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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
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 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 3 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, Jul 22 '14, 7:02 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 269149
white hydrocodone watson discontinued
Why are they discontinuing the white Watson Hydrocodone Watson now ? ## Hi, Harvey! Who told you it was being discontinued? Is it one that contains 500mgs of Acetaminophen or more? If so, that may be the reason. The FDA has requested that all manufacturers lower the amount of Acetaminophen in these combination medications to no more than 325mgs per dose, due to the danger of liver damage that can occur with long term use and the liver failure that can occur with overdosage. Some companies are already implementing the change and the rest are scheduled to have it completely by January of 2014. Learn more Vicodin details here. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Jul 12 '13, 11:48 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 248876
aurobindo hydrocodone
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 2 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, Aug 19 '14, 8:14 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 267915
hydrocodone 10/650
I have taken lorecet 10 for quiet sometime They were always blue in color but the last time I got them they were made by Watson and were white. And I have nonstop itching with the white. Why. ## Hi, Taylor! Sorry about the problem you're having. And I wish I had an answer for you, but I don't. So far, they claim to have only removed the dye, but many people are reporting experiencing odd side effects, or less effectiveness, which makes it seem that more has been changed. Learn more Lorcet details here. Have you alerted your doctor to the problem? They may need to write your prescription so no substitutions can be made and you can only be given the name brand. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Aug 05 '13, 4:49 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 250235
hydrocodone 10500
I found a light blue watson with 340 pn it ## Located a match to a similar pill, Click here to see a picture of the pill. If this is your pill it's Acetaminophen 500 mg and Hydrocodone bitartrate 10 mg. Acetaminophen + Hydrocodone combines two types of pain medicine to treat moderate to severe pain. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## I use this pills 10/500for more than three years. Almost a year was the color of this pills Pink was taken from, but it was very expensive price was the pills About $ 3.Has been changed to the same treatment, but cheaper and pills color light blue color.I went to another pharmacy gave me the pills color (white). My question is there a difference between them and a... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, May 07 '13, 10:47 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 203549
has watson change the color of 853 norco
personally i think, the DEA, is cracking down, i know the doctors are scared their gonna lose their license, where i live they are getting ridiculous about it! there is an epidemic, which in return is ruining it for us folks who really need the stuff to just even feel a little comfort from excrutiating pain, there is even a brand called "qualitest" for God sakes! not positive, but i believe, food and drug adm., are lowering the strength, to get american's off the drug!!!!! ## From what I've seen, Watson does have a yellow and white version of their "853" generic Acetaminophen + Hydrocodone tablets. They list the dosage as still being 325/10 in the newer white ones, however, there have been numerous complaints from patients who have tried both versions, saying tha... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Norco.
Sat, Aug 24 '13, 9:35 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 251232
Watson Pharm Does Make A 750 325 Generic Hydrocodone
Does Watson make a generic 750/325ES If not why? Because all I can fine so far is the generic of 750/500 and would like to use less than 500. ## The ES stands for extra strength, so any version of this medication with the ES designation is going to have more Acetaminophen in it, since that's the intent. And yes, Watson actually does make a 7.5/325mg tablet. It is oval and peach in color with the marking WATSON over 3203 on one side and a score line on the opposite side of the tablet. Learn more Vicodin details here. However, if you're doctor has prescribed the 7.5/500 dosage, that is all any pharmacy is going to offer you, because you can't change the dosage yourself. You'll need to get a new prescription from your doctor to get the other tablets with the lower amount of... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Nov 21 '12, 6:07 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 238041
Blue hydrocodone 10/500
What pharmacy carries the blue hydros 10/500 in El paso, Tx westside? ## If you're referring to the blue ones that are manufactured by Watson with the marking WATSON 540 on them, you aren't going to find them anymore. You'll need to be looking for them in white, since Watson has removed the dye. Learn more Norco details here. Additionally, they will all soon be changed to only contain a maximum of 325mgs of Acetaminophen, due to concerns raised by the FDA, because of the risk of liver damage associated with long-term use and the toxicity of overdose. Thus, all manufacturers are expected to change their formulations to the lower amount no later than January of 2014. Do you remember who the manufacturer was? ## Until then Mr.Verwon where can I get them here? I am already going... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Thu, Apr 11 '13, 2:37 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 245487
hydrocodone apap 10 325 t WHAT IS THE T FOR
WHAT IS THE T FOR ON THE WHITE HYDROCODONE ACETAMINOPHEN 10-325 BY WATSON THIS IS 10-325 T I RECENTLY CHANGED FROM YELLOW 10-325MG TABS TO WHITE ONES I AM NOT CRAZY BUT THE WHITE ONES ARE NOT REALLY HELPING AS WELL WHY IS THAT ## Hi jen, Your not the first to say that the white ones haven't been working as well. There have actually been several complaints to Watson (Actavis) regarding the lack of potency in their "supposedly equivalent" white tablets. They claim that the only difference lies in the removal of 'dye', however that doesn't necessarily explain why they don't work as well, since dye has no real impact on anything but its color. The true answer to their ineffectiveness is still a mystery until the manufacturer opens up and spills the beans. In the ... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Dec 06 '13, 12:15 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 256634
Watson Lortab Formula Change
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 1 month ago in Lortab.
