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oxycodone 15mg

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,607
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:27 AM in Pain Medications
I went to PM doc today and she wanted to prescribe me percs instead of oxycodones because of probs getting oxycodones filled at RX. I replied NO I should have no problem getting filled so she wrote it along with my other meds.
When I went to get RX filled I asked if there is a problem with oxycodone 15mg.
He went on to say that there is a big problem with getting opium period especially from Afganstan. Anyway just wanted to see if anybody else has heard this prob. Please excuse the spelling ....


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    what you are trying to post here.
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  • I just wanted to know if anyone has heard of shortage on oxycodone 15mg. as this is one of my BT meds for the month... Sorry if I didnt make sense in my message as my brain goes hay wire at times... Thank You....
  • I had trouble last month and had to get 5 mg capsules. I got 78 15 mg pills and 480 5 mg capsules. So this week I called home town pharmacy and pre ordered 250 10 mg pills. hey didnt have enough so said Fri. Well yestesay I stopped to get what they had on hand, and rest today when came in. Guess what 500 5 mg capsules. I have to take 6 capsules every 6 hours, and my pharmacist says their is a shortage of the ingrediant and that they are having problems getting it period, Said only 2 companys make it. Great every 4 hours having to take 6 capsules and keep it straight. :jawdrop:
  • I get 180 (15 mg) Oxys every month and I have never had a problem. Of course I get the generic of which there are about 5 or 6 different ones. I was on the (30 mg) Oxys for a few months but thought that the 15s were bette for me so I asked my PM Doc and he put me back on the 15s. To answer the question though, no I have never even heard of such a thing.
  • I am on 40mg ER oxy's. I get the generics as they are 1/4th the cost to me. I have to call around every month to find them. One pharmacist finally told me this...the patent is on the ER release of the drug. The oxy company is trying to stop the generic drug companies by claiming they cannot use the ER method as they are infringing on their patent??? Anyways, it is always hard to find them (generic). Kinda rediculous...
  • Actually, Ethex, the major Mfg of oxycodone IR has stopped making EVERYTHING that they make. This was highly unexpected, and there are a few Mallincrodts floating around, but they never were a major player and all of that supply has been depeleted. I think Ethex was shut down by the FDA. I work at a pharmacy and called the supplier and they still have no release date. Somebody else will pick up the slack soon, they just have to start production. Meanwhile, there is percocet, morphine, hydrocodone, and opana for immediate release drugs. Talk to your doctor to see what is appropriate. Good luck!!! I just filled my 15mg's and was fortunate to have had my pharmacist put some aside for me (bonus to working there).
  • From the FDA drug shortage page:

    Drug Name: Oxycodone Immediate Release Tablets (5mg, 15mg and 30mg)

    Reason for Shortage: Increase in demand related to product recalls by other manufacturers

    Related Information: Mallinckrodt continues to work diligently to meet the market need during this temporary period of limited supply.

    Xanodyne has additional releases starting February 20th, 2009.

    Vintage Pharmaceuticals will be releasing additional product starting February 11th, 2009.
  • hermdoggy said:
    I went to PM doc today and she wanted to prescribe me percs instead of oxycodones because of probs getting oxycodones filled at RX. I replied NO I should have no problem getting filled so she wrote it along with my other meds.

    When I went to get RX filled I asked if there is a problem with oxycodone 15mg.
    He went on to say that there is a big problem with getting opium period especially from Afganstan. Anyway just wanted to see if anybody else has heard this prob. Please excuse the spelling ....
    I know all to well about not being able to obtain medication when you need it. if you need some help, I think I can help. Write to me at arecene2002@yahoo.com if its not doctors giving us a hard time, it seems to be other issues.
  • I just noticed a post from a person named Zuna that seems to be misplaced in order but the post itself is rather strange. I mean the person is talking about Percocet and Hydrocodone being the same thing I assume, I may be wrong because they also talk about the number 512 which most of us who have taken generic Percocet, know that Mallies (5 mg) are only marked with the number 512. I think that Zuna is telling us that Oxycodone can be prescribed in a 512 mg strength. Again, I'm not sure what they are trying to say???? That's what it seems like to me though. However off base this person is, maybe they should come back and try to clarify what they were trying to get across to us. I for one, don't understand the post at all.
    Anyone care to chime in?
  • Seriously, we spiney's need to be nice to each other. We deal with pain daily and that is enough crud alone.

    Anyway, I was told that my break through pain med Oxycodone is the same as Hydrocodone with Tylenol added. My pharmacy called my doctor and he okayed the switch to Hydrocodone when the Oxy supply was depleted.

    The generic fight is just that. The greedy manufacturer trying to hold on to "their" brand name product. I need generic as my insurance co-pay makes it $10 versus over $150 for the regular stuff.

    Hope that helps.
  • I thought I was being nice. I asked if anyone else would care to chime in and help out. I wasn't sure what the point was. I asked, I wasn't being mean. I do apologize if I came off like that, but I didn't mean anything by it. I just get a bit frustrated when people who have been dealing with spinal problems most of their lives don't understand their own problems well enough to express their opinion so that others get the point. It burns me up too when I see that so many on this board are afraid of their own Dr. The Pain Management Dr. should be your best friend. Someone to confide in, someone to talk about your pain with, someone to laugh with, etc. If you don't have a Dr. like that, you should find one. It will be the best thing you ever did. So every now and then, I get kicked in the pants by Paul for being a bit harsh. I just didn't think my last post here was anything like that. Once again, if it was, I apologize. I nor many others on this board couldn't afford to keep ourselves out of pain if it weren't for generics. I pay $10.00 a month for one of my scripts and $25.00 for the other. That's a total of $35.00 a month. Without the generics, I would need over $1,600.00 to pay for my meds, so we're all in the same boat. I don't know what I would do if I had no insurance now.
  • I am sorry but Hydrocodone and Oxycodone are two different medicines. Some Drs will ok a switch to the lower end med like from Oxy to Hydro but never, ever, the other way around because the Oxy is a much stronger med. Just so you know, and I don't want to sound mean, but Oxycodone with Tylenol is called Percocet and Tylox, Roxicet, and few other names. Oxycodone without Tylenol is known as many things but mostly just Oxycodone. It comes in Immediate Release forms and Sustained Release forms. Hydrocodone does not travel alone. It always has a partner, and it's partner is what the FDA is screaming about now, Tylenol. Hydrocodone is what Vicodin and Lortab are made of along with Tylenol at different strengths so you see, by saying that Oxycodone is nothing more than Hydrocodone with Tylenol added is, well it's just not correct. Once again, they are two different and seperate drugs. Hydro does not come in a Long Acting formula although I understand that their working on one now and it always comes with Tylenol attached.
  • Oxycodone has not added acetaminophen (and medication with "cet" at the end usually has it) or ibuprophen.

    My PM doctor told me a good rule of thumb is: the bigger the pill, the more additives. If you have a small pill, it's likely (but not always) straight medication without acetaminophen/ibuprophen.

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  • That is a good rule to follow. If you take a good look at the Hydro products from Mallinckrodt you will notice that the larger the amount of APAP, the larger the pill gets. For example the 10/325 is a lot smaller than the 10/750 in size. So, yes, most of the time that is a good rule of thumb. Thank you for bringing that up JEAUX it works for me.
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