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Is a Watson 3202 white with pink specks stronger than a vicodin or the same as a norco?

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Cinnagirl 3 Sep 2019

If I was trying to get an answer to this question all of you would have made me crazy before I found it. A direct answer without all the hooplah with it and correct spelling would end all of this insanity. But I guess if you come to a forum you're going to get opinions not necessarily facts.

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Docdee 11 Feb 2017

No its not

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Wesley30 25 Sep 2017

I was perscribed narco 5-325 and was wondering if its possible for the pharmacy to give me watson 3202 or watson 913 both 325/5


Yes it is a norco 7. 5

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Kindelll 8 June 2016

The same

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warrenpeace 4 March 2016

It's all hydrocodone the white with pink specks àre 5mg hydrocodone and 325 tylonal it's manufacturer is Watson which is important because certain manufacturers are better than others. Mallincrodt is the best manufacturers by far so if u can get those get em. Norco is its own name and I'm pretty sure there 10 mg. Of hydrocodone with tylonal in it to. There is a capsule that is 10 mg. hydro with no cut no acetometaphen "tylonal" it's a dark red capsule and not sure of the brand name but generic it just sais 10mg hydrocodone.

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Jvilla 4 March 2016

Norco and vicodine are the same thing lol. (Tylenol) is in both 325Mil they go from 5Mil Hydrocodone 325 Mil Tylenol. Too 10Mil Hydrocodone 325Mil Tylenol. The only difference is inactive ingredients, and manufactures names.

robbi4564 8 March 2016

Thank you

toups 10 Feb 2016

The Watson 3202 is not as strong as the Vicodin (or as it as listed on the bottle now as Hydrocodone/acetaminophen) 10-325. It is also now Actavis listed on the bottle as also comes from Walgreens but the pill itself is stamped Watson. I have taken this medication for years because of migranes and back injuries suffered in a couple severe auto accidents (not my fault) and also find that they are not as strong as they used to be. My husband has been prescribed Watson 3202 5-325 for his knee pain and I have taken a couple to see if there is a difference and yes to me there is. I had to take two to my one because his is only 5-325. Somehow he was able to pull up and compare all of the ingredients and there is a couple of differences in ingredients or one was not there at all.


I had been prescribed the higher dosage years ago but as been previously stated they took that off the market because of the Tylenol ingredient being too much. I had much less pain with that one but they do what they have to do. Anyway I am only going by experience.

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chuck1957 31 Jan 2016

ang;((WATSON 3202 (Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone 325 mg / 5 mg)))) THIS IS the strength of the tablet you are asking about. you have to look at your Norco and see if it was the 5/325 or 10/325 to see which is stronger the small number is the true pain medication Hydrocodone and the 325 is the amount of Tylenol that is in it.

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lele23 31 Jan 2016

I agree with brighti50--- I suffer from low back pain and migraines... Since the stop making Hydrocodone 5/500... I was given 5/325 (Watson mfg)... I normally get mine fill at Walgreens but about 6-8 months ago the Watson is the mfg that Walgreen uses for Hydrocodone--

Watson was purchased by Actavis, they have changed the ingredients in the hydrocodone--- much much weaker now

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mommakym 29 Jan 2016

After reading everyone's answers I don't see how anyone can not be more confused then before logging into this forum. My personal opinion is it depends on the person as to which pill works better. I agree that when it comes to generic meds (more so with pain medication) some are better then others I don't know why maybe it's all in my head. I have rumytoid arthritis and fibromyalgia and I take the 3202 watson speckled and sometimes take the 7.5 Vic when I'm really bad have been for years after taking myself off OxyContin and like I said I think it really depends on the person as to the relief of pain received. I don't know if this helps or not but I hope it did at least a little. And sorry if I misspelled anything y'all.

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king2k5 28 Dec 2015

Ok most of y'all don't know what your talking about. Norco is not a brand. Norco comes in all strengths from 5 ,7.5 and 10 measuring hydrocodone . A Norco is what all the pills have got changed to 325mgs of Tylenol. So when u look on your prescription and it says 325 mgs of Tylenol it's a Norco.

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Billy bob25 10 Sep 2015

Yes the specks are stronger than vicoden if it has 325 on the bottle it's a norco/hydrocodone if it's 500 it's a vicoden the specks are just identification of the brand some states do still vicoden but some states are discontinuing vicoden because damage to the liver zohydro is the extended release form of hydrocodone like oxycotin is the extended for of oxycodone hopes this answers alot of questions and doubts on others.

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brighti50 20 Nov 2015

Degenerative disc disease and have had it for 10 years and never had a problem with my pain medicine til now. I can take 1/2 Narco 325 pain gone. This new Norco with red dots, was filled 3 weeks ago, damn gone, when this is my second prescription sense June 2 2015. Taking 1/2 of these red dots is like candy. Seems so much weeker still in pain. Going to get another manufacturer cause ACTAVIS MFG no good.

lele23 31 Jan 2016

I totally agree with you!

I suffer from low back pain and migraines my doctor prescribes me loratab 5/325.

I use Walgreens--- but my last 2 refills have been much weaker... It's because Walgreens uses Watson pharmaceutical for their drugs and about 6 months ago -- Watson pharmaceutical was brought by Actavis pharmaceutical--- they came in and changed the ingredients and made the Hydrocodone much weaker now!!

I'm going to get my next re-fill from another pharmacy

Mixman77 18 Aug 2015

The specked lortabs are the way to go, the mg will be the only difference. In other words, a 10mg is going to be stronger than any 5mg but at the same mg the specked one seems to be the best. BTW, I'm no doc so this is just opinion not advice.

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Shirlnga 8 June 2015

There is no way ANYONE should rely on medical info from a health forum. These are people who are guessing, not professionals!

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segn66 17 June 2015

AGREED, but if I told you how many "health professionals are undoubtedly wrong also you wonder what the hurt is in seeing what others' experiences are.

Sparklebug77 10 July 2015

A very true statement! I am a certified pharmacy tech and I cannot believe how many people are giving out crazy answers,,Yes they do make a 10/325 no matter what name it has, Vicodin, lortab, Norco and hydrocodone are all the same thing and they all have different strengths, they do not make them with 500mg of tylenol anymore,,it has been lowered to 325 on all of them and no the speckled ones are not tie release.

red fox 8 Feb 2016

Tru ,, so the specks mean thy r stronger o just a brand

MrCBofBCinTX 9 May 2016

This is information directly from my neurologist. By law, generic drugs must be within 20% of the stated dosage. Therefore, a 5mg generic may legally contain only 4mg. I am taking a Watson 3202 that is clearly less than 5mg. Only take the original name brand if possible.

Fawn Evans 4 June 2015


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tom lockheart 21 May 2015

The specs in them are intended for time relase.

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segn66 7 June 2015

the specs are not time release, that statement is completely wrong in every way. the specs are a just a form of distinction mainly for pharmacists.

dolly13 6 July 2015

from what I understand Norco is stronger. Not all generics are the same in qulity and strength. Watson, is one of the weakest. Most people prefer Lorcet, or Narco.

segn66 3 Aug 2015

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