Oxycodone is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat moderate to severe pain that:

  • hasn’t responded to other treatments, and
  • is severe enough to need treatment with an opioid

For more information about oxycodone’s uses, refer to this article.

Drug details

Here are some details on oxycodone:

  • Drug class: opioid
  • Drug forms:
    • oral immediate-release (IR)* capsule
    • oral extended-release (ER)† capsule
    • oral IR tablet
    • oral ER tablet
    • oral solution
  • Brand-name versions:
    • Oxaydo (IR tablet)
    • Oxycontin (ER tablet)
    • Roxicodone (IR tablet)
    • Xtampza ER (ER capsule)

Read on to learn about oxycodone and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.

* IR means the drug is released into your body all at once.
† ER means the drug is released into your body gradually over time.

As with all medications, the cost of oxycodone can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.

To find out what the cost of oxycodone may be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug prices and oxycodone.

What are the prices for the 5-mg and 30-mg strengths of oxycodone?

Oxycodone’s price, including for the 5-milligram (mg) and 30-mg strengths, will vary based on which strength and form of the drug your doctor prescribes. Other factors that may affect oxycodone’s cost include your treatment plan and insurance coverage.

The pharmacy price of oxycodone will also depend on what pharmacy you use to fill your prescription. Your pharmacist can tell you more about the price you may pay for oxycodone.

How can I determine oxycodone’s price per pill?

To determine oxycodone’s price per pill (such as the price per 5-mg pill), talk with your pharmacist. They can help determine the price of oxycodone based on certain factors. These include your insurance coverage and the form and strength of oxycodone your doctor prescribes.

Determining the price per pill may be especially helpful if you’re prescribed an uncommon dosage of oxycodone. For example, if your doctor prescribes a dose of 50 mg, you may want to know the price for both the 30-mg and 20-mg extended-release (ER)* tablets, as there isn’t a 50-mg tablet available. Your pharmacist can help determine the price for dosages that aren’t commonly prescribed.

* ER means the drug is released into your body gradually over time.

What’s the price of oxycodone without insurance?

The cost of oxycodone with or without insurance can vary. In general, though, medication costs tend to be higher without insurance.

If you have questions about the cost of oxycodone, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Your pharmacist may be able to help you determine what oxycodone costs with and without insurance.

Oxycodone is a generic drug. It’s currently available as four different brand-name medications:

  • Oxaydo (immediate-release [IR]* tablet)
  • Oxycontin (extended-release [ER]† tablet)
  • Roxicodone (IR tablet)
  • Xtampza ER (ER capsule)

A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs. To find out how the cost of generic oxycodone compares with the cost of brand-name forms, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If your doctor has prescribed oxycodone and you’re interested in using a brand-name medication instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.

* IR means the drug is released into your body all at once.
† ER means the drug is released into your body gradually over time.

Keep reading for information on ways to reduce long-term drug costs if you’re prescribed oxycodone.

Getting a 3-month supply

You may be able to get a 90-day supply of oxycodone. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor or insurance provider.

Using a mail-order pharmacy

Oxycodone may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.

If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.

If you need financial support to pay for oxycodone, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:

These sites can provide details on drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.

Now that you’ve learned about cost and oxycodone, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance on cost issues related to you and oxycodone. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for oxycodone.

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Disclaimer: Medical News Today has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.