Canadians using Oxycontin

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Bob1344
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   Posted 12/7/2007 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hello all I hope all are having as pain free a day as possible
I have a question to ask of Canadians taking Oxycontin
 
I take the 40 Mg Oxycontin and I live in Toronto Canada upon my last visite to my Doctor he said that my levels of Oxycodone were lower than he would expect which has been bothering me as I always take my Oxycontin as directed and properly
I have also noticed that my Oxycontin 40mg I take has not been working as well as it use to after I switched to a new pharmacy
So I have been closly inspecting my tablets immediatly upon picking them up from this new pharmacy and I ahve noticed something about my tablets I have not seen before which leads me to my request for help
 
Our tablets in Canada have the pill stregnth on one side and CDN on the other denoting it is a Canadian pill
Now when I examine the tablets on the stregnth side 40 when I turn the tablet over ( with the 40 on one side level) on the other side the CDN is not level or in line it is stamped in all different directions  I hope I'am describing this well 
Now I'am very very sure that previous tablets I have gotton from my other pharmacy the 40 when the pill was turned over level the CDN was in the same level place so I was able to read the CDN without turning the tablet. this has made me suspicious of these tablets due to the fact my oxycodone level was low and these pils do not handle the pain as well and also the high street value of these pill I'am to say the least suspicious
 
Please could any Canadian user's of Oxycontin exspecially the 40 mg tablet Please just take a quick look at your tablets and see if the 40 (Or your pill stregnth) when the tablet is turned over level is the CDN level and able to read without turning the tablet in diferent directions
Please this is important to myself
Anyone who help s is very greatly appreciated
Bob

Chutz
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   Posted 12/7/2007 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bob,

I'm not Canadian but I live about 3 hours from the border...does that count???... lol!! Oxy comes in many generic forms from many manufacturers. Often my tablets here in the states are different from month to month. Some claim they react different in their body but so far I haven't found any problems. I'm sure some of your Canadian pals will come by and help.

Chutz
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Bob1344
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   Posted 12/7/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your responce Chutz
That is a good point I should of included no the Oxycontin I need help on is not the Generic form it is the name brand
 
Just a point to make here in Ontario Canada where I live I  have never been given the Generic form of Oxycontin it has always been the name brand tablets I do not even know if we have the generic type here as I have been tajing it since 1996 and always the name brand
I just hope some one here in Canada responds with how their oxycontin looks to put my mind a ease with the pills I'am getting
Oxycontin up here is so abused diverted and stolen I just need to be sure that these are ok and that other Canadians name brand Oxycontin has the same type of markings as I have described as I 'am very sure that previous tablets were not marked the way these are
Thanks take care
Bob
 

Chutz
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   Posted 12/7/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi again,

I don't blame you one bit for wanting to make sure. As you mention...that is mighty powerful stuff and is so abused. Can you ask your pharmacist about it? That might be another route to make sure. I've had to do that several times when I didn't recognize a generic...and one time when it was the wrong strength of pills. That was almost a real disaster!

Keep in touch,
Chutzie
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Bob1344
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   Posted 12/7/2007 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Chutz

Yes I really want ssomeone here in Canada who takes name brand Oxycontin if their is as I have described I have been taking this since 1996 it is a God send drug to myself but I feel the supply I have been getting dose not seem to be working as well as I know it can ( I'am aware of tolerance to this type of medication)

Over the years the main one is being shorted on the amount at the Pharmacy this has happened alot and the pharmicists just say tough luck so know I do a count with the pharmacist a pain but I must I have even had percocets cut in half NOT along the score line on the tablet but the other way leaving half a tablet that at first glance looks like a whole pill found that on several refills

So I am just waiting for someone from Canada to chime in and see if their tablets are like mine plus having a lower amount of oxycodone on my urine test when I take the daily amount is sorta freaking e out

Bye

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