I have Crohns Disease & an Ileostomy (large intestine totally removed) . After failed neck fusion, I was prescribed slow release Oxycontin. 6 yrs later after lots of hassles, I finally found out that Oxycontin is absorbed in the large intestine.In desperation for pain relief ( with my Dr's approval) I started chewing them. I currently take 6 x 20mg tabs per day. 1 every 4 hrs.
They just changed the formula & now they change to s gluggy gel when they get wet. This hsd been causing me some problems, so my GP prescribed me Targin.
I took the 1st one the same as I would sn Oxy. It was horrible! Sweats, my back started to spasm & I felt really awful
Does anyone know if Targin is absorbed at all in the small intestine? Then I could swallow them whole & reduce the dosage.
I'll be grateful for any help. I'm desperate.
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