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User Reviews for Acetaminophen/hydrocodone to treat Pain (Page 5)

Also known as: Norco, Lortab, Anexsia, Lorcet, Dolacet, Verdrocet, Co-Gesic, Duocet, Duradyne DHC, Hydrogesic, Margesic H, Lorcet HD, Lorcet Plus, Hy-Phen, Xodol Hycet Dolagesic Zyfrel Theracodophen Low 90 Anolor DH5 …show all brand names

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Acetaminophen/hydrocodone Rating Summary

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6.9/10 Average Rating
584 ratings from 620 user reviews

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Reviews for Acetaminophen/hydrocodone

Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month January 9, 2019

“Actavis is now Watson and works. I was forced to take mallinckrodt and had so many awful side effects and didn’t even help with pain which were new to me since I’ve taken Watson since my 1st failed neck surgery years ago. I never understood why people abuse these medications since I didn’t have side effects or “high” from them but I also take them responsibly. I made the pharmacy give me a list of all the ingredients since docs say they are all the same, they are not. Mallinckrodt needs to be taken off the market. Too many fines recalls and lawsuits.”

Hermit · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 7, 2019

Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): “I just took my last Watson yesterday . I was concerned about continuing this medication because all the pharmacies in my area only stock mallinkrodt and that manufacturers brand causes me increased pain and muscle tension. I consider it to be a substandard medication and really I will not use it. I was lucky to find one pharmacy that stock amneal, while not quite as good as Watson, Amneal is an improvement over Mallinckrodt (mallincrap) so I won't have to ask my doctor to take me off this medication which I was going to do if only mallincrap was available. I have informed my pharmacy that I do not want anything from mallinkrodt as I do not trust this company. Unfortunately they own many of the corporate pharmacies around the country”

5 / 10
Jerry · Taken for 10 years or more December 17, 2018

“I am a cancer survivor M367 are garbage. I have used watson they work. The M367 don’t work. Something needs to be done !!!!”

4 / 10
Back and hip December 13, 2018

Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): “I found hydrocodone to be more effective then tramadol, gabapentin then they changed the drug over the years due to drug addicts abuse. Once the gold standard until people learned how to abuse it. Taken as prescribed it is effective with little or no side effects. However, it has deadly side effects when abused or mixed with other drugs. It was made with 660mg of acetaminophen which is dangerous if taking 10 pills to get high, you could do irreparable damage to your liver. So the amount of acetaminophen was limited to 325 in each pill. Some drug addicts figured out how to crush it up, prompting even more changes in the medication to prevent that abuse. Then some unethical doctors started over prescribing it to people who didn't need it, prompting more tighter restrictions by the government. Government has moved it from schedule III to schedule II drug further limiting its use, while states make Marijuana which is listed as a schedule I drug, legal for recreational use. stop abuse.”

7 / 10
Mrs.D · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 11, 2018

“I have been taking the Mallinckrodt hydrocodone for four months now and it is awful! I told my Dr the issues I was having on it and he wrote on my prescription "previous manufacturer only" and Walgreens filled it with Mallinckrodt without speaking to me first! Finally the other night I talked to my pharmacist at Walgreens and asked if they could order me Watson, she said no we can't get ANY other kind of hydrocodone because Walgreens has a contract with Mallinckrodt! She said a lot of customers aren't liking the switch either and she recommended that I call around and see if I can get Watson at another pharmacy. She said to check back every month to see if they are carrying it again because these things change all the time. However, I called a family owned pharmacy in my town that has great customer service reviews and the pharmacist said he can't get Watson either, Aurobindo or KVK are the only brands available to them at this time. Has anyone on here tried either of these brands?”

1 / 10
Ltlmiss · Taken for less than 1 month December 11, 2018

Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): “Rx for pain following laparoscopic surgery. Either my pain level after outpatient surgery was so high that it would cause me to be unconscious or screaming, or this Rx didn't work with my body as my pain level the day after surgery was 9 with this medication. (5-325mg every 6 hours. ) Side effects for me were confusion and dizziness.”

