I am in remission from Euwings Sarcoma,and have been on this medication for over 12 years.
My Dr said there is No Difference,but I can tell you for certain,there Is.
This question has also been asked and answered here: What's the difference between Oxycontin OC 40 and OP 40?
Oxycontin (Oxycodone Continuous) is being replaced with OP (Oxycontin Purdue) As the first answer said, it's to make it tamper proof and nearly impossible to crush, melt, inject, and renders the active ingredient null and void. The only problem I have heard so far is that it takes longer to dissolve. As pharmacies reorder the OC they will automatically receive the OP version which has the same active ingredients.
Good luck to you.
Yesterday both my pharmacist and doctor told me that because of the change in not only the inside compounds but also the coating that this new formula has had many complaints of being less effective.
Because I'm severely allergic to any other long acting opiate my doctor feels I may need to take a higher dose and/or raise my break through pain meds by dose or change it from Percocet 10/325 4 a day to more or go to Oxycodone IR which is an immediate release Percocet which also comes in a higher dose with no acetaminophen.
I have called Purdue and complained about the new OP and suggest that anyone having problems/side effects do the same.
I hope this helps
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