Oxycontin Price

It is hard to tolerate pain, especially when it involves your physical aspects. Due to the necessity of relieving such kind of feeling, there are more and more medications that have been introduced to help with that. One of those medications is Oxycontin. Oxycontin is the brand name of a drug which is known as oxycodone hydrochloride. The medicine is a controlled release oxycodone form that is prescribed to cure chronic pain. If used accurately, this drug can give relief from pain for as long as 12 hours.

Oxycontin price

Known as oxycodone hydrochloride controlled release, Oxycontin is the opioid analgesic that is supplied in 80 mg, 60 mg, 40 mg, 30 mg, 20 mg, 15 mg and 10 mg tablets to be used by mouth. The strengths of this tablet illustrate the quantity of oxycodone in each tablet as a hydrochloride salt. C18H21NO4HCI is the chemical formula of oxycodone hydrochloride. Its chemical name is 4, 5a-epoxy-14-hydroxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one hydrochloride. Oxycodone is an odorless, white crystalline that is derived from thebaine, which is an opium alkaloid. Oxycodone hydrochloride may be dissolved in water and it is somewhat soluble in alcohol. The tablets that are supplied by this drug contain some inactive ingredients, which include hypromellose, BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), polyethylene glycol 400, magnesium stearate, polyethylene oxide and titanium dioxide.

Oxycontin Cost Information

Depending on the prescription insurance provider you have, the Oxycontin price may vary. It will also vary if you use a coupon to purchase the medication. The prices listed below are without insurance and if you have prescription insurance, you should call your local pharmacy to verify the price.

Dosage
Quantity
Price Without Insurance

CVS Pharmacy

10mg30 tablets$75.31
20mg30 tablets$138.85
40mg30 tablets$303.00
80mg30 tablets$565.00

Kmart

10mg30 tablets$72.85
20mg30 tablets$137.55
40mg30 tablets$239.43
80mg30 tablets$440.64

Kroger

10mg30 tablets$72.85
20mg30 tablets$137.12
40mg30 tablets$236.48
80mg30 tablets$441.39

Publix

10mg30 tablets$72.85
20mg30 tablets$137.12
40mg30 tablets$238.57
80mg30 tablets$440.64

Rite Aid

10mg30 tablets$96.00
20mg30 tablets$170.00
40mg30 tablets$295.00
80mg30 tablets$555.00

Target

10mg30 tablets$81.00
20mg30 tablets$169.00
40mg30 tablets$239.06
80mg30 tablets$443.18

Walmart

10mg30 tablets$72.55
20mg30 tablets$134.27
40mg30 tablets$234.36
80mg30 tablets$436.61

Short-Term Side Effects

Taking Oxycontin medication with some consultation from a doctor is recommended. However, if you experience vomiting, constipation, nausea and a loss of appetite, it is important for you to get some medical assistance right away.

Long-Term Side Effects

If you take this drug improperly, not only can the aforementioned less serious side effects occur to you, but you may also experience worse. You should go to the emergency room if you experience any allergic reactions, such as difficulty in breathing, hives, swelling of your throat, tongue, lips, or face. In addition, you should stop using the medication and contact your doctor if more serious side effects, such as convulsions (seizure), slow heartbeat, shallow breathing, clammy and cold skin, dizziness or severe weakness, or feel like passing out.

Interactions

Before taking this drug, it is important for you to tell your doctor whether you are taking the following medications, as they may cause some drug interactions:

  • Ambien (zolpidem)
  • Alprazolam
  • Clonazepam
  • Aspirin
  • Furosemide
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine)
  • Gabapentin
  • Lisinopril
  • Levothyroxine
  • Lyrica (pregabalin)
  • Neurontin (gabapentin)
  • Metformin
  • Nexium (esomeprazole)
  • Prednisone
  • Omeprazole
  • Synthroid (levothyroxine)
  • Simvastatin
  • Trazodone
  • Xanax (alprazolam)
  • Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)

How It Works

Oxycontin is prescribed to manage serious pain around-the-clock. Oxycontin with 80 mg and 60 mg tablets, a single dosage higher than 40mg, or the total regular dosage higher than 80mg, are just for those patients with tolerance to the opioid. Those patients who are considered tolerant to opioid are the ones who take the minimum of 30mg oral oxycodone per day.

Oxycontin extended release tablets consist of the oxycodone hydrochloride, which is an active ingredient and a form of the drug known as opioid painkiller. This drug is actually related to morphine.  Oxycodone mimics the interaction of organic endorphins through blending with opioid receptors within the spinal cord and the brain. This will block the pain signals’ transmission that is sent by one’s nerves going to the brain. That is why even if the pain’s cause may still be present, the feeling of that pain should lessen.

Generic Alternatives

The Oxycontin is a brand name medication along with Roxicodone, OxyIR and Oxyfast. The generic name for this medication is oxycodone.

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  1. Bruce Tolan
    Bruce Tolan July 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm |

    Anyone knowhow to get oc? I have severe back pain and no dr will write what I need. TY

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