5 / 10
Hermit · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 10, 2018

“Have taken Watson 7.5 with acetaminophen for approx 10 years and have tolerated it well with decent pain relief I have been told by my pharmacy that it is no longer being manufactured due to lawsuits Malinkrodt brand is absolutely garbage it causes me muscle tension and headache, the exact condition I'm taking it to relieve Malinkrodt hydrocodone has been recalled many times for quality issues. They must be bribing the right politicians Most reviews on this site are about how terrible Malinkrodt is. At least I realize its not just me that feels this I used to think it was due to the inert ingredients but, now I think it's due to their pills not having the right main ingredient or the right quantity of the main ingredient.”

5 / 10
Bothered · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 7, 2018

“I agree with everyone that this brand does not reduce pain. I agree with everyone that Walgreens is not willing to help their customers. Their Pharmacy Managers could help if they wanted by Inquiring to their District Managers, their Corporate Pharmaceutical Buyers. They should be asking themselves "HOW we can help these customers...why can’t we order Watson so everyone can live a less painful life? Why can’t we help these people? " Their bottom line profit is there only interest. I have questioned my Walgreens location and attempted to question their Corporate Staff too. On the Corporate end they don’t care...they refuse to return calls. They direct it back to the location that won’t make any attempt to help. Now to this brand...the company ”Mallinckrodt” has had recalls on their Norco for inadequate mixture. More compounding less narcotic.”

1 / 10
Pain patient · Taken for 10 years or more November 18, 2018

Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): “I have been on Norco for 13 years for pain relief and have no side effects. The main problem is finding a doctor to prescribe them. Many doctors mistakenly think by cutting down or stopping writing scripts for Norco, there are less overdoses. Actually the people that legitimately take it for pain are suffering and the people abusing it have switched to heroin, which there are many more ODs from. Heroin is not controlled so it can contain deadly ingredients; also an addict could be used to a certain strength and unknowingly buy something stronger that could kill them. This law has caused more deaths, but most doctors haven't done the research I have and don't know this. I think the doctors should get personally involved with the patients; I would gladly answer any questions and give permission for them to check my legal history. Then hopefully the people in pain would get help and the people abusing drugs could go to rehab to get off it. That's when we'll see a drop in ODs and deaths.”

10 / 10
Pashta · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 14, 2018

Vicodin HP (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): “This was the only drug that worked for my pain. Oxy-type doesn't work for me for some reason and I cannot take NSAIDs. It appears they stopped manufacturing it, however, and now I'm stuck with generics that are horrible because they are not tested regularly for quality. :(”

9 / 10
krisinua · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 13, 2018

“To everyone who complaints on these generic rip offs who feel they aren't putting the active Ingredient in their pills please file complaints w the manufacturer as well as the FDA. It's the only way they MAY stop doing this . I suffer daily my dr will not write name brand only why idk these dr want us to suffer I believe. We need people to step up to stop this torturing of pain patients.”

Georgia · Taken for less than 1 month November 10, 2018

“The M365 tablet (5/325) produced by Mallinckrodt is a JOKE. Did not relieve post-op abdominal surgery pain. The only thing I felt, after taking the pill at 8pm, was a terrible headache the next morning. Thinking it was a fluke, I took another one around 12pm. Again, no pain relief, but another terrible headache around 10pm that night. I spoke with the clinical pharmacist at our military hospital and she is reporting this on the FDA’s Medwatch website. I encourage everyone who has had problems with this drug/company to report it, also. It’s a shame they are allowed to continue manufacturing this useless product.”

1 / 10
sunny66 · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 9, 2018

“I suffer from arthritis and severe leg pain. I was thankful to read the comments here regarding Mallinckrodt hydrocodone. I have used both 7.5 and 10, and I find little relief, but I am feeling terrible (irritable, depressed, constipated). My pharmacy is still unable to get Qualitest. I found a pharmacy with Aurolife, so I'll try it, but I can't do the Mallinckrodt.”

