How Much Does Oxycodone Cost?
Oxycodone, also known as its brand name OxyContin, is a prescription opioid used for moderate to severe chronic pain relief. Oxycodone products have become popular on the black market due to the highly addictive properties of the drug.
The price for a pill of oxycodone will vary substantially depending on the dosage of the pill as well as the formulation. Typically, oxycodone sold on the street comes in 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg, and 160 mg tablets and costs around $1 per mg.
Addiction to oxycodone is particularly expensive because people who use the drug may find themselves taking multiple pills per day to maintain their high.
Based on the $1 per mg rule, a single pill of oxycodone could cost anywhere from $10 to $160, with the average price falling between $50 to $80 per pill.
What Factors Determine The Price Of Oxycodone On The Street?
Oftentimes, oxycodone may be substantially cheaper than Oxycontin. This is due to OxyContin’s ability to last all day long, while oxycodone’s immediate release only lasts between four to six hours.
As a result, a pill of oxycodone will typically be cheaper than a similar dose of OxyContin. For example, a 40 mg pill of oxycodone will cost around $40, whereas the same dose for a tablet of OxyContin will go for $80 or more.
Another common form of oxycodone is the brand name drug Percocet. Percocet is a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen and will cost less than pure oxycodone, averaging around $15 per pill.
Other factors that determine the street value of oxycodone:
- purity of the drug
- local law enforcement agencies
- competition between illicit drug dealers
Treatment Programs For Oxycodone Addiction
There are several treatment options to help people recover from addiction to prescription painkillers such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), Percodan, or oxycodone.
Substance abuse treatment services may include:
- medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using methadone, Suboxone, or naloxone
- inpatient treatment for prescription drug addiction
- mental healthcare
- support groups for prescription drug abuse
- opiate detox
It’s important to seek reputable care when you have an oxycodone substance use disorder. Trying to quit cold turkey may result in severe withdrawal symptoms.
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Bedrock Recovery Editorial Team
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