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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 vickaroo4u2, Community Member, asks

Q: Prescribed Percocet Tab 7.5/500mg Got Oxycodn/APAP TB 7.5/500 pill is oval w/imprint of M582

My question you can see above, what I was prescribed and what I got is a bit different. My concern is, did I get the correct medicine or did the Pharmacy give me a cheaper pill (not generic Percocet) just to get by cheaper. I have not much trust in the business of Pharmacy's or the Mfg's. that make these pills. As just a lay person, and not that familier with precription medicines, I just want to know if they gave me the correct pill or did I get ripped off, just for them to save a few bucks.  I know the pharmacy companies could care less and their only concern is the almighty $$$$$$$$$$$!!!!  So to ease my mind, please tell me did I get the correct pill or not??  Your prompt reply will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you,


Vicky Purnhagen

user name: vickaroo4u2

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Cort, Health Guide
4/29/09 9:51pm

I think you're just fine. It is confusing - you ask for Percocet and you get this oxycodone mixture but percocet actually is oxycodone combined with acetaminophen. We've just come to know it as 'Percocet'. The key here is whether you got the right dosage and you did; you got 7.5 mgs of oxycodone and 500mgs. of acetaminophen. 


Check out the images of 'Percocet' on  Health Central's Percocet Drug Images page; it's missing your pill (but it does have the 5.0/500 mg (M532)). You'll notice that about half of them say 'oxycodone'.

Patchi, Community Member
7/24/09 3:00pm

On the prescription the doctor writes in the bottom corner, theres a box that says, may dispence generic, or the other way around, may not dispence generic.  He/She has to check the write thing. Or the pharmacy will give one or the other. The pharmacy can not legally dispense generic when doc wants you to take the brand name.

Patchi, Community Member
7/24/09 3:01pm

My roxicet has number 512 on it. Its the same as percocet.

Street Pharmacist, Community Member
10/22/09 4:57am

i am a pharmacist and i thought i mite want to inform you of a few requirements pharmacys have to comply with..... Anytime there is a possible generic form of the drug (wich is only about 1/3 of all drugs) the techs and pharmacists are taught to dispense generic as often as possible to save money for everyone, generics are about 1/3 the price of the brand name drug in most cases..... this also causes confucion because suppliers often change the pill and packaging so the chemicals are really the only important aspect of the medication.... when dispensing controlled substances like in your case percocet wich is a schedule 2 drug, if the drug is not dispensed directly the way the doctor prescribed it the dea will fine the pharmacy a minimum of $500,000, but criminal charges are likely to b faced as well...... i hope this gives you a little piece of mind











bobengel, Community Member
4/ 3/12 5:32pm

The generic version of Percocet you received is the same as the original drug.  Both are comprised of 7.5 Mg. of oxycodone and 500 Mg. of acetaminophen. 


Generic medications must have the same type and dosage of active ingredients as the original which it's replacing or supplementing.

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By vickaroo4u2, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/03/12, First Published: 04/29/09