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Hi I just started taking this A333 white oblong pill. (Generic Percocet. 10/325). I never had this type before and got it due to pharmacy supply. My question is has anyone noticed a difference in pain relief from other brands. Maybe it's me but it doesn't seem to work as well. Can't wait to hear some other input on this. Thanks.



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Selenapissedoff Says:

Hey Sunni I did some research and this is what I found! The Actavis brand oxycodone here is what is in them # Croscarmellose Sodium, Crospovidone, Silicon Dioxide (Colloidal), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Povidone, Pregelatinized Starch, and the ACTIVE Ingredient is OXYCODONE HYDROCHLORIDE, ACETAMINOPHEN..For the regular brand the ( Watson ) it has this in it..Crospovidone, Silicon Dioxide (Colloidal), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Povidone, Pregelatinized Starch..**So when I compared it the only thing missing from the ACTAVIS brand was this was this (Magnesium Stearate). Anyways they are renaming stuff and changing things around to confuse people. I hope this helps with wanting to know what was in it.

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sunni Says:

Selena, that's interesting about the ingredients, personally I don't believe the A333 pill has Any Oxycodone or acetaminophen in it! More like aspirin - I certainly did not feel any relief at all or even the same after taking one of those of nasty pills. If there really is oxycodone in it, it has to be the smallest % ever, I felt no pain reliever in this medication. Its the cheapest of the cheapest knock-off version of the old Watson. really I believe they are trying to take oxycodone off the market because of so much abuse problems, this is their way I guess to make everyone sick. I have nothing good to say about the Actavis A333 pill, it poisoned me & I have proof from the ER stating it did. It has caused a lot of problems for me and others as well, it should be taken off the market. It scares me to think that this pill is being sold and supplied to pharmacies as the real deal as it is NOT the real thing.

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SoConfused Says:

I give up! I called more places today (script gets filled tomorrow, 26th), just about everyone has Actavis....I did find one that has...Alvogen....Amneal and Mallinkroft [sp] which is suppose to be bad,,,,the 1st two I named off, the one's that start with an "A", I've never heard of either of them, has anyone here??
I went to Actavis website and after digging around, found the Inactive Ingred.s, which were the same as what Selenapissedoff listed....it did have, "OXYCODONE HYDROCHLORIDE, ACETAMINOPHEN", mine was in a PDF file.Since I can't find Watson any longer, didn't check what their inactive ingred.s are, rather, were....The Actavist Co. in NJ has been shut down, then a year or two later, reopened...can't remember if they ended up getting shut down again, then reopened as I spent hours on this...but did read and CVS said it was true where the DEA are now making it harder because of all the ones that abuse this medicine and I'm sure others. Reckon I'm going to try it again (seeing as I don't have much of a choice) and if I get sick again, will contact my pain management dr and see if he'll exchange the rest of the pills I have and just give me a script for 5 mg.s since Actavis hasn't got ahold of them....yet! Also, if you read my 1st or 2nd post here, you'll see my symptons are different then everyone elses so maybe something else caused the problems I was having??? I don't know, hopefully someone here has heard of the companies I listed above and can tell me something about them (fingers crossed to hear tonight...it's 7:02 PM (EST) here in NC. This is sad...so sad! Thanks for messing us up abusers!!!

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sunni Says:

So Confused, Yes I have heard and taken both the Amneal & Mallinckrodt Brands and they are just fine, actually just like the old Watson & I currently take the Amneal Brand and have no Problems at all. The other Brand Alvogen, I have Never heard about or taken, but the other 2, I had No problems and currently take the Amneal Brand. I wouldn't refill the A333 if your still having side effects, try the others, they are fine. It is definitely confirmed that all Walgreens now carry the Actavis A333 med, my FIL had to get a script filled and sure enough Walgreens told him sure we have the Watson, just like always and he received the A333 pill this evening, I have not heard if he has had any problems or not yet, but will let you know. Hope this helps some and you find some relief. I would go with the Amneal or the Mallinckrodt Brand, definitely not the A333. Just my opinion and experience with these brands. Good Luck to you

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SoConfused Says:

Thank you soooo much for that info. Sunni! *Hugs* I'll try the Amneal....I take the 7.5-325mg....I'm so glad you answered this tonight! :) TYTYTY!!!

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Sunni Says:

So confused -I really hope the brands I suggested will help you as much as they helped me. They are definitely Better then the A333 pill, of course anything is better then that med. Good Luck. Oh & yes all the abusers & pill mill drs have ruined this for people who truly need the medication, it's very sad! Very interesting about Actavis had been shut down, that should of been a warning to Watson who bought Actavis & is using the Actavis Name now! Again good luck & keep us posted!

