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hydrocodone refill
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My orginal script was a white oblong pill with imprint m367, however just got refill and the pill is yellow with imprint 170 on it, I can not find this any where. The script is for hydrocodene 10-325, Took them back in the pharmacy and they said it was the same pill just another manfacturer.Thought they should at least change the lable incase I got pulled over. And not sure what I'm taking now because I cant fin it on the internet anyplace. Please someone help Thanks ## M367, white oblong tablet is Hydrocodone 10 mg and Acetaminophen 325 mg. Yellow tablet with 170 imprint is Hydrocodone 7.5 mg and Acetaminophen 325 mg ## Thank- you for your reply so they did give the wrong script. Not sure what to do about that, take them back. That will not go over well, dont think so ## Joy, you d... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Apr 14 '14, 2:31 PM
aurobindo hydrocodone
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Actually I have been taking them for about 9 months after the Watson (Norco) sold the company and made changes to their medication, they claim all they did was remove the yellow dye! BS the medication sucks, it's useless! On to aurobindo, they have worked for the last months as a good replacement however my latest refill, they are horrible, ineffective with headaches, I am guessing greed stepped in and the company made some changes, because these too are now useless! They will learn an expensive lesson as others will turn away from them as I now will. For some reason the pharm industry has less concern for the patient "customer" than any other, they think they can do as they please. ## @webhead, I agree with what you said about the pharmaceutical industry expressing less con... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, Aug 19 '14, 8:14 PM
change in hydrocodone 7 5 per government and price is more just wondering what this about
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Why cost increase if they are adding less ingredients and what will they look like, did not pick up due to cost increase...pharmasist said government increased prices Jan 1 has anyone else run into this???? ## Hello, Cici! How are you? No, the government doesn't set the price. It's just my opinion, but my best guess is that your pharmacist was just making up an excuse for the price increase. What really happened is that due to mandatory manufacturing limits, a shortage almost always occurs toward the end of the year and usually is rectified about mid-January of the new year. That coupled with the fact that any with the higher amount of Acetaminophen in them have been discontinued just made the problem even worse and resulted in a price increase. If you can't afford the medic... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Thu, Jan 16 '14, 7:40 PM
watson hydrocodone 10 650
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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
hydrocodone and fentanyl
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I have severe back pain from 2 herniated discs, sciatica, disc degeneration and arthritis. I have been taking hydrocodone for years. Started off with 10/750 but now with the changes, down to 10/350. I also take methocarbamol. I've started going to pain management and the doctor has prescribed fentanyl patches 12.5 mcg, along with the hydrocodone for breakthrough pain. So far I've been on the patches for 15 days. After the first few days, I did get some relief but now I'm back to the same pain I was having before. Since this is just the beginning of my prescription with the patches, do they usually increase the dosage? The few days I felt better, it was so nice because it's been years since I've been free of pain. Thanks in advance for your help. ## Hello, Lana! How a... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, Sep 09 '14, 2:23 PM
Is hydrocodone DOT approved
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My family doctor subscribed 10mg Hydro's for me for continuing pain from a lumbar x 4 back fushion. He told me that these were DOT exceptable providing they did not cause drowsiness. Now that he can no longer do DOT medicals with the laws being changed the new DOT Doc says I have to stop taking them even when prescribed and not at work! Please, what's the true story on this prescription drug??? Thank you, Robert ## DOT states that you must have proof that you're taking them legally if you come back positive for them on a drug panel. But, a lot may depend on exactly what it is that you do. See DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.139 at the DOT website. ...
