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

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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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CO Susie Says:

Mallincrodt, ZyGenerics and all of the MANY other brands I have been given are 100% better than the KVK Tech brand. I get absolutely no pain relief and have had horrible side effects from KVK Tech products (including bladder infections), crazy mood swings and again no pain relief. I have put on all paperwork that I am allergic to KVK Tech products, but the different pharmacies, still try to sneak them over on me. After they fill my prescription with KVK Tech and have nothing to replace it with, I either have to accept the KVK or go back to my doctor for a new prescription. This is not fair. Nothing is right about it.
FDA allowing such a huge "fudge factor" on all medications, isn't right either. They have a website which accepts comments, and I have voiced my opinion to them.
If you were paying for $100 of gasoline and only receiving $80 or $88 worth, you would be extremely upset. Why aren't people upset about being ripped off on medication?
The FDA allows producers to use fillers/buffers that aren't effective either. The filler/buffer is usually what transmits the pain reliever to your central nervous system for the pain relief. So if it doesn't transmit, you get no pain relief. Some people try to say "all pills are the same". They are not. Each company has a patent on their drug so that other companies can not make it "the same".
The legal and illegal opiate market runs in the billions every year, and lots of companies want part of that market. We look to the FDA to protect us, as we aren't qualified to analyze every medication we take. The FDA isn't doing such a good job of protecting us.
How about FDA employees get to pay $100 for $80 worth of gasoline for a few months, bet they would get a different attitude.

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Fairness7 Says:

I thought it was just me. The Actavis worked soooo much better. I too get my meds at Walgreens and it is UNREAL to me that you cannot even special order a different Oxy IR. The only way that anything may possibly resolve this issue is to take a stance and COMPLAIN to Walgreens, (repeatedly if necessary), and request that they get rid of that Garbage and go back to what was working and/or find something, (Anything) else other than that trash; and as i mentioned previously; at least allow one to special order something else. Calling the above mentioned drug chains Corporate office would be hopefully have some kind of impact,(at least I would imagine), if enough people banned together and followed through. I dont know, maybe it's just me but if anyone out there has had a positive experience with the k9's Please let me know. I would like to hear some feed back. In the mean time, I'm stuck with a slew of these and I have to wait a whole month until I allowed to fill a script. I am Greatful that I at least have something versus nothing at all but I'm just so frustrated and feel powerless. I too am confused because I have read some posts where individuals have said that the k9's were wonderful. Anyway, thank you for your post; at least I don't feel alone any longer in thinking that it was just me. Thanks for letting me RANT.....

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Kfelix2014 Says:

The KVK Tech takes literally a whole hour to have any minimal effect opposed to the Mallincrodt brand which takes 20-30min tops, so its slow going and inconsistent and It is the same regardless if it is the 10mg or 5 mg KVK. The fillers are irritating to me. And if you have a red dye allergy steer clear of the 10 MG.

As a pain patient for some years and not a recreational user, I functioned best with the M brand, I felt "cleaner" in my mind and body, just normal and minimal pain and I was doing more activity with less side effects. Im no drug tech but it seems to be missing something. And certainly if you usually feel more energetic and functional prescribed M brand you'll notice the difference cause you don't get that with KVK. What makes it work to divert your mind of pain seems dull and tiring or like your more confused about how you feel then anything and certainly no "high" so maybe they make them less addicting? or removed a certain component or added one to null another but its my opinion if they change what makes it work then its just useless for everyone. Perhaps a new patient/customer wouldn't know the difference in comparison but when your used to a certain effect and a certain kind of relief, its not there, for me anyways. In fact when I first began after a dosing change even at a dose increase, my pupils were bigger and I felt like I got kicked in the back and not doing much. I had a few tablets remaining of the M brand, took it and felt so much better. W Greens no longer carries the M brand as of last month which is a surprise to me.
Im interested to know anyone else's feeling on this manufacturer so I can rule out if I just have an allergy to the filler perhaps or its its just a bad drug. Given that they are newer I have not seen any reviews and the company doesn't even list anything on their website.
Oh and those who use W Greens, I accidentally got a copy of their new "procedure" and they do visually judge you to determine if you should be given a certain medication. I will prob use another pharmacy, I only liked them cause of the drive thru convenience but obviously they are making major changes and Im not sure if that only applies to them.
Im looking forward to others thoughts.

