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OxyContin

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Oxycodone hydrochloride (C18 H21 NO4 - HCl MW 351.83) is the chemical structural formula for OxyContin, manufactured by Purdue Pharma, L.P. Tablets are an opioid analgesic, and a Schedule II controlled substance with an abuse liability similar to morphine. OxyContin tablets are supplied in 10mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg tablet strengths for oral administration. The tablet strengths indicate the amount of oxycodone per tablet as hydrochloride salt.

OxyContin is a trade name for the drug oxycodone hydrochloride, or oxycodone HCL. Street names for Oxycodone include Oxy, O.C., Hillbilly heroin, Oxycotton and Killer.

Oxycodone is a white, odorless crystalline powder derived from the opium alkaloid, thebaine. Inactive ingredients include ammonio methacrylate copolymer, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, red iron oxide (20 mg strength tablet only), stearyl alcohol, talc, titanium dioxide, triacetin, yellow iron oxide (40 mg strength tablet only) , yellow iron oxide with FD&C blue No. 2 (80 mg strength tablet only).

Background:

It is believed that ancient civilizations in Egypt and Greece used opium for its euphoric effects. During the 19th century, laudanum (opium dissolved in alcohol) and other opium products were used in Great Britain and America to treat various ailments, from teething soreness in babies to fever and cough in children and adults.

The milky liquid from the opium poppy plant seed pods is extracted and dried to form opium powder. Various alkaloids from this powder can be isolated to form opioids such as morphine, codeine and oxycodone. The alkaloid in oxycodone is thebaine.

OxyContin was introduced in the United States in December of 1995, and Canada in July 1996, although oxycodone products have been illicitly abused for the past 30 years.

Indications:

OxyContin tablets are a controlled-release oral formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride indicated for the management of chronic, and moderate to severe pain when a continuous around-the-clock analgesic is needed. When used properly, OxyContin can provide pain relief for up to 12 hours. OxyContin is not intended as a prn analgesic. (Not to be taken as needed.)

Usage:

While OxyContin tablets are only to be administered by swallowing the tablets whole, a number of other dangerous and potentially fatal means of administration are often employed by those seeking to increase the euphoria, by bypassing the time-release control mechanism. According to many experts, this hazardous and abusive means of ingestion creates a euphoric rush similar to heroin.

These potentially lethal ingestion practices include snorting, crushing, chewing, or injecting the dissolved product. This results in an uncontrolled delivery of the opioid and poses significant risks to the abuser that could result in overdose and death.

Effects:

Oxycodone works by stimulating certain opioid receptors located throughout the central nervous system, in the brain and along the spinal cord. When the oxycodone binds to the opioid receptors, a variety of physiologic responses can occur, including pain relief, relaxation, slowed breathing, and euphoria.

Typical side effects of opioid therapy include constipation, somnolence, nausea, vomiting, pruritus, (itching) headache, dry mouth, sweating and asthenia (weakness).

Less common but potentially hazardous effects include respiratory depression, altered mental state and postural hypotension. Elderly patients are particularly susceptible to respiratory depression, particularly when oxycodone is used in conjunction with other CNS depressant medications. Oxycodone can cause severe hypotension and is risky for individuals whose ability to maintain blood pressure has been compromised.

All effects are typical opioid side effects. Such effects are dose dependent, related to a patient's level of opioid tolerance, and specific to an individual's host factors.

Cautionary Notes:

Oxycodone should only be used with extreme caution in the following conditions: acute alcoholism; Addison's Disease; CNS depression or coma; delirium tremens; debiliated patients; kyphosocoliosis associated with respiratory depression; myxedema or hypothyroidism; prostatic hypertrophy or urethral stricture; severe impairment or hepatic, pulmonary or renal function; and toxic psychosis.

Oxycodone usage may obscure the diagnosis or clinical course in patients with acute abdominal conditions.

Oxycodone may aggravate convulsive disorders, and all opiods may induce or aggravate seizures.

The use of oxycodone with alcohol, other opioids, or illicit drugs will have an additive effect, causing central nervous system depression.

Oxycodone is abused much like other legal or illicit opioid agonists. This medication has become widely sought by drug abusers and people with a history of addiction.

Acute overdosage presents with respiratory depression, somnolence leading to stupor or coma, skeletal muscle flaccidity, cold and clammy skin, constricted pupils, bradycardia (unusually slow heart action), hypotension and death. Oxycodone overdosage requires immediate medical attention.

For patients no longer requiring oxycodone, cessation of therapy should include a gradual taper schedule to avoid acute withdrawal in the physically dependent patient.

Dependency:

When taken as directed, oxycodone will produce physical dependence in a few weeks time. However, the real danger is for users who take the drug for a euphoric rush, or by ingesting by ANY other means than swallowing the tablet whole.

According to the FDA, addiction is characterized by compulsive use, use for non-medical purposes, and continued use despite harm or risk of harm.

Sudden cessation of OxyContin after even a few weeks can cause a severe withdrawal syndrome.

OxyContin dependency is commensurate with whether an individual takes the medication as directed. For those that do, physical and emotional dependence is still a very real risk. For those ingesting the drug without medical supervision, the dependency risks are extremely high.

Tolerance to this class of drug builds quickly with again, increased risk to those taking OxyContin by chewing, snorting, or injecting for the "rush".

