I originally had the one from Malinkrt (sp) and it worked well.
I just picked up another script of hydrocodone 10/325. They use to be yellow and had watson imprinted on them. Now the ones they filled are white andsays hydrocodoneapap10/325mg tab amn and they seem like they don't work like the yellow watsons did. Is this how there dispencing them now?
The two generics should have the exact same active ingredients. The mg of hydrocodone and acetaminophen should be equivelent. I'm not sure why some people feel differences between generics. It may be that something in the inactive ingredients that changes the way you are absorbing the medicine? There is not much you can do at this point with this Rx. You might find that after a few doses it starts working better once your body gets used to the change. The next fill, however, you might ask the pharmacy to fill with the generic from Mallinkrodt. It is very strange how our bodies and minds work-they guy above thinks the Watsons worked better. I know that you may not like hearing it, but sometimes seeing a difference makes our minds think that there IS a difference and the mind is a very strong thing. This is how placebos work-if a person THINKS the medicine (which is a sugar pill in a placebo, for instance) will work, the pill DOES work! There is also the opposite to this-in our minds we see a difference and we talk ourselves into believing there is a difference (and we can do this to ourselves without even realizing that we do). It could also be like I said above, something in the inactive ingredients keeps you from absorbing the medicine the same-who knows? Give it some time. You may find that after a few doses it will begin to work again and next time ask for Mallinkrodt.
- Hydrocodone Information for Consumers
- Hydrocodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydrocodone (detailed)
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