... norco 10mg/325mg? Thanks
14 Aug 2011
I notice (not a hige difference) but enough until I think I could be blindfolded and tell you the difference. they are made by two different companies I know they are made basically the same but I also know they have different fillers what may have an affecton me may not be enough for others to notice. it's not my primary chronic pain medicine it is what I use for breakthrough. these are also my experience.
14 Aug 2011
I have heard (can't show you any reference for it but I have heard this many times) that the FDA requires the active ingredient to be within 20% of the stated amount. Now 20% seems like a lot of difference to me - one fifth of the dose is 2 mg - I think I could feel the difference and I know I have on some other, unrelated medications. Could very well be that you feel a difference between manufacturers, and they all do include different fillers, preservatives, caulking agents, dyes - you name it, as the inactive ingredients that can change the way your particular body can digest and react to them. Other than that, there is no difference and at the pharmacy there is no difference. Regards -
7 Apr 2012
Hello I'm under pain management due to several health problems and norco 10 is what I'm on. The dark yellow norco 10 is name brand and Watson light yellow plus whites are generic. I'd have to say the dark yellow with v on them are stronger then the others. Doctor told me its cause they put less ingredients in generic pain meds so thats y they cost less when filled at pharmacy. Hope this helps answer ur question mam. Good luck with ur health problems. God Bless u all
13 Aug 2013
YES!! Listen Up-I don't care how many so-called experts come on here and try saying that there is no difference other then color, between the yellow and the white generic Norcos. The difference is real easy to tell for anyone that's been taking them for a while. I have been taking 4, 110/325 a day, for 8 years now. My last batch, last week, was the new white ones made by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. These are weaker, by far. I contacted the pharmacy and they said they switched to these new ones.
I know it was a cost thing. These are cheaper, and because they can sell them cheaper, well guess what? They are made cheaper! Which means their "stepped on". The pain relief formula has been watered down to add profit. In other words, they do the same thing street drug dealers do. They cut the product as much as possible to make it go further. I suspect the head of this company, as well as all other major drug makers are scrambling to find a way to keep their huge profits coming in, now that Obamacare is kicking in and their ability to gouge Joe Public is getting tougher by the hour.
So, who better to rip off but the people out there that are least able to buy the brand name drugs. The adverage peson can't afford to pay over $200.00 a month for this one bottle of pills. So, the big drug makers will simply make these pills go further by making them weaker. And, the pharmacy and the druglords will swear all day they changed nothing but the color, for that 1 in a million person that has a bad reaction to food coloring! Gimme a break. They put food coloring and food dye in everything. This is a scam folks and they don't expect us, the little people, to say anything, as we get the generic drugs at a discount.
But, I think we have a right to the same drugs as anyone else. The generics are suppose to be the same as the name brands, by law. But, their not, and now, this company has gone too far and tampered with the formula just to add more profit to the stockholders. If you like these new white Norco, fine. If you don't, speak up. I called my doctor and he said I could bring them in and he would give me a new RX. I called around and found another pharmacy that has the yellow ones. Then, my pharmacy called and said they would special order the yellow ones, and put my name on them so I dont have to switch pharmacies! Now, thats good business practice.
I also have sent 2 emails to the drug maker of these lousy white things. Their company rep called me this morning! She asked me alot of questions and I told her she will be getting many more complaints on these and they need to get their lab boys busy and figure out how they screwed up. If you want to let them know how you feel, contact them by emailing them here:
Leave your phone number and let the girl really know how much you hate these fake Norco!
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