I get prescribed roxicodone 30 mg. and it is almost impossible to find. Some drugstores even require u to have other prescriptions filled at their store before even considering filling these. Why the needle in the haystack perception?
While I have not heard that you need to get other scripts filled at the pharmacy before filling oxycodone, I have had trouble getting them and from what I understand it is a back order at the manufacturer. They are beginning to trickle in now where I live. I was also talking to one of the pharmacists that I have pretty good rapport with and she was telling me that, in our area, there have been several robberies of pharmacies and the oxycodone 15's and 30's were what they wanted. I havent been able to get a fill at my regular pharmacy in several months and it has been this way since another pharmacy a few blocks away was robbed of their supply. I have had to go a bit of distance to the nearest 24 hour pharmacy and I also found a small pharmacy right by my Drs office that has been carrying them. I'm wondering if, perhaps, my regular pharmacy is keeping a low supply in the event of a robbery? That way they have very little to have end up on the streets if they are indeed robbed. It just bothers me since having had to get them from several different pharmacies that I am violating my pain contract. I plan to discuss with my Dr on the next visit that I'm having trouble getting them at the regular pharmacy listed on my contract so it doesnt become an issue. I know that we have the prescription drug monitoring program here and they can look to see what I have filled and where.
This is typical, I've heard everything from manufacturing issues to abuse issues. Many just do not carry it because it's a brand name and a lot of insurance will not cover it, so they sell the generic which is also hard to find at times. Best bet is to get 15's, there's no problem with them at all and unless you have insurance get the generics. Roxicodone is just a brand name for Oxycodone, while some may claim there is a significant difference between name brand and generic, the bottom line is they all work in a similar fashion,
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