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Posted by John Honsaker
on May 09, 2000 at 06:51:14:
In Reply to: Dr. Whitworth: advice on dosage posted by Carl on May 08, 2000 at 10:45:44:
: I have a family member who is on oxycontin 20 mg/day. She wants to know if there's any difference in the time release if she takes a 1/2 of 40mg tablet instead. She can only get the 40mg, but doesn't want more than 20mg/day. Will all 20mg be released at once since the integrity of the tablet has been impaired by breaking in half? Also, how does the dosing/time release work? In 5 mg units dispersed evenly over the 10-12 hour period? Thank you for your time in responding.
Hi, I can't tell you haw they reliese but as the doctor and others have mentioned in the past--Don't break the oxycoton tab. in half. As you suggested, it releases the full dose at once and can cause serious complicationes.
Good luck and God bless,
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