New Generic Oxycontin from Actavis - Oxycodone Controlled-Release Tablets

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MALENKROCHT WAS OK BUT ANYTHING IS BETTER THEN THE NAME BRAND OP AND FOR THE 30 MG FAST RELEASE PERSON IT WASNT LONG AGO THAT THEY DIDNT HAVE THOSE I REMEMBER GETTING 720 5 MG BECAUSE THOSE HADNT BEEN MADE YET AND WAIT TILL THEY STOP MAKING THE BLUE LORTAB TENS BECAUSE OF THE NEW FDA REG THAT NO NARCOTIC PAIN MIX CAN HAVE MORE THEN 325MG OF ACETAMINAPHINE

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kobaltblue wrote:WAIT TILL

kobaltblue wrote:
WAIT TILL THEY STOP MAKING THE BLUE LORTAB TENS BECAUSE OF THE NEW FDA REG THAT NO NARCOTIC PAIN MIX CAN HAVE MORE THEN 325MG OF ACETAMINAPHINE

Huh-They already make Norco ~ 10mg/325. People are resilient, they will deal.

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Does anyone know how long the

Does anyone know how long the Actavis brand oxycontin 80mg is to be on back order?? If anyone knows when they will be back on the market please post when!!!

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i have always found that actavis have made very good generics.since im not prescribed oxycodone i dont know how it works with this med but for all others actavis was a good generic!

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Controlled Release OC

It sure is nice to see Purdue and others finally toeing the line and admitting that Oxycontin is a Controlled (bi-phasic) Release formulation rather than their original presentation of it as a "Continuous Release" pill. That bit of fraudulent marketing went on for over a decade and caused untold damage to the reputation of Oxycodone as an analgesic as well as an unknown amount of human suffering. I still boycott all Purdue products and am immediately suspicious of anything that they have their filthy hands in . . . Q

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BRAVO Q

Well, someone finally stands up for the CPer and of course who is it, Quincy himself in the flesh.  I happen to agree with him in his statement about the huge difference in Continuous and Controlled Release formulas.  I used to take the Avinza 120 mg capsules that used the SODAS method of release which to me seemed like every hour, another shot of medicine came rolling along.  With the Avinza, this goes on for almost 24 hours and sometimes even longer.  I agree also with everyone who says that the new formula that Purdue has come out with the "OP" formula is not quite up to snuff and should be taken back to the drawing board as I find the length of pain control is not nearly the same as the "OC" formulation or the old one.  People, please don't confuse these two formulations as Brand and Generic as I am reading in some of these threads about this new formulation.  They are both Brand Drugs just different formulations.  Boy are they ever different.  You know when Purdue Pharma first came out with the OxyContin, I was in heaven because I thought, finally, a long acting serious pain med.  Now, after about 17 years, they've tinkered with it to the point where I feel like Quincy and after all the marketing techniques, the advertising we've all seen, etc, I don't trust them as far as I can throw them.  I am unfortunately chained to their meds for a while so I am not the one to talk.  Until something better comes along, I'm stuck.  Yeah Quince, I got your back!!!

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have to agree w/herball n quincy

yep yep when original brand 40mg oxycontin was prescribed to me in 1999 by my orthopedist,it was the answer.i had never felt more pain free as i did when i was on that medication.i didnt even have insurance then and pharmacys in my area did not like to dispense it in those days unless you were a cancer patient so i paid 373.00 for 60 40mg tablets and did not mind at all.i miss the original formula of oxycontin and nothing ive been on (including the methadone im rx'd now)comes close to hitting my pain.now that it has been tinkered so much and reformulated time and time again,i dont see many people liking it as much as they once did.

just my opinionSmile

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All seems true but heres the ultimate question....

With nobody including myself feeling comfortable with the newer Purdue OP's or (brand Oxycontin), many people found the way around getting the OP's for quite awhile. I know for me personally it was killing 2 birds with one stone. Anyone who did any research learned the "Generic" pills were EXACTLY the same as what Purdue once called there own brand pills. Which was great news for anyone without insurance because we all know generic is cheaper then brand. Then again with some more research we learned that only a few pharmacys were carrying the generic versions. I live in NJ and learned in my area it was pretty much only Walgreens. The reason I say this is because right about when December hit it was as if a giant conspierecy was beginning to take place. None of the Walgreens had them anymore and if you asked 10 pharmacists why they didnt or when they would, you would get 10 different answers. Literally these answers ranged from, "theres no such thing as generics" (even though I bought them from that exact Walgreens a month before), to "they are sitting in our wharehouse and we are waiting for the lawsuits to end", and my favorite, "NO!" Yet they had some left but for some reason were choosing who they sold them to.

Either way, its now February 2011 and unfortunately I think NJ has been flushed clean. Last month I managed to get a partial fill at a Walgreens roughly 40 miles south west of my hometown and the other end of the partial I had to drive about 40 miles north west a week later. Most importantly, after filling both ends of the partial I was still 6 short on my full prescription... I really dislike and do not trust the OP's. So far I dont have an issue with Purdue as a company, however those pills scare me. I noticed the first month I tried them it was hit or miss to the extreme when taking OP's. I am used to taking 80mg per dose at one time. With the OPs I tried only 60mg each dose the first couple times. No exaggeration, within 20 minutes I was knocked on my @!^. Not literally but I will say it was way too strong for me. It felt like what I imagine 3 generic 80s would make me feel like. Then there were times when a full dose of an 80mg OP would do absolutely NOTHING! I would still be in just as much pain as I was 45 min earlier. Occasionally when I felt they werent working, I would notice right about at the 3 hr mark I would feel a tad bit better. So like I said, hit or miss to the extreme.

With all this being said, does anyone know how to find out where there are either leftover generic versions left? Or if I were to find a company currently making generics, how do I go about asking them what pharmacies they distribute to? I mean while the question might be somewhat akward, its ultimately to make them money. Any knowledge on how to go about my journey?

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No I agree !!

I like the Mallinckrodt brand wayyyy better than the Activis. It's just my opinion. I take the 15mg and usually get the Mal's, but today for some reason my pharmacist gave me the Activis and I don't really care for them. Plus I am having a ???$* of a time trying to find a pain dr. in my area who will even prescribe the oxy's for me. They all want to give injections, which I have had and they landed me in the emergency room. I don't drink or use drugs and I am very sensitive to medications and don't want to be sampling different meds just for the ???$* of it. My pain is controlled on the oxy's and I don't abuse them. Does anyone know of a good pain med dr. in Maryland?

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ActavisIR vs.OxyContin

About 4 years ago Purdue Pharm. retook control of their patent/monopoly on OxyContin. At P's exorbitant prices for their Contin I was forced to switch to ActavisIR. I had been Rx'ed OxyContin 40mg, 2/d and so now I had my dr. change my Rx to #180 ActavisIR 30mg, 6/d. I would take 1 pill every 4 hours prn instead of 1 OxyContin 40mg, 2/d. I found that I rarely needed the entire 6 tablets a day dosage and that by having the option of taking the tabs only when I needed them I was better able to control my pain. All in all, it was a win-win situation . . . the Actavis were cheaper and more effective . . . Q