I just started taking a white oval pill with pointed ends and labeled U16, a generic for Percocet 7.5/325; previously I took a white flat oval pile with rounded imprinted with A-332 and it worked much better for my pain. Why the difference? Who I complain to? The doctor or the pharmacist?
I have had a lot of experience with the pain medication field and one thing some people seem to suffer from when changing from one manufacturer to another manufacturer of what is suppose to be and in reality it is the same drug is a difference in it's potency. I've seen this happen with a lot of medication's. One that stands out is a friend of mine was on Adderall and his pharmacy only had a different company's Adderall. After he started taking the new manufacturer's Adderall he thought it was stronger.
As far as you feeling more pain or like it's not as strong, I looked both up and they have the same "Active ingredients" which are the Oxycodone 7.5mg's and the Acetametaphin 325mg's. The two different companies may have different "inactive ingredients" which are thing's like binder's and other ingredients that form the complete drug but "shouldn't" have any affect on what the drug is prescribed to do.
Are you on any other meds that you may or may not have taken when you took the Percocet? Sometimes thing's like that can affect potency too.
As far as who to talk to about your medication, I would start with the pharmacist. He deals hands on every day with all kinds of medication's, the new manufacturer, etc. I look at the pharmacist as my first line of defence when getting a straight, educated, and knowledgeable answer. The doctor's write the prescription's but it's the pharmacist who is the one to fill those prescription's all day.
I hope I helped you a little with you problem.
I have this same problem all the time! I had to have a nice long talk with my pharmacist and my doctor. My doctor has been instructed to request the type and brand and color of my meds and so has the pharmacy. All generics are different... they have to be because of copyrights! Even if only by adding some strange inert ingredient or by reducing an ingredient by a tiny fraction... they can not put the identical ingredients in any drugs that are made by different companies! So no generic is created equal,at all, no matter what the pharmacist tells you! Like the doctors..they get perks for pushing the generics... you need to explain this to your doctor so he can note it on your prescription or when it's called in! Honestly I hate generics, I always have bad reactions to what they tell me is the exact medication..it's not!
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