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Re: don't break oxycoton tab.

Re: don't break oxycoton tab.

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Posted by Pamela R. on August 20, 2000 at 21:35:42:

In Reply to: Re: don't break oxycoton tab. posted by John Honsaker on May 09, 2000 at 06:51:14:

: : 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

: 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,
: John

John..Could you tell me more about not splitting the oxycontin pills in half and the complications it can cause....ive been doing this for awhile and now Im very concerned....anyone else with info please let me know....thanks


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