Originally Posted by tingles
Crushing a long acting pain medication can lead to dangerous highs. This is one of the ways abusers use the medication.
Oxycontin is the long-acting name of Oxycodone. Oxycodone is the short-acting medication. Purdue Pharmacy actually changed the formula for Oxycontin last year so that if you crush the pills, the drug becomes ineffective. As far as I know, they haven't done that for Oxycodone. People chose to crush the long-acting formula because it is stronger than Oxycodone.