What Is The Difference Between White And Yellow Hydrocodone

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linda Says:

I read that the yellow norcos have dye and the white norcos don't. One is fat soluble and the other is water soluble. What's the difference?

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Nik Says:

What pharm in chandler az still carries the white 7.5 hydrocodene

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Linda! How are you?

Are you asking about the ones that were yellow, but are now white? If so, then the only difference is the removal of the dye, nothing else.

Nik, I saw your other post and I'm sorry, but the ones with the higher amounts of Acetaminophen in them are no longer being manufactured, so you can't obtain them, anywhere.

This is 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.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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VICKIE Says:

YOU ARE WRONG VERWON. I HAVE BEEN TAKING PAIN MEDICATIONS FOR OVER 16 YEARS AND KNOW MY BODY VERY WELL. I CAN TELL YOU FROM EXPERIENCE THAT THE YELLOW PILLS HAVE ALOT MORE PAIN MEDICATION IN THEM THAN THE WHITE ONES. I DO NOT CARE WHAT ANY BODY TELLS YOU, THERE IS A GREAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO PILLS. ALSO IF THEY ARE THE SAME THEN WHY DO THE YELLOW ONES COST MORE? I HAVE BEEN GETTING THE YELLOW 10/325S FOR YEARS AND NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN BECAUSE I AM ON UNITED HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAID MY PHARMACIST TOLD ME I COULD NOT GET THEM ANYMORE UNLESS I PAID CASH. IF I COULD AFFORD TO PAY CASH I WOULD NOT BE ON MEDICAID. ONLY DRUG DEALERS AND RICH PEOPLE PAY CASH.

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BL Says:

Medicaid pays for the cheapest generics. If your pharmacy has a cheaper generic, that is what Medicaid pays for. If all they have is the more expensive generic, Medicaid will also pay for that.

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taylor Says:

Thank you, please help people understand this. I get so mad that people can't stand up for themselves. It may not work if just one person stands up but it will if everyone refuses to stop buying this junk.

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Wintergirl55 Says:

I have been taking the yellow Norco V on one side and 3601 on the other for the past 9 years on and off. It has taken away my pain and I'm able to function. After all these years I start the day with just half a pill, it takes the edge off then I take another half up to 4X per day, yet varies due to my pain level. Safeway told me they no longer carry the yellow and I got the white. I got headaches, did nothing for the pain and had brain fog. I had to stop and had nothing but OC for a month. Suddenly Safeway got yellow Norcos in, needlessly say I was pleased. Back to feeling as normal as I could. I have a work related injury. State Fund stopped paying for it year ago. Medicare has paid part of it now. I took my prescription to be filled at Safeway, they told me I have to have ALL my meds transferred to Safeway otherwise they will NOT fill it. Apparently this is the new rule of the pharmacy manager?? I went to Walgreens where my other meds are filled. My Norco now is white, on only one side is Watson 853. I have taken it 4 days and cannot continue. I have a headache. I've been in a lot of pain, it is not working, I have horrible brain fog and just feel like crap. For my body I know there is a difference between the two. The white is $3.00 more expensive. What do I do now? Reading other patients messages, it amazes me how the meds work so differently. I talked to the pharmacist today, she told me they are exactly the same???? They cannot be one is yellow the other is white, yellow works the white makes me miserable? Help

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Roro Says:

The yellow with the v are made in alabama at a former qualitest production facility. They were bought out by par a year or so ago but par also makes the 10/325 in the new york plant, but they are white... at the bottom of the label there is a 3-4 letter code that identifies the manufacturer. Some pharmacies mark the yellow v as par & some still mark it as qualitest... My suggestion is to call around and ask if they carry qualitest yellow w/v... if they say they have par make sure they are yellow w/ the same markings because the white ones from ny do not work as well (for me). The watsons are now made by a brazilian company and from reading other threads they are not the same since watson sold to the company from brazil. You can ask your dr for a script with the manufacturer listed on it.

