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Generic Oxycodone (Roxi)-Do some mfc work better for you than others?

I've been on pain medications for the past 6 years....tried different meds...fluxuated doses...and so on...I was on Percocet but because of the Acetominophen, I can't any longer because it was effecting my liver...

I've noticed that in taking the Roxicodone....(they have me taking 4 5mg tabs instead of a 20 mg), certain kinds are more effective and others just don't help much at all....

Has anyone had this happen to them or notice it? Any recommendations? Should I ask for Brand name?

Is there a generic that works better? Should I ask to be put on 1 20mg pill instead of 4 5mg pills 2x a day?



  • The nice thing about the 5, is if necessary you can spread your dose out through the day if you can get by with less.

    Just a thought
  • Roxicodones are the generic for percocet! You are still getting the acetaminophen! The dosages for roxicodone are the same as oxicodone, they only come in dosages of 5, 7.5 or 10,s you should talk to your dr about taking something different cause roxis and percs are the same thing!
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  • it does not have the acetominophen. the roxicet would be equivalent to percocet.

    as for whether you would get different effects from the different generics, i can say i haven't noticed any real difference from oxycodone to roxicodone to oxy-IR. they all worked about the same for me. some days it just felt like it worked better than other days, but that would be with the same bottle of pills.
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  • I was at the hospital today and spoke with the Pharmecist and he said that there are different potencies...they are supposed to all be the same but bottom line...different manufactureres do have a different potency...but all labeling at 5mg....

    and Roxicodone.....IS NOT PERCOCET...It is the generic Oxycodone....that's it..that's all that's in it.....

    And I'm new to this site..have had countless MRI's..testing procedures....just recently had Medial Branch and RFA and in absolute excruciating pain and the doctor isn't believing me...even when my mother...by my side was there as witness to what she's seen and to speak with the doctor...he didn't let her.
  • All generics have to have the exact same "active" ingredients. So, a generic Oxycodone 30mg is going to be the same as Roxicodone. Even with different brands or different generic manufacturers...it's the "inactive" ingredients...the "fillers" that can be different.

    So a 5mg of Oxycodone is a 5mg of Oxycodone no matter who makes it. Any Pharmacist who says otherwise should lose their job as they should all know the law and requirements.

    There can be a plus/minus 20% of INACTIVE ingredients...So that is not the "potency" but the binders of the medication.

    You can research this yourself on the FDA website for generics.

    Some people just digest/metabolize the fillers differently...and therefore "feel" they are different. As well as the brain is a very powerful thing and some people (not saying you) think it's not going to work as well so it doesn't.

    There are laws for generics because for example, if you take the life altering medication like heart medication...it HAS to have the same dosage and active ingredient to make sure it does the same job or else it does not get approved by the FDA.

    I've been on generics for 11 years and barely notice from manufacturer to manufacturer except maybe a bit of a tummy upset in one or two because of the filler but this goes away in a few weeks.

    And yes, Percocet is the BRAND name for a pill with Oxycodone and Acetaminophen. Roxicodone is the BRAND name for one of the plain versions of Oxycodone.

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  • I agree and know that...but I've noticed I've been MUCH more nauseated on this past one than I had been before...and spoke with another Pharmacist today and they said the same thing as well....
  • I have to say that when it comes down to manufacturers. Yes there is a difference. I won't say the brand but the one I have come to rely on lasts the entire prn. And when there's a shortage or not enough to fill my script and have to use a generic. It does not last the entire time till my next dose. So no one on here can tell me they are the same. They are not. And when it comes to the e.r. oxycotin. Ever since they changed the formulary to it. I feel less relief then ever. But thats a different subject. Juwt wanted to comment because I cant stand being told theyre the same. Even pharmacist goes ou of his way for me to maker sure my script gets filled with correct brand.
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