When I fill my monthly generic prescription for oxycodone, I sometimes get pills made by different manufacturers. It seems like some work better than others, same dose - same drug! Does anyone else have this experience?
2 Jul 2013
I don't feel any difference betwixt my generic oxycodone, but hang in there, others will agree with you I'm quite sure.
Do you've a preference of manufacturers? If so, talk to your pharmacist to see if they'll order your favourite just for you, it may work!
Best wishes to you,
2 Jul 2013
I read on WebMD recently, that manufacturers of generic drugs have to have the same "main ingredients" as Brand name. They can add coloring, or change size and shape, but, otherwise have to work like the Brand. I have been taking meds for over 28+ yrs and some Brands feel better, but, most generics work just fine. Generics have to pass same regulations that Brand names do. Basically there is very little difference, and from what I read, must "act" in the same manner. WebMd is a pretty good source of info. Look it up there if you can for more info. Its not as personal as this site, but, they do have updated info on most anything you can think of. I like it here best because not only do I get information, I get ideas, reactions, personal experience, and so far, the people are really nice and smart. Still, basic Information is good to have too. Ta ke care and be well as can be...
6 Mar 2014
I have this exact same problem! Most generic brands of the 5mg oxycodone cause me a lot of problems... mainly itching and sever heartburn... I asked my doctor about this and he explained that it' s most likely not the oxycodone in it but the inert added ingredients that these generic manufactures put in as filler. I also asked why I can not always get the brand that does not cause me any problems or side effects, I asked my regular pharmacist and was told that the "big box" store where I get my prescriptions filled, is constantly shopping around for the cheapest deal on the scripts that they carry! So far the worst brand I have found is Caraco.
It makes me as sick as a dog, but I have no choice but to take it, if I go to a different pharmacy, my doctor gets upset and threatens to dump me as a patient! Also some of the cheaper generic brands use a whole lot of extra inert fillers, to make their product cheaper therefore the pharmacies will buy from them more often, even though the drugs are supposed to be identical... we all know they are not! And no, this brand does not work as well as some others do, all drugs are not created equal!
17 Oct 2014
People including doctors and pharmacist will say they are the same claiming legally they have to be the same up to a slight legal difference that shouldn't be noticeable. I don't care what they say as someone that has taken them and know a lot of other people that do as well they do not all work as well. I will say most are the same can't even tell the difference but their are a few that fail and I mean by a lot. Some I can take quite a few of them more than prescribed and still nothing. I don't know how they get away with it. I'm speaking of the 10 mg ones and specifically the ones that have A333 and IP203 on them really suck. They should be investigated because they are cheating people.
8 days ago
While the amount of active ingredient is standardized across all generic formulations of any particular drug, due to variable excipients and formulation between different generic products, it is likely that different generic formulations will exhibit differences in drug bioavailability (which is ultimately a function of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination)- which will be influenced by the composition of the formulation.
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