The pharmacist told me that they changed the formula?
They cannot change "the formula". It is hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen, the only difference is one has yellow coloring and therefore probably a different amount of hydrocodone. Do you have the code for the yellow one?
Watson was purchased a couple of years ago by Actavis. When they took over Watson, they took out the yellow dye because some people were allergic to it. They are white now and still marked Watson 853 and have the same amount of hydrocodone and acetaminophen as when they were yellow. The only yellow ones that I am aware of are made by Qualitest and they have a cursive V on them. Every person is different and one may work better for you. I have been on and off the Watsons for a back injury for over 25 years and it works the best for me.
I find the white ones useless. They do nothing.
I understand that the formulary may be the same but I can honesty tell you that the yellow ones work 10 times better for me. When I take the white ones they are more like taking Ibuprofen. Sorry to burst the bubble but there is a big difference.
They are toying with people that suffer from chronic pain. And the pharmaceuticals companies are playing with them. We who truly suffer have nothing to do with people who pop pills for fun. Please write your senator's and ask them to make it right.
It depends on what strength your Doctor prescribes.
- Norco Information for Consumers
- Norco Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Norco (detailed)
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