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Bill Says:
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Hi I just started taking this A333 white oblong pill. (Generic Percocet. 10/325). I never had this type before and got it due to pharmacy supply. My question is has anyone noticed a difference in pain relief from other brands. Maybe it's me but it doesn't seem to work as well. Can't wait to hear some other input on this. Thanks.

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SoConfused Says:
 
Thanks for that info on ''Alvogen'' Linda.....hoping you aren't thinking about "Actavist", cause it sounds the same ....syptom [sp] wise....not doubting you now....I agree with the ones on here that we need to do something about trying to get Actavis booted out, it truly is AWFUL!!! I wish I knew how to get a Petition started. rather how to word it the right way. Thanks for your input Linda, I have a high tolerance to pain meds...well other meds too, and never want to get sick like I did on Actavist...only good thing to come out of that, it made me lose quite a bit of weight in the one month I took it cause food would not stay in me!! Take care and hope all is well with you~

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Linda Says:
 
Saw your question about Alvogen - it is the WORST. Do not get this you will be sorry - it does not work you will get no pain relief and it causes alot of GI issues - this is coming from myself who unfortuntatly got it one time and a friend of mine also got it and same thing - it is total crap.

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SoConfused Says:
 
Thanks for that info. Sunni. Ughhh my laptop died and I'm on my old PC which is giving me A LOT of trouble, actually I'm surprised I could reply to your message! There's only one place I found that sold, "Alvogen", not a big store like CVS/Walgreen/Rite-Aid....etc....so am scared to try it. Was hoping more people had heard about it as well...oh well....*sigh* sure miss my laptop :( if I don't reply back to you, it's because of this PC...take care and thanks again for that info! Hope you're doing better (FIL), as well...

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Sean Says:
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I received a script for these god forsaken horrible A333 Percocet and I too, felt as they were nothing more then a tic tac. They did absolutely nothing for pain and I can honestly say the 933 Watson (which is actually 7.5/325 not 10/325) worked better for pain relief then the A333 which is more oxycodone. I also encourage all who have issues with this drug to complain to not just Actavis or the FDA, but to your pharmacy and pain doctor as well. I did, and was not supposed when my doctor replied that he has had another patient complain about Percocet recently and I'm sure he was being subtle when saying just one...I told him we are two of many to come then. This horrid generic needs to be removed from shelves and should actually have to compensate for all of us who really suffer from pain from this drug whether it be our chronic pain or pain caused from reactions.

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Wagoneer89 Says:
 
If you google "abuse-deterrent oxycodone" you will find articles about an oxycodone pill which has a central pill which is not supposed to be broken. If it is broken it releases an oxycodone inhibitor (I think that's the phrase) which keeps it from being useful for people who abuse tablets to intensify the effect. Since I bite my tablets in half this may have been the reason that the tablets were COMPLETELY useless. I haven't had any pain med other than Advil for a couple of months by now, my wife is adjusting to my new more irrasible mood. I wish I could afford to move to a country that isn't so interested in control. I can remember my mother going to her pharmacist and picking up a bottle of Vicodin about the size of a Costco vitamin bottle. She did have some "issues" in the last year of her life adjusting the amount as she declined, but she was out of pain for probably 32 years, and she was sharp as a tack the last time I saw her alive.

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sunni Says:
 
So Confused, No I have never heard of this the Alvogen Brand Before, I googled the Co and it appears to be a Privately Owned Fast Growing Company focusing on developing Generic meds & OTC meds. Its a International Pharmaceutical Co, it has ties with Norwich Pharmaceuticals. Idk know if Alvogen is fairly new or not in the US, it does say that they (Alvogen) has high ambitions for future Growth. They are connected to a lot of pharmacies, Walmarts, CVS, Kroeger, Rite Aid, some grocery stores pharmacies, etc Let us know your experience with this Brand please. I am with you, as long as it is not Actavis Brand, I am fine.. Take Care.