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sunni Says:

So Confused, After seeing your latest post, I take a different Dosage than you do, but I can say I have taken Amneal & Mallinckrodt Brands of my Dosage which is 10/325, I have taken 5/325. I have not taken 7.5/325. I have taken the original Watson Brand as well. Some will say that nothing works as good as the original Watson, however, I would avoid the Actavis Brand all together. I Never had problems with either Amneal or Mallinckrodt Brands. Good Luck to you & I sincerely hope you find some relief from your pain. This is a horrible experience for many people that need the med & cannot get relief from the Actavis A333 pill. Just a reminder that Actavis is now Watson, so avoid.

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sunni Says:

Selena, I tried to reply to this already however it stated under review? never had that happen before. Anyway, thank-you for the research you did, interesting about the ingredients. I just avoid Actavis/Watson all together now due to they are one and the same company now. It has been confirmed that Walgreens is now carrying the A333 pill & telling patients it is the regular Watson. My FIl had to get a script last night, went to Walgreens & they told him, we carry the old Watson just like always, Not True, they gave him the A333 pill. I have not heard if he experienced any problems as of yet, I surely hope not. IDk know if different pill lots make a difference or not, but I have to avoid this A333 pill. I have taken the Amneal & Mallinckrodt Brands and Never experienced a problem with these Brands. Good Luck to you, I hope you find relief soon.

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Brian Y Says:

Same thing just happened to me. I spent half the day yesterday looking for Watson brand. My last script was from CVS and they gave me Actavis, which I found to be not nearly as potent as the Watson's I had been getting. No issues with nausea or anything else, just potency. So finally last night at about 9 pm I called Walgreen's and they said they have Watson's in stock. So I go there this morning and get it filled, open the package and sure enough, it said Actavis on the bottle. I complained to the pharmacist but she said they must have run out (right - between 9 pm last night and when they opened this morning). I just found out since I got home and did some research on Actavis that they bought Watson's and it's the same stuff I've been getting. So anyway I'm stuck for another month on these. Don't know what to do next month though, as the only other one's I found were Mallinkckrodt, which many others have complained about online (potency) and Amneal (at Walmart) which many have said are horrible and would never go back to. I guess I'll need to ask my insurance company about the cost of name brand or try to get my doctor to switch me to something else.

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sunni Says:

Brian, I have never had a problem with the Mallinckrodt or Amneal Brands, potency was much better than Actavis which I found to give No relief from pain whatsoever. I would take those 2 brands over the Actavis anyday.

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SoConfused Says:

First...Brian, I went to Walmarts this morning because I was told they had 'Amneal', they did just Not in 7.5-325mgs! It depends on which milligram you take, I ended up with 'Mallinckrodt' which I'll admit, I wasn't thrilled about because of all the bad things I've heard....about an hour and a half later, I finally got them (had to do with my ins.) when all along all they had to do was cause CVS to get the info.! I was in so much pain I could hardly walk to my car but people can say what they want about, 'Mallinckrodt'....it works (so far), for me and I have a high tolerance!! Yay!! First time I've been pain free and no side effects in a month....thank God!! :) Good luck Brian~

Hi Sunni (big smile), hope all is well with you, have you heard from your FIL yet? Sure hope he isn't having any problems!
I googled Actavist and came across (in a PDF), where their office in N.J. had been shut down, then reopened and pretty sure shut down yet again....well what I told you about earlier...also a couple of pharmacies have told me that they've had a few phone calls asking if they sold Actavist....watch...one day we'll see that commerical on TV, where it says if you've taken "this medicine" to call the Attorney's number listed! Lol~ it can't be soon enough! I saw where you said it had been confirmed "that Walgreens is now carrying the A333 pill" etc.....them, CVS/Rite-Aid...and not just the A333 pill but the A332 (7.5-325) as well!

I'm trying to think if that's all....by the time I scroll alllll the way up to the messages, I end up forgetting something....lol....sure would be nice if this reply box was closer to all the comments. ;) Oh! Did you know this site is also on Facebook? When I get an email alerting me there's a reply to this thread, I noticed it yesterday....I'll blame it on the pain for me not noticing it earlier.....I hit the 'Like' button on it last night... I feel so much better! Thanks to all that have posted on here, especially Sunni!

Time to eat so take care all, I'll still stop by but getting that 'needs to be reviewed' is bugging me a tad....I mean a few of us are like Regulars' here...lol....good luck to all in finding something other then Actavis and hope your FIL isn't going through what we did Sunni

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SoConfused Says:

Today I have some info about a new, and dangerous pain pill that's killing people, the name of it is, "Zohydro", it came in my email along with a Petition to sign...since we cannot post links here, I'll be going to their social media page and posting it there....hopefully all of you will go there and sign it. *Sigh* there will be more info. about it on their page.

