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Lortab Watson Blue
Does anyone know why Watson generic 10/500mg Lortab is no longer available? I am a chronic pain sufferer and have been on this medication for many years. Now my Pharmacy has changed to a different generic and they do not relieve pain. My Dr. told me to change Pharmacies in order to get the Watson Lortab but other Pharmacies don't carry them either. They have a pink one. ## i live in alabama and my mother in law takes lortab 10. i found the blue ones at walgreens. hope this helps. ## FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: January 13, 2011 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers of prescription combination products that contain acetaminophen to limit the amount of acetaminophen to no more than 325 milligrams (mg) in each tablet or capsule. The FDA also is requir... ...
Updated 30 days ago in Lortab.
Mon, Sep 22 '14, 10:00 AM   4  Subscribe to thread 224281
Watson Bupropion Xl
Feedback about Watson Bupropion XL ## is Watson bupropion XL better than other brands? ## While Watson is generally sought out to be one of the more commonly known brands it doesn't necessarily mean that it is better than some others out there. Certain "inactive" ingredients that may or may not be present in each brand, are actually detrimental to how the drug is metabolized and used by your body. Because everyone is different, your body may agree with one medication over the other, due to how you feel or based on whatever side effects present themselves. When you switch brand names, the drug itself doesn't change, but rather the ingredients or fillers that they put with it. I hope this helps! ## There is really no way to say that one from any manufacturer is better than... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Bupropion.
Fri, Mar 30 '12, 8:24 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 229043
oxycodone watson 932
My pharmacist said watson changed their name is this true ## From what I've seen mentioned, they've been purchased by another pharmaceutical manufacturer, they didn't actually change their name, so to speak. I've not seen any official confirmations of this, though. Learn more Percocet details here. The tablet in question contains 10mgs of Oxycodone and 325mgs of Acetaminophen, which is a generic for Percocet. It is a narcotic pain reliever that has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, constipation and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi Verwon, Actavis has taken over Watson. This has been something that has been in the works since 2012 from what I have read from the Watson pharmaceutical... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Oxycodone.
Tue, Jul 01 '14, 10:04 PM   10  Subscribe to thread 252657
White Watson 540 10 Mg
Found.. White pill imprint Watson 540.. 10 Mg...? Usually they are blue:10mg/500 hydrocodone/acephatamine Different color same imprint? Same thing or not? Usually they have different imprints or why change color..? ## It's interesting you mentioned that because "most" of the images I found have been oval blue pills. I did however come across a legitimate photo of the one you're describing (elliptical, white, imprinted with WATSON 540) at: rxlist.com/vicodin-hp-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm NOTE: the dosage of the white pill is confirmed to be the same as the blue pill (500mgs of Acetaminophen + 10mgs of Hydrocodone). Manufacturer: Watson Laboratories, Inc. Although the way a pill looks is entirely up to the whit and whim of the company making it, it would definite... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Feb 27 '13, 8:41 PM   4  Subscribe to thread 243276
watson pills watson 241
Round white pill with Watson on one side and a number 214 on top of a split line with a 1 under the split line. ## Based on the description provided, I found your pill to be Lorazepam (1 mg). Lorazepam has relatively potent anxiolytic effects and its best known indication is the short-term management of severe chronic anxiety. For more information about this drug, please refer to the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you. ## does watson 241 work as well as with sandoz 98? I just recently changed from sandoz to watson 241 and watson 241 doesnt seem to work. I had a really bad anxiety attack today and took 3 watson 241 pills with no effect. Why cant walgreens stay with the same brand? has anyone else had problems with wa... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Lorazepam.
Mon, Aug 04 '14, 11:41 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 182158
hydrocodone,watson385
white oval,what milligram? ## What milligram is the Watson Lortab is 385 ? Does anyone know? ## 500 mg Acetaminophen, 7.5 mg Hydrocodone ## The dosage as listed by Jason is correct, so thanks go out to him! This is a generic for Lortab or Vicodin, as a narcotic, it does have the potential to be habit forming and it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and constipation. Learn more Lortab details here. Another note I'd like to add is that as of the time I'm posting, the FDA has requested that all of these combination prescription medications be changed to only contain a maximum of 325mgs of Acetaminophen, due to the dangers of liver damage/failure that can be associated with long-term use and the toxicity of overdose. Some companies have already begun impl... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Sun, Mar 10 '13, 10:20 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 163744
White Watson 10mg 325 #853
I just recieved a new prescription of norco 853 10/325. The last script was yellow and the new ones are white. The pharmacist said that Watson changed the color but the pill is the same, does anyone know if this is accurate ## Watson has change a few different medications and the colors are different. But the Norco you're referring to is the same medication that you were prescribed prior. It is just as effective as the script you had filled before this one and it's a good thing that you ask the pharmacist, the pharmacist is correct. ## LuLu is correct and so was your pharmacist. There have been several posts on here recently about various Watson tablets being white now. It seems that some people were sensitive or allergic to the dyes they were using, thus they decided to do away... ...