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suebee Says:

Been on both. The KVK are HORRIBLE! !! Had been taking the Mallinkrodt (sp?), and there is sooooo much difference no matter what anyone says. Now I have to wait a month for my next doctor visit. I will take the time to make sure I never take this KTech brand again! Im upset as had bad foot surgery and its all that helps me at this time. Hope this helps. ..

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sikntiredofsikntired Says:

All im getting anywhere! And its noticible at the least and they are raising prices on these third rate medications!!! How is it not a scam when no other margin of error would be tolerated in any other priduct..and this is for health. Medicap,walgreens,small town pharm, holly park. And i dont have insurance so insult to injury. Last pharm just went to those terrible k's...and raised the price 50%! What do i do. On top of everything i can only swutch pharmacies once a year or even two and they switch brands and prices at ther profitable cinvenience. Someone help. And everytime i do call the attutudes and remarks on my med have me not dare ask what brands they have. Especially whrn no insurance. Help if possible.. please... thank you. And everyone please donate a dollar to your local pharmacy and the companies they buy from so they can get a chopper..they need to be able to get from there bungalow in aspen to there third yacht at there fourth beachplace in a suitable time qnd ammentities

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CO Susie Says:

I haven't had any experience with other generics in the oxycodone, other than the KVK Tech products that are the absolute worse pills I have ever taken. I changed pharmacies four times this past year, and my doctor did get a little upset with me, but I explained to him the problem that I've been having for several years with KVK products. He said several of his other patients have mentioned a problem with the KVK products also. I listed KNOWN ALERGIES as KVK Tech products and that I can't take them. The independent pharmacy that I'm using now, orders other brands for me and everything has been going great.

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KVK Sucks Says:

I suffer from severe chronic coccydinia (tail-bone) pain and periferial neuropathy pain in my feet. I am unable to sit or stand for more than 10 or 15 minutes at a time. Car rides are impossible along with most other activities so I am trapped at home for the most part UNLESS I have the right Oxycodone or Roxycodone manufactured pain medication.

This past week, the independent pharm. I filled my prescription from only had the KVK tech brand. I was skeptical but had no choice since my regular pharm was out of "my brand" so I had little choice to try it. I take a half 15 MG tablet 3 to 4 times a day and have for the last two years (since my tail-bone removal surgery in early 2014). I have gotten relief and can still lead a fairly normal life as the "Qualitest" or something close to this works. For verification, this small light-green pill has a scripted "V" on one side and 48 11 on the other.

I got my KVK mfg'd meds on Wednesday and took my first half yesterday afternoon around 4 PM and waited and waited for relief. After an hour, I still had no relief so I had to lay on the bed on my side and pray for it to kick in. I was dizzy and had blurred vision and was very tired. I fell asleep and didn't wake up until 8PM!! I awoke in the same pain as before and during the medication cycle. I cannot take this medication because it incapacitates me. This is no life sleeping day and night and not being able to do things or get any relief at all from this so called pain med.

KVK should be ashamed to be producing this and selling it on the cheap at the sufferers expense. I hope I can give the remaining pills to my Dr. on Monday and ask that he request ONLY the above med. The real problem is the major pharmicies (sp), the FDA, DEA and some drug manufacturer's (namely KVK Tech) have sold us out. The doctors have also caved because it is rare anymore that they prescribe pain meds for fear of losing their licenses. You can blame the DEA and the "War on Drugs for this major issue. Is this really the United States of America we are living in?

By the way, all of the above agencies, businesses and practices know this and yet they continue to dispense the KVK crap. I'm sure KVK sees this blog and yet there is no response from them anywhere. The silent are often guilty as charged. Maybe a legal case will get their attention. Any attorney sufferers out there?

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CO Susie Says:

Sikntiredofsikntired,
Tomorrow is my "fill my prescriptions saga". Every time I think that I have found a pharmacy that carries other brands than the "poison" KVK Tech, it goes south on me. I am so sick of this. fda.gov website, select Report a Problem, then select Begin Report as a Consumer/Patient. Perhaps if enough of us complain, the FDA will take a look at this problem. I know my complaint alone isn't enough to get anything done. Numbers do matter. I am certain the problem is with the buffer/filler that is being used by KVK Tech. The pills are rock hard and coated with who knows what. I don't believe that whatever medication is actually in the pill is being transmitted to the central nervous system, hence no pain relief. Also I am totally allergic to whatever this buffer/filler is. After I find a pharmacy (minimum 70 mile drive) who has oxy that isn't KVK Tech, then on the way home, I have to stop at my doctors office, update the pharmacy portion of my drug contract and explain AGAIN, why I changed pharmacies AGAIN.

