... pills(mallinckro) give me headaches, sweating, n have more pain. I need to take more but won't take over 6 aday. is there a difference. I guess u pay for what u get. the new pills are white. I take one as soon as i get up and I feel nothing. I was always thankful for the relief in my spine and legs with the yellow pills but nothing with the white one. My 30 days is almost over should I go back to other store and pay more?
They are supposed to be the same exact thing, just no yellow dye but I have heard from many many people that they dont work the same. The Watson ones were yellow then the manufacturer went to a white color and people were saying they didnt work as well so it makes you wonder because it is supposed to be the same drug, same manufacturer and all. The difference in yours, if your previous ones were not made by Mallinkrodt, is likely as Kaismama said, it is the same exact active ingredient but can be different fillers and binders from manufacturer to manufacturer and this can make a difference in how fast they dissolve and absorb so this may be the difference you feel. Generics have to have the same exact active ingredients but binders and fillers (things that make a pill a solid pill) can be different. I know for me, when changing manufacturers, it sometimes takes a bit of time but I usually do get used to the differences eventually.
I take oxycodone and have for years and I have had many different manufacturers over this time and some do seem to work a bit faster and better than others. The worst ones for me were ones made by Ethex. Something in those made me feel nauseated and gave me headaches that I dont get with other manufacturers. In my experience Mallinkrodt has usually had good generic products but everyone responds differently. It is up to you whether or not you are willing to pay the difference. If you feel that these do nothing for you then it stands to reason it may be worth it to pay more. Prices in the pharmacy usually have very little to do with the quality of the product. It is often to do with who the supplier is, what prices they get from the supplier and the quantities they buy. This is why Walmart and Sams Club are usually cheaper than other pharmacies. Nobody has buying power and buys in the high quantities Walmart Corporation does. I find Walgreens, however, to often be the more expensive ones, even for the same manufacturer. Perhaps Walgreens has a larger mark up rate? You would think that a pill should have a certain cost across the board but this is very far from the truth, at least in the US. They are a commodity just like any other product for sale. The higher quantity that you buy, the cheaper the price per pill in most cases.
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