Generic 10mg Oxycodone Ir Kvk Brand. Any Info About Known Quality Of This Med Compared To Other Generics? (Page 3)

SignmanTommy Says:

I have seen so many different opinions and information about companies offering generic oxycodone and the differences in strength, and quality over other generic brands. I have also heard that the FDA allows from 12% to 20% variances in the active ingredient (oxycodone) in their pills. Which if i am understanding this correctly, they can be + or - 12 to 20% of the actual amount of oxycodone per tablet? Can someone with the expertise or knowledge (like a pharmacist or a doctor) explain this to us who have heard this and don't understand? I personally suffer with chronic pain from a construction accident 20 yrs ago in which my back was broken in 7 places along with a lot of muscle and nerve damage which has left me on disability and in chronic pain after 4 surgeries and 7 levels of my spine fused. I currently take 150mg's of oxycodone IR daily, and I have noticed the difference between different manufactures of the same medicine at the same size tablet. My doctor said he could specify a certain 'generic' brand on my prescription, but that my insurance company will only pay for a generic equivalent to a 'specified brand name' IE: Roxicodone is the brand name, but I can only receive the generic equivalent to that, like KVK, or qualitest, mallankrodnt (sp?) etc. Does anyone know which 'generic' brand of oxycodone (10mg IR) is known to be of the highest quality and potency? Any help or information would be great. Chronic Pain survivors and those who suffer with pain, God Bless You and I hope you have a pain-free day (if possible)..Tommy

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Jayjay Says:

Do you get an oxycodone brand generic called shortec in the states? Over here oxys are non existent apart from the ones who have to take it for pain. So im lucky or unlucky ha ha to be able to take 20mgs caps fast release by shortec and their pretty good, 4 or 5.

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Grace Says:

Had the same problem. I've been taking a pill imprinted with A 214 then the pharmacy changed it to K 8. They do nothing for me. I believe the A 214 is actavis and k 8 is kvk, totally trash. Has anyone else ran into this problem? What are the best generic oxycodone 15mg

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Kim Says:

I hate the KVK brand. Don't exactly know what my prior brand was. But all I was told is they quit making it. I knew something was wrong within the 1st half hour/hour I took the KVK brand. I got zero pain relief and I felt awful. I am filing a complaint with the FDA..and anyone else with this same problem should also file a complaint. A pharmacist told me today that they only make certian meds and try to skirt certain regulations. KVK Tech is a terrible company all around. The more research I do the more dirt I find. I have had severe back problems for years. I have been doing great on my last brands 20mg oxy's. I can take 4 a day but its so effective all I usually only take 2 a day.. 3 occasionally. Rarely have I ever had to take all 4. Like I said..within half and hour I knew something was terribly wrong. IDK if it was withdrawal..but I felt awful. I actually considered going to the hospital. It was that bad. Thank god I have extras of my old brand. I'm going to a different pharmacy next month. File your complaints with the FDA. The more the get the better. Lets try to take this terrible company out of business!!!!

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Momma1 Says:

Hi Sultrylady84.
Oh I'm so pleased to have found someone else that feels the same way I do. Yes, I totally agree with you...It drives me crazy too! I am having good results with pain relief from the Oxycodone 20mg by Kvk tech (,which everyone is complaining about here) for my chronic back pain from Denerative Disc Disease, 3 buldging discs in my liwer lumbar ( my L4..L5..and a compression frature at the T-1) Sciatica, & spinal stenosis. There may be some changes, as my last MRI was at the least 4 years ago.
I would like to here from those who are taking the Oxycodone 20 mg immediate release tabs by kvk tech , that are doing well with it's effectiveness on their chronic pain!
Used to be a couple to 3 years ago that Activis was in the headlines when they took over Watson's Percocet. NOW, on at issue, I agreed. I was taking Percocet 10/325 Mfg. Watson forever, then one month when I was due to refill...The pill looked completely different! It wasn't scored in the middle. I looked and the manufacturer was different, ACTIVIS. The lack of a score was a red flag to me that something was up. All narcotic pain medication is scored for the patient to be able to split. Well, I took one and had no pain relief and became extremly aggitated with a terrible headache. Looked into it, Long story short, they were using more fillers(obviously of stuff making people sick) n oxycodone.
That one I'll give everyone , but like you said pure oxycodone don't have fillers.
So, as sad as it is that kvk is not working for so many people for some reason, there's not a darn thing tjey can do to change it.
The pharmacy, (I'm a Walgreens customer) only gets what they are sent and they have no control over which manufacturers pills tjey t.
It's about the all mighty dollar, neither a battle war we can win.
Going back, Like I said I would like to hear from those who's experience taking the 20mg Oxycodone IR is positive...because I can't be the only one.

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In2muchpain Says:

I was taking 20mg of oxycodone 4x a day and was CHG to the kvk pharmaceutical brand from the zydus brand and feel like iam withdraw symptoms , I did nt feel before .. Help

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Maui Says:

The KVK is pain relief at ALL. Definitely finding a different brand next month.....absolutely TERRIBLE!!

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Misdy Says:

That's incorrect. I also take Oxycodone 10mg Immediate Release by KVK TECH. This is my first time taking them from this manufacturer. It doesn't seem to work as well as the one I was taking at the hospital. I don't know the brand of that one.

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dartist Says:

I reported on kvk oxycodone to the FDA. This was before seeing this site and all the complaints. It does take a few minutes, but it is pretty easy to navigate the FDA site and if enough people complain, maybe something will happen.

