Which version of oxy's with or without acetaminophen ?

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I currently receive #90 of 5mg/325mg per month. I usually can get any of the generics from the various pharmacies. Well I've tried the Mallinkrodt, Watson and Endocet but not the roxi's. I have no insurance so I pay out of pocket. I like to rotate these brands each month but usually prefer the endo's. I was wondering if the 5mg oxycodone without the acetaminophen is better or preferred over the oxy w/ acetaminophen. All comments are appreciated and realize everybody's chemical makeup is different.

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Just out of curiosity, how

Just out of curiosity, how much does #90 count 5/325 Oxycodone/apap go for out of pocket.  The only reason I ask is because I'm having a hard time believing the number I posted in an earlier thread.

$15.59 is what I show for a #30 ct prescription, so I would assume a #90 ct prescription would be close to $47.00.

I would think the price would be dramatically steeper though. 

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Prices

 

I utilize a discount card I received in the mail, actually it was for my mother but she already has health insurance.  I got #60 of the Watsons for about $9 at an eck...  And now get #90 of the endos at Walg.... for no more than $13.   

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For some reason I thought

For some reason I thought walgreens carried the mallinckrodt products of generic percocet, not endocet, unless specially ordered (at least in my experience) However, one pharmacy I've used dispenses roxicet for percocet 5/325 rx's and I feel it works better than any other generic of this strength I have tried. Well, I guess its actually not a generic, its Roxicet but it was only $15.69 for 30 tabs w/o insurance or any kind of discount. BTW, I find percocet 5/325 and generics to work better than the 5mg IR oxy unless I add a small dose of tylenol to the oxy IR, just my thoughts, hope they are some assistance.

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in my opinion

I stopped using the big name pharmacy about 6 months ago b/C they put a mom-n-pop pharmacy next door to my Pain clinic, heres what i have found out.

 #240 of the percocet with the 512's on them (5/325) cost me 150$ at big name  W pharmacy; when i switched over that same rx cost me only $28.36;

 

then my dr switched me over to the oxy ir's 5mg (no apap); the price only went up about 10 bucks;

 

I prefer watson brand over any that i have tried, i also prefer the oxy/apap combo rather then the oxy ir and tylenol seperate;

 

my opinion, i hope it helps

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Thanks for the replies

Thanks for the replies eveybody.  I had a question for JeckPDX, what pharmacy do you use for your refills for the Roxicets.  I'd really appreciate it.

Thank again,

Rick

 

 

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It is a small mom and pop

It is a small mom and pop pharmacy that specializes in compounding called Lloyd center pharmacy that is local to my area. Any pharmacy should carry roxicet though as they are technically a brand name.

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Percocettes/oxycodone vs oxycodone HCL

It is my understanding & experience that oxycodone, more commonly known as percocettes are usually accompanied by either acetaminophen (tylenol) or aspirin, which makes them a percodan.  Perc's usually always have 375 to 500mg. of tylenol accompany them.  It would be nice if they had a percocette without the tylenol for people with bad livers, as tylenol can be extremely toxic to your liver.  They do have oxycodone HCL which is a time released percocette/oxycodone without any additives (no tylenol or aspirin) and is released over an 8 to 12 hour period of time.  It is much more expensive, however, and like oxycodone, the "parent" drug" is made my the same companies that make regular percocettes.  The best percocette, however, in my opinion, is the one you have not tried.  It would by called a Roxicette, and is made by Roxane Labs.  However, it has the 375 mgs of tylenol.  Next to the roxis, I would say endo ranks next, Watson behind that, and I have never tried malinckrodt oxycodone, but I know they make a lousy methadone pain medication.


To my knowledge, there is no oxycodone on the market that I know of in a generic make, but you can reduce your tylenol intake by asking your doctor for a higher mg. of oxycodone, such as a 7.5 or a 10 mg. tablet with an apap of 375mg. of tylenol, so that atleast you are consuming fewer mgs of tylenol.  Otherwise, you would probably have to move up to the oxycodone HCL. However, because of its extreme abuse by the public, it has become increasingly difficult to get a prescription for it.  It is also highly addictive, but if used properly, it is very effective in relieving pain of mega intensity.  However, the big drawback is the cost.  To my knowledge, it is still extremely expensive if you do not have insurance.  If mallinckrodt carries it, they would probably be the cheapest, but in my experience with all mallinckrodt products, they are inferior to just about every other company, assuming their products work at all.  Do you see a difference between taking endo or watson oxycodone to the mallinckrodt product?  I would be curious to hear what you think about mallinckrodt?  