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sunni Says:

So Confused, Yes, FIL got ill from the A333, he went back to pharmacy and gave them the what for, esp for telling him they were the original Watson, he also called complaint line. he will not take anymore, he had to go back to his dr again, take pills with him and get a different script for a lower dose as almost everyone here carries that nasty pill & the ones that don't, don't have other brands in for the dosage he needed! OMG, I am so so Happy for you that you found something & you are pain free! I am so relieved to hear that the Mallinckroft brand works for you. It always worked for me along with the Amneal Brand. I never heard anything bad about either brand, if I had a problem with a brand, I would of looked to see if anyone else did. the main thing is you are out of pain and you now know what works for you! Different Brands effect people differently, but the Actavis in my opinion has to be the worst there is on market for pain, I mean look how many have had problems that we know of on here, I am sure there are many more. I was just talking to my husband last night about seeing a commercial sometime in the future about this A333 pill. I pray that doesn't happen. That med scares me. If a company had been shut down twice, that should of Told WATSON something about their business practices, but WATSON buys them anyway? Its just sad that a company such as WATSON would market a pill such as the A333 for pain, when it does not provide relief from pain, its causes problems for people & some fairly serious, who knows what it can do if taken for a period of time? Its too risky for me. Anyway, I am very happy that you found some relief. Oh No I did not know about facebook, interesting. thanks for letting me know.

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sunni Says:

So Confused, I wrote you earlier but told me needs reviewed?/ IDK what this is, but anyway:: FIl did get bad stomach ache and sick, he had to go to dr again today and get a lower dosage med as everyone here is out of the dosage he needed or carried that A333 med. I am SO SO HAPPY to hear you found relief and from the Mallinckrodt Brand, it always worked for me. Some brands just effect people differently, but the Mallinckrodt and Amneal have always worked for me. isn't great to finally be out of pain? I am thrilled for you. Its funny you mention the commercial, my husband & I were just talking about that last night, I pray it doesn't happen. Anyway, I hope you continue to feel relief and now you know the Mallinckrodt works. I had never heard anything bad about Mallinckrodt or Amneal, if I had a problem I would of looked if others had, but both work for me. Again so Happy you found some much needed relieve. take Care

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sunni Says:

WOW will definitely be checking this out I am reading some articles on it now. Thanks for letting people now.

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grooveylisa Says:

i got the medication 2 days ago,and I got it at walgreens,not cvs. I thought I was sick,im soo glad I looked the medication up on here.ive been taking the Watson 10/325 for many yrs and it worked fine.this barely relieves pain and im sooo sick.anyway,just thought id let u know that walgreens is selling it also.

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WilliamnKKsMomma Says:
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I am so thankful for all your feedback on here about this new brand name. Its so nice to be able to find information. I normally fill mine at Von's and always get the brand endocet. I went to Walgreen's this month because I recently moved and is closer. Seems by all your information that was a mistake as I too received the Actavis brand. So far no bad side effects. I hope it stays that way.
I would like to give my sympathy to anyone that is having bad reactions to this medicine and hope we all can find a solution. I appreciate this forum! So nice to have people to provide information. I will be going back to Vons next month and hope they still give the same kind as I used to get. I will be following this thread closely. I have only taken Watson brand here and there usually its always Endocet. So is Watson brand gone? Thank you all! Have a great Saturday!!

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Katy Says:
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This past month I went to pick up my monthly script of Percocet @ Walgreens and was given actavis instead of the usual Watson. I also had bad reaction to inactive ingredients and noticed it was not taking pain away. I called Walgreens filed a complaint and pharmacy said they would switch them out. Went back to doctor and he wrote a new script so I could trade them in. Make sure doctor writes at bottom of script (return unused pills to pharmacy for trade in) and you shouldnt have any problems. Walgreens took new script worked things out with my insurance to trade them in and covered extra cost of $600 brand name for $0. Brand name works great, better then watson ever did. now just have to figure out how to get my insurance to fully cover it. Brand name is $1,117 without insurance and $600 with, which Is just outrageous

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sunni Says:

Katy, So sorry you had bad reaction too. I am really surprised Walgreens took back and gave you new, CVS told me They Could Not take my pills back period! I had to pay 152.00 out of my pocket for the Nasty Actavis brand, get a new script from pain dr for my normal pain med at regular pharmacu as they finally had got a supply from Amneal and spend another 103.00 for those, my pain dr took the others. The ER dr and Pharmacy both told me to return pills to my dr. Why didn't Walgreens give you your normal pain med to begin with? Ins reasons? I find it crazy that these pharmacies are passing off this Actavis brand esp with all the complaints. My dr has it written on my script, Not to Receive Actavis Brand pain med, A333 pill. All the Walgreens and CVS in Florida are supplied with the Actavis med, at least in SW Fl. I pray my pharmacy stays the way it is. Glad that you are better and got your med. FYI, For anyone without medical Insurance such as myself, there are med savings cards you can check out online, it helps with costs.

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Kirby Says:
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Walgreens also now gives A333. I also use to take Watson without any issues. Now with taking A333 pill I break out in a huge rash and itch everywhere. Totally allergic to these and have been taking Percocet for 3+ Years without any issue

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