Sarah · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 29, 2018

Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): “Norco worked pretty well for me at the right dose and when rx'd with muscle relaxers. However, I was originally rx'd long acting opioids because I had liver damage due to Halothane toxicity and taking a single ingredient opioid was safer. With the new "guidelines" I can't even find a doctor who's okay with rxing Norco so I'm back to taking high doses of acetaminophen. The govt has really screwed chronic pain patients.”

7 / 10
Shooshoo · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 23, 2018

“Like everyone else, I’ve been taking the Generic for Norco 10/325 (qualitest yellow pill) for pain relief. The way my system breaks down the meds, the only generic that gives me relief & no side effects (fillers & binding ingred) is Qualitest/Par Pharma. Since July the meds have been on backorder & like others I’ve been given subpar substitutes-Malincrap & Sun (India based) these are the worst-main ingredients are inconsistent. I got ahold of Par Pharma & found out that they will be releasing the first batch 1st week of November & 2nd Batch mid November. They did not change the formula so good news for those of us that find relief from this brand. I resent the fact that I am being forced to take a specific brand of meds that do not work for me due to formula and lack of quality control. This is due to the government limiting production w/ pharma manufacturers . Good Luck out there fellow yellow norco patients, we just need to hold on/deal with subpar meds & pain til November.”

2 / 10
Momof2 · Taken for less than 1 month October 14, 2018

“I have been using hydrocodone for 10 years for multiple problems I have, hormone imbalance that causes migraines, back pain, ulcerative colitis, etc. I do not take them regularly, but as needed, and only get my prescription filled for them twice a year. The couple times a month I need them, I REALLY need them to function through the pain. This new brand Walgreens has switched to is terrible! I took one for back pain, and the following day I had a migraine that grew worse as the day went on. I can only guess the fillers in this brand are something my body is rejecting. On top of that, it did not remove the pain in my back. Not only did it not take the back pain away, it caused me days worth of pain to follow in a multi day migraine. This whole bottle is a waste, I will never put another one of these in my mouth again. The pills are marked G 037 which came up as Tris Pharma Inc. Shame on Walgreens’s for saving a few dollars at the expense of their patients!”

1 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 7, 2018

Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): “I've always taken the yellow norco. I fractured my hip and my back they stop prescribing the yellow and now they give me white Norco and it doesn't work at all. Before I was taking half of a yellow norco which works fine now I take white one which sucks - it doesn't take your pain away. I don't know what the differences and I don't know where to buy the yellow brand. It is driving me crazy and the 1st time I took a the white one it gave me nightmares. Is there is something wrong with the manufacturing process, is there QA tests on these?”

10 / 10
Drkatzjr27 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 4, 2018

“I have taken generic Norco 7.5/325 for about 1 year for: 1. Pain associated with MS 2. Degenerative Disc Disease 3. Sciatica I have tried the following generic Norco brands A. WATSON B. QUALITEST C. ACTAVIS D. MALLINCKRODT E. Amneal There was as difference in effectiveness Here is the order I felt was more potent / efficacious 1 = Best 5=Worst ________________________________________ 1. MALLINCKRODT 2. QUALITEST 3. WATSON 4. ACTAVIS 5. Amneal _________________________________ I have read, invariably, some dislike the MALLINCKRODT generic, but I felt it far superior, especially when' compared with Amneal - Amneal is horrible (for me, at least) Avoid!”

Sir Scribe · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 23, 2018

Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): “This is a poor substitute for Norco. Watson 853 worked great but Activist won't distribute it anymore. Therefore I'm stuck with Tris Pharma G 037. Little or no relief! Just wanted to let others know.”

3 / 10
Deedee · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 19, 2018

“I have chronic neck pain from a work injury with resulting arthritis setting in. It is difficult for me to hold my head up for more than a couple hours due to the pressure and pain. Then I have to lie down for relief if possible, and take hydrocodone only two/day to cope. CVS is my pharmacy. At first they gave me Qualitest brand for years, then switched to Mallinckrodt for a few months which was much less effective. Now Amneal brand which is basically totally ineffective!!! What can I do??”

