I've always gotten the Watson 853 YELLOW tablet for my Norco. Just this last time I received the Watson 853 WHITE tablet. I've just never seen the 10/325 in White. Is there a difference? If not, then why the White & Yellow?
Norco-10/325 Watson. Is there a difference in White & Yellow?
Question posted by kbaldwin on 17 April 2013
Last updated on 3 September 2019 by Martha Joy
With Norco take 2 Tylenol with them to help them work better., I take 2 Bayer back and body to help them work better. However, I am not allergic to aspirin.
Yes there is a huge difference I’ve been taking yellow Norco for a few years I’ve tried the white ones and received no relief even made me itch. In 2015 I had 4 surgeries (Spine and Cervical) the hospital gave me one white Norco OH MY it was awful they don’t work and being in hospital for 5-7 days with no pain control was per hell. So now when I pick up my Norco I always open the bottle at the counter to make sure there not White- Yellow ones are very hard to find. This last ones are a light yellow and I’ve had a bad headache and itching. How can these pharmacies let people in chronic pain suffer so badly knowingly they don’t work. There’s a lot of reviews on how the white ones don’t work. Also a pharmist told me if it was up to him he wouldn’t buy them there Junk- I am scheduled for the pain pump. I wish you luck and hope you feel better soon.
I feel no difference taking the yellow or the white, I believe what Watson/Actavis did is take the color out of most of their narcotics because it was cost effective for them!!
I have I have no response I want to know the answer to the question what is the difference between white and yellow Norco 10 325
i find the white norco upset my tummy i told my pharmacy. i never want white norco they said no prob they give me the yellow norco and have for the past 2 years some pharmacys will tell you they dont make them any more ' they lie i just got mine filled 3/19/18 and they where yellow
There is a difference between the yellow and white pills. The white isn't as strong and it's noticeable. You can't get even a pharmacist to admit that generics have less active medicine in them than the brand. The government allows the generic drug producers leeway in how much active ingredient they have to put in each pill up to 25%. So it isn't so strange when people notice the differences. Everyone I've ever talked to says the yellow is the strongest and by the way the yellow pill is generic too. No pharmacy I've ever called had the brand and I called a number of them. Nobody seems to have an answer as to why the brand isn't available.
There absolutely is a difference. The white ones are in a word, fake. I've been taking hydrocodone for years. These came from a W*******S pharmacy in southern California. My experience was after my regular dose I felt odd, kinda went to sleep, then some 4-5 hours later was overcome with shortness of breath, confusion/pinpoint pupils, racing heart rate, weakness. Basically what one would experience with an extended release dose of Fentanyl. What happened then is I could not talk or move, called 911 and had an ambulance pick me up. 20mg of hydro does not do that. Also the next day I put them in water and the whole thing more or less dissolved, no acetaminophen chalk one could cold water extract from. I looked into it and sure enough a lot of people have got these from this pharmaceutical outfit and had similar issues. So it's not that they are counterfeit in an illicit manner, but in the actual legitimate labs!
DO NOT TAKE THE WHITE PILLS. They will put you to sleep! They will not help pain. Yellow pills are real White pills worse than placebos as they will put you to sleep and make you feel like crap. Beautiful Day wasted taking these pills pharmacist slipped me without telling me CVS had changed.Pills cost $9 for 90. paid $35 to overnight them to doctor explaining they are dangerous taken in am.
It's not the same something has been changed does not work
I have suffered with chronic pain for over 20 years I have been on the yellow norcos 10/325 I too have noticed a difference in the white ones that have replaced the yellow ones. I just recently had my new script filled at the Osco Pharmacy they were filled with white ones scored on the back marked with number U03. They are very good have helped tremendously with the pain I hope this helps you out.