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SoConfused Says:
 
Hi Sunni, (or anyone),

Sorry, my mistake, not Amneal....it's "Alvogen".....anyone heard of this brand? As long as it works and nothing like Actavis, that's fine....thanks for any help!


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sunni Says:
 
So Confused, Sorry for late response, in fact I thought I answered this, but idk, sometimes comments say This Must be reviewed first before Posting! Anyway, I have been taking the Amneal for quite sometime now & Have No Issues with it! There have been times when I get the Mallinckrodt & again have No Issues with that either. As far as which one I prefer, both work for my pain, so either or is fine with me. I have not received the Mallinckrodt for awhile now, but I do know It works, so I cant really say which I prefer because as long as they Work for my pain without bad side effects, I am Good. Anything is better than Actavis in my opinion, at least for me. I do hope you have found something that gives you relief. Take Care.

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Bart Says:
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I have endocet now. I feel like I'm taking watson except I only need half. No side effects. I wanted to try this before name brand because I heard it's better.

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riley Says:
 
Bart: I thought that as well when I read the article, however I did read several times just to be sure, it does make reference to generic oxycodone. Either way the Generic Pain Med Actavis has brought out is ONE Cheap Substitute for our normal pain med & personally I believe in my heart that there is something wrong with it & as far as being a pain Med with oxycodone in it, I just don't believe there is any or if there is, its the tiniest amount possible. With all the people getting side effects from this, it should be checked into again. I had never heard of this company or seen this A333 pill until I received it & suffered from it. IDK if this is true or not but Pharmacist said its a fairly new med being supplied to us. I do know one thing, I will never take this again, Not Ever. Its Junk. Hopefully we all can find a med that works for us and not have to receive the Actavis A333 pill.

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Bart Says:
 
That article going around is oxycontin, not generic percocet.

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Bart Says:
 
Watson is still making many medications, just not generic percocet. They are still making vicodin the pharmacist said. When I called actavis, they said the watson is making meds, just not generic percocet anymore. That article on the internet isn't even approved yet and the one I read was not about percocet.

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Bart Says:
 
Regarding that article, I do believe that is not FDA approved at this time, and they are not referring to percocet, they are referring to just oxy, that is being abused. I read that way before I even found this forum. They are trying to find a way to make it so people can't abuse it. Watson is still making many medications, just not generic percocet anymore. They still make vicodin as of now.

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Bart Says:
 
Ann, in speaking to several pharmacists, probably 5, 4 had no complaints at all, and one said people complain they don't work, but that no one complained of side effects. These were all walgreens pharmacists I called. I live in a very over populated area, so if people are complaining about side effects in my area, the pharmacists are not aware. I asked because I read this first and was scared to try it when he told me they had a new brand. However, I have had severe allergic reactions to generics and I can totally relate to everyone who is having reactions. It is not pleasant and I think more people need to let the pharmacist know because they will lose customers over this. Since I am one who is very sensitive, I rather not take the chance. Also, if it is in fact weaker, then people are going to have some withdrawal symptoms. These generics all vary. So an adjustment period will be needed.

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SoConfused Says:
 
I just sent you a message Ann but it needs to be reviewed first, probably cause I put the link to what is on "Generic News" (where you can sign up for their newsletter).....did you find the other topic about the 5-325 per.s I posted? The link is there, I saw it, clicked on it and read what it said...copied/pasted, emailed it to myself... in my reply where I typed, "Look up 'Generic News' and you'll see this," if you read all of what I said...and then went to look for the topic I mentioned again above on the 5-325....and read all the replies, I don't see how you missed that link. I found it last night (Thurs. night), if nothing else, google, 'Generic News' and you should find it. The title along says it itself...Actavis makes agreement for generic abuse-deterrent oxycodone" and the article is not on a forum, it is on 'Generic News'.... hope you find it...wish this place would let us talk to the people on here. Sure hope you find that generic news, it's more of a company, for sure not a forum.

