I'm currently trying to help a relative taper off of Oxycodone 80/625. She was taking 160 (2)/day and over a two week period is successfully down to 80 (1)/day. I don't know much about these, but from what I (think) I understand, aren't they time released??? She wants to go down to 40 (1/2) /day BUT my concern is - if these are time released, and the pill is broken in half then isn't the potency increased - no longer time released? Is it more like taking a bunch of pills at one time? I have been holding her pills and am reluctant to do any drop until I understand what we are doing. Thanks for any input.