So, when people talk about obliterating the concerta
pill before taking it, are they fooling themselves, or does such extreme destruction of the pill eventually, in fact, defeat the time-release mechanism?
If what you say is true, than I might suggest the following:
For anyone interested in splitting their concerta tablets (where this is legal, of course), perhaps it would be easier to first cut the pill in half "width-wise" (i.e, around the circumference of the pill rather than along the length of the pill) near the center, thereby separating the "instant-release" and "extended-release" portions.
Then, one would be left with two nicely-proportioned chunks of concerta which should be easier to cut in half without risking slipping and chopping into a finger.
A friend of SWIM
's recently switched from concerta to adderall
, and thus had an excess of concerta that she didn't want and gave to SWIM, so he has extras to test on now.
I'd be happy to ask SWIM to document his concerta-cuttings with a camera if anyone else is interested?
My final question is this: is there a "good" way to store the unused portion of the pill, since a cut-open pills exposes the drug
, which easily flakes off? I would immediately think Saran Wrap, but then, would it be okay for SWIM to injest some Saran Wrap when taking a cut-up pill later (which would ensure that none of the drug farther flakes off)?
Okay one more question: SWIM encountered, what appeared to be, a small pinkish layer of drug, he was wondering what this layer is?