I know this is an older post, but just in case someone reads it. There is a difference between name brand meds and generics. By law, generics can contain up to 20% less or more of the active ingredient, in this case, oxycodone. There is also a big difference in manufacturers meds. IE: Actavis, formerly Watson, Percocet are not very good at all with more people having complaints than not! When Actavis bought Watson they changed their formulas. It has not been good for many people due to increased adverse reactions and decreased or no pain relief. Just thought I would add in what I know. I've been prescribed Percocet 10/325 for chronic pain. My question is I have to decide between Watson or Endo. Has anyone ever been given either of these two brands. Which works better? Thanks. I welcome all comments. moby1kanob, I'm sorry but that's not true. Manufacturers do NOT have to have the same amount of the active ingredient. Of this is true then why does my Sandoz 100mcg, matrix (and sometimes Actavis formally Watson gel fent patch) have 10mg of fent in the WHOLE patch when another manufacturer (I believe Mallinkrodt but don't quote me has 7.5!? That's a huge difference. The no longer made Sandoz 100mcg gel patch had a whopping 15mg in the entire patch. Moby1kanob, Perhaps you need to stop spreading misinformation! The Hatch-Waxman act of 1984 passed by the FDA allows generic medications to differ by a +/- of 20% of the active ingredient of the name brand medication!! So the generic meds can differ from name brand by a ratio of 20% less or 20% more of the active ingredient as allowed by law, and let's face it; most contain lower on the scale, NOT higher! The generic meds not working as well as the name brand is NOT in anyone's head! The information I've given can be verified on google, and I personally had to switch to name brand Percocet in 2013 due to my pharmacy switching to useless Alvogen oxycodone; and name brand works like a dream for my pain!. If anyone says that genetics can contain more/less of the active ingredient that is complete nonsense. Especially a narcotic med. If the brand has 10 mg of Oxy then the generic by law has 10 mg of Oxy. End of story. Hi there, Thank you for your comment & you're correct about the Watson brand being the best. I have a few of watson's & some other oval shaped brand & the watson brand works so much better than the other one. I've been on it for 3 yrs. Again thank you and all that have answered. Innerspirit. I agree with Kitty and everyone else who said they have found a difference in generic brands. Way back in the 1960's & 70's the generics were virtually the same as the name brands. They had to be to convince the FDA as well as the US Congress to pass the laws allowing the generics to be used as they are today. i agree with TracyT but it seems like some generic companies are 50% lower on ingrediants it all started within the last 6 months anybody know how to go about getting the non generic brand name this is terrible. To 'oderus66' You realize the weight of the ENTIRE patch is irrelevant, right?. How did some of you make it this far in life without dying from pure stupidity, ill never know. Thank you SO much for the replies to the so called" chemist" who needs to learn his trade. Firstly every human and animal, has their own unique biological make up so, therefore different and unique reactions to anything ingested or topically administered. Secondly. Each Pharma uses a formula for the main ingredients compound like in Percocet and legally, yes, they can go 20% under or over obviously under is their cost effectiveness guideline. Thirdly each Pharma uses fillers non disclosed ingredients used to bind, extract,cetc the compound ingredients. Each company decides which filler to use by their own discretion. These fillers can have severe to no effects on the individual consuming the medication depending on their bio make up, allergies, sensitivity issues and/or other meds in their systems. Watson definitely! More expensive and doesn't cut corners like Actavis /Tylox and Endocet,Actavis is the worst by far in my 6.5 years of taking Watson 10-325 Percocet. the actavis Percocet also gives me bad headaches and doe. There are very slight differences between manufacturers. Each contains the same active ingredients. In this case, those would be 10mg oxycoDONE and 325mg apap. The difference is the inactive ingredients or fillers. In rare cases, some people have a negative reaction to these fillers, so would want to find a mfg without that filler. Otherwise, the pills