White Watson 853

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Michael Says:


So recently I received a white Watson 853 that looks identical to the yellow ones; size, shape, imprint. Everything checks out except it does not feel as strong as the yellow. I was then told that Watson is not manufacturing yellow ones anymore so I checked the Watson/actavis website. They had no info on white 853. Are these fake?



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Jenna Says:

Hi Michael,

Where a bouts did you get the pill from? If you didn't purchase it from an authorized seller, you could most definitely have a counterfeit. The only other thing I can think of, is that it may just be an old version that is no longer on the market.

I believe Actavis pharmaceuticals now owns Watson pharmaceuticals so here is a link to the contact page of Actavis Pharma's website if you'd like to ask them about the pill you have: actavis.com/en/ContactUs/default.htm

If you have any additional information to add or any more questions, please post back and I'll be happy to assist you.


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ray Says:
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I also got the white watson with 853 on it and I also thought it didn't feel the same as the yellow

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Lemarr Says:

I received the white Watson 853 pills from Walgreens. Pharmacy tech said that it's the same as the yellow ones but I'm not convinced. I e-mailed Actavis last night but have not received a reply yet. They white ones seem weaker than the yellow ones to me.

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Chris Says:

I received the white ones from walgreens as well and they don't feel strong as the yellow I had received last month. Would like to know ow what has happened.

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chris Says:

I emailed them as well waiting for a responce. I can tell that these are not nearly the same as the yellow watson 853.

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Lemarr Says:

I e-mailed Actavis on 4/4/13 and still have not received a reply. Please let us know if you get a response Chris - thanks!

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Matthew Says:

I reveivef the white 853 from Walgreens, andI still dealing with the pain. What can I do. Tjere must be s wsy to test pills and sue Eslgreens.

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David Says:

The white pills are on Watson's website actavis.com under us product page NDC: 00591-2612-05 which contain an active ingredient of 10mg of hydrocodone bitarate and 325mg of APAP You can contact Watson at 800) 272-5525 if you have any questions regarding this medication. You can also ask walgreens if they carry another generic. I was previously prescribed the same medication and previously got the yellow watson 853, but now have the white. Their is no difference in the pills from my perspective.

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matt Says:

This is bulls***, just got a 180 pill bottle of these, they are NOT the same as the yellow ones, they dont get rid of the pain at all, and now I have to wait 30 days till I can go to CVS and get some that actually work (the yellow pills with the V's on them)

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David Says:

I really haven't noticed a difference, but you obviously have. I was told by the pharmacist at Walgreen that yellow ones were not going to be in stock. I hope when you go to CVS they will have what you want. Please let us know if that is the case, and also maybe what state you live in, so we can see if this is a geographical issue for watson, or something else.

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Matt Says:

I live in Addison, IL 20 mins from downtown Chicago. These white watson norcos are 1/3 the strength that the yellow ones were, there has to be something going on.

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David Says:

Right now unfortunately for me their is no euphoria with these as I just had sugery and was given massive doses of Diludiad and Oxycotin. They had me on 120 mg of Oxy a day after my surgery, so right now everything tastes....... Vanilla.

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christal Says:

I have been on hydrocode yellow 10-325, for over a year. I to had received the new white ones and was in such pain for 4 days, I finally had my dr. Send for brand name necessary, and got name brand Norco, and guess what, they work just like they used to. There is definitely something up with these new meds, I think they took note than yellow dye out,

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RoseyRose Says:

I just posted on another thread, but please call watson if you are experiencing the drop in quality with the white version. I, too, have had a horrendous week because of their "little" tweak and am furious. Watson has received a lot of complaints according to the woman I spoke to. But she stuck with the yellow dye story. I explained that there is absolutely NO way they could be the same. I have yellow left over from last month and finally switched back last night and saw a dramatic difference. It's not psychological considering I have been in WD this week and thought I was just sick until I took a yellow one. That's when it all really clicked. So please call them. It is criminal if they reduced the quality for profit and are now denying it. Their number is easy enough to find. Call them!

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Matt Says:

Well, finally got a refill and switched the script back to CVS, the little yellow pills with the V's on them, WHAT A DIFFERENCE omg, the first day I had them I took 3 in the morning like I was used to taking with the white watsons, and it was WAY too much, I felt like I was overdosing, Watson is doing something illegal, and someone needs to get to the bottom of it.

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kr Says:

WHY ISNOTHING BEING DONE THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL HERE FOR SURE . I AM OUT $300 FOR MY MONTHLY DR APPT TAXI AND MEDS AND STILL IN EXCRUICIATING PAINYOU CANNOT EMAIL ACTIVAS ON THEIR WEBSITE OR MAYBE ITS JUST MY COMPUTER..BUT IT WONT SEND THE MESSAGE IT SAYS SOME KINDA WEIRD COOKIE THING. BUT THESE DO NOT WORK I HAVE LET MY FRIEND TAKE ONE WHO IS NOT ON OPIODS AND SHE AGREED ...NOTHING A LITTLE NAUSEA AND SHE HAS BEEN ON HYDROCODONE BEFORE AND KNOWS THE FEELING..I HAVE NO CAR NO PHONE NOW AND NO MONEY AND I AM BEYOND MAD PLEASE SOMEONE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS ASAP!

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kr Says:

THEY MUST BE DOING SOMETHING WRONG THESE PILLS DO NOT WORK AND I CANT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS..THERE HAS TO BE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS SOMEONE TO GET THEM TESTED ORSOMETHING"?? PLEASE? IM IN SW FLORIDA AND THESE NEW WHITE ONES DO NOT HAVE BARELY ANY HYDROCODONE IN THEM ID SAY 5 MG AT THE most and probably less im almost positive.

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matt Says:

I completely agree on the 5mg.

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Jim Says:

It seems like we all are in agreement that these new watson white 853 which we were coerced into taking DO NOT WORK!!! since Watson was bought out by Activis Pharmaceuticals it seems like they are using the same but much cheaper ingredients to increase profit margins. I also heard that Activis which is a fortune 500 company is also moving from new jersey to Ireland to save on taxes. this company is all about money which is fine until you start messing with ingredients that are cheaper so you make more profit. and are hurting the 1000s of people who take this medication. this company is a DISGRACE and should be investigated

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KR Says:

I HAVE BEEN WAKING UP EARLY WITH EXCRUCIATING BACK PAIN IDK IF THIS IS WITHDRAWAL BUT ITS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. I BELIEVE THEY DID NOT PUT ANY HYDROCODONE IN THESE IF SO ITS BARELY ANYTHING AND DEFINATELY NOT THE 10 MG THAT ITS SUPPOSED TO BE. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE WE CAN TAKE THESE TO GET TESTED FOR WHATS IN THEM? EVERYONE NEEDS TO MAKE COMPLAINT W FDA AND ALSO CONTACT PHARMACUTICAL ATTORNEYS. I HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED A FEW.

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