my husband is given script for watson 10/500 but we have to change pharmacys and the new store does not carry the watson what other brand can he get that is similar to it. He has taken the generic to it but he said that he felt like he was going thru withdraw when taking it. any suggustions?
The Watson is Vicodin, Lortab, Hydrocodone/APAP (tylenol), etc. a totally different medication than the Percocet (Roxicet, Oxycodone/APAP). Some people prefer one to the other, but a 10 mg. Percocet is typically a bit stronger than the Watson/Vicodin... different combination of medicines/ingredients completely. Also, if you get the generic, make sure you receive the same ratio that was originally supplied and apparently needed (10/500) because there are many different strengths of the narcotic (5, 7.5, 10) mixed in combination with the APAP (acetaminophen) (325, 500, 660), depending on who makes the tablet. Good luck! Hope he feels better.
percocet is a stronger form of codiene with milder side effects, for some people different forms of medicine work differently than others. That is why their are so many different forms of pain pills. Sometimes you just have to to take different forms of opiates untill you find the one that works for you. kpwilson
ps, both have tylenol
- Percocet Information for Consumers
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