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SoConfused Says:
 
Ann...going to see is will go through.....it might and then get pulled later.I truly hope not.... Actavis makes agreement for generic abuse-deterrent oxycodone is the title...read the 2nd paragraph then the rest, I know what you're saying about oxycontin but keep reading..copy and paste the link if it isn't highlighted.

gabionline.net/Generics/News/Actavis-makes-agreement-for-generic-abuse-deterrent-oxycodone

making this short~

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Ann Says:
 
I understand what you're saying completely. I've had bad reactions to meds of course. I'm just frustrated because I don't think anyone is reading THAT article correctly. That specific article (and many others I found) are specific to Oxycontin. The Watson's - those are Percocet. The pill we are talking about on this forum is not Oxycontin. Yes I do believe Activas is up to something, but that article is irrelevant unless I'm on the wrong forum. I just want everyone to be correctly informed. Maybe I missed something. I read it about 100 times.

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SoConfused Says:
 
Hi Ann, first off..Actavis made me sick to the point where I googled it to get info. on it and during finding different things Before going here, I did end up finding this place, and am also strong enough, mentally, that no one can change my way of thinking. I'm sure there's lots of people that can take Actavist, just as there's those of us that can't. A lot of the syptoms [sp] that people have here, I don't, but since you've been following this thread, I'm sure you already know this. (not trying to be rude at all). I've been taking genetric Watsons everyday since 2004 and have no complaints about generics whatsoever. Where I do not know if you are also taking other types of medications, you didn't say, or what kind, that right there could be why you are one of the lucky ones. I take several different types of medications and that could be the reason Actavist affects me different then it does you. Now where you said, "Activas is not putting this out as an abuse-deterrent." I'm sorry but that is incorrect! Look up 'Generic News' and you'll see this, "Actavis makes agreement for generic abuse-deterrent oxycodone", it also states, "FDA announced on 16 April 2013 that it would NOT grant approval to any oxycodone generics that rely on the approval of the original ‘non-abuse-deterrent’ formulation of OxyContin"... I'll stop there as I'm not sure I can even post that even though I found the link to it on here, in a topic concerning, 'Watson is now actavis generic percocet 5-325 what is up with this'...look for that post, read through it, when you find the link, click on it and read what it says about Actavis. Oh and one last thing, these "acusations" you speak of "flying around"? Every word I've typed on here, on every comment, is the truth. Again, not saying any of this to be rude, in fact, thanks for your thoughts.

**To the people that will review this, if you Edit this and remove what I've quoted, can you please leave the....title of the post on here so Ann (& others), can check out the comments there? It could be of some help to them. Thanks so much!**

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Ann Says:
 
I have been following this thread for several days now. I have been on the Watson's for a year or so due to a connective tissue disease that causes extreme pain for most of the day (worse at night). ANYWAYS, I got the A333's this month and didn't think twice. Took them, and they worked. Then I was curious because I hadn't seen that imprint before. AFTER reading all of this, yes, I got a queezy stomach and some anxiety - but that's completely psychological. I honestly believe the people that had adverse reactions, but the difference in inactive ingredients is ONE drug. The chemical make-up is the same. Activas is not putting this out as an abuse-deterrent. They are doing that for OxyContin - not what we are all taking. I've been on pills for all sorts of things my entire life. Never once did I think twice about it being generic or not. I really believe if you get it into your head that a generic won't work, then it won't. The A333's felt a little different at first, but after a week or so it's back to normal. I feel for the people that got very sick - I hope it turns out well for you and that maybe there might be another reason you got sick (other meds mixed with this, etc.). More than anything, I think it's harmful to assume that everyone will have a bad reaction. If I had read this BEFORE taking my new script, I would've been scared and in pain. It's very psychological. Please be aware that you are among the very few that are having problems. Once again, it sucks what happened and I'm not saying it's not important. It's just hard to for people to make an informed decision with all of these acusations flying around.

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SoConfused Says:
 
Sorry, my mistake, not Amneal....it's "Alvogen".....anyone heard of this brand? As long as it works and nothing like Actavis, that's fine....thanks for any help!

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