1 / 10
LC September 15, 2018

Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): “I used to take the 10/325 "yellow" pills, but now most pharmacies dispense white pills made by Watson, Mallinckrodt (“M”) or Amneal. Watson worked best for me, but not as well as the yellow pills. Walgreens just signed a contract with M and that's all they carry now. I can definitively say this past month has been awful. The M brand did not help my pain and made me very irritable. It's as if M put out a placebo or sugar pill. I refuse to take more pills due to the lack of efficacy of the M pills. I learned independent pharmacies often carry several brands at one time. One near me carries three -- including PAR (the yellow ones!) I hate to sound excited, but I thought they stopped making those and have been suffering through sub-par (pun intended) substitutions. The pharmacist told me Par costs twice as much to order than other brands. My guess is that's because it actually works. If you find a brand that works for your body, it can definitely improve quality of life.”

9 / 10
Missy · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 8, 2018

“Since the "druggies" decided to ruin it for all who actually need an opiate, we're pretty have a problem (Sudafed as well)! I used to take Lortab 10 (Pink). My doctor switched me to Norco 7.5/325, and Man 'ole Man - JUNK! I think the Watsons are the best, and will only fill if I see an imprint of N357 or 3203-Watson! The M366 (Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals) are worthless, and I will NOT fill if that's all they have! My script is now 6 days past due, because I'm looking for a pharmacy who doesn't carry that rubbish brand! I take 3, and I still can't move! An Advil works better than those! We shouldn't have to live in pain because SOME people WANT to abuse their meds! I do not, and I'm randomly tested! NEVER failed, so why are we being punished?! We shouldn't be punished, THEY should! This is getting ridiculous! ”

1 / 10
Blue September 3, 2018

“Ok so I have Lupus, RA ,Osteoarthritis, disc degeneration disease, arthritis, lower back pain,Fibromyalgia, shoulder impingement. I'm use to taking watson 10/325 Norcos every 4-6 hours. That one time I was informed and I choose to go ahead and try them, That was the WORSE THING ever.The norcos had G037 on them and they did not WORK what so ever. They took pain away for no more then 2 hours. Now Walgreens is back using that manufacturer instead of the one that are making the watsons. That is the WORSE DECISION THAT WALGREENS COULD MAKE. Please listen to everyone that say this manufacturer does not WORK. Any Norco with G037 r G035 don't get them. Make sure that you ask the pharmacist what manufacturer they use. If you deal with Walgreens on a regular make sure you always ask because recently I didn't check and ended with G037. The pharmacist did not tell me that manufacturer had changed and tried to get smart with me and another's tried to tell me that they work the same. There was nothing that Walgreens could do, so please ASK QUESTIONS.”

Originalpolo August 31, 2018

“Throughout all those years (13) I was fine. I'd taken several generics, some good some ok, but never completely ineffective, until my Dec. 2017 prescription. Every since then every generic I've tried has been horribly ineffective, or only effective for a short period of time. The one thing that has been consistent though is the side effects! I'm guessing the fillers have not been changed. Since last year I've tried Actavis, Malinckrodt, Auburion, all with the same results. But here's the kicker, so one day I was wearing a shirt I hadn't worn in some time and in the pocket I found half a pill, it had been probably almost a year since I'd worn that shirt and I'm pretty sure the pill was from a costco prescription when they had the brand Interpharm. I was curious if it still had any effectiveness so I took it. IMMEDIATE RELIEF! It was at that moment that I knew for sure that the generics are all useless!”

2 / 10
CharleyHorse · Taken for 5 to 10 years August 28, 2018

Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): “Hey @kammideb I don't know if it just the rules but surgeons or regular doctors are not supposed to prescribe scheduled pain meds after 3 months post op. In addition to other issues I had a spinal fusion whose screw need to come out as they created bursas as well cervical at every level falling apart. You need to go to a pain management doctor if you need to continue drug treatment. They can prescribe whatever you need. The bigger problem is the consolidation of drug cos and pharmacies. The big pharms only carry the cheapest and weakest. But find the one the works for you and hopefully they will continue making. Small mom/pop pharms are typically not constricted by contracts, so are able to get you the generic brand you want.”

7 / 10