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Generic Oxycodone/APAP

There are currently several generic oxycodone/APAP products available. Endocet and Roxicet tablets are generic products, and there are also generic versions of Percocet, Tylox, and Roxicet oral solution. In fact, many pharmacies only carry generic versions of oxycodone/APAP, as the brand-name versions usually cost more and many insurance companies require the use of generic versions instead of the brand-name drugs.

Generic Oxycodone/APAP: An Overview

Oxycodone/APAP (Endocet®, Magnacet™, Percocet®, Roxicet™, Tylox®) is a prescription medication. It contains two different active ingredients: oxycodone (a narcotic) and acetaminophen (Tylenol®, APAP). Generic oxycodone/APAP can be confusing, as some (but not all) of these medications come in generic form and because it can be difficult to tell if a product is a generic or a brand-name medication.

Generic vs. Brand-Name Oxycodone/APAP

Tylox, Percocet, and Magnacet products are brand-name medications. Endocet products are all generics. Roxicet tablets (but not Roxicet caplets and oral solution) are generics. Other products simply labeled with the generic name, such as oxycodone/APAP or oxycodone/acetaminophen, are generic products.

Which Generic Oxycodone/APAP Products Are Available?

The following medications have generic versions available:
  • Percocet (except the 2.5/325 mg strength)
  • Tylox
  • Roxicet oral solution.
Endocet and Roxicet tablets (but not caplets) are actually generics for Percocet. Magnacet products are not available in generic form.

Can I Get "Real" Percocet, Tylox, or Magnacet?

Many pharmacies do not stock brand-name Percocet or Tylox, because generic versions are significantly less expensive (and many insurance companies require people to use the generic products). Many pharmacies do not stock Magnacet due to low product demand. If you are willing to pay full price if your insurance will not cover brand-name products, your pharmacy may be willing to carry brand-name oxycodone/APAP for you.
However, many healthcare providers view requests for brand-name narcotics as a sign of abuse or diversion (selling the drugs to someone else), because brand-name narcotics usually have a higher street value than their generic versions. In almost all situations, a request for a brand-name narcotic instead of a generic may arouse your healthcare provider's suspicions.
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