Vicodin vs generic

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Avatar f tn Percocet is the brand name of the generic drug oxycodone and acetaminophen and Vicodin is a brand name of the generic drug Hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Both oxycodone and Hydrocodone is a narcotic drug and are often used in combination with acetaminophen or APAP, a no steroidal anti inflammatory drug which helps in increasing their potency.
317787 tn?1473358451 She said, this is ridiculous that he has done this to you and now wants me to help you. She gave me generic vicodin, at the time it had 750 mg of tylenol. I finally found a doctor who gave me Neurontin and that helped me quite a bit. As time went on I discovered this forum and found that I needed more water than I ever thought I could drink. I also started taking calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium and at one point was drinking tonic/quinine water to try to help me.
Avatar n tn I'm not quite sure what you are asking? If you are prescribe Vicodin...then these are Vicodin pills. Ever pill, both brand name and generic, depending on the manufacturer has different markings. If you have any questions then you can ask the Pharmacist where you picked up your prescription. It's very possible that your Pharmacy changed brands/generics and this has different markings from what you took previously. They still all work the same as directed...
Avatar m tn Hydrocodone also comes in different formulations with more tylenol like 10/500-10/750(I think that one is still out somone correct me if I am wrong please)but it is not stronger just because it says norco all you are doing is paying more for name brand vs paying for generic kind of like paying for kelloggs brand rice krispies vs store brand crisp rice.
Avatar m tn My cousin who is just destroyed his life told me it's a generic of Vicodin he sayed called Kodone.This isnt all he takes either and on top of that he has hepititis C. I really feel for him and admitted I to had taken narcotics but nothing like him. He's breaking my aunt's heart and I went to see how he was doing. Had to tell him I could relate because I did not want to feel like a hypocrite.
Avatar f tn The generic doesn't seem to work as well for a lot of people. My endo also feels the same way, that brand name is good and generic stay away from.
Avatar n tn I take synthroid and was wondering if the generic is just as good? Someone told me to never take the generic so I pay extra for the name brand. TIA!
Avatar f tn I have been taking vicodin 7.5/750 for several months and all the tylonel is starting to upset my stomach. Does anyone know the different strengths of vicodin so I can try something different?
1325193 tn?1450127436 I have found the generic Lexapro to be very good, and have only heard the usual side effects that all AD's have. But you should mention this to your doctor and see what he says. This all could be from your withdrawal or a combination of both, but you need to let your doctor know what is going on, if just for your peace of mind. Good luck in getting off the Vicodin, I wish you all the best.
535882 tn?1396576685 I would never change to a generic brand as I have been told by my Doctor that the generic contains a lot of fillers, the main one being talcum powder.
590280 tn?1310087366 Whats the difference between say a percocet 512, vicodin ES to a 5mg oxycodone generic for percolone
Avatar f tn s a tad more complicated than is appropriate for this forum) There has been a VERY long lived debate about the efficacy of generic vs brand name meds. For most people, they seem to be able to use either interchangeably with little or no difference in the effectiveness. For other people, they report a BIG difference in the effectiveness of the generic and have to stick with a brand name, sometimes even a specific brand name. Some meds have more of a reputation for this than others.
Avatar m tn I was on it for about six years (first three on brand name - there was no generic yet) then on generic and it stopped working (unrelated situation). However, as you mentioned above, the only thing consistent between generics is the active ingredients, every generic has a different mix of inactive and binding agents. If you can afford it, brand name is great, but if not, there are many different companies that make generic sertraline now, so one bad generic doesn't mean all are bad.
Avatar f tn I just started the generic Cytomel yesterday so it's too soon to tell a difference, but I talked to a pharmacist and was told that if you're starting on generic you should be fine. People who took the brand name and then switched to generic may have a little problem. From what I've read, the medicine is the same between brand and generic, but the dosing might be slightly different.
Avatar n tn I agree that there is debate over the use of generic vs brand name. I actually did better on generic levo than I did synthroid, but everyone is different.
Avatar f tn The Lexapro is so darn expensive, even with insurance $70/month!! Paxil has a generic so it should be cheaper but is it just as good? Anybody tried both and can compare? Side effects of the Paxil similar to Lex?
Avatar n tn I can share with you what my endo told me. He is not impressed by the generic levothyroxine. He stated the generic is often manufactured in places like India where the potency range only has to fall between 30-60% effective to be accepted, whereas when Synthroid is manufactured in the USA, its potency has to be 60-95% effective. The generic is often bought from India because it can be bought for pounds of meds on the dollar, whereas in the US it is ounces on the dollar.
665125 tn?1273023924 There's a thread on page one called Synthroid vs. Natural Hormones you might want to look at.
Avatar f tn If you go to good RX it does not list a generic for Levoxyl. Synthroid of course is levothyroxin as it’s generic. There Hass to be a difference between the two drugs, I was told to get off the medication and have awful insomnia when I was trying to switch between the two and had a dose increase and I’m highly sensitive to medications in general.
1107393 tn?1263417738 Is there a differance between Synthroid and Levothyroixine? Is one a generic of the other? Which one is best? I was told that Synthyroid was better but more expensive that levothyroxine. Thanks for any input. I am a newbee.