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Cassie s Says:

Tell Walgreens you can not take the white ones so to order the yellow ones and they will I've been doing it for years they're qualitest you have to remind them every month about a week before you get your prescription and order them hope this helps

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William Says:

Why anyone with chronic pain would accept hydrocodone like Lortab, Vicodin, Norco or Vicoprofen is ridiculous and then I hear everyone complaining about how all the other ones work way better than the white ones. I have to eat 50 10 milligram pills just to make it through a day. Stop taking Vicodin and tell your doctor that they do not work and you need to be put on MS Contin (morphine sulfate). If that makes you sick because morphine makes a lot of people sick then they have new pills that you could try or instead of taking hydrocodone which is the weakest of all opiates besides codeine, try oxycodone (Percocet). Doctors not like to prescribe oxycodone as much as hydrocodone but if the hydrocodone does not help you I don't see why your doctor will not change it to oxycodone which works a thousand times better than hydrocodone in my opinion. I take methadone everyday because I got started on Vicodin, then they do Oxys, then Dilaudid. So now I take methadone which works better than any medication for taking away pain. Methadone is a life-saving drug to drug addicts and pain patients alike.

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Booboo Says:

If there putting more pain medication in the yellow ask yourself why would they do that? THERE THE SAME LOOK UP THE INGREDIENTS IN THEM NO YELLOW DYE. OMG OVER A PILL.

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Roro Says:

Its not more in the yellow its less in the white ..... the white ones are on the low end of allowable (7-8) amount and the yellow are at the level they are meant to 10-11 maybe even 12) milligrams ...... the fed has varying allowable amounts for generics they are not the same and those that cant tell the differance either dont need the meds they take thus abusers or are not users of pain medication thus do not know what they are talking about .....which are you .... get over it

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Jeremy Says:

Bulls***. Y'all say there isn't a difference, but you and I both know there is... The yellow are better.

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Confused Says:

Hes is right..i come here jut to see if anyne ele felt that way as I do

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duro Says:

The difference is that the pharmacies in NYC pick and choose whom to give out the yellow percocets. I feel the yellow endocet 10 325 are better than the white one's.

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Backache Says:

Agree with Vicky I've been on yellows 10 325 for 3 yrs .Walgreens only carry whites now they are much weaker and differant.cvs carries yellow.have Dr check do not substitute.

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EL Says:

I don't think it matters what insurance U have, because I have had Kaiser, since 1990, and I have dual coverage. And I still got the white 367 Hydrocodone 10 mg Acetaminophen 325 mg instead of my usual yellow. I started getting the yellow, cause the white ones did not work 4 me, and I was taking alot of pills 4 my pain. The yellow worked good 4 me, cause I have bursitis in both hips, both knees, and chronic back pain since 2004. I just had brain and spinal cord surgery in February. So yes, I need pain medicine that works.

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RG Says:

BL, I have Kaiser too and just got my Monthly refill of 10/325. I always get yellows, only once I got white pills and did not like them. Made me feel sick, nauseated. After I paid my co pay, the pharmacist tech said, "Oh, it's not the same manufacturer, just wanted to tell you ". I got in my car and looked, and I received the white ones. I took one and I already feel nauseated and I never feel nauseated. Are you saying you can or can not get the yellows through Kaiser? Did you just start getting the white pills too? I'm open to giving them a chance but I never feel sick after taking the yellow. I'm definitely going to complain about these white pills. I received them once before and had the same reaction. I'm just wondering if Kaiser is only giving these white pills now. Or can I go to a different pharmacy to get the yellows.

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Rheumatoid Pain Says:

I'm a Kaiser member too, they no longer carry the yellow 10mg. They're now contracted with Mallinckrodt, the white ones and they made me sick. Just one month on them and I got sick the whole time. Kaiser used Qualitest, the yellow ones, I've used for over 10 years and are the only ones I can take. The white ones are crap!!!!

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Val Says:

Yes the yellow ones work a lot better I agree it is a big difference well to me anyway

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Low Says:

Re: VICKIE (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

You are right im a gulf war vet and the va uses white more than ran out and we got yellow narco much better. I agree with u

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