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In2muchpain Says:

Since make my complaint about kvk not work moved to a Extended release med ,, working good except for breakthrough pain need something else still.

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Patrick Says:

Today, I just filled a prescription for KVK Tech (K 56) 10mg Oxycodone at Berkley Medical Pharmacy in Martinsburg, Wv. (304)-350-3261.

Unfortunately, I've already taken the maximum dosage allowed (legally... & morally)


Is this company famous for dispensing counterfeit or low-quality opioids? Has anyone else had results like mine?

Is there a place I could have them evaluated, to check their contents?

Anyone ever sue them or attempt to prosecute them?

OBVIOUSLY..after reading some of your posts, I hope I can get some resolution!!!

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dartist Says:

Re: Patrick (# 50) Expand Referenced Message

I would encourage everyone who has problems with kvk to file a complaint with the fda. I did, and got a few responses from the fda, mostly saying that they investigate based on the number of complaints. I also complained to kvk, and two different company reps contacted me for details. About a month later they sent me a letter saying that they have filed an issue with the fda. Not exactly sure what that means, but it seems to be admitting that there might be something worth investigating.

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Anon Says:

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I absolutely agree with you. KVK TECH is able to sell Oxycodone to the pharmacy's for pennies on the must ask themselves why that is? To still be cost-effective they obviously are putting less of the "active ingredient" (oxycodone) in their pills. This is not right. I am experiencing withdrawals & severe uncontrolled pain since getting the KVK TECH brand of oxycodone. I am complaining to FDA as well. Hope others will too as this company needs to be stopped. They are selling an inferior product of medication and people are suffering needlessly due to this. There is no way this medication has the required amount of active ingredient in it per FDA guidelines OR they are only using the absolute "bare minimum" amounts as per FDA. My insurance needs to be aware also as they are paying for a product that does not work. I am filling complaints with the FDA immediately, along with the pharmacy, and my insurer. They need to be shut down. I have seen HUNDREDS of complaints from people here on the internet all saying KVK TECH oxycodone does not work...why is nothing being done about this thus far?

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Frog lady Says:

Re: signmanTommy (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

They contain red dye which I found out I am allergic too. If anyone has lots of allergies, beware!!!

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Susie Says:

To those of you who are abusing these meds, YOU are the reason those of us who truly need them are going thru hell to get them! A week ago I was prescribed 10 mg of oxy and got KVK brand. After two days, I had NO pain relief and became deathly ill with a rash all over my back, headache, sick to my stomach and was staggering like a drunk. I did not realize it was from meds until Sunday. There is something terribly wrong with this pharma company... I have never had it before and now am at my Drs mercy as what to do! I wish he could read this site that I stumbled upon so he can see it's not just me! Please, everyone file a complaint! We can not allow them to do this to us! We are being used as guinea pigs, at our expense! Does anyone have a number we can call? Call your local reps, Senators, ect... My spine has very few discs that are good, with a screw sticking out my back from a blotched C7, C8 and T1 emergency surgery, with pieces of bone scattered thru out my back. Please let Drs know what they are doing to people who TRULY need these meds because our government doesn't have a clue nor care! Quit giving us "fake meds" with tons of fillers!

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dartist Says:

Re: Susie (# 54) Expand Referenced Message

If you go to this website, you can file a complaint with the FDA. This site also has the phone numbers for regional consumer complaint coordinators:

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Frog lady Says:

Re: Susie (# 54) Expand Referenced Message

Kvk makes the least expensive generic around that is why my pharmacy carries them, anytime u get a pill that is pink it has red dye, they also make 30 mg oxy which is tan, that has red, black and some other dye in it. Sorry memory shot, in intractable pain even tho dr switched manufacturer.

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dartist Says:

Re: Frog lady (# 56) Expand Referenced Message

I don't think kvk is the whole problem. I think a number of generics have pain relieving potency issues. I also think this problem contributes to medication abuse, since the pills don't work like they should, so people take them more often. I tried two different brands and neither came close to percocet , from a long time ago.

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Kim Says:

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Wrong, im a nurse and 10mg hcl is immediate release...and yes it does come in 10 mg..but Rhodes is a scam and I feel awful on it...

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Mesa1 Says:

Re: Kfelix2014 (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

I just switched pharmacies and the new pharmacy carries kvk, it doesn't seem to work. I found your review right on!

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Laurie Says:

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I hope this website still works. Reading about KVK tech oxycodone. Now it’s 2018, not 2013, 5 years ago! I changed generic 10 mg oxy from zydus. To kvk. It causes extreme nausea (I’m sensitive to all opioids).... vomit with morphine, etc., but huge difference. It also as someone else commented causes drowsiness. I only take 5 mg at a time yet still had these effects. But seemed like better pain control. The zydus is so weak for pain relief. I tried 15 mg kvk too, also extreme nausea. (I always cut in half), or thirds with this one. I also tried dissolving in very small glass of water. The dye and particles fell to the bottom, and then I sipped the water on top as the oxy dissolves. Still I got nauseated! I tried to dissolve zydus and it doesn’t dissolve as well. Big difference. My pharmacist said some dissolve differently in the stomach. I hope this helps. I am hoping someone can help me too! I agree with many of these posts, it’s just appalling to have to deal with when you are in so much pain. (low back disk tears)... and sensitive to side effects. But the pain is agony. There isn’t a “choice”. Thank you. I also wondered if mallinckrodt bought kvk? Does anyone know?

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