OxyContin OP New Formulation Critique

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Jim M
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   Posted 10/23/2010 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I just got my prescription of the new OxyContin OP filled two days ago.
This means I have taken 6 - 40 mg tablets so far.

After reading some negative reviews stating that they are less effective than the old OxyContin OC, I have to say that they seem to have a slightly more kick to them.
They also seem to last a little bit longer than the old formulation.

Has anyone else taking OxyContin OP noticed any difference in the new formulation?
I'm just curious because everything I have been reading on the Internet people are saying they don't work as well and they don't control the pain as long as the old formulation.


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   Posted 10/23/2010 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jim, I started getting the OP's 2 months ago. I think that they seem to work a little better myself. The only bad thing I noticed was it seems to take a little longer to start working. I only notice this with my morning dosage because I wake up so sore and so I know every minute it takes for my meds to start working. The old formula seemed to take around 40 minutes, the new formula seems to take almost an hour.

I take the 80mgs. When I first got the new formulation I refused to read any reviews on them. I was scared that I would be subconciously swayed...lol and since oxycontin has been my wonder med that finally controlled my head pain (works great on the other pains too) so that I can live my life. I was already scared that the new formula wasn't going to work as well.

I am so glad to hear that you are still getting good pain relief (if not more) as well. Take care and thanks for posting about this!
Gentle Hugs,

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Possible Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

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   Posted 10/23/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
 not to long ago I started a thread about this. I did not have a good reaction to the reformulation. I talked to my dr. about this and found out that a few people had a reaction to the new formulation. it binds to a molacule and instead of absorbing the med, some of it goes right out in your urine. so I had a mini withdrawal. sorry about the spelling, my mind is not wanting to work lol. i am glad to hear that the reformulted oxy is working for you!!!

Jim M
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   Posted 10/23/2010 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
The only thing that spooks me is there is some ingredient that is carcinogenic.
Can't remember the name, but if you search you can find it.

Since this med is the only thing that allows me to get out of bed, I guess I have no choice.

I sure don't want to talk about a med change with my BRAND NEW doctor.

It's all scary!

Keep pain free everyone!

Gold Fingers
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   Posted 12/9/2012 2:03 AM (GMT -7)   
skull  I've been using Oxycontin for many years, as far back as when we had the OCs. The OPs don't disagree with my stomach and they work well for relieving my pain, but that is because I'm generally a strong person. However, I do have a fear, and I mean fear, every time I take a 60mg OP three times daily. The fear is CANCER which can be caused by the class 2A carcinogens such as titanium dioxide which have been clearly linked to cancer throughout the body. I'm serious... I try hard to watch what I eat to lower any risk from getting cancer. I don't eat lots of fried meats, processed meats such as luncheon meats or hot-dogs, and I eat more fruits and vegitables. I can go on and on about my diet. I think about a lawsuit against Purdue & the FDA if possible, but I'm not in favor of any kind of class-action law-suit because I don't think a class-action would result in much monitary gain. On what basis would I sue??? Pain & suffering??? Could continuous FEAR be considered Pain & Suffering??? I am suffering from FEAR !!! Should I be sending letters to Philadelphia lawyers??? I live in NE Pennsylvania. skull

Gold Fingers
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   Posted 12/9/2012 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe the plastic substance used in the formulation of the OP pill has lots of carcinogen. Mexico has the OPs banned because of the carcinogens. We need to find out all the substances in the OPs so I can draft a law-suit!!!

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   Posted 12/9/2012 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
This is an old thread from a couple of years ago... feel free to start a new thread....

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