Mallinckrodt Hydrocodone Side Effects And Info Needed
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DAR Says:
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I was prescribed hydrocode 10/325 by my md. I was getting yellow pills.now I'm getting pills that i believe are from mallinckrodt the hotel says manufacturing company is MLKCM. My concern is that this MLKCM brand make me feel ill. It causes heart palpitations, increased bowel movements, and it does not help the pain as well add the other. Is this mallinckrodt and had anyone else had these symptoms with this brand? Thank you so much for any help you can give on info with this brand



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Ty Dollar Sign Says:

Re: Manuel (# 4)

Here it is June 2020, 6 years after this guy's comment and this complete and utter placebo junk is STILL on the market, still flooding the market and hundreds if not thousands have complained to the FDA and Mallinckrodt, why is this junk still being sold?? I think we all need to absolutely REFUSE this crap if they give it to you at the pharmacy. Mallinckrodt is a Swedish company and they sub-contract the hydrocodone out to INDIA, does this tell you anything?? No one oversees quality issues in India! Do you really think the FDA is inspecting this medication from INDIA? NO they are NOT. They are getting away with selling blank placebos with NO active ingredient in them. I have taken 2 and 3 at a time and been in tears in pain and it does NOTHING. Something is definitely going on with this medication. I believe the 5 mgs. probably contain .5 mg and the 10 mg. contain 1 (YES ONE) mg. I see someone replied to someone complaining about Aurobindo, an actual company rep. that cares about people complaining, too bad Mallinckrodt doesn't care, too bad our government doesn't care. I know another person who was in severe dental pain, abscessed tooth, worst pain imaginable if you've ever had one, and they were given this Mallinckrodt too and they cried all through the night, absolutely worthless. This is INHUMANE, is anyone reading the hundreds of complaints? I talked to a pharmacist at a different pharmacy last month after I'd gotten the placebo Mckt. again and he told me that he's been a pharmacist for 21 years and KNOWS all about that junk and will go out of his way to try NOT to have that crap in stock. I go back to my doctor next week and WILL change to this pharmacy because he is well aware about this problem and he CARES, that actually means something to you crooks out there who are allowing this and I also have a feeling someone might be exchanging blank black market pills for the legit pills in the distribution process, it can be easily done in transport. I pray they get this crap off the market.

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Janrdh Says:
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Re: Lynn Pain (# 19)

Your post was from last year but Mallenkrodt is the only generic I can get. 10/325. I found out the fillers come from contaminated products from India and China. They found a filthy plant in China and bird droppings in the products from India. They were doing unannounced inspections and found horrifying contaminants. That is why we are getting sick. Plus the amount of hydrocodone was not the same from one batch to another.

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cliff j Says:

Re: don (# 7)
10mg/ 325 is only generic for Vicodin. Name brand Vicodin would be 10mg/300. The “300”’s are name brand. The “325’s” are generic hydrocodone for Vicodin. The 300 or 325 is the amount of acetaminophen in the pill. I know because I was given the 7.5/300 mg Vicodin and when they told me the price I about fell over. I asked the Pharmacist why the price was so much higher and he said that the “300’s” were the name brand and the “325’s” were generic.

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Micki Says:
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I'm so freaking sick of our government and them f***ing with our lives like its damn nothing!! Free country my ass!! No other country that I know of has the problem of going to the pharmacy and getting a generic that doesn't even have to be made with a set percentage of the active ingredient of the medication and they can use whatever buffers they want. We are told to go home and shut up or get nothing!!! They wonder why there is such a drug problem I'm this country??? Get a f***in clue damn near everything is ass backwards in our government! And they have their dirty hands in the money jars all along behind every big epidemic or war on drugs or war period!!! I've been suffering with debilitating pain that's now turned to permanent damage and deformed joints and loss of bone and ability to walk normal or do just about anything and had a disability for 7yrs. They took it away out of nowhere. That was in 07!!! I'm still trying to get it back!!! I have 3 conditions or diseases or syndromes more than I had when I was approved the first time and they basically told me to stop applying!! They force people to the breaking point! I'm FED UP!! In rural Missouri well not that rural about 30 miles north of Kcmo... I wish I lived my Mexico, I would go across and buy what I want to take and how many I know works and take them like prescribed and have somewhat of a quality of life!

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cliff j Says:

Re: Maria (# 38)
I don’t believe that the Pharmacists are tampering with the product but the manufacturers sure are. Since the early eighties manufacturers have been allowed to put in as low as 80% of the active ingredient. However, recently, in an attempt to stem the addictive qualities of the opioid medications the manufacturers have reengineered the opioid pills to have 70% less oxytocin’s. (I have not seen it in writing myself but I believe the source). The problem is that when you take out that much of the oxytocin’s to control the addictive qualities of the pills you also remove the effectiveness of the pills as well.

