...the yellow generic 10 mg Percocets (called Endocet) and the WHITE generic 10 mg Percocets that are made by (I think) the MALLINCKRO company? The ones I'm curious about say 10/325 on one side and M523 on the other- and I've never taken these before. Is one form superior to the other? Are there any differences?
I have done research and it seems that the pills I WAS taking- the Endocets, are FAR superior to the ones I have now, which are made by Mallinckrodt. Everything I've read online over the last hour says that Mallinckrodt products in general are inferior to almost everything out there, including their version of Percocet 10/325. I had taken these pills just recently and found this to be the case on my own- that they're not as good- which is why I decided to post here, to find out if anyone else had had similar experiences with this company and this drug in particular.
I am thinking of asking my doctor to write me another script- in exchange for me handing over the pills I currently have- simply because I can't afford to be taking an ineffective, crappy medication. I don't know what else to do.
I don't. I've never experienced this before. I thought I was imagining it until I took another poster's advice and searched online for info, and found out that other people were describing the exact same thing, that they found the Mallinckrodt (white) ones to be **** also.
Thanks for the tip. I never considered c r a p to be a bad word! What's next- "poo poo" LOL?!
Anyway, I see you had a better experience with the white Mallinckrodt percs than I did- different strokes for different folks, I guess. I think the Endos are far superior- I find these new ones to be different, and not in a good way. I should never have gone to a different pharmacy- lesson learned.
But what will likely happen is that the pharmacist will tell me the company line: "all medications are the same, no matter the company, no matter the form. Generics compared with brand names are equal, and generics compared with other generics are equal- period. Percocet 10mg is Percocet 10mg, no matter who makes it or what it looks like, the amounts are the exact same in any pill- by law."
I'll bet that this will be the response- in fact, I'll post on here and tell you what he/she said.
The differnce in your question is Nothing. They are the same amounts of hydro and APAP if the Endo 10 is E712. If the ENDO 10 is E797 then the content is 10/650 so 325 MORE mg of APAP. The M523 are always 10/325. Quality wise you may be right may not on the difference. I have never used the Endo, so can't comment. I found the M523 to be adequate.....as they are the equivilent of Norco-10/325. Strictly from a technical pov, the only other difference would be whether you posses a legal prescription for either of them.
Thanks for pointing out the his OP had not been really answered.......The prescription for them makes all the difference in the world. If he does NOT have a prescription for them, then they are both "inadequate"..
If the endos are 10-650 you "must" be careful to never take more than 1000 mg of APAP at one sitting, or 4000 in a day, less if you are a regular user.....For the folks (I'm not accusing you) that take handfuls of them they die of liver failure much faster with the 10/650ssss
I want to thank you for your responses. The answer is YES I do have a proper persription for 10 mg Percocet, and where I normally get it filled they give me Endocet. This time, however, I stupidly changed pharmacies- for no real reason, other than I happened to be near a different pharmacy than the one I regularly visit, so I went in and filled the 'scrip, thinking that all would be equal, in other words, that a 10 mg perc is a 10 mg perc is a 10 mg perc.
Boy, was I wrong. I know that TECHNICALLY I received the same medication as I normally do, in terms of amount of medicine (i.e.- amount of oxycodone + amount of acetemoniphine). But QUALITY-wise, trust me: ENDOCET Percocet 10/325 trumps MALLINCKRODT Percocet 10/325 by a large margin. The Mallinckrodts suck.
By the way, in one of your above posts, you said: "I found the M523 to be adequate.....as they are the equivilent of Norco-10/325." This statement is untrue. The M523s are Oxycodone 10/325. The Norcos are HYDROCODONE 10/325. Oxycodone is stronger than Hydrocodone.
Yup I screwed up for sure