Updated 4 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Sat, Jul 26 '14, 1:37 PM
hydrocodone or hydrocodine
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why did they take it of the market? ## Hello, Ed! How are you? Hydrocodone has not been removed from the market. The only thing pulled from the market were the products that contained higher amounts of Acetaminophen. A change was made to lower that to no more than 325mgs per dose. 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. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 5 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Jul 14 '14, 3:37 PM
hydrocodone apap 5 500 tab wats
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i get hydroco/apap 10-500 they used to be pink and now they are giving me white ones that seem to be weaker and i am just want to know are they giving me the right meds or are the giving me a weaker brand I think they are giving me 5's instead of 10's the writing on the pill looks like watson 540 thank you ## The tablets with the WATSON 540 marking contain 10mgs of Hydrocodone and 500mgs of Acetaminophen, so they did provide you with the correct dosage. However, Watson recently changed them to remove the dye, which is why they are now white and there have actually been many posts from people saying that they no longer seem to be as effective. Learn more Vicodin details here. Another note I'd like to added is that as of 2013, the FDA has made a request that all manufacturers ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Jul 19 '13, 3:32 PM
inactive ingredients in hydrocodone
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Has Mallinckrodt Ph recently changed the inactive ingredients in the Hydrocodon-Acetaminophen 7.5-325. Have been on them in the past with no side effects but now I have various possible side effect. The tablet now appears to have a shiny coating on it which it did not appear to have in the past. ## Hello, Daveve! How are you? Not that I am aware of from the databases. What are you considering as possible side effects? More details would better enable me to help you. 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. ...
Updated 5 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Sat, Jun 28 '14, 10:07 AM
hydrocodone acetaminophen 5 325 vs 10 325
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My Dr changed me from 10-325 to 5-325 because I broke the pill on half. The 10's were barely working. He said they did not appear in my metabolites. I called him out on this bc he must have lied. I never missed any dosages. I think he was wrong. ## Hello, Georgette! How are you? I'm sorry that you're in pain. If you were only taking half of the prescribed dosage, then the amount might have been lower than it should have been and, in some cases, that's treated the same as it not being detected, at all. 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. Is he still prescribing the lower dose for you? ...
Updated 12 days ago in Acetaminophen + Hydrocodone.
Fri, Dec 05 '14, 1:37 PM
hydrocodone acetaminophen 10 325 vs 10-650
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I have a right below the knee amputation due to a land mine that happened in 1968, have never needed pain meds up until 2 to 3 years ago at which time my doc prescribed hydroc/apap 10-650 mg--formerly lortab.Now it has been changed to the same thing only in a 10-325 mg which from what I have been told was due to a change in the law Jan 2014-the 10-650 did a fair job if I oook one every 4 hrs of course the 10-325 do not seem to help very much, have about a 8 out of ten on the pain chart. My wife was given Oxycod/ap 5-325 when she had Cancer surgery, I have taken some of the leftovers and can go 8 to 10 hrs without much pain at all. Can you tell me if they still made this or something equal to it or even the 10-650 lortab that is easily avaviable? Thanks!!1 ## The tylenol in all prescript... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Aug 04 '14, 4:10 PM
Taking Hydrocodone 15 Hours After Tylenol
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can I take hydrocodone 15 hours after taking tylenol ## can I take hydrocodone 15 hours after taking tylenol ## Hi Jack, Based on my research, after about 6-8 hours there should only be very small amounts of Tylenol left in your system. However, that could change depending on the amount taken. How many Tylenol did you take? Learn More: Tylenol Details ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Jan 30 '13, 12:24 AM
Correct daily dosage of Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen 7.5-3.25
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What is the correct daily dosage for severe arthritis? The E/R physician initially prescribed one or two tablets every 4 to six hours. My regular physician has changed the dosage to one tablet every four hours, but she did not specify the maximum number of tablets that could be taken in a 24 hour period. I really would appreciate having your guidance on this matter, as neither physician is 'reachable' at present. ## Hello, Bud! How are you doing? Sorry about the arthritis pain. And yes, your doctor did specify. One tablet every 4 hours means exactly that, she doesn't want you to take multiples and you should follow her prescribing instructions. The Acetaminophen in this risks liver damage or failure if taken in high amounts for a long period of time, thus it isn't safe t... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Thu, Nov 21 '13, 5:37 PM
Changes to Inactive Ingredients
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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 5 months ago in Norco.
Mon, Jul 14 '14, 1:49 PM
Does hydrocodone 10 acetaminophen 325 mg tab have sulfa or sulfates in it?
