I take hydrocodone for pain and have always the "qualitest" brand. Last time I got my script filled I was given the "watson" brand. It makes me sick, and the pain relief is not nearly as effective. I have been looking for a new pharmacy that carries the "qualtest" brand but have had no luck. They all carry watson. Has anyone else had a problem like this?
17 Feb 2008
Watson is a good brand, it's common for patients to prefer the first brand they've been prescribed, the generic hydrocodones are very consistent with one another.
You should be able to find a pharmacy that carries something other then Watson, Wal-Mart for example usually carries Mallinckrodt, in my area anyway.
7 Sep 2012
Hi andyman7. I found out today that Watson is merging with another company and is going to be unavailable for awhile it looks like, but you mentioned Qualitest and evidently it is a good brand, so will look for that one. But Watson was the only Lortab I could take, the other ones make me sleepy and I feel drugged up, so am looking for something that is good as Watson. Good luck finding Qualitest.
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