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Maria Says:
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Re: ManuelG (# 15)

I work in a pharmacy and the pharmacist do not know anything. They are not hiding anything from us. I take this brand of Norco 7.5mg and I too believe that something is indeed wrong with them. They don’t work as well as they did years ago I believe the government is having the drug makers decrease the effective ingredient cuz of the whole so called opioid crisis. Believe me I always listen to everything the pharmacists say cuz I want to know why they don’t work as well and if they knew anything I would hear about it. So the pharmacists aren’t doing anything to the meds etc but I believe someone is

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cliff j Says:

Re: MARIE 214 (# 26)

Walgreen’s will always sell the cheapest pills possible. Quality in an opioid medication is the least of their worries.

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cliff j Says:

Re: Ty Dollar Sign (# 27)

Yes! We are screwed because the political climate is against us right now. This started with obamler and because of the thief’s stealing their grandparents pills and overdosing and also the street drug addicts that are getting bathtub fentanyl and bathtub heroin. These addicts are criminals and no one can attack them so they attack the legal users who get legal prescriptions and use their medications responsibly. What most people do not realize is that all of the opioid medications have been remanufactured and 70% of the oxytocin in the pills have been removed in an attempt to reduce the addictive qualities of the pills. The main problem about that is that in an attempt to remove the addictive qualities of the pills they also removed the pain killing qualities. Along with the long time regulation that a pill only has to have 80% of the active ingredient we are getting hit by a double whammy. As far as filing a class action lawsuit, which law firm would even touch this case? Going after the opioid users is popular on both sides of the aisle (dems and Republicans) so no one wants to take this issue on. Besides a legal firm that specializes in the class action lawsuits only want the slam dunk lay downs and they would have to spend too many hours having to work to suit them. There is just no advocates for the chronic pain people that have used their medications responsibly. Many for more than one decade+. Also the expenses that would have to be paid by the law firm up front to gather the evidence and present their case is way more than a law firm wants to expend up front. Unless it is a slam dunk case they will not take it on.

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cliff j Says:

Re: Beth (# 29)
A Pharmacist will never care what one of their people think. In fact they are hoping that you will take your business elsewhere because that would mean they are not having to fill an opioid prescription which to them means one less addict that they have to be concerned with. To a Pharmacist anyone filling a prescription for an opioid medicine is an addict. In their mind there is no reason to ever be prescribed an opioid. If you go to a chain Pharmacy they are happy if you leave because they do not want to deal with the heat they get when they fill an opioid prescription.

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cliff j Says:

NK1 (# 33) —

The correct spelling is nice but who really gives a hoot as long as anyone reading the post understands what the poster means. I misspelled it too.

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NK1 Says:
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Re: ManuelG (# 11)

The company’s name is correctly spelled MALLINCKRODT.

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cliff j Says:

Re: Manuel (# 4)
I see the date on your response here. I doubt that Mallincrofdt will ever reply.

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cliff j Says:

Re: Verwon (# 1)

I changed pharmacy’s because they went from the Watson brand (which is no longer manufactured) to the Actavis brand which is totally awful for me. My prescription was filled with the Mallincrodt brand and, while they are not as good as the old Watson brand, they have helped me to get by. The reason that all of the opioid medications are awful is that ALL of the manufacturers tried to reengineer their pills by reducing the oxytocin content by 70%. The problem was solved to the extent that the pills were less addictive but in removing the oxytocin they also removed a good portion of the effectiveness of the pill. Plus, the manufacturers have been allowed to only put in 80% of the active ingredient so, for example, a 7.5 pill can legally only have 6 of the active ingredient. So we have been hot with a double whammy. 70% LESS of the oxytocin’s and a reduction by 20% of the total amount of the active ingredient.

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Roro Says:
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Re: DAR (# 3)

I used to get yellow qualitest but that store started shipping orders then closed ggggrrrr. I now use walmart :( they havve mallinckrodt ..... 10/325 the designation on bottle after strenth is MAL .... i asked what manufacturer was & they confirmed mallinckrodt does have M367 on 1 side & break score on reverse ......... qualitest seem better but these do help some but since they cut me over 85% on my meds it may mess up my objectivity some ........ hope this helps

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Beth Says:
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Re: Ty Dollar Sign (# 27)

I agree with you!! I hate Mallinkrodt. I've even been telling my pharmacist for 2 years about how bad it is and he laughs . They do not help!! Nobody listens!!!