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The Dr. has currently changed my pain medication to Hydroco/Acetamin 10-325MG TAB MALLK C which is a generic for NORCO 10-325 TAB. I am very allergic to Sulfa & Sulfate drugs does this have any type of Sulfa or Sulfates in it? The Sufa/Sulfate drugs cause me to get a bladder and kidney infection to the point I have to be hospitalized. ## Hello, Linda! How are you? What specific sulfa drug did you have an allergic reaction? Is your doctor and pharmacy aware of it, so they can check for any problems for you? ...
Updated 10 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Jan 24 '14, 3:37 PM
Watson Lortab Formula Change
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Does anyone know what Watson did or why they changed their formula for Lortab 10/500? It used to be blue and when I picked up my refill today they are now white. I still have a few days of my blue left but I swapped a few so I can try the white. I'm waiting for it to start working and I took it over 2 hours ago. My rx is 1-2 every 3 hours not to exceed 7 in a day. (my pm dr wants me on a stronger med but anything above hydrocodone makes me euphoric and I can't function) The blue color lortab starts to work within 15 mins. I took my first white color lortab 2 hours ago, waited an hour and took the 2nd and nothing. I will wait 30 mins longer and switch back to the blue until I run out. This sucks. I'm a full time law student, disabled, single mom and can't use my dominate ... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Lortab.
Mon, Sep 15 '14, 2:00 AM
What should I so?
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Hello I'm currently taking Hydrocodone APAP 10/500mg! I was prescribed 60tabs but after taking at least 10 of them I have not be releaved of pain nor does this medicine have an affect on me... What should I do? ## I meant relieved of pain And what should I do? ## Did you take 10 at once or separately? Because you should be informed that taking a lot at once can be very dangerous due to the Acetaminophen in this. It is toxic if taken in amounts exceeding 4,000mgs a day and 10 of these tablets would have been 5,000mgs. As to what you should do, the 10mg of Hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever, is the strongest that this is available in, so if it is not helping your pain, then you need to contact your doctor and discuss the issue with them. Have you called them, yet? ## my dr change... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Acetaminophen + Hydrocodone.
Mon, Dec 17 '12, 1:00 PM
Finding A Doctor Who Will Prescribe Pain Medication
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I had been on hydrocodone for approximately 13 years until I had to change doctors. My new doctor didn't believe in pain medication. I have been off hydrocodone for nearly 3 years and my pain is getting really bad again. One doctor prescribed Tramadol but now that is a narcotic and the doctor will not prescribe it anymore. I suffer from fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, myofacial pain and I can't believe none of my doctors will prescribe me something for pain. The pain is constant and I frequently have headaches and sleep problems every night. I seriously need something for the pain--ibuprofen doesn't due a damn thing. I live in Upstate NY and would love assistance with this. ## Go back to your former doctor. Doctors now are not willing to continue to prescrib meds th... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, Apr 23 '13, 12:16 PM
White Round Pill M On One Side 0352 Other
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Mallinckrodt hydrocodone/apap pills several years ago changed. This sounds like a similar thing to what used to be the caplet (large) shaped pills; M 0367 is now the M367 10/325mg tablet. I believe that they all changed to the same size and shape, dropping initial '0'. Some codes went out of use, most changed inbthe way described, but this tablet, if one og those, is unlikely to be of use, those things having changed well over 15 years ago. Advice; email Covidien. When in doubt... I did the same with Aspen re: Pax diazepam and Purata oxazepam, recently changed, and received courteous reply reassuring me within 48 hours. Write! ## The marking on the pill in question is often misinterpreted, since it can be hard to read on the small tablet, but it is actually M 0552 and the tablet... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Hydrocodone.
Sun, Nov 25 '12, 12:04 PM
Generic Watson 853
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Did they change this medication from yellow to white? The pharmacy says yes but they don't seem to work the same as the yellow. Watson 853 generic hydrocodone and are causing strange stomach ache. I think I should report this to watson. Just wondering if any one else has had this experience with the change ## Yes, they have been removing the dye from many of their tablets, due to some people being allergic or sensitive to them. Learn more Vicodin details here. There have been several other people that complained that they don't seem to be the same, so yes, I think you should report the issue. Is there anything else I can help with? ## They changed mine from peach to white and it's not working the same. I still have pain, my brain feels stupid, and it's making me really t... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Sep 02 '13, 12:28 AM


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