pain meds as they cant find any in my blood. After reading all the notes from others wondering if now what I was taking was going straight to my bowels. I go from constapation to diarea back and forth.
I hope they get the law suit through not that the money will help but to show purdue we mean bussiness. I also am not a druggie but the phantom pain is unreal now I have to deal with it also.
We spoke to our Walgreens Pharmacist and she has said that they have been out of both the OCs and the OPs (all of the strengths) for over a month now and that they will not be receiving any due to the fact that Perdue is reformulating the medication. We don't know exactly what this means, but the last time something like this happened, they went back to the original formula. Hopefully, since almost everybody who is taking the OP's is getting sick from them, this will again be the case.
I have been on oxycontin OC 60mg for a short time and have just received my new script a week or so ago. I might as well be eating Skittles!! There is little to no pain relief and I could really do without the nausea and the constipation! I had a lower back injury that is inoperable and have just had a complete knee replacement! Now, what am I to do? I have regular med counts and drug testing from my doctor and have never not passed or came up wrong on my count! So, now I have to find something different or "get use to" the current formula because they can't think of any other way to stop the abuse. To the guy that said that he was asked to join a class action suit... send me the information!! I'll gladly join! I'm tired of the pharmacy companies changing or charging what they want! It's time we stand up and say enough!!
Oxycontin OP's is the new brand of Oxycontin which contains more "locks" to prevent further abuse.. They can't be snorted, injected, etc.. Oxycontin OC'sin 40 mg are still time relased, however, I have heard that they are easier to administer by the aforementioned metods..
I advise taking Oxycodone 30mg HCL (AKA Roxycontin) as they have not added any gels or locks and therefore when in severe pain, they will actually help.
What are you taking this for?
I heard that they are going to start making the old oxys again because, people were having allergic reactions to the sticky stuff they put in the new ones
They r just trying 2 implement op but ther is a difference. u cant crush, and there is a plastic cap making meds release really slow. i hate them
Just to comment on an assertion made by an earlier poster.
The coating has virtually nothing to with a pills time released properties. Think about the pill in the stomach acid all day. The acid eats the coating in minutes. The remainder of the pill dissolves accordingly.
What makes the drug time released in the plastic molecularity bound to the oxycodone in the oxycontin. And in fact it is that plastic, that is causing so many folk to have so many digestive problems. So many are violently ill taking these. Many do NOT nor have they ever abused them, and this travesty never was needed to start with. OPs simply do not work as advertised. For those who really do not understand the issues on a first hand basis, and rather have their heads filled with misinformation, I can only hope that you need these on a short term basis, so you can perhaps join with us, and call on Perdue, and your congressional representatives to let them know of this Pandoras Box known as OP.
they are the fda's newest way to keep anyone from abusing oc's. they suck and don't even work as well as if you just took your oc the way you're supposed to. and yes, they're all gonna be op's soon, or rather, like already now. i HATE it.
I have been taking oxycontin 80mgs for three years, one every 8 hours pluse oxi ir 10mg for breakthrough, I have never ever felt so bad. I am so sick in my stomach all the time and really funny in my head. I cannot think, just typing this is difficult. The release is so slow I do not feel like I am getting any pain relief. I used to feel the pain just go away after 45 min. This is again due to those who abuse, I understand that there is some kind of polymer throughout the large doses and it gells up. I also have been so consipated nothing is working. I used eat activa and take colace and that did the trick but not anymore.
I plan to call the FDA med watch hotline and notify them of these dibilitating side effects. Again sorry about the spelling I am having a hard time seeing and thinking. I cut myself back to one a day but I had to increase to two because of withdrawal. I know the medicine is the same as far as the oxycodone but it is less effective and causes more side effects. This is not in my head. I know my body. I see my doctor in a couple of days and will discuss this with him. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I might take in its place. I refuse to live in the severe pain I did in the past. Maybe Avinza or a long acting Morphine. The lower dose oxycontin does not seem to be causing problems but the higher dose is.
Please let me know how you guys are doing out there I know I am not alone. Thanks
I have been taking the oxycontin 80mg for almost 12 yrs now and it has worked great for me, allowed me to function on a daily basis. I do not abuse it, I take it as directed, but did not realize when I got my last script that they had changed to the OP. I thought I was crazy, because I have had a constant headache for over 2 weeks now and nausea that comes and goes in waves, I even went to ER because I thought I might have had a concussion because the headaches just wouldn't go away, (I bumped my head, but the time was not consistant w/my systems for a concussion, and there was nothing wrong with my tests. It is not the same as the OC and if people are determined to abuse it by wanting to inhale it or inject it, it will only send them to other drugs (heroin?). I understand that this is the only oxycontin that will be available to prescribe.
I don't know if I can tolerate the constant headaches, and it also makes me extremely exhausted to the point where I am pretty much passing out from exhaustion. This doesn't seem to be the answer to stop those who are abusing it, it only makes it worse for those who take it for the right reason, it isn't fair. It seems that we are the ones making the sacrifice. Is there any way one can still continue to be prescribed the real OC?? After almost 12 yrs on the same medication, no one can tell me I'm nuts, I know the difference. Thank you.
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