Goodluck with your oxycodone.  If they still make roxicettes, oxycodone by Roxane, you really should try them.  They are great!  Otherwise, my advice would be to stick with the endos or try to get your doc to give you the oxyHCL if you can afford to pay for them.  Best wishes.   

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Wow, Disregard the last comment.

Ok lets hash all this stuff out

 

There are Percocets

5mg Oxycodone Immediate Release ( henseforth referd to as IR) /325 APAP 

10mg / 325 APAP

These go by diff names like Endocette, Percocet blah blah blah

 

There is OXYCODONE IR in  5mg, 15mg, and 30 mg. They are producedby Amide, Mallinkrodt and others. Immediate release you get all 5, 15 or 30 mg in the span of about 3 hours. 

 

Then There is Oxycodone CR. Otherwise known as OXYCONTIN the contin refers to the continuious release. they come in 10, 20, 40, 60 and for a short time longer? 80 mg stregnths.  these are "designed to release over 12 hours" most people say 8.

Percodan is Oxycodone IR with Asprin, --- he is right about that.

 

His post. some of what I have probs with

It would be nice if they had a percocette without the tylenol for people with bad livers, as tylenol can be extremely toxic to your liver.  They do have oxycodone HCL which is a time released percocette/oxycodone without any additives (no tylenol or aspirin) and is released over an 8 to 12 hour period of time.  It is much more expensive, however, and like oxycodone, the "parent" drug" is made my the same companies that make regular percocettes.  The best percocette, however, in my opinion, is the one you have not tried.  It would by called a Roxicette, and is made by Roxane Labs.  However, it has the 375 mgs of tylenol.

They DO have a "perc" with out APAP (tylenol) its CALLED OXYCODONE!!!! HCI refers to the HydroCloride, Basicly a FILLER SALT, it has nothing to do with the span of time.

And its ALWAYS 325 MG for Perc's, Roxic's and Endos.

Check out the common imprint list for Opiates. It will break it down a little more fluently than I could ( notice the heading about Hydrocodone products) (Oxy with APAP) (OXY ONLY) and stuff.

 Its my b-day, and I saw this post 7 min after I popped my halcion. (good nights sleep for my b-day, wow I spoil myself.) so I'm not exactly artiqulate right now. But I know what I read in the previous post was COMPLETELY EROUNIOUS. Not entirely his fault, but he is missinformed and I want to make sure people know its not accurate.

Dude, I hope you don't think I'm beating up on ya. But Pal, Pain Management is something I'm WELL VERSED in . Member of Chior infact.

Take a gander at this site if you have Q's ask. but I'm telling you, you could get yourself in alot of trouble -- financially or medically, by not understanding & using these meds. And for someone who seems to have been on MMT (Methadone MT) your pretty confused about your stregnths, mgs, combos, and time releases. 

 

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high prices!!

I didn't know there was so much difference in prices at the pharmacy

-gtrplayer-you want to know something that's hard to believe- I lost my insurance and had to start paying cash at CVS for my script- #180 10/325 norco Qual brand- $153.00 every month

I also take #90 Lyrica 50mg Parke-Davis brand- $180.00 every month

I heard from a friend that  vicodin #90 is about $30.00 at a membership store with a pharmacy. I am going to try to switch my pain contract over there while I still have to pay cash- maybe I'll get lucky and get a different brand b/c I don't like the yellow Norcos.

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80mg short time longer?

GUTPDX You quoted-

"Then There is Oxycodone CR. Otherwise known as OXYCONTIN the contin refers to the continuious release. they come in 10, 20, 40, 60 and for a short time longer? 80 mg stregnths."

What makes you say that? Are they pulling the 80's soon? --MUDEBONE--