have the same strength and one should work as well as the other. Watson is Actavis my friend!! They bought them out a few years ago!! Check it online!! God bless!!. Thanks a lot. You and a few others have said the same thing! Watson is now Actavis!! Sometimes it can get in your mind that one does not work as that has happened with me!! The ones that I get 90% of the time has 10/325 on one side and M523 on the other side and work GREAT!! I also sometimes get ones that have L204 on the tablet and they work just as well for me!! It just depends what COSTCO has in as I have no drug coverage just Medicare!! However using the GOODRX program I save well over $200.00 per month!! That card is worth looking into as you can go on their site and build your profile and it tells you the cheapest place each month to get your meds!! Just FYI, ACTAVIS bought out and is now WATSON!!! I have found no difference in their meds though!!! God bless!!!. It needs to be printed outwardly and mandated, on the prescription with warnings to the consumer of certain ingredients that are commonly an issue. I would certainly ask your pharmacist FIRST for a list of all inert ingredients for each generic medication, to ensure you won't have an adverse, allergic or life threatening reaction to the medication. This can be especially vital to the elderly, severely allergic patient or one with compromising conditions, like cancer, or autoimmune issues. So speaking from a nurse's prospective who lost a patient to a "filler" ingredient, and a Crohns sufferer who needs to be careful, generics are NOT all the same, fillers must be identified and there are huge to slight differences in the ways medications are formulated. Be smart and know your facts..do your research and ASK before you purchase and ingest medications. Not true. Manufacturers have a 20% leeway on active and non active ingredients. So percocets can have anywhere from 8mg to 12mg of oxycodone. Legally. Watson and qualitest have been known for not shorting on meds. Tracy that is absolutely not true. Manufacturers of and narcotic have to EXACT in the amount they put into the medicine. They would be sued and no longer be a company if they put too much or too little and someone overdosed. This is all a placebo effect and in your head. There is NO difference in how much active ingredient narcotic (hydrocodone, Oxycodone, etc) Has to be exact the the 1/10th of a milligram. I work for one of these companies as a chemist, wont say which, and all companies who make these medications follow the exact same recipe. The only difference is in what you are calling "filler" and there are no fillers that would effect anyone adversely one way or another. All natural fillers and goes through your system basically like a piece if celery. I've been using Walgreen's generic Percocet for over 2 years, first Watson then Actavis brands. Very satisfied with both. Decided last week to use a mom & pop pharmacy nearer my new apartment, and got the brand Amneal. These are downright horrible! It feels like there is maybe HALF the Oxy in these as compared to the former brands! I'm taking 2 at a time to get the same relief as 1 of the Actavis! It's unbelievable that they can actually market this crap! I'll have to tough it out for 2 more weeks until I get another script. I'm darn sure going back to the Actavis brand!!
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Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain. 17 diff pharmacies checked and no 15mg oxycodone as they said manufactors are not filling orders.? WARNING: ADDICTION, ABUSE, AND MISUSE; RISK EVALUATION AND MITIGATION STRATEGY (REMS); LIFE-THREATENING RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION; ACCIDENTAL INGESTION; NEONATAL OPIOID WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME; CYTOCHROME P450 3A4 INTERACTION; and RISKS FROM CONCOMITANT USE WITH BENZODIAZEPINES OR OTHER CNS DEPRESSANTS. Seeking addiction treatment can feel overwhelming. We know the struggle, which is why we're uniquely qualified to help. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. Have not been tolerated or are not expected to be tolerated,. Four ounces of prune juice or 3-4 dried prunes/plums can help promote bowel movements. 