i had one and i tried to break it but it was like plastic in the middle
It sounds like you had the new version of OxyContin. the old version has OC on one side and the number of mgs on the other. The newer version has OP on the front and the number of mgs on the other. The newer version of OxyContin is supposed to be "tamper resistant" and they have formulated it to be difficult to split and to crush. Crushing the pill basically just flattens it a bit or it might break a bit into smaller pieces but it wont crush to powder like the old version did. When you try to snort or inject the newer version it is made to gel up into a thick goo when it hits water so it is useless to snort or inject. Even when broken into pieces it is made to still retain some of the time released properties even though it should not be broken because, still, too much medicine could be released causing a fatal overdose. I have read that the FDA has just approved a similar "tamper resistant" version of the short acting oxycodone too so we will probably begin to see those replace the Roxicodone. I have NOT heard that they plan to stop making the old version Roxicodones though, like they did with the OxyContin. This newer version will just be available for Drs to prescribe to patients and will be resistant the same way to crushing and will gel when exposed to water just like the long acting OxyContins.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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