Rhodes Pharm 30mg Oxycodone

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Questioning Says:

Hi, After 12 years of taking the blue 30's the pharmacy gave me these big white tabs. My question is why are the blue more potent than the white from Rhodes Pharm. Is it the quality of the ingredients? The brand Roxi you cant find anymore why is that?

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Verwon Says:

Generic medications are allowed to differ from the name brand in the amount of the active ingredients by as much as plus or minus 20% as decreed by the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984.

They also don't have to measure against each other, just the name brand, so some generics may be slightly stronger or weaker than another.

The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.

The name brand is still available, but the pharmacy is required to provide a generic, unless your doctor specifically says that you must have the name brand.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Disgusted Says:

Let me know if you see this post and if so I will further explain why you want to STAY AWAY from Rhodes Pharm. They used to only sell overseas and the fillers in these meds make people sick, creates horrible headaches, nausea, and mood swings. I want to know how many other people are getting sick from this medicine?

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Lydia Says:

I am taking Rhodes and they make me sick as well.

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Baby Says:

I have been on oxycodone 20 milligrams for years. Recently switch to Rhodes brand. I do not take them recreationally. These are making me sick and dizzy with no pain control! Most importantly!.. taking 3 pills, which I could not do from a former brand. It is like taking a motrin! What can be done?? Can these pills be reported?

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Nicole Says:

Can anyone please tell me which of the generic percocet (5/325) actually works? I have a choice between Rhodes, activas, and amneal. TIA!! Just had surgery today. Took the amneal a year or so ago, and it made me itch so much I couldn't sleep...

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Darwinski Says:

I would get the Rhodes Percocets. I like how the RP/325 are pressed hard like roxicet, are scored to easily break, and seem strong to me.

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Nicole Says:

Thank you so much! I unfortunately filled the script for the Activas today, but will be having surgery again next week, and will go for the Rhodes then. These are def weaker than what I've had in the past. about 15 months ago I got some plain Oxycodone (no tylenol) for a cosmetic procedure, and those were MUCH stronger than these. Too bad I can't remember what they were... (they were 5mg though, which is the same) I feel SO sorry for folks who are depending on this long term, and have to deal with all these quality control issues!

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Darwinski Says:

I wish my pharmacy gave me the option of choosing! Ha!

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Baby Says:

I am. Sorry for everyone else's illness but something needs to be done about these Rhodes brand oxycodone! I know it is not in my head. The last thing I wish to do is to suffer more pain while I'm trying to get rid of my spine pain. The most notable side effect is extreme headaches.

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Stand UP Says:

YES you can and should report these meds! I did but obviously more people need to do this in order to get these meds out of the pharmacies. I believe I filled out a form online with the FDA, but it's been months. Google it, that's what I did.

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Nicole Says:

I actually didn't get a choice from my pharmacy. I called around to several, and these were the options available. I ended up going to the pharmacy I trusted the most, had my insurance on file, etc. I'm embarrassed to say how long that I took researching all this stuff today. I am basically a wimp with pain, and wanted something that works. I've got a bit of an update on this Activis. It got a bit better about 1.5 HOURS after I took it. Seems like a really long lead time, but maybe they'll last longer? That would be nice for sleeping through the night. They are still not as good as what I had before (the plain Oxycod), but at least they are doing something. And I have no nausea, headaches, etc. Hopefully this info will be of help to someone.

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Darwinski Says:

Verwon: That is crap man. Your statement is simply not true. There is NOT allowed to be a +- 20% difference. Please provide evidence to support this claim.

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DR Lagatuda MD Civil Surgeon US Air Force Major Says:

Agree. I am a pain management Doctor, been doing this for 24 years, so if you plan to take your oxycodone HCT 30 the correct way (by mouth) even the large Rhodes 30s work fine. I tried them myself. Compared to Actavis A/215 imprint (Actavis has very little fillers, but they are more toxic the Rhodes cellulose), so to all legitimate patients there is no law in the world that have absurd +/- 20% it's 6mg people, so one pill could be 24mg and another 36mg? Whoever came up with this idiocy is a totally misinforming you. I know that +/- 2% is acceptable, but company will get on the monthly FDA monitoring list and no company wants to do that. And 2% is .6mg so in daily intake (let's say 30mg QID or 4 times a day it will only be 2.4mg less while taking 120 MG or 117.6mg to be accurate) very few companies that make generics ever want to mess with it. But 20!!!!% IT IS TOTALLY WRONG AND STOP MAKING UP LIES!

