I've taken generic Percocet (Oxycodone,) for my back/surgeries for years, and through the years have learned that Hydrocodone and Lortab, (which was TOLD was the same,) set off my horrible migraines, and was also allergic to some "same thing" type meds. Basically, my pharmacy just started filling my Oxycodne prescription with Endocet, so... before changing a TON of medical records about what medications I take, is there ANY difference in the two, or reason (insurance? Phamacy in with certain company brands, etc.,) they would give me a different medication without asking me or my doctor, and is this the SAME THING, or CLOSE TO IT? (I'm all for generic if it's the SAME and CHEAPER, but I definitely don't want to have to take MORE medicine for migraines or have an allergic reaction again, just because they gave me something different for their profit.
Ok first off I am a registered nurse masters degree former Ma and former pharmacy technician in response to your question there is no difference between oxycodone or Percocet or endocet the numbers or symbols on the pills are manufacturer codes to mark the product. The name changes depending on the dosage prescribed. The difference between the trade name(generic) and the brand name(patent approved or popular name) is just that the generic is the chemical composed name or active ingredient ex:(acetaminophen generic name)- (Tylenol brand name). And brand name is what it gains when a manufacturer obtains the right to produce the drug by the FDA. Depending on the manufacturer and dose it may be Percocet, endocet, ect. But in all it is oxycodone 5, 10, 15, sometimes 20 depending on manufacturer OxyContin 30, 40, ect. So to sum it up there is no difference.
They are all produced at times in the same lab and stamped at the same place with different id markings from the same batch of chemicals then sorted and bottled. The only true difference is some are coated for time release and some are not for instant effect. Psychologically people believe one works better than another when in reality they all work identically minus the time release tablets. And cost depends on the manufacturer and dosage and amount prescribed and your insurance company how much they will pay for. Just like you have NyQuil for $6.00 and the store brand for $3.00 only difference the manufacturer name or store brand vs popular brand. Both work the same. Although most people believe the popular brand is better. Remember medicine and healthcare is a business big business.
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