Everyone I have ever talked to says they are the same thing.. but if that is true, why is one 3x more expensive than the other? I've never taken either so I don't know.. but something doesn't add up.
oxycodone is the active ingredient in percocet... the reason that oxycontin is so much more expensive is the amount of milligrams, most percs are 5mg or 7.5mg(there are 10mg too). oxycontin comes in 10,20,40,80,160mg... so depending on the size the price goes up accordingly. they are the same narcotic, qty determines price or if you meant roxicodone... thats the same too, but I usually hear about the 30mg one, which would explain the 3x the price you mentioned
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Well that upsets me greatly... My doctor changed me from oxycodone to Percocet. I have not filled them as of yet. But from what I understand. The Percocet will be lo more expensive. I just wonder if there's a drug rep somewhere... Thank you all for your answer's
There is a difference. Maybe in the quality of the ingredients, maybe the ingredients themselves. But I more times than not prefer the name brand of any product over the generic brand. This include soup, lunchmeat, cheese, and drugs. Better quality almost always cost more. Cheaper made means cheaper ingredients. The proof is in the puddin. I would take a Mercedes Benz over a Volkswagen any day. That's just me. That doesn't mean the price is fair, most likely it's not if you buy your medicines in America As we do.
Percocet made by Purdue was the first to hit the market selling an oxycodone/acetaminophen pill for pain relief. So it was the brand name. The generic name for Percocet is oxycodone + acetaminophen. Generics came about during the 1980's during the Reagan administration, I think it was. Basically, the first company to make a drug and put it on the market gets to put that drug on the market with its brand name. Any companies that follow putting that same drug onto the market after the brand name drug is putting out a generic drug. Percocet has been around for along time. I remember taking it for my wisdom teeth extraction back in the early 1980s and it was fairly cheap then. I think for thirty 5-mg Percodans, I paid maybe $20. Then later in the 1980s generics came out and the price for name brands went up.
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