... norco 10mg/325mg? Thanks
I have taken both, & have found they both work about the same. Just my thoughts...
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.
The generic hydrocodone and the Norco both contain the same active ingredients for pain control. The major difference is the inactive ingredients and hence the difference in color. So basically they are the same.
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 -
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
Personally i think the yellow 10/325 is better than the white, just a personal opinion
I have always used the yellow, since my pharmacy has changed up on me an have started giving me these others, which I am not used to takin I have now Changed Pharmacies, Rite-Aid has the ones we are more Familiar with... just to let you all know. ..
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!
There Is No Difference Between The Two... I Have Been Taking Them For Almost 20 Years Now...
I actually think the white ones are better, idk maybe it's different for people, but to be honest, the peach colored 7.5/325 Norco are the BEST, I like those better than 10's, but then again it could be just me, in my mind! :) Either way, I'm not going to complain, because it's hard to get a dr to write a script for them anymore, Kentucky has some pretty tight restrictions on prescription drugs and how they are dispensed.
In my opinion here are the best and worse;
1. Amneal IP110
2. Qualitest 3601 (almost tied with #1).
3. Watson 853 (decent)
4. Mallinckrodt M367 (useless. A sugar pill would work better).
I am a chronic and bothe state pain sufferer, been taking Norko for 6 years, just got my bottle of the white tab made by Mallinck, no way are they as effective as the Yellow ones made by Qualites, and yet both say 10/325... not happy, I will be calling my Doc and provider
I was diagnosed in 2011 with severe RA, in my wrists, hands, fingers, and feet! Worse pain I’ve ever had. I could not lift my purse, open a plastic bottle of water, a jar or lift and hold my wiggly grandchild.
My first RX of hydrocodone was the yellow oval 10/325. Relieve was within 15 min.
After several years of managing my RA with a variety of RA pen injections to a once a day 11mg pill of Xeljanz, ( which has helped immensely), I still wake up and go to bed with severe pain in my joints.
The change from yellow to the Watson 853, white oval at first was once in awhile; like every other month. Then it remained the Watson white oval.
Last month, it changed to an IP 110. I’ve been trying to cut back on my daily in-take to see if I can handle the pain, so when I started these new pills I noticed a few changes;
1: the relief took much longer
2: my stomach began hurting and I threw up
Now, that was enough for me to not take any a couple days.
I wanted to make sure I didn’t have the flu or a stomach bug.
I just refilled my RX today and it went back to the Watson 853.
The relief was within an hour but no stomach pain.
I’ve been off the yellow so long now; but I do know they worked faster.
How can a pharmacy make the decision on their own to altar my RX?
I’ve read all of your comments and feel for each one of you who are suffering with little relief or explanation either.
I’m on hold with Walgreens now to ask them why the change to IP 110 and now back to Watson 853?
I’ll post their response. Thank you for sharing
It's the dye that companies are allowed to use and that decreases the strength of the medicine. Watson is the only one who doesn't cut corners and it's a huge difference between them abd any other manufacturer.
Yes, i’ve Been taking the yellow altertinative to norco for about fourteen years. The white generic brands are by far the cheaper , and less potent then the yellow pills with the v marking.. some alternative white brands are weaker,and act more like the straight codein,with the codein side effects. I ask for the yellow pills with the v ,but most pharmacy’s opt out for the cheaper alternative to the yellow ones. Keep asking for the yellow ones with the v marking.
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