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.
Best brand for Percocet 10/325 ?
Question posted by InnerSpirit on 18 Oct 2011
Last updated on 13 September 2019 by Southern el
I've found no difference in different brand names I've took through the years but I have heard that different people like one brand over another.
Watson is by far the better brand. But it has not been available in this area (the mid Atlantic East Coast) for at least 8 years; I wish it was. I, too, am on the 10/325's for chronic pain, and the only brand I have been getting is the Rhodes Pharmaceutical--- except occasionally the Actavis--- brand (which is slightly better). Is the Watson brand available where you live? By the way, if you call the drugstore asking what brand they carry, I've found that you have to ask for the "manufacturer" instead, because they think "brand" means something else.
Finally I completely agree. I have chronic pancreatitis and those new fillers will make me have an attack they make the meds work differently I’m so glad to hear someone else say the exact same think I said I thought maybe it was in my head. Lol thanks for ur comment
Also where I live most of the time Watson is a hydro brand. But they all help just they put different fillers in a lot of them and all my major issues are gerd ibs, chronic pancreatitis, ulcers, so the fillers hurt me worse than anything. I’ve read of u call the company they may help u. I myslef have done this but I live in such a rural place the pharmacy does as they which and I need them so don’t want to complain or make them call my dr because they have a lot more say so than one thinks.
The yellow oblong endocets are the best oxycodone u can find. I live in the south and not a single pharmacy will order them or have them. It seems the ones who actually help people the most u can’t get anymore. Also they are actually a little bit cheaper I pay over a $1 for each pill from my local pharmacy.
There is far more difference than you know, or I recently knew. As stated below, it is a fact that it is legal to contain 20% less active ingredient in generics, but it's much worse than that. As far as generic Percocet, Oxycodone and all of the generic pain meds, they do not even use the same active ingredients. The manufacturer of a generic I recently received from CVS states the high quality and rigorous testing, it is a lie. There is something called the Orange Book. Start by going to FDA.gov. input the NDC on the bottle of your prescription. Write down the different definitions of the codes used by the FDA for reference. You will find if this brand is the theraputic or biological equivalent. As for the generic brand Oxycodone I received PER THE FDA "uses an active ingredient SIMILAR to Oxycodone 10MG.
It contains 8.67 MG of a SIMILAR ingredient, that USUALLY provides 60-80% of the active ingredient being metabolized" There is NO generic Percocet, Vicodin, Oxycodone, etc. that is either the theraputic or biological equivalent. It is illegal in other countries such as England to even allow these sub-standard generics. Patients allowed in their state higher doses than in my state have reported going through withdrawal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, headaches, night sweats and diarrhea. We cannot ask for a theraputic equivalent, because there aren't any. This is why there is such a huge difference in what pain patient say works or does not work. The best we can do is trial & error, since insurers will not pay for a name brand. The only way to receive what your doctor prescribed is name brand or an independent compounding pharmacy. You CAN have your doctor write the brand of generic that you find is best for you. Ask your pharmacy how long it takes to special order this for you and have it to them accordingly. This is not my opinion. This is fact unless the FDA is lying on their findings.
Watson. Though they haven't been available around where I live for at least four years.
I always had better relief with Watson brand percocet 7.5 /375 or 10/375 dosages. Then it seemed like Watson mfg. Just disappeared, at which point I gave up on the percocet & just suffered just like now, 2years ago, I had an aneurysm rupture in my head, causing a stroke & still not getting any kind of a break from the constant pain, oxycodone 20mg 3 times a day & my doc says I am on such a high dose so he won't allow me even 1 more per day!!! At this point, I am furious about it.
I’ve been under pain care for years now, and have received different brands through the years. The absolute WORST Percocet is Rhodes. Rhodes makes me so sick, and gives zero relief. I suspect they are made with the cheapest fillers based on everything I’ve read, because it seems like A LOT of people have had problems with them. The other brand that is similar to Rhodes, is Camber. Unfortunately, Walgreens only sells Camber. CVS only sells Rhodes. Walmart switched to Rhodes, too. Does anyone have any recommendations for a brand that actually WORKS?
Watson ( which is now owned by Actavis ) is always better but most generics work just fine !!! I have been on these for 30 years !! God bless !!
They are both good
I get my from Walgreens, here in the Dallas area, the bottle says the manufacturer is Camber. I think these work well.
I did however use Kroger and I don't exactly remember the manufacturer of theirs (started with an M), they did NOT help with my chronic pain at all, and they gave me stomach pains and a headache.
I don't know that I've ever had Endo or Watson.
I have been taking Mallinckrodt oxycodone 10/325 ever since they stopped making the 10/650's !! These have " M523 " on one side and " 10/325 " on the other !! These work so well that I have been able to save at least 8-10 if them a month for possible hard times !! I have been prescribed oxycodone for over 30 years so you can trust what I say !! These are very good tablets !!! By the way I am prescribed 5 oxycodone per day !! Much luck and God bless each of you !!!
I have tried just about every brand of percocet and have found Endocet to be the most effective.
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