Updated 7 days ago in Norco.
Wed, Oct 15 '14, 9:41 AM   308  Subscribe to thread 245408
white lorcet10 503 watson
They were green before the change to white ## Hi Liz, How have the white tablets been working for you in comparison to the green ones you were originally taking? Only asking because I've heard a lot of rumors stating that, although the color appears to be the only difference, the white one's tend to be much much weaker. Do you also find this to be true? It may also be important to know that Watson was recently taken over by what is now known as Actavis Pharma. I think it's a mere speculation at this point, but the change in ownership may have resulted in a change in formula as well, to help cut costs. A series of lab tests could probably reveal the true cause behind the differences in strength and overall efficacy of these new white tablets that others are complaining about.... ...
Updated 10 months ago.
Wed, Nov 27 '13, 4:45 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 255615
watson 3450 VS Kadian 30mg
Does anyone know the difference between Kadian 30 mg to Watson 3450. My Kadian was just changed to the Watson pill and I am now in withdrawal. What is the difference? ## Kadian is the Brand name for Morphine Sulfate Extented Release capsules, it is made by Actavis. Watson 3450 is a purple/white capsule and contains 30 mgs Morphine Sulfate Extented Release. The amount of medication in a Brand and a generic may vary. The Brands have exact medication whereas generics may vary. For example, if you have a generic that says 10 mgs, there can be 8 mgs-12 mgs of medication in it. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Kadian.
Sat, Aug 31 '13, 3:14 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 251607
Oval White Pill Watson 540
Hi I am responding to the usually blue but now its white10 mg lortab Watson540 . Just want to let the skeptics know they are taking the blue dye out of them because it is poisonous to some patients my pharmacy advised me last month when my script changed ## Hi pooty, Thanks for taking the time to give us all a heads up on this! For anyone wondering, here is a list of the inactive ingredients in each (blue) Watson 540 tablet: croscarmellose sodium crospovidone magnesium stearate microcrystalline cellulose povidone starch stearic acid FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake Removing the 'blue dye' alone could significantly affect how the drug is absorbed into your system; including what side effects you might be more prone to experience, compared to someone else who may react differently t... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Lortab.
Fri, May 31 '13, 6:51 AM   5  Subscribe to thread 243897
watson hydrocodone 10 650
Did waston quit making the green 10/650?this is what my pharmacist told me when I got my last script,gave me a flat white pill that does nothing to relieve my pain. ## HI, Flash! Sorry that you're so miserable, I do understand. There are actually two issues at play here…. The first is that Watson had some issues with customers being sensitive/allergic to the dyes in their products, so they have been changing them to remove the dyes and, while they claim that is the only change that's been made, many people are complaining that they are no longer effective at treating pain. The second issue is that due to concerns over overdose toxicity and the possibility of liver damage from long term use of high amounts, the FDA has requested that all manufacturers lower the amount of Ac... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Sat, Aug 24 '13, 3:04 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 249116
Watson is now actavis norco
My pharmacist that I have known for years due to chronic pain from cancer/severe spinal injuries and a totaled knee, told me last week that it is the DEA that has created the change in ALL pain meds. I have been on Watson Norco for 10 years and now I am in severe withdrawal with actavis buying out Watson. It is unbearable and my pharmacist said that people will DIE because of not being forewarned or informed ahead of time. This is all due to the people that use the drugs for getting high. Sniffing, smoking and whatever else they do has ruined it for us real patients. We all know the DEA is like God and they don't even care about us real patients that have medical records, etc. I have been suffering for over a month now and my pain doc is on extended vacation. Thank goodness for my p... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Norco.
Fri, Aug 29 '14, 2:40 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 248765
Ndc 0591 2609 05 Mfg Watson Lab
I have been getting the Hydrocodon-Apap 10-500 Watson and they were blue they have changed to white and they do not help with the pain an makes me feel tired an sick the blue ones did not so whats up with that they say they are the same but they are not and no a lot of other peps say the same thing and yes they are prescribed. ## Hi Molly S, The color of a medication doesn't usually have anything to do with its formulation- as far as active ingredients are concerned. This one could possibly be from a different manufacturer that used a different blend of "inactive" ingredients in which you might be reacting to. Did you get the pills from your usual pharmacy? If you haven't contacted Watson (also known as Actavis) pharmaceuticals about this yet, I've listed their conta... ...
Updated 1 year ago.
