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Lola Says:
 
I had been taking 5/325 generic Watson percocet for 4 years. Suddenly I get notified by Walgreens which I have insurance that there is no more Watson brand and I was given generic percocet 5/325 by Actavis. It is not the same at all. It has no pain relief for me. I used to break the watsons in half sometimes and never had a funny taste. I just broke one of the actavis white tablets in half and it immediately tasted like salt or alka seltzer? Has anyone had any issues with this drug too. Also, along with it not working right it has made my GI tract and stomach so ill feeling and cramping. This is not right how can they take away a medicine that someone has been on for 4 years without any problems and tell them to suddenly switch. Would a peson who has been on a certain heart medication for years be told to suddenly switch that he can't get that medicine anymore? I don't think so. I don't know what I am going to do but when it comes time to have my rx re-filled it will not be with Actavis and I will have to pharmacy shop I guess to see if I can find Watson. I am very depressed now and so unhappy I can't believe it.

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Midiman Says:
 
There is nothing wrong with the Actavis. Been using them for years... and several other brands. It's all in your head is MY opinion, but there is the slightest (and I mean freekin' slim) that the theory of some binder and inactive ingredients could possibly be the cause of all you addicts who are afraid of anything you haven't used or gotten used to. I see the same thing all over the place. It's addict thinking.

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Tracy Says:
 
Lola,

sorry this is so late in evening. First chance I had to get to internet. I asked Walmart the manufacture for their Percocet. Shows on bottle as AMN and I didn't realize that was abrev for the brand. He had to look up as well. It is Amneal. I hope this helps. It has taken all the really bad feelings away as I have posted before. He did say they may switch sometimes so to ask each time if I like. Hope you fine one that works for you.

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Rammstein Fan Says:
 
Hello everyone. I think we are getting scammed by Actavis. I have been taking Norco 10/325 for over a year now due to multiple back problems. I just noticed several months ago that the Norcos were causing stomach aches and other intestinal problems. I know Watson sold out to Actavis but the Norco still says Watson on the pills. I am not getting any relief from the medication and feel that Actavis is putting the Watson name on these pills. I am going to ask my doctor if he can prescribe something different. I am afraid to get Percocet because from what I read it is nearly impossible to find a pharmacy that carries anything but the Actavis brand. Does anyone know if any of the big named pharmacies such as CVS carries anything besides Actavis. Thanks

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Tracy Says:
 
I will get refilled today and post again when I can. I have been getting 15 day supply to make sure it works for me. I don't see the manufacture's name on the bottle, but when I fill later I will ask and let you know. I had terrible stomach cramping and burning all day long with the Walgreen brand Activas and it is all gone. I do know these new ones are about half the size as well. Sorry I can't answer now, but I promise to get back to you. You can ask your doctor to let you bring back old script and let him dispose and let you try a new pharmacy if it is bad. Mine let me so I hope your's is as kind if you can't wait for my post tonight.

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Martin Says:
 
Lola and Jen,

How are ya? Im still here. Lola here is a copy of my latest post. hope it helps.
Wow quiet on here,

Anyways update from me. I am on the Mallinkrodt and keeping my fingers crossed so far so good. They work decent for pain. Not as good as Watson but they do work. And hardly any side effects. Maybe some constipation so far. been on them a week. The biggest thing with Mallinkrodt is I feel like they give me more energy or more importantly dont make me tired in the morning. So that is a big plus. I think that we all react differently to diff meds but so far the Mallins work well for me.
Anyone else?

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Jennifer Says:
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Lola....ive tried the mallinkrodt before....they were ok....I feel as if the endocet is a tad better for me. I also dont think endocet has all that waxy coating that slows its metabolism down....I prefer it that way so it kicks in sooner. I think the mallinkrodt is worth a shot for u. Heres another interesting one on how the drug deterant meds work..........

popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/science-oxycontin

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Lola Says:
 
Hi Jennifer, I tried the endocet a long time ago when this all first started and it didn't agree with me. Are you taking the endocet now? I think my doctor put me on percocet again because this time he raised it to the 10 mg. I used to take the 5 mg. and the percodan is only 5 mg. so I think for break thru pain. I don't know he doesn't talk so go figure. I am just happy to have at least something for pain but I am finding it harder and harder to even get the percocet filled unless I want Acta crap from Walgreens but NO WAY still have the old ones and never touched another one after that first incident. I wonder how many people are really taking that Actavis. I will have to read your article sounds interesting. MARTIN - if you are still reading these posts you mentioned awhile back you started taking the Mallinkroft how is it working for you if you don't mind sharing any info. Would like to get some input before I get another re-fill on the percocet.

