Mallinckrodt - a poor manufacturer?

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Kinda off subject but,

Kinda off subject but, Roxiprin was Roxanes' Aspirin containing combination. it is now Discontinued. It looks like Endo and Watson are the only ones still making this combo.

This is what it contained when they did make it,

4.5mg Oxycodone HCL

0.38mg Oxycodone Terephthalate

325mg Aspirin 

 

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Thats what it was roxiprin.

Thats what it was roxiprin. I knew roxane made a percodan product but couldnt remember the exact name. What eaxctly are roxinol and roxidone as I sweear I have heard of those two somewhere. And you're correct roxiprin was 4.88/325 combo broken down to 4.5mg oxycodone hcl,0.38mg oyxcodone terepthalate and 325mg aspirin. I did not know roxande had discontinued it though. Percodan is not widely prescribed anymore but I find it much more effective than percocet or plain oxycodone for migraine headaches.

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Absolutely!!!  I chose CVS

Absolutely!!!  I chose CVS for my pain contract after which they switched to Mall.  Horrible!!  Less than half the relief, and twice as long to kick in.  If you want it to work you have to double up, which does not go over well when the dr. expects you to be taking a certain amount.  I have let mine know about the horrible quality, and that it didnt work, when before it worked great.  I guess in a way it worked out though, it cinched my duragesic rx.  I pick it up on monday,25mcg / hour to start and work up.  I hope it works.

I too check everything very carefully. Last time the pharmacy filled HALF of my oxy script!  Had I not noticed it right away, I probably would have had to try and make it till my next app on half the meds.  Pharmacists really dont pay attention, they just print fill print fill print fill.

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There are 3 types of oxy IR

There are 3 types of oxy IR 30 mg's I take for breakthrough Roxane is not one of them, as the pharmacist told me there is no BRAND NAME for 15mg or 30 mg

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Mallinckrodt hydrocodone

I think that the Mallinckrodt hydrocodone 10/500 and 10/650 are nowhere near as effective as the Qualitest or Watson brands.  Even a 7.5/500 from Watson was better than the Mallinckrodt 100/650's, which surprised me as the Watson Lorcets are very effective to my pain.  The Walgreens in town here uses Watson, at least I thought they did...

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Roxane does indeed make

Roxane does indeed make oxycodone IR (i.e. roxicodone) in 5, 15, and 30mg strengths. If your pharmacy told you otherwise, then they don't carry the product or a flat out lying. I know that the brand name OxyIR by Purdue Pharma was originally a 5mg oxycodone IR capsule. Purdue does not manufacture 15 and 30mg IR oxycodone products, just a 5mg IR capsule, and their ER oxycontin products. These as well as OxyFast solution 20mg per 1ml are the only oxycodone products produced by Purdue. And a little hint, i thinmk every pill manufactured by roxane/xanodyne has a 54 followed by more #'s but the first part of the imprint will always be 54 .........

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Just my two cents...

Teva (the worst of the worst), I believe, always has a 93 on all of their 'products'. I use that term loosely. I'm on OxyContin 20mg 2x/day for a herniated disc and as soon as the generic Watson and Endo supply dried up, I will not take anything but Purdue. Teva has some filler in their pills that just does not agree with me. Same with Dava/Impax, the other "authorized" OC generic. I still have yet to find out why Purdue dropped Watson as the official authorized generic. Same pill, different imprint, and you'd think it would have saved Purdue money and also given them control of the generic OC's as well?

Re Mallinckrodt, I agree completely. I have yet to take any of their generic pain pills that even made a dent in pain relief. Watson is a far superior company and used to pretty much have a monopoly on generic hydrocodone/oxycodone products, but a few years ago it seems like every big chain (Walgreen's, CVS, Rite Aid, Eckerd) switched to the Mallies. Endo makes a very good generic oxycodone/APAP (probably because it's the same as a brand Percocet with a different stamp on the pill), in my opinion. I don't know much about Roxane and next to nothing about Amide or Ethex, but those I know who take the Mallie morphine and oxycodone IR products have the same complaints as I do about their generic hydrocodone/oxycodone products.

 

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I am not saying that Roxane

I am not saying that Roxane never made the 15mg or 30mg Oxycodones for I know they did They no longer make those. It is Mallincrodt, Amide and Ethex. Roxanne maybe merged with one of these companies but they no longer are made with the Roxane name. You are correct in they  always start with 54. I have been on the 30 mg for quite a while now and there really in no Brand Name for those.

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I currently get 15mg

I currently get 15mg oxycodone IR and used to be rx'd 30mg IR oxycodone (about 2-3 months ago) and on the bottle for both, they said generic substitution for roxicodone 15mg or 30mg tabs xano, which is short for xanodyne pharm, a part of roxane or vice versa. My rx is written as oxycodone 15mg, etc though, but everytime it says generic for roxicodone. Roxane/Xanodyne must have been the originl producer of these stregths even if it is no lonher available. I know they still make roxicodone 5mg per 5ml solution (syrup) as I just recieved an 8oz. bottle and another written rx for dental pain. Walgreens (which I usually refuse to use was the only pharmacy out of about 10 I called who carried the stuff) did not have an 8 oz. quantity of the mallinckrodt generic the first time so filled it with the roxicodone brand. The next time m dentist wrote me an rx, they had ordered more of the generic so I got the generic mallk'dt. oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution. To be fair and honest, they tasted the same, had the exact same effect (actually, the mall version seemed to make me more sedated feeling but it could have been lack of sleep) and I really noticed little if any difference so mall'kt is doing a decent job there anyway. I have noticed that some of their narcotic/apap combos are lousy and myslef have noticed that thier percocet 5/325mg and norco 10/325mg seem to lack a bit in potency compared to their generic and brand counterparts and have heard negative things about their generic methadone. Interesting if it will ever become enough of an issue with patient complaints for changes to be enforced.

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