Mon, Apr 29 '13, 12:21 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 245371
What has Watson 249 on the pill
It is a pill and it has Watson 249 wrote on it ## This is a white oval pill that says watson 249 ## Since the markings can sometimes be hard to read, I believe the pill in question here may have had the marking WATSON 349, since it meets this description. If so, then it contains 5mgs of Hydrocodone and 500mgs of Acetaminophen, the active ingredients in Vicodin, which is a narcotic pain reliever. Since it is a narcotic, it may be habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and constipation. You can learn more Vicodin details here. And as we are now in 2013, I'd like to add that at some point, the information on the dosage of Acetaminophen in this tablet may no longer be correct. The FDA wants all of these medications changed, so they only contain... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Feb 27 '13, 12:44 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 171867
watson hydrocodone 10 325/A333
Are they still making the round white Watson 10-325? After being on them for yrs for pain for my back all of a sudden the pharmacy changes to another that's A333. Not working nearly as well. But was also told that Watson was bought out. Unfortunately I'm one of those people that can't cant generics, & have the perfect formula for my medication til they just threw a wrench in it. Now I'm lost & not sure where to go or what 2 do. Any advise? ## No, that generic is also not being manufactured. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. The best suggestion I can make is that you speak to your doctor about trying an alternative medication. Does... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, Jul 22 '14, 7:02 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 269149
Watson 540 Light Blue Oval Pill
I have severe chronic spine and back pain. I asked for Norco 10/325. ( lower Tylenol) I recieved Watson 540 light blue oval pill with score on the other side. Can anyone tell me the name of that blue pill before I take it? Thank you to those who reply ## The tablet with the Watson 540 marking contains 10mgs of Hydrocodone and 500mgs of Acetaminophen, so a little more of the Acetaminophen than what you'd requested. Learn more Vicodin details here. Who did you ask to give you the lower amount, did you ask your doctor, or the pharmacy? If it was the pharmacy, they can't change the prescription, they can only provide you with what your doctor has prescribed. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Norco.
Sat, Oct 06 '12, 10:29 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 236700
Loestrin Duramed Color Change
I have been taking Loestrin FE 1.5/30 for a while now, made by Duramed and the pills were green with the number 155 on them. I picked up my pills today and they are now pink with the number 978 on them. Does anyone know that Duramed changed the look and packaging of this pill? The pharmacist said they did, does anyone else have this pill? Thanks ## many generic drugs are in hi demand an lo supplies, FDA das notified all major pharmeicetuicals of unapproved, ineffective ingredeints, your color change may be why its different, there are some recalls of generics suggest you look on web sites from kv pharmicetiucals an ethex corp, there been some complaints of watson products, if you feel the drug does nt mustard to the standards you re used too, ask pharmacy to take unused portion back an ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Loestrin Fe 1.5/30.
Mon, May 06 '13, 7:36 PM   21  Subscribe to thread 188717
Changes to Inactive Ingredients
Is there any company anywhere still manufacturing the old YELLOW Norco? (10/325 Hydrocodone Acetaminophen - formerly available by prescription from Activis/Watson.) It was suggested that a Canadian Pharmacy might still have this medicine available. It will be a year in August. When the color changed, so did my life. The side effects are horrific. Chronic pain sufferers have been lumped together with abusers. When I asked what, if any of the inactive ingredients had been changed, I was told "that's proprietary" Considering that every seed in a loaf of bread must be identified and labeled?? So, my second question- Is there any way to force the release of this information? I am not interested in litigation - takes forever. Just want to know what has changed! ## Hello, Ann! How ... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Norco.
Mon, Jul 14 '14, 1:49 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 268434
oblong light blue pill watson 450
Lortab pain medication ## What is this pill? ## The imprint on this is actually WATSON 540 and it contains 10mgs of Hydrocodone and 500mgs of Acetaminophen, the active ingredients in Vicodin. It is a narcotic analgesic, so it does have the potential to be habit forming and it may cause side effects, such a nausea, dizziness, constipation and drowsiness. Learn more Vicodin details here. Additionally, at some point, if they retain this imprint, the amount of Acetaminophen will be lowered to 325mgs, due to a recent request made by the FDA, since Acetaminophen can lead to liver failure if taken in high amounts for a long period of time and overdoses of it can be toxic. Some companies have already begun to implement the change and all are expected to have them completely by January of 2014. ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Lortab.
Fri, Mar 08 '13, 3:02 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 180626
discontinued of watson 750 vicodine
ARE THE WATSON 750 VICODINE GOING TO BE DISCONTINUED? WHY? IS NORCOS GOING TO REPLACE THEM? I HAVE A CONCERN BECAUSE I LIKE THE VICODINES BECAUSE THEY TAKE AWAY THE PAIN I HAVE AND GIVE ME ENERGY. I SUFFER FROM BACK AND DEPRESSION DUE TO A FALL AT WORK? ## They are only changing the amount of Acetaminophen. But, they are doing that to all medications that contain Acetaminophen. The amount of Hydrocodone won't change. ...
Updated 10 months ago in Norcos.
Mon, Dec 16 '13, 1:31 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 257190

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