Is there is a generic Endocet product? Endocet is actually the generic version of Percocet. In many cases, insurance companies require a pharmacist to dispense Endocet rather than Percocet, unless your healthcare provider specifically prescribes the brand-name medication. There is one exception -- there is currently no generic version of Percocet 2.5/325 mg tablets.
This medication is made by Endo Pharmaceuticals. Endocet is actually generic for Percocet®, which is also made by Endo Pharmaceuticals.
Why Did I Get Endocet Instead of Percocet?
If your healthcare provider wrote you a prescription for Percocet, a pharmacist may substitute Endocet in most states. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that these two products are equivalent. Most insurance companies require your pharmacist to dispense a generic medication if one is available. Some insurance companies may cover a brand-name product, even if a generic is available, if your healthcare provider writes, "Do not substitute" or "Brand-name medically necessary" (or something similar) on your prescription, although this is generally not the case.
There is one exception -- Percocet 2.5/325 mg tablets, which are not available in generic form. If your healthcare provider writes a prescription for this strength of Percocet, Endocet (or any other generic form of Percocet) cannot be substituted.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed September 2, 2008.
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