Sincerely,

Dr. Lagatuda LAGS Pain Management (Google me if you don't believe what I say)

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kamp Says:

I don't know about your credentials but after having a thyroid storm. When my thyroid was removed my Dr put me on synthroid and told me to make sure to get name brand because generic is allowed a percentage difference. So you may want to check the generic guidelines before making this statement.

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Baby Says:

Anyone who is on Rhodes lp oxycodone, PLEASE REPORT any NEG experience to FDA. It is a very simple process. You can also google Rhodes Pharmaceutical (owned by Purdue) -your name is not used publicly. We are all aware of side effects from oxycodone therapy. However, if you have taken this medicine long enough you know what side effects to expect. RHODES not only has increased side effects- for me personally-on Month 5, it has deliver poor pain control. I believe it is low quality generic. I would not have gone to the trouble of posting this, had I not felt very strongly about this medicine. Your name will not be used probably, the pharmaceutical company will not know unless it's reported! I feel better it is unfair to chronic pain patients as well as the insurance companies that are paying a hefty price for the med. I wish I didn't have to take anything.. Since I do- I expect it to work on pain control better. I received trigger point inj's. every two weeks in addition to the medication. My pain control also includes proper nutrition, stretching etc.

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DR Lagatuda MD Civil Surgeon US Air Force Major Says:

I don't have to prove my credentials, I just tried to explain that it's a huge variable +/-20%. Since I am not endocrinologist, but a Pain Managment Doctor and Surgeon, I cannot speak for hormone replacement meds since I do not prescribe them, however my friend, levothyroxine is a medication that is prescribed to my wife, she has hypothyroidism and takes 25 MCG of the medication you mentioned. The generics only vary in inactive ingredients, BUT taking into consideration that you don't have thyroid gland at all you might be affected by those inactive ingredients, and if you can afford to stay on brand Levothyroxine then by all means, but I just want to make sure you don't mix hormonal medications properties with pain medications. I am sorry that you have to take probably quite large of a dose of levothyroxine, and if for some reason you ever forced to get generics only: from my own experience in a wide variety of medication prescribing, names like Actavis or Qualitest are the best. I asked a friend of mine who is an endocrinologist and according to him, he was approached by the company representatives that makes the Brand numerous times and offered coupons, samples (which we all like to share with patients) but also a donation in the substantial amount of money for telling his patients that they must stay on Brand since generics can cause negative reactions and other absurd statements. So here is my input, one day this company will abandon making the brand or will make it in very small quantities, so it would be hard to get even in major pharmacies. If it doesn't cost you nothing, then God bless you and your health, but if you pay a lot for that brand than you might seek a second opinion from another specialist. Example I prescribe Roxicodone 30 mg for years and years, but Roxane Pharmaceutical stopped making their brand oxycodone HCT 30 mg due to expiration of their patent and huge competition from generic making giants like Teva, Mylan, Rhodes (worst company ever), Actavis (great manufacturer) and others!

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Xesh Says:

Actually verwon was close, and he did mention his source the Hatch-Waxman act of 1984. Look it up. You will find generic medicines in the US need to be bioequivalent. Then look up FDA bioequivalence specifications. I have a pdf from the FDA website on in vivo, in vitro testing, it seems I can't post it, but as I said, do a little research and you will find it. (It even has pictures!) The guideline is no less than 80% no greater than 125. Of course you all are missing the fact that the FDA is just as corrupt as the rest of US government.

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Riby Says:

Yes, and they don't work for my PAIN!!!! The next time I see my Dr. I'm going to ask him to put on the Scripted NO GENERIC BRAND, Name brand Only. But will it cost me more, and does it affect your Insurance???

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Tazz Says:

I just got rhodes 30 mg and they are not working at all compared to the other blue pills i normally get other brand and they give me nautia why are they not working.the rhodes have 30 on one side and rp on other

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John Says:

It's very odd I got 10mg oxycodone made me sick to my stomach and headache as well. Always been taking KVK ,,'

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