IMPROPER USE OF OXYCONTIN
User of Oxycontin may or may not knowingly use it in a wrong way. There are dire consequences if the wrong way is adopted. If the tablets are crushed or chewed, the active ingredient is released immediately leading to an overdose. If the tablets are made into a solution and injected, excipients from the tablets will cause local tissue necrosis, infection, pulmonary granulomas, endocarditis, and heart-valve injury. Combining alcohol, CNS depressants and Oxycontin will lead to respiratory suppression, hypotension, severe sedation, and coma.