Re: Different manufacturer name for oxycodone ?
Hi Tattoogirl. I've never had a problem with qualitest oxycodone or really any other manufacturers aside from mallinkrodt, that company I try to avoid. I split the 30's in half all the time and yes the compaction rates and binder and fillers are different and the amount of drug the FDA allows for variance is different from one manufacturer to the next. Splitting them is a good idea, If you think half the dose is enough to do the job, why take more than you need. I've been using the 30's for 7 years now and still split them If need something during the day. I haven't incorporated 4 pills a day every 6 hours into my daily routine like many people do with their BT meds. I only take BTmeds when I have pain that's intolerable and a couple advil or tylenol in addition to what my pump delivers doesn't work. By usng them the way they are intended, I can still get relief if I need to take a whole pill even though I have used the same BT med for years.
Coming to terms with what's tolerable seems to be the bigger issue. My group of docs believes that if they allow a patient 2 doses a day of BT meds that's what they will take, if they give someone 8 they would take 8 doses every day in addition to their long acting med. This way the BT med just becomes part of the daily routine and then the patient has absolutely nothing extra that they aren't already used to taking if they actually have a flair up, strain themself during activity or have some type of minor injury like a slip or fall.
Good for you and I think you wil be fine with Qualitest. I think that's what I have now. They have a V on one side as an imprint? These are larger and harder to split than the tiny blue Malinkrodt 30's.
Good luck, Dave