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CO Susie Says:

karol,

I'm thinking that people are already killing themselves because of KVK Tech. Lots of people make remarks about no matter how much that they take, the pills still don't relieve their pain. I always warn people not to take more, it doesn't help and it's dangerous. The medication is still in your body even though it isn't being transmitted by your central nervous system. I'm also certain that it's causing horrible side effects with how a lot of people's brain works. I wish I could find a study that shows what brand of oxycodone people have had an OD on.

I truly think that the individual is being blamed as trying to feel high, rather than people looking at the brand of the oxycodone causing the problem. You didn't say how large a city you are in, but I drive 70 miles to a pharmacy that doesn't carry KVK Tech. It was a challenge to find a pharmacy that insurance would cover.

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Smith Says:

When I was a pharmacy Tech for 20 yrs & as a patient I haven't asked but it was always possible for a Dr. to write Medically Necessary for brand or write a certain kind of generic a person must have!!! Unfortunately the most expensive is usually the best quality. My personal experience is Mallinckrodt & I always have gone to mom & pop pharmacies with a pharmacist you can absolutely trust & talk to. 90% of all Dr.s have no time & were never taught about the pharmaceutical side of medicine. Ask your mom & pop pharmacist or look it up. Small pharmacies can always order almost anything. Some small one's will order from one distributor tho & another will order from the one you need. I finally got my mallinckrodt back at 3 times the price. I don't care. I know the dr. must be able to write medically necessary for insurance. I have to look that up too. Very pathetic-

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Rong Says:

KVK brand is the worst of the worst. I was taking activis brand which is made by Watson. Worked really well on my pain with no strong narcotic effect on my brain. Walgreens changed to KvK brand like 6 weeks ago. I had to take 3 times as much and wait 4hours to get any pain relief. Immediate Realease my arse.

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Susie Says:

Our thoughts our with you and hope you are able to manage your pain levels. ZyGenerics makes products that we as chronic pain patients have found to be consistently effective. We have had problems with medications manufactured by KVK Tech Inc. I was told about the "effectiveness scale" that is allowed by the FDA, which I find ridiculous. I was also told by Walgreens, Safeway and Kroger, that they are well aware that KVK Tech Inc. medication is on the very low end of the effectiveness scale. They purchased millions of these pills as they "got a good deal" and "so sad, too bad" for the chronic pain people, we are "out of luck". I decided to let Walgreens, Safeway and Kroger "eat" their "good deal" and asked my doctor for an alternative medication that isn't manufactured at all by KVK Tech Inc. For the days that I must use a medication that they make, I found a small pharmacy that carries ZyGenerics products and doesn't carry KVK Tech Inc. at all, because of the complaints against their medication.

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karol Says:

Every one in tn Walgreens Walmart even the mom n pops pharmacy have all gone to kvk a brand it sucks Cowan work bad side effects it's not fair to us who really hurt to have to take this poison probably people have to die before they pull or change it.

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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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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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CO Susie Says:

Just checking to see if any of you are still being stuck with the KVK Tech brand, or if you have been able to find pharmacies that are carrying Mallincrodt, ZyGenerics or anything but KVK Tech.

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CO Susie Says:

sikntiredofsikntired
You mentioned that you can only change pharmacies once a year or maybe longer. Is that because of a drug contract at your doctor's office?

Did my prescription saga today, and it was smooth, got ZyGenerics instead of the poison KVK Tech YEAH !!!

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Kosey Says:

I do not use Walgreens walmart so forth for my meds I find the pharmacies that still do compounding the smaller drugstores have the best meds

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Kitty Moosy Says:

Lozan, the paid mouthpiece for the KVK tech brand to go on web threads and tout the effectiveness of the brand, thinks we're all stupid. Take his declarations with a grain of salt, we're not buying what you're selling. Just go away, KVK brand does NOT work, period.

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GenRx25 Says:

You can too take oxycodone IR 10 mg tablets, as I have a bottle sitting right here. They also come in 20mg and 30 mg IR TABLETS....none come in capsules!! And yes the 5mg's come in the IR formula as well....but they are far from the only ones. So please, when you are trying to help people and clarify things for people with serious questions regarding serious medications, have your facts straight, and double check them because the only correct thing in your post was that 5 mg oxycodone comes in the IR formula...the rest was 100% useless. Please, this site is not for wasting peoples time when accurate answers are what they are seeking...so study up and check your facts please. I'm only saying this to help make sure people are informed correctly. Thank you.

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