Withdrawal:


Hydrocodone withdrawal is often characterized by over-activity of the physiologic functions that were suppressed by the drug and/or depression of the functions that were stimulated by the drug. Opioids often cause sleepiness, calmness, and constipation, so opioid withdrawal often includes insomnia, anxiety, and diarrhea. Other withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, sweating, chills, yawning, muscle pain, teariness, and runny nose. Other symptoms include: irritability, joint pain, backache, weakness, abdominal cramps, insomnia, nausea, anorexia, vomiting, and increased blood pressure, respiratory rate, or heart rate.
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Re: OxyContin

Post by Ikku » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:18 pm

I do NOT understand the street price for this drug. I know someone who regularly gets bottles of this from his dad who has a prescription and turns around and sells it. It's like 20 dollars for a 40mg pill. And it's not even that great. Most of the time people snort it, which always makes me hurl. I prefer just to pop a couple vicodin if I wanna chill, although my days of opiate abuse are over. My best friend died last January from the legal (!) opiate Kratom
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Post by Weedguru Higher » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:27 am

Ikku wrote:I do NOT understand the street price for this drug. I know someone who regularly gets bottles of this from his dad who has a prescription and turns around and sells it. It's like 20 dollars for a 40mg pill. And it's not even that great. Most of the time people snort it, which always makes me hurl. I prefer just to pop a couple vicodin if I wanna chill, although my days of opiate abuse are over. My best friend died last January from the legal (!) opiate Kratom
If it just from somebody who sells it like that and is not a real dealer chances are you are paying the prices are waaaay high....that's normal. A regular dealer normally would cost less

Opiates are bad....very bad
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Post by cutthecashflow » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:33 am

My dads friend passed away about five years ago from cancer and he had 100's upon 100's of extra oxys in the house. Well needless to say I grew quite fond of them because they were free and they helped me sleep, made me feel like I was floating, and never gave me any nausea. I'm surprised you puked off of them Ikku, they did just the opposite for me. Ahh but yes, the addiction and the terrible terrible terrible feeling once they were no longer there.

I don't see opiates as very bad, rather appropriate if used sparingly and in the right circumstances.
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Re: OxyContin

Post by Weedguru Higher » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:37 am

cutthecashflow wrote:
I don't see opiates as very bad, rather appropriate if used sparingly and in the right circumstances.
Indeed...as a painkiller for an appropriate ailment. In my opinion though, definately not to be abused as a recreational drug.
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Re: OxyContin

Post by Ikku » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:28 am

Weedguru Higher wrote:
Ikku wrote:I do NOT understand the street price for this drug. I know someone who regularly gets bottles of this from his dad who has a prescription and turns around and sells it. It's like 20 dollars for a 40mg pill. And it's not even that great. Most of the time people snort it, which always makes me hurl. I prefer just to pop a couple vicodin if I wanna chill, although my days of opiate abuse are over. My best friend died last January from the legal (!) opiate Kratom
If it just from somebody who sells it like that and is not a real dealer chances are you are paying the prices are waaaay high....that's normal. A regular dealer normally would cost less

Opiates are bad....very bad
I don't know of any "real dealers" with OC. Just like with codeine cough syrup, it's something I've only ever seen in small prescription amounts. And just based on internet searches (oh so reliable eh?) this actually sounds like a normal price, even cheap considering some people pay $1 per mg.

I think even 5-10 dollars for one of those pills wouldn't be worth it though, stuff is just too potent for my stomach to handle. And I'm still fighting a lot of demons right now because of my friend's death. Depression sucks. I've gotten over my phase of taking drugs that have no positive or interesting mental effects. I used to be such a lil cokehead, and I think opiates are right up there with coke, crack, and meth. Don't take that as me judging those of you who still indulge though, I've just had a bad ride and decided to get off.
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Re: OxyContin

Post by Weedguru Higher » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:36 am

Opiates are up there with meth...cocaine is a bit less worse imho
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Post by cutthecashflow » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:31 am

Does anyone know how to crush up the new oxys? I have some 30mg OPs there called now and trying to crush them up is almost impossible, any help would be appreciated.
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Post by Bubbles » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:35 am

cutthecashflow wrote:Does anyone know how to crush up the new oxys? I have some 30mg OPs there called now and trying to crush them up is almost impossible, any help would be appreciated.
you could try a blendtec blender :P
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Post by Gorecore » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:23 am

Put them in a paper envelope or ziploc baggie and smash 'em with a hammer??? I dunno? :lol:
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Post by Weedguru Higher » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:47 pm

Cut them with a razor blade and then crush them using a spoon or something maybe
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Post by cutthecashflow » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:09 pm

The new OxyContin formulation contains a chemical called Remoxy, which renders the medication resinous and difficult to crush for snorting or injection. I tried and I dont see any way around this, guess I just pop time released oxys from now on.

*Note* I never injected and never will, I am deathly afraid of needles.
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Post by Weedguru Higher » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:29 pm

Yeah, I looked it up..

They are said to be drug-abuser proof pills
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Re: OxyContin

Post by JokersAce » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:32 pm

Lord knows the opiate obsessed will eventually find some way to get through it. Honestly though, I prefer the oxy high when eaten, but I suppose 30mg isn't going to do it that route.
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Post by cutthecashflow » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:41 am

^I found a way Jokerman!
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