Now that Opana is dead just like OxyContin, I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were and if anyone had any good ideas as to not waste their monthly refill on garbage.
The conclusions have come to (had to think about this when OxyContin changed. Couldnt afford Opana and didnt want to deal with PAP as i heard they shipped meds to doctor, which i dont think has been true for a while)
Switch to Roxi, aka oxycodone IR 30s. - Problem with this is that many doctors dont like to write for many breakthrough IR meds. They will give you 60 or maybe 120 to go with an ER med, but most will NOT write for all IR meds. I got lucky and did get switched to IR meds as needed, added up the mg of ER oxy i was taking, then divided by 30 and that is how many IRs i got. was like 420 a month, then that got tapered down pretty fast to 300, now im at like 280 or something, every month 5 get taken off or so.
Another roadbump with this may be that when you take an opana as directed, by mouth, they really arent supposed to be that strong. Its when you crush and toot/shoot that they hit you with a wallop. So if you are getting 120 Opana, the doctor may see it as a dosage INCREASE to switch you to 120 oxycodone 30mg IRs. We all know that Opana sniffed or banged is like a dozen roxis. So that could also pose a huge threat to getting what you want.
Switch to Opana IR - poses pretty much all the problems as stated above. Doc not willing to write for so many IR meds. Also, production has been lacking. Mix that with the fact that they are still brand with only one (?) generic, you may end up only finding brand and having to pay a lot of $$$. At least it would be an easier conversion and hopefully the doc can write for 4 times the amount of 40s you were getting or whatever the case is so you are on the same amount of meds. PAP could still be of use on this one, helping with med cost if they are accepting new applicants (they were NOT accepting new patients when the whole shortage was going down)
Find Generic 15mg ERs and try to add em up to current dosage - If you can hunt them down, or order them thru mail order pharm, you can possibly tell your doctor the new tablets dont work but they still make a generic that does. This could pose a problem with people one tablets above 15mg (many are, i think most seem to be on the 40s or 30s with few being on smaller doses). High count numbers scare doctors. Even if you were on 120 Opana er 40s, you would need 320 15s to equal the same dose. Not to bad of a stretch, but still a number of pills a doctor would only write for if you have extensive medical records telling that you need pain meds. I dont know how much the generic ERs are at the pharmacy either and again you are going to have a tough time finding them besides thru mail order.
H - I know everyone is going to say this, even though it is not really the answer I am looking for. But many people are going to say "switched to H" or already did. This is becoming a very popular choice for many. easy way to not have to care about all the bullshit politics and changes.
Wait for a crisp method/crack em - not too hopeful for this. Look at OP/OCs. No one wants them, even if they can cook em down and kinda use them, this could pose a HUGE health risk too. Having your nose give out on you is the least of your problems. This could lead to shit getting in your lungs, shit getting in your veins and even your heart. I am no medical expert, but there are many things i could see going wrong with these adulterated tablets.
Any other ideas guys?