Which version of oxy's with or without acetaminophen ?

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Rooting for Watson!

Hi Phisher, I did read the link you posted but I did not find where there was going to be an approved generic, Just a continuation of certain labs for a certain period of time. Was that what you meant? Or did I mis-read somthing? I have read elswhere that watson was going to be the approved generic as it is actually made by Purdue, or in the same labs anyway. Am I wrong on this? I am prescribed OC and have had some bad generics so I am hunting for all the info I can find as to who will be selling the generics. I really hope it is watson IMO because they were the closest competitor that I felt on the amount of time I got relief. Watsons prices were right in line with all the other generics. You can find that pricelist on the same website under -products-Oxycontin-then under prescribing info for vermont patients link. Thanks, --MUDEBONE--

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ok back to the original

ok back to the original question is the quick release better than the others. in my opinion id rather have a 512 over any of them. the 54543s would be a close second. in fact i dont even like the fast release at all unless they were the 15 mg ones. so pretty much id keep doing what u r doing and that is staying away from the quick release ones. unless of course u r talking oxycotin. now those id definatly take over a 512. again this is all my personal opinion

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Has anyone ever wondered why

Has anyone ever wondered why Percocet or Vicodin are considered "Immediate Release" medications, as opposed to "Regular Release" medications? 


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I've never thought about it,

I've never thought about it, or even heard of "regular release". I would say b/c immediate gives you somewhat of a time frame as opposed to regular which could mean it regularly releases w/in an hour, or regularly releases a little every two hours, or even some medications you take once a week or more, so it could mean it regularly releases a little every couple of days. If this sounds like a stupid logic, I'm sorry, it's just the only guess I have.

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Hi Mudbone:)i will try to

Hi Mudbone:)

i will try to find the information that specifically talks about their approved generic. i believe that it is watson however i may be wrong on this.

From my understanding (and once again i could be wrong) i believe that there will be three versions of oxycodone sus release once all the other generics have been exhausted. 1) brand oxycontin by purdue 2) the approved generic (watson) and 3) tevas.

this is something that i found from an earlier post:

It has multiple patents for their drug OxyContin, but has recently been involved in a series of on going legal battles deciding on whether or not these patents are valid. On June 7th, 2005, the United States Court of Appeals upheld a decision from the previous year that some of Purdue’s patents for OxyContin could not be enforced. This decision allowed and led to the immediate announcement from Endo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. that they would begin launching a generic version of all four strengths of OxyContin[4]. Purdue, however, had already made negotiations with another pharmaceutical company (IVAX Pharmaceuticals) to distribute their brand OxyContin in a generic form. This contract was severed, and currently Watson Pharmaceuticals is the exclusive U.S. distributor of the generic versions of OxyContin Tablets. The agreement stipulates that "Purdue will manufacture and supply oxycodone HCI controlled-release tablets to Watson, which will market, sell, and distribute the authorized generic product in 10, 20, 40, and 80 milligram dosages in the United States"




so with all that being said, i am fairly confident that the brand name ones as well as the watson's will be around. the rest is up in the air as far as i know.

all thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical advice. i am not a doctor nor a pharmacist. all medical questions should be answered by a licensed pharmacist, doctor, or primary care manager.
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It's not stupid logic, just

It's not stupid logic, just not the same line of thought I was thinking of.

The only medication I can think of that has anything relating to "immediate" in it is OxyIR & Oxyfast, which I think are liquid medications.  I know there are some "rapid release" benzodiazepines.

The point I was trying to make is that aside from Long Acting medications, (Oxycontin, MS Contin, Xanax XR) etc, what kind of release mechanisms are there?  I know Tylenol has a "Rapid Release" medication, but people often times talk about Vicodin & Percocet, (any non-contin opiate pain med) as immediate release.  My viewpoint is that there's nothing "immediate" about the tablets, they just work quicker than a Long Acting medications.

This isn't taking into consideration medicines like Prozac weekly, or Boniva, or any other drug you take once a week, once a month, etc.  I'm just curious why some people refer to the medications as Immediate Release.  The only Immediate Release medications available are in the form of IV injections.  Even MSIR's release time is slower than that of a same dose injection of morphine.

Just something I've been thinking about.


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re article discussing "percocettes"

This response was so very inaccurate, I thought I'd try to be of help.  "Percocettes" is the brand name drug, Percocet which is comprised of the generic Oxycodone with added Acetaminophen.  Acetaminophen is the generic name for brand name Tylenol.  The Oxycodone is the opiate pain reliever and the Acetaminophen is added to provide additional pain relief.

Percodan is the generic Oxycodone combined with Aspirin, i.e. the opiate pain reliever combined with Aspirin which, here again, adds to the pain relief.

Percocet is generally given to patients for whom Tylenol or Acetaminophen will be less upsetting to one's stomach.  However, Acetaminophen should not be taken with anyone with any type of problems with one's liver such as chirrosis or history of alcoholism.

Percodan is given to individuals for whom aspirin may be a better pain reliever and indivduals who cannot use Acetaminophen.  Aspirin can generally be considered safe so long as the person is not taking other blood thinners or has not had problems with any GI bleeding such as in cases of an ulcer.  Hope this all helps clarify things!

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med prices

FYI-you can use Costco's pharmacy w/o being a member; just tell the door person that's why you're there. No lower prices anywhere, regardless of insurance! Word of caution-depending on the pharmacist on duty, they sometimes get hinky about filling Sked II scripts until they "know" you.

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Sam's as well . . .

Sam's Club has the same setup right along with the suspicious attitude about Class IIs. I changed pharms due to one particularly nasty Pharmacist's bad attitude. I have also heard that Walmart has stopped even filling Class IIs. Anybody have any info on this? . . . Q