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Re: Dr. Whitworth: advice on dosage

Re: Dr. Whitworth: advice on dosage

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Posted by ila on May 09, 2000 at 10:40:43:

In Reply to: Dr. Whitworth: advice on dosage posted by Carl on May 08, 2000 at 10:45:31:

Hi Carl, hows life?? Read your post and have some advice that was passed on to me c/- Dr. Whitworth. Can't cut oxy in half as it releases the full hit of morphine to you at the same time.

Is a dangerous act. Don't know how the release works, I don't, and never have, received the full 12hr pain relief as promised by this medication.

Honestly don't believe anyone ever has. Regardless, if it works for your family member I'm so glad. Hope this info is useful,

Regards, ila:


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.
: Carl




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