Oxycodone Being Replaced With Oxycontin

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bob Says:


I was on oxycodone, 40 mg. and live in N.J.. The pharmacy's are telling me that as soon as they run out of it , it will only be available in oxycontin, has anyone else come accross this issue, it happened last month, 7-08.?



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dixie Says:

yes,i also take the same thing,and i was also told the same thing.I live in Tennessee.

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Verwon Says:

That is exactly correct. Due to rampant abuse and theft, the time released Oxycodone is no longer available for generic production, only the name brand will be available.

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tam Says:

Yes, I have heard the same thing. I live in NJ. It was because of a lawsuit. The brand name company doesnt want to keep losing their business to the manufacturer of the generic. I have been on oxycodone for 5 years. I am currently without insurance and had to pay 100% of the generic. It cost 424.00 for a one month supply. My pharmacist advised it will be over 800.00 as soon as they stop making the generics which is supposed to be in a couple of months. Best of luck to you.

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bob Says:

Figure this out , soon ,no more oxycodone , but we will sell you oxycontin, same thing , ha ha , but medicare will pay for 120 10 mg. methadon w/ Pre. of course . 1 10mg 4x a day for 1.00 and 100 mg. of morphine sulphate 90 ct. for another 4,00 thats right , you can get these PRE. for 5 bucks and medicare picks up the rest . This is cheaper than 75.00 for 60 ct of oxycon. and perc., 10 mg. w /prior approval and more $$$$, now the choice 5.00 or 123.00 PLUS whatever dance your on.O by the way oxyfast 20 mg. are still avail for 4.00 if your doc will write it!

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bob Says:

hEY PEOPLE THEIR IS METHADONE 120 CT FOR ABOUT 25.00 IN hj , iTAKE IT 4TIMES A DAY AND IS VERY CHEAP AND GOOD FORALL pAIN!

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Verwon Says:

It has nothing to do with losing their business to others or a lawsuit, it has to do with the rampant abuse. If only one company is manufacturing Oxycontin, then it is easier to regulate it and keep track of, to prevent diversion, theft and abuse.

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Jay Says:

Well you are better off asking your doctor to prescribe you Oxycontin only if you make less than $21,000 a year. You can get them straight from Purdue Pharma which is the manufacture of Oxycontin for $25 a month i get 60 80mgs a month through patient assistance from them. But you have to make $21,000 or less a year other wise your screwed. You just have to get the phone number off the internet straight from Purdue Pharma and they will fax a form to your doctor and then you fill it out and send it in with your script and if you get approved, you are approved for 1 year. and after the first month you just get your script send it yourself with 25 bucks and you will have your meds in like 4 days its great. But i cant say not making any money is better either but i save my self $800 a month this way

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josh Says:

No do not take that advice. Ya methadone may help u lean off of the oxycodone, however its a very risky way of detox because if you get hooked on methadone it will be almost impossible for you to kick the habbit. What happens is that the methadone stays in your system for a long time. The withdrawals from the methodone usually is a month long as opposed to oxycodone which withdrawals last for up to a week at the most.

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Chris From Columbia,SC Says:

The main Ingredient in Oxycodone(percocet) is Oxycotin, without the tylonol, so less damage to the liver,but more chances for addiction. Hope That helps

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Bailey Says:

I was told by several pharmacists in Arizona that the reasoning behind the generic oxys being pulled and the Brand name being the only one available now is because the Brand name company sued for several more years of being able to sell the Brand (gives them more money... though the peeps who NEED them generally aren't working and will not be able to buy them... we'll have to switch to something we CAN get in generics... like Morphine Sulphate ER... doubt they're going to make much more money this way...)

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kndl1919 Says:

As an AZ resident for 30 + yrs. I noticed some of these posts are from 08 or 09 now it's 2011 and I'm still getting my Oxycodone 30mg (not Oxycontin with the new little beads so they can't be abused, just the regular Oxy with no Tylenol) but I'm still getting the generics. So I don't know what happened back there totally, but do have a very close friend who is taking the same thing, in Indiana, and they are the generics as well. Mine are specifically from Mallinkrodt. I have state ins. and they are 100% covered. The Oxycodones never changed but YES, the Oxycontins did. They changed their ingredients (non-active) by adding the uncrushable beads, but the Ins. part I'm not sure of. I'm pretty sure my friends still get theirs paid for. But NOT positive. Can find out if someone needs to know FOR SURE. Hope this helps.