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Also when somebody has a negative reaction to a medication that's "all in their head", it's called the nosebo effect, not the placebo effect. Placebo refers to a positive reaction. I have never had a negative reaction to a generic, despite my knowledge about them until I took Alvogen brand oxycodone/apap-it took three pills to just about equal one. This was just today and the difference is glaring. i myself prefer. walgreens Watson. seem to dissolve better. How did some of you make it this far in life without dying from pure stupidity, ill never know. a euphemism for a combat wound, or the scar resulting from such a wound, by extension of any meritorious award or valorous decoration; often sardonically excused by the humble disclaimer: "If it weren't for the honor of the thing, I'd just as well forgo it." Compare BADGE OF COURAGE, MORE HONORED IN THE BREACH THAN THE OBSERVANCE, CUSTOMS AND COURTESIES OF THE SERVICE; see GONG, IMPACT AWARD, FRUIT SALAD, BOLO BADGE, TRASH. Also, any mark of distinction that sets some Lactose is a primary "filler" used in many prescribed meds and not listed mostly. If you happen to be lactose intolerant, you will suffer greatly, as I have. It's the same physiological reaction as having a big bowl of ice cream, and I truly suffered for days after ingesting these generics for 3 days for severe Crohns pain. a combined BRIEFING and DEBRIEFing that must be rendered to the next higher echelon when an intermediate-level officer or NCO, acting on his own initiative, launches an operation or commences a series of events which develop in unpredicted ways or expand beyond their original scope; compare BRIEF-BACK; see HOT WASH, COLD WASH, AAR. dismissive reference to Army CID agent working undercover in a unit to catch drug users or other anti-military activity; also called "Junior G-Man". Term may also apply to USN NIS and USAF OSI agents; and women are called "Jane Bond". 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These fillers can have severe to no effects on the individual consuming the medication depending on their bio make up, allergies, sensitivity issues and/or other meds in their systems. substantiation or verification, either authentic or synthetic, for a LEGEND or COVER, as to bolster a lie with more lies; see TRADECRAFT. Also, any support, safeguard, or reinforcement, as with reserves. [cf: backup, second-string]. I really don't think it will matter very much. However, I do like Watson for many other meds. I'm not sure if I ever had Watson Percs, I may have. Last year I had MsContin made by Endo. I didn't like them. I also had them by another co. but I forget who. I liked the other co. better. If it was me, I'd go with the Watson. the disturbance in the air left by a moving airplane or any of its parts, especially that which flows to the rear of the aircraft; properly known as WASH; compare UPWASH, PROP WASH. 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If anyone says that genetics can contain more/less of the active ingredient that is complete nonsense. Especially a narcotic med. If the brand has 10 mg of Oxy then the generic by law has 10 mg of Oxy. End of story. in its simplest and most forthright sense, any medal awarded for conspicuous gallantry or valor; in its secondary sense of proven bravery or demonstrable intrepidity, a wound or scar; and in its most abstract sense, a dauntless or stout-hearted character revealed by a certain "look in the eyes", a particular carriage or countenance, an impressive deportment or mien. See BRAVERY, COURAGE, VALOR, V-DEVICE, IMPACT AWARD, GUTS, MOXIE, ONIONS, BEARING, DIEHARD, WINTER SOLDIER. 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See RUCKSACK, BUG-OUT KIT, DUNNAGE, BUSTLE, GRUNT, WEB GEAR, RADIO, DUMMY STICK. [nb: "rucksack" = back-sack; "knapsack" = bite/snap-up/eat, food sack; "kit-bag" = soldier's small bag/knapsack; "haversack" = single-strapped feed bag worn over one shoulder; musette = single-strapped small bag worn over one shoulder] [cf: bundle, bindle/bindlea, swag, bluey, dilly bag, tucker-bag, bag, pouch, tote, sack, traps, pack, grip, gripsack, overnighter, weekender, holdall, carpetbag, B-4 bag, suitcase, one-suiter, single-suiter, two-suiter, three-suiter, portmanteau, Gladstone bag, traveling case, garment bag, Val-Pack, luggage; v: "scrip" wayfarer's bag or wallet; "viaticum" traveler's money and necessities]. There are very slight differences between manufacturers. Each contains the same active ingredients. In this case, those would be 10mg oxycoDONE and 325mg apap. The difference is the inactive ingredients or fillers. In rare cases, some people have a negative reaction to these fillers, so would want to find a mfg without that filler. Otherwise, the pills have the same strength and one should work as well as the other.