The generic oxycodone 5/325's would cost me about
$100 for 180 pills (6/day). Now that's not cheap, but compared to effexor and nexium - which are around $300-400 month - they are! Although effexor XR 150 is just coming out with a generic. My pharmacies don't have it in stock yet, although it's in their computers. Still, it's only going to be about
$30 less than the brand name because it's so new.
If you take the brand percocet, or the 10mg's, that may be the cost differential. If not, I'd call other pharmacies and ask - even if you have to go back to your PM doc and re-do your contract.
BTW, I'm still searching for a percocet or oxycodone via some pharmaceutical outlet through pparx.org. They've got tons of links. I've found something for oxycontin, but don't want that. Still the HUGE problem will be I'm absolutely certain they will mandate it be shipped directly to the doctor, and my prescribing doctor is 3 hours away. Plus it's in a hospital system, so I'd hate to see what would happen to the mail delivery. And I'm fairly certain my neurosurgeon's office would pull the plug on me at that point. I wouldn't blame him, as he's followed me for nearly 2 years, way past most of his patients. I don't want to push my luck.
I probably will have to start stretching out the percocets and see what I can make work by substituting a tylenol for some of the tablets (yes, I know about
the max. tylenol dosage!).
oops - Laurie, just reread your post as I was scrolling up, and see you do take the 10's. That's why they're more expensive, but trust me, even that amount is "cheap" when compared to some of these meds with no generics (like my nexium) that are double and triple that!