will be getting his 4 o'clock dose of 80mg brand oxycontin and usually he gives it a good whack with a small drinking glass, leaving a nice spiderweb crack
in the pill.
He has found that cracking yet keeping it barely together allows the pill, when it releases the oxycodone
, to be released into the exact same part of the body. SWIM always assumed totally crushing up the 80 allowed the oxycodone to be dispersed all over his body, lessening the effect. By whacking it yet keeping it barely together, he helps release all the oxycodone all at once BUT it all gets dispersed in the exact same part of the body heightening the effect.....or so he thinks.
Anyway, SWIM always felt the coating had nothing to do with the time release, it is the wax binders that are responsible for the time release.
So many times he reads people talking of scraping off coating and having to reply with the wax theory. Then he got to thinking today........all the roxicodones (pure oxycodone) percocets and such......none of them have a coating on them like oxycontin does.
So now SWIM is starting to think the coating MAY have a little to do with the time release and is posting here for help in properly removing the coating. From what he has read here, seems like soaking the pill for some time in water is the way to go but he doesn't want to ruin the pill when he finally goes to scrape off the coating.
Does anyone have a fool-proof way of getting the coating off without damaging the pill?