Mon, Sep 15 '14, 2:00 AM   179  Subscribe to thread 243540
hydrocodone/apap 7.5/750mg
on one side it sendes watson 387 ## Can this medication cause constipation.? prescribed for pain relief. ## This tablet contains 750mgs of Acetaminophen and 7.5mgs of Hydrocodone, the active ingredients in Vicodin, Lortab or Norco. And yes, it is a narcotic pain reliever, so constipation can be one of its side effects, along with dizziness, drowsiness and nausea. Learn more Lortab details here. An additional note to add is that the FDA has requested that all such medications be changed to lower the dosage of the Acetaminophen in them to a maximum of only 325mgs, due to the danger associated with its toxicity and overdose. Some manufacturers have already begun to implement this change and the rest are expected to have done so by January 2014. Thus, at any future point, anyone looking for... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Mar 20 '13, 3:25 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 175548
Pink Watson 502
I have taken 7.5mg hydrocodone for pain in the past, the only effect being the absence of pain. Took one about 3 hrs. ago for a toothache and......it KNOCKED ME OUT! Had to lie down, slept for about two and a half hours, and I'm still really groggy. The ones I've taken in the past were not 'Watson 502', and I'm wondering why this one affected me so differently. ## Hi Leslie, When you switch brand names or manufacturers, the drug itself doesn't change, but rather the binders or fillers that they put with it. For this very reason, I believe the differences in side effects you are feeling have a lot to do with certain "inactive" ingredients that may or may not be present in each brand. I'm frustratingly surprised that doctor's and pharmacists don'... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Nov 28 '12, 7:07 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 239044
Hydrocodone Apap 5 500 Tablet
Hydrocodone Apap 5 500 Tablet. Wanting to make sure this is the right medication in an old bottle. White tablet with red specks imprint on one side Watson other side 3202. Thanks ## Yes, this is a generic for Vicodin or Norco, but it is the 5/325mg dosage. You can learn more Vicodin details here. All such tablets will be changed to contain only 325mgs of Acetaminophen by January of 2014, due to the new FDA directive. Some manufacturers are already making the changes. Are there any questions or comments? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Mar 06 '13, 12:17 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 243733
Which is better? Hydrocodone-APAP 7.5-650 (Watson 502 pink tablets or white scored oblong M359)?
I am on pain pills to manage the chronic pain I experience from Fibromyalgia, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Neuropathy, and back/disc problems. We moved, so I just changed pharmacies. I get a Rx every month for hydrocodone-apap 7.5-650 (used to get 10-650's but couldn't stand the nausea, so I asked them to bump it down a bit). I used to get the pink pills that had WATSON 502 (I think it was) on them, generic for Lorcet Plus. Now I filled the same Rx at the new pharmacy and they gave me some white scored oblong tablet that says M359. It also says generic for Lorcet Plus tablet. Can anyone please tell me if there is a difference other than the manufacturer of the pills? (like, if one is better than the other). The old ones (WATSON) seemed like they took forever to kick in and at t... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Hydrocodone.
Thu, May 31 '12, 8:53 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 231312
hydrocodone apap 5 500 tab wats
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   1  Subscribe to thread 249371
Mallinckrodt Pharmacuticals Hydrocodone, M357.
Using Mallinckrodt M357 hydrocodone and pain was perfectly controlled. About 20 months later my pharmacy changes the manufacturer to Watson. This new hydrocodone is not working as fast nor as effective. This leads me to using more than i normally would with Mallinckrodt M357. I am still within the doctors prescibed range but i do not like using any more than need be. My doctor has not an answer. What i would like to do is find a Pharmacy in the maryville, tennessee area that carries Mallinckrodt M357 to see if it is the medication or me building resistance. I do not think it is me because my back pain told me the first day of Watson use that it was not working. I have been now with the Watson for about two months. ## I NEED TO QUIT PLEASE HELP ME AND I WANT TO DO IT AT HOME...SO WHAT IS... ...
Updated 13 days ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Oct 10 '14, 5:08 PM   9  Subscribe to thread 234622
watson 509
light green and oblong in shape ## I WANT TO KNOW IF THIS WAS THE SAME AS 503 ## Watson 503 is a generic for the narcotic analgesic Lorcet, it contains Acetaminophen 650mgs and Hydrocodone 10mgs. Unfortunately, I cannot find any listing in the US prescription drug databases for a Watson 509. ## Have been using the Watson green 503 for severe back pain for a long time, with great results. It really relieved my back pain. The company has changed the formula and the 503 is now white in color. It is no more than taking a vitamin-can't tell that my back pain is relieved at all. Please go back to the old formula like the light green was. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Lorcet.
Sat, May 11 '13, 12:36 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 176668
watson540
blue oval shaped watson 540 on one side line through middle on other ## Watson 540 is 500 mg Acetaminophen w/ 10 mg Hydrocodone ## That is correct, thank you CJ! This is a generic for Vicodin, Lortab or Norco and I have some new details to add for anyone else seeking information on this tablet. The first is that due to the problems some people were having with the dyes in them, Watson is now changing some of their tablets to remove the dyes, thus as of April 2013, this one is now appearing on the market as a white tablet, but with the same marking and dosage. And the next snippet of information that needs to be added is that by request of the FDA, all of these combination prescription medications are being changed to contain no more than 325mgs of Acetaminophen, per dose. This request w... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Acetaminophen.
Tue, Apr 16 '13, 11:10 AM   2  Subscribe to thread 164514

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