I'm 20 years old and recently endured a tear in my hip, which radiates pain to my groin and testicular areas. An MRI showed a labral tear. Anyway, I currently don't have health insurance and Percocet 10/325 is extremely expensive, approx. $115 for a month supply. However, tomorrow I may ask my orthopedic for straight Oxycodone 10 mg - which is 95% cheaper. Pain relief wise, is there a significant difference between these medications? My pharmacist said they're basically the same concept medications; only one is combined with Tylenol. My doctor has given me Percocet 10/325 in the past, but not a month supply. It worked okay for my severe pain, but if the Oxycodone alone has the same effect, I'd rather pay only about $30 for that as opposed to $115 for the Oxycodone/Acetaminophen combination. Has anyone else tried birth of these? With the major price difference in mind, what would you recommend? Thanks!
I have taken both. They seem the same as far as pain relief goes. I would definitely ask the doctor for the straight oxycodone, especially since you have to pay so much more for the Percocet. It is also much better healthwise. You don't need the added Tylenol because it doesn't help and it's bad for your liver!
The reason both drugs are packaged together is that they work together better than either one can work alone. Normally, 1 and 1 don't equal 2; in some people they equal 3, in some people they equal 4 or 5; the end result will vary from person to person. The two drugs don't need to be in the same pill to achieve that effect. Working with your doctor and/or pharmacist, you may find that a little more Tylenol may help, and at a much lower price than the combo pill.
Hi, please get that fixed asap. I had the same problem turned into snapping hip syndrome, i had the surgery didnt show that i had a gluteous medius tear from waiting so long, didnt show up on mri because of inflammation, i had it done this morning, hard recovery..good luck, please try to fi it soon, snapping hip is a bad recovery not looking forward to it, it's your it band tendon and when your hip gets swollen from inflammation, it shrinks it..good luck
In my experience, I feel that the straight oxycodone kicks in faster, whereas the Percocet takes a little while... so if your pain is not at a pretty consistent level I find it's hard to take the Percocet in time to help prevent the pain. I take the 10mg oxy and am also prescribed 800mg ibuprofen. I can generally cut the oxy in half and take as needed. I know the Percocet upset my stomach if I don't eat before I take it (as does the ibuprofen), however, I can take a 10mg oxy on an empty stomach and be fine (I've been taking it for quite some time now, so I'm not sure if that's the case for everyone). Hope this helps!
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