You are right you did see the oxycontin pill in your stool, but the pill nolonger had any medication in it! The Oxycontin was all absorbed out of the pill and it was just the "container" for the oxycontin that you seen. The pill or container so to speak does not disolve,if you would examine it closer, the pill is kind of porus, like that of volcanic rock, but much finer, so the pill is a matrix that holds the pain medicine, Oxycontin, as it passes through the body and the digestive fluids work on it, the medication is absorbed out of the pill matrix. Your Pharmacist should have known that.
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!