Looking For A Cheaper Long Lasting Medication

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Inpainanonymous Says:

Yesterday I picked up a 20 day supply of oxycontin 30 mg. It was a 20 day script. At 2 a day my px was for 60. I was HORRIFIED when the pharmacist billed me for 325.00, including my insurance discount. They claimed there is not a generic oxycontin. Oxycodone 30 mg was $15 for 60...so needless to say I was shocked!!! Is there an equivalent slow release to replace 30 mg of oxycontin? There has got to be something. I got into a bit of a habit with taking too many 30 oxycodone, which is why I was put on a slow release. Any advice out there? The pharmaceutical companies are gouging us beyond belief, and I've got a medical condition due to an accident where I need these pills, at least for another 2 months or so. The $325.00 price has me in a state of high anxiety however. Is hydromorphine extended release and also, is it cheaper? Thanks for your help!!!!!!!!

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ALC Says:

dear inpain / anonymous :
this may help you . i was taking oxyC - 30mg E.R for chronic pain for 2 failed low back surgeries . it works
pretty well . oxy price so high for anyone . ask your doctor about new rx for generic *morphine sulf - 30mg E.R ? it's available thru any pharmacy / much more affordable . you just have got to ask for it . i hope you
will have good luck with it .


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Verwon Says:

I have to agree, the other option that would be cheaper would be the time released Morphine, which is a generic for MS Contin.

Your pharmacist was correct, there is no generic, anymore, for Oxycontin.

Oxycodone is stronger than the Morphine, so you would need a higher dose of it to be equivalent. If you currently take 30mgs of Oxycontin, the equivalent dose of Morphine would be 45mgs.

It is still a narcotic, so side effects would be similar and may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry mouth.

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