Hi everyone. I am a chronic pain patient and I have been on pain pills for around 8 years. I have noticed this problem since 2013. There is a difference in the white and yellow pills that is more then just the dye. I have tried to stay away from the white ones since 2013 because they make me sick. I get Headaches, nausea ,sore stomach, acid reflex, dizziness and fatigue from them. I was Functioning on the yellow pills no side effects like the above for 8 years until they changed. I was told today by Walmart and Walgreens that they have completely stopped making the yellow ones. The only option it seems is I have to take these white ones now. Today I took one pill and and in a hour I was in bed asleep with a stomach ache woke up to the worst headache now I'm feeling just out of it. I can't function on these. I am going back to my doctor to see if I can take something else but these white pills are just awful.
Yes, there is a difference. The chemical make up is the same, but I believe the manufacturer is different. My PERSONAL experience with the yellow norco, is that I didn't have as many side effects as I did with the white norco. I had alot of swelling in my hands and feet from fluid retention while taking the white norco. So, I PERSONALLY prefer the yellow norco. But, everyone is different and may or may not have similar or even worse side effects. It is always best to talk to your dr. if this is the case.
Everyone must be crazy or I must be crazy. I have to have the white Watson 10mg hydrcodones. My mom like the yellow ones with the V on them. Call me psycho on this one as will, im sure many will the hydrocodone white watson 853 over a 5mg percocet. Im only 20 years old,been taking them since late into my late 17. I have sever chronic pain caused by 100% flat feet. Its thrown my spine out of wack, and major sever pain in my hips which also have arthritis in but white watsons 853 are better then perc 5mg let alone any other hydrocodone.
I have tried to answer this question previously and now have become even more suspicious as to why my comments are not posted. I will try again. Sometimes you begin to feel the drug companies actually monitor certain things being said about them and spend a drop in the bucket to do damage repair... anyhow, I have taken Norco 10/325 for the past couple of years, never really paying much attention to the drug company or color of my pills, it just never occurred to me there is a difference but I have truly come to pay attention to these changes in my prescriptions as IT DOES make a huge difference and this being what has recently happened with Norco's yellow Watson pills strangely becoming white worthless pieces of chalk. When I recently got my new refill from Walgreens I saw the color change and thought I was given the wrong meds so I googled this new little mystery and I began reading all the negatives about it.
I did not really take this into account much thinking its mainly in a persons head when a medicine is no longer working because the color changed or the manufacturer has changed. I noticed over the past couple of years that there is a small if any difference in the potency of Norco if the MFG is different and discussed it with my doctor who said yes the concentration of hydrocodone may be different but all in all its the same meds, NOT TRUE WITH THESE WHITE THINGS. Again, I did not pay much attention to the negatives, I just thought it was in everyones head and it would be fine. I took my dose and waited, nothing, I took another, nothing, I took two at once, nothing, I repeated this for several days and began doing extensive research online about this change and what I discovered was truly convincing. The removal of the yellow dye is not the only thing that changed with Watsons NORCO. The entire compounding of the medicine is altered. A Walgreens pharmacist said these new white ones are designed to release smaller bits of hydrocodone over a course of time and therefore a sudden relief of pain is not to be expected. It really explained a lot. They are junk. Truly worthless for what they are intended for. I thought it was in MY HEAD, I thought this cant be true, everyone else is the one who is imagining this. Nope, its true, if your getting these white WATSON 10/325, they have not just lost their lovely yellow color, they lost their lovely pain relieving potency as well. I transferred the remainder of my prescription to Rite Aid making sure they DID NOT carry WATSON as the vendor. Shop around and make sure your not getting a WATSON distributing pharmacy, its worth the effort. Good luck
These new white pills are garbage. I have been taking the yellow watson 853 for 5+ years. I've filled 2 scripts with the new white pills and I started getting MAJOR Constipation and feeling really unwell , went to my doctor and i've had a ton of tests done and they can't find anything wrong with me. I had a stash of the old yellow pills left over so I went back to them for a few days , and I feel like my old self again and Constipation gone. Called the pharm about it all they said was to call watson and complain. Next pain doc visit switching to something else unless watson brings the yellow ones back.
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