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.
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.
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.
Def get the Watson,I've had Watson 10-325 Percocet for 6 years and its been by far the best for me. CVS has stopped carrying this brand. The last two months CVS has had Actavis and I've had severe headaches and my pain is out of control,its not helping me at all and making me very fatigued. I cannot find any pharm here in Ohio that carries the Watson anymore. My guess is too expensive? Consider yourself very lucky, In my experience the smaller,oval or dome shaped pills and,or softer powder like brands of Percocet donot work as well, if at all... as is the case "with Actavis". Take care & let me know if anyone has found and stuck with a manufacture of the Percocet 10-325 that works well.
( RESPONDING TO THIS QUESTION )Yes the 10/325 Percocets are stronger. But if you are going to be taking this medication on a regular basis or already are for whatever reason. The prolonged use of Percocets is not good for your liver due to the acetaminophen in it. So if your going to be on this medication for long term use, I would ask you doctor for 10mg Oxycodone tablets. Although the active ingredient in Percocets is Oxycodone, it's the acetaminophen that will do a number on your liver over time. The 10 mg Oxycodone tablet is just a 10/325mg Percocets, but no acetaminophen in it. It isn't stronger, just no acetaminophen. There are people out their that think 10/325 Percocet is stronger because of the numbers. But it's not. But always check with your doctor first. As far as ENDO & WATSON PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORIES, they are just 2 other companies that make & distribute generic Percocet. Both are excellent in my opinion. I hope my knowledge was helpful to you. Have A Great Day.
I like Watson meds and they have never let me down !! I will only use their FENTANYL patches !!! I have been a chronic pain patient for 30 years now starting at age 25 !! I did have a 29 year career in Finance but it finally got to a point I could no longer sit at my desk , walk far or work 16 hour days any longer so I retired and of course am on Disability but I could have been on that 15 years earlier but I made way too much money to stop working so they kept me drugged up so I could keep going !! he best thing is to have a great pain management doctor !!! God bless you InnerSpirit !!!
Watson is no longer Watson as it was bought out by Actavis !! However I use their Fentanyl patches and have used their oxcycodone 10/325's in the past and wish that I knew a pharmacy that carried them here where I live !! Many of the generics are good but I have had a couple that did not seem to work quick enough or last long enough !! It's trial and error my friend !! God bless you !!
I liked Watson, and still liked Actavis after they bought out Watson. Now I've had to change pharmacies because BCBS Oklahoma dropped Walgreens. I now have to go to CVS. Their brand is not as good, I noticed it right away. I believe it has a U17 stamp. So now I'm stuck here, so may as well try to get used to this one.
I contacted the distributer of Endo in the St. Louis area and although very pleasant to deal with, would not give me the names of any pharmacies that sell Endo brand. Said it was because of legal issues. If anyone can help it would be great. Since I think Endo 10/325 Oxies are the best maybe this forum can become a place where we can share what pharmacies in which stat carries certain brands to help each other out.
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