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Cat Says:
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They are HORRIBLE!! I had a pain in my stomach the whole month I was stuck with them, plus they gave NO pain relief. I now have my pharmacist order Endocet brand in the 7.5 mg and I have to cut another one in half. Not all pharmacies can or will do this, but mine will as long as he is able to order them. They work great. I could write a book on what I’ve discovered about generic drugs. They ARE NOT all the same and most are being made in China or India so who knows what’s in them! There’s very few FDA watch dogs and they announce 2 months ahead of time so the manufacturers have plenty of time to hide all the things they’re doing wrong that are making people sick. It’s not just pain meds. Do some digging on this site.

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Ty Dollar Sign Says:

Re: w john (# 20)

I was once prescribed Oxycodone 30 mg. way before all this B.S. opioid epidemic was mainstream news. (made up B.S. in my opinion) Are they doing this because they have stock in Narcan, or maybe someone has a huge Kratom company?? I am starting to believe in a conspiracy theory here. Anyway after about 6 mos. I started counting the pills when I got home and I noticed I was exactly 20 short, so i called immediately and the pharmacist himself say's "oh, so sorry, come right back up and we'll fix you up." There was no questions asked, no telling me I should have notified them at the time of purchase or anything, because....I am SURE he is the one that took them! (This was a Walgreens too, 2013) You canNOT trust anyone anymore! I am more than certain that someone at this Mallinckrodt co. is switching blanks out for the one's with the actual codeine in them, NOT a doubt. You better believe someone is getting filthy rich off of this scheme. It has to be someone within the facility itself OR the distribution center and it is in a whole different state than the actual mfg. facility. They are made in Mo. and distributed in N.Y! It must be a pretty lax place because I KNOW something is going on. Every single site like this one there are hundreds of people saying the exact SAME thing about Mallinckrodt Hydrocodone, EVERY ONE that takes it say's the same thing, that there is NO narcotic in this medication, IF there is you can bet it's less than 1 to 2 mgs. I wished I could afford to take some to a lab and have them analyzed and then we could all file a class action suit for damages & suffering. I went through this all last year, month after month with no pain relief and getting stuck with this crap. I even had my pharmacy changed to Walgreens again and low and behold they had Mallinckrodt too! Me and another person who happened to be there at the same time asked for the Norco by brand and was told they would have to order and it takes 7 to 8 MONTHS and that is IF they can get it. The only way to find out what is going on, I think, is to hire a private investigation team, I know no other way because Mallinckrodt is not doing anything and I know people have filed complaints with the FDA as well and nothing is happening. So anyway, after a year of this crap they suddenly seemed to be o.k. about 4 mos. back and were o.k. up until I got my new supply on 6/7/2019 and low and behold it's back to blanks, NOTHING, NO pain relief whatsoever! Also, I have been experiencing screeching ear ringing NON stop for 3 mos! My doctor say's my eardrum and canal are bright, bright red and told me I had an infection, BUT I have no fever and NO earache pain, so how can it be an infection? Also this crap gives me terrible heartburn, it's nothing but JUNK! Something has to be done but the powers that be don't give a damn, NO one does their freaking jobs in the government all they want to do is draw big money and do NOTHING. We are SCREWED!

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MARIE 214 Says:

I am new to this board. I've had many issues with generic Percocet. Now, I am taking brand Percocet and I'm in disbelief that it doesn't help at all!! I have OA in both knees along with back pain. The only brand that has helped me tremendously was the WATSON brand. I live in North New Jersey. Is anyone else in Jersey dealing with the same issue? Walgreens has stopped selling Watson (that is where I used to get it); now they have CAMBER it is awful!! Yellow oblong pill that is manufactured from INDIA (DIRT CHEAP). I AM NOT ABLE TO WORK BECAUSE THE pain is so bad...When I was using WATSON I was able to work. I don't know what to do!!! I am consumed with this problem all day every day!!! Sorry for the caps...Thanks for reading and any suggestions.

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Beth Says:
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I too have had same experience with Mallinckrodt! I've had 3 wrist surgeries and for yrs Watson & Qualitest have been available & worked! Now they are unavailable Mallinckrodt is under cutting them in price!! Pharmacist told me that! Like CVS & Walgreens, lg Corp. have no control locally. I've had some Mallinckrodt that worked & didn't make me sick, but most of the time they make me sick!! I've broke out all over my body this time!! I've been in bed for days with flu like symptoms!! I'm disgusted!! Their products are not consistent & the FDA ought to be investigating!!! Immediately!!! Also the Co. is trying to sell the part of the Co. that makes/produces pain medication!!! Whats that about??

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Anonymous Says:
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Their generic Adderall are crap. I have to take 2 to get the dose of 1Teva. I stopped going to CVS because half the time I got that brand and it was a waste.

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