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kndl1919 Says:

Are there several people on here confused about Oxycodone vs Oxycontin other than thinking it's all in the name. Oxycodone (active ingredient in Percocet but w/out Tylenol 'APAP") is not long lasting. Oxycontin is time released, then there are the Oxy IR (Instant Release). But it's 2011 and the Oxycodone is still being released by several companies, the only change is the Oxycontin now has non-crushable beads to keep from people crushing or smoking them. And I'm still getting my Oxycodone 30mg covered 100% by the state.

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ParadocPaulie Says:

To all; As a medical professional I amamazed by the overwhelming amount of MISINFORMATION that passes as fact 'round here.
FIRST-There is NO-SUCH THING as OXYCOTTIN...got it? It's called, and spelled. O-x-y-c-o-n-t-i-n.//got it?
NEXT-TYLENOL(acetimenophen/paracetamol, etc...WILL DESTROY your Liver. NO MORE than 2grams=(2.000mg)/day for HEALTHY folks...Less, if you havew Hep-C, or HIGH Liver enzymes.
NEXT- tHE "nEW fORMULAE" FOR oXYcOntin. tHE TABLETS look DIFFERENT. oN one SIDE THEY SAY oc-AND ON REVERSE THEY SAY THE DOSAGE STRENGHT+CORRESPONDING COLOR. 80MG=Green//60mg=kinda green///40mg=Orange-ish AND the only strength they REFORMULATED 100% TO BE TAMPER-PROOF IS THE 80mg, then the 60's, 40mg, 20mg and FINALLY The 10mg size,
I see these all day/every day-so if anyone requires add'l info on this or ANY other medication,.......jes' holler.......!

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bleeding orange Says:

the new oxycontin (oc's) have actually changed to OP's, right? The reason being is that you can't fire or snort or smoke them now. The main reason these changed is so people can't abuse them. Hell, now you can't even remove the coating & chew them so that they hit you all at once. So the reason that they changed all this is to prevent the outrageous number of deaths every year. They had a choice of making them safer or taking them off the market all together. I understand you said that you are a medical "proffesional", well from what you posted, it doesn't sound as though you are even a vet "proffesional.. You have a good day, & try not to kill to many patients today!

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hollywoodgrl Says:

WAKE UP & SMELL THE BS!!! ITS ALL ABOUT THE $$$$. Do you think they're not capable of keeping track of 5 companies just as easily? If you dont, I have some Swamp Land here in Fl. I would love to sell you. P.S. You obviously arent one of us that are honestly suffering!!!

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billybob Says:

like paradocpaulie said they still make the oxycotin and it still says oc on one side,but thats name brand. and im sure most of you are getting generic. so its going to have (op) or (abc) on the other side

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Nicsdragon Says:

Sounds like a lot of you have been on oxycodone for a while. My doc says I've been on it too long (6 months) and they want to switch me to methadone. I don't know how to convince them tht the oxycodone work and I've heard there are way more problems with methadone. Why would a dr want to switch me?

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Mary Grace Says:

And it can kill you. It killed my brother in 2008/

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Mary Grace Says:

What is the reason for this? I am confused. Has anyone in VT heard this? My mother uses Oxycodone for severe back pain.

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Frank F. Says:

If you know of a doctor to prescribe 30mg oxycodone for my condition in NJ/NY area please email me {edited for privacy}

My old doctor freely writes prescriptions for 30mg oxycodone however he took me off of them recently because I tested negative on "1" drug test after 2 years. It ridiculous, I don't take them if I don't NEED them but now I have Percocet 10mg and it just doesn't do that job.. Again if you know of any doctor that will freely write 15 or 30mg oxycodone please email me

Thanks

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