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How should I take Avinza?

Narcotic pain medications like Avinza can be dangerous if not taken correctly. Be sure to follow all of your doctor's instructions. Avinza is formulated to be taken only once daily, usually with a morning meal. You must swallow the capsules whole and not chew, crush or dissolve the capsules. Doing so could cause your body to absorb too much of the drug too quickly, possibly leading to overdose or death. Capsules may be opened and the entire bead contents sprinkled on a small amount of applesauce immediately prior to ingestion. The applesauce should be at room temperature or cooler. The mixture should be ingested immediately. Swallow the mixture without chewing or crushing beads, then rinse your mouth and swallow to ensure all beads have been ingested. Consume the entire portion and not divide the applesauce into separate doses. Avinza is a narcotic pain reliever and is therefore susceptible to theft and abuse. Be sure to keep your pills in a secure place at all times.

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