I went to get my Rx filled at CVS, which is my normal pharmacy, and they are saying that they are having difficulty getting both the 15's and the 30's but they really couldnt tell me why, if it was a manufacturer problem or what? I searched around to 4 pharmacies before I found one that had any. I was just wondering if anyone else had problems getting them filled or if anyone knows anything more about why the pharmacies are not getting them?
Hey D - I have heard others complaining about this. I am fortunate in that I live in a small rural town and have had the same pharmacist for 20+ years. Wow that sure makes me sound old *smile*. Since I get my meds filled there every month they make sure that they have them in stock. I take the 15's and I noticed last month they had to order from a different manufacturer. They said the other one was backordered. This seems to be a rising problem not just with the Roxicodone but in general. I know Thor has posted several times about this and is really worried. It's happening with OTC as well as prescription. I'm really sorry that you're having to go through so much trouble to find a pharmacy that has what you need. This is ridiculious. I don't know what the deal is and it is VERY frustrating that we as consumers can't find out or get a straight answer. I hope everything works out.
Hey D! It's nice to be back :-) I don't have answers for you about finding Roxicodone, but I do know that it is a generic (and yes, I do know that some generics work while others don't), but it is Oxycodone that you are actually looking for. I take Oxycodone not (contin), and it is fairly cheap, and does a good job! So FYI, I hope this helps you a little bit in the quest for a med.
The reason all of us are having a difficult time finding our "brands' of medication lately is because once the the med goes off of trademark, it is not financially worth it to make the med anymore. Also, the generic companies if they find that one of their meds aren't selling so well, they stop making it as well. That is why there is a prescription drug crisis in America right now. First it started with the generic chemotherapies, and then moved into the hospitals. The hospitals were trying to get meds off of the "gray" market. No kidding. Now it has trickled down into the pharmacies. Isn't it nice that if an important company that helps people decides that they can't make ENOUGH money from a med, that they should just simply stop making it until something more lucrative comes around. In the meantime, we are getting a lot of our generics from foreign countries such as India, Canada, and (yes) China. I guess that is what free trade and democracy is all about. Everyone for himself. Good luck finding it!!
- Roxicodone Information for Consumers
- Roxicodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Roxicodone (detailed)
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