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Jennifer Says:
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This article will let u see what happened in Florida n the other states following suit n why the shortage in pain meds....etc etc.....I urge u all to read to keep urself informed

businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-06/american-pain-the-largest-u-dot-s-dot-pill-mills-rise-and-fall

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Jennifer Says:
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Hey lola...Im sorry ur still going thru all this! Why did he put u on Percocet if Percodan has been working for u? Have u tried the endocet? I remember u saying something about them but I cant recall what. Have u or tracy read the article I posted? I found another article too about these 2 brothers who were pm drs who got arrested n r in prison for their huge pain pill operation in florida that seems to have been the beginning of the crack down that went on in Florida. I may post it for the hell of it. It seems the more u know, the more u understand what s going on....at least for me.

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Lola Says:
 
Hi Tracy, but which manufacturer are you using now? Which one does Walmart carry? I just got a new rx from my pm doctor and one of the rx is for percocet again. I dont know what to do because I am afraid to get another dud Still taking the percodan by Watson but he gave me the percocet now too. I have been to two mom and pop places and they are all liars. They tell you they dont even stock it yeah right - they just are so afraid of getting robbed.

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Tracy Says:
 
Updating since a few weeks ago. I switched from Walgreen to Walmart on my Percocet. I can hold off longer to take the next one and the stomach burning and pains are all gone. Interesting. Especially since they are the same strength and about half the size. Thanks for all the advice everyone posted. It sure helped me.

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lyn Says:
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Thank you all for your comments. At least I am not alone. And it is not me but the sell out Watson ti an INDIA company. Who really knows what we are taking. I know I had to get back on my stomach pills due to the side effect. I am wondering if doctors know this new percocet is not working? This new stuff is not working it seems for so many. I wish I could afford the real pill and not the generic. I just know it is not helping my pain go away

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Jennifer Says:
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Hey guys. ..hope all is well! I just came across this article...its lengthy but has alot of info on this anti abuse formula n how it works n more. Check it out. I found it interesting so I figured u all would as well. popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/science-un-abusable-oxycontin

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Sick of Actavis Says:
 
Alvogen...a close second to Watson....working fine for me.

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Martin Says:
 
Wow quiet on here,

Anyways update from me. I am on the Mallinkrodt and keeping my fingers crossed so far so good. They work decent for pain. Not as good as Watson but they do work. And hardly any side effects. Maybe some constipation so far. been on them a week. The biggest thing with Mallinkrodt is I feel like they give me more energy or more importantly dont make me tired in the morning. So that is a big plus. I think that we all react differently to diff meds but so far the Mallins work well for me.
Anyone else?

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Sick of Actavis Says:
 
My sister just had surgery on Monday and they prescribed Hydrocodone for her. I went to the pharmacy in the hospital and they manufacturer they had was Qualitest. Then the doctor prescribed Dilaudid in its place for better relief and the manufacturer was Mallinkrodt...anyway, it occurred to me that the way to go is probably to take my prescription it to a hospital pharmacy next time I get it filled...it appears the hospitals are not ordering from Actavis, as cost is not a factor in their order.

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Tracy Says:
 
Just Read through all these comments about The Generic Percocet by Actavis. I will try RiteAid next month based on all the feed back. I just went on last month after being on many pain meds for the last 11 yrs for back issues. I have had the worst stomach aches and felt like my stomach is just on fire most of the time. I had no idea it could be linked to the maker etc. Thanks for all the post and good luck to all that suffer this terrible wheel of pain.

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Lola Says:
 
Hi Martin, sorry to hear about not being able to get the dilaudid. I was also going to ask my pm doctor about getting those too. I see him this Monday but now I may not even ask. I am still taking the percodan but would also like something for break through pain now. Seems if I do more I am in pain more. Still am pining for the Watsons can you believe that even after all this time. Martin I believe Jan takes the Mallinkrofdt maybe she can tell you if they are still working for her. I know some people like them and others hate them calling them mallincrap lol. But maybe they will work for you. Let us know when you can if you have any side effects etc. I am going to ask for percocet again so I will be looking for another manufacturer as well. I don't know if my pm doctor is going to keep me on the Watson percodans forever.

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Martin Says:
 
Hi Ya'll:

Well I had my 3 month appt today. I had a minor stroke a month ago due to high BP. The watsons used to reduce my BP. The new meds didnt. So I asked for Oxycodone IR with just 10-15 Dilaudids for emergency when my headache and pain get to a 9 (2-3 weeks) that puts my life in jeopardy. I had a PA and she had to ask the doctor. The doctor said no becasue they would be "inappropriate". I asked why but they could not explain. Not a happy camper. So back to Percocet 10-325's. I get my meds at the hospital now. They carry Mallinkrodt. I hope they work. I will let you guys know how they work for me. Anyone taking Mallinkrodt? Sad that I cannot get the proper pain relief becasue of drig addicts. Thats America today yay!

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sara Says:
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Martin-tey the Norco 10 by qualitest. You may not have the heart racing and the pain management is better

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