One Roxicet product (5/325 mg tablets) is considered a generic version of Percocet. However, the Roxicet 5/500 mg caplets and 5/325 mg oral solution are considered brand-name products. Although there are no patents prohibiting generic versions of these products, there are no generic Roxicet caplets or oral solution at this time. It is not known when or if a company will choose to manufacture any of these generics.
Generic Roxicet: An OverviewRoxicet™ (oxycodone/APAP) is a prescription product that contains two different pain medications: oxycodone (a narcotic) and acetaminophen (Tylenol®, APAP). It is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
Roxicet is made by Roxane Laboratories, Inc. One Roxicet product is actually a generic medication, while the other two are brand-name products.
Availability of Generic RoxicetRoxicet 5/325 mg tablets are actually generic for Percocet. Instead of using the standard "generic name," the manufacturer chose to create a new name ("Roxicet"). The Roxicet 5/500 mg caplets and 5/325 mg oral solution (liquid) are considered brand-name products. At this time no generic Roxicet 5/500 mg caplets are available, although generic oxycodone/APAP 5/500 capsules, equivalent to Tylox®, are available (these products are very similar, but technically not equivalent to Roxicet). Roxicet oral solution is not available in generic form.
There are no unexpired patents for Roxicet (which means another company could make a generic version of Roxicet 5/500 caplets or oral solution at any time). However, it is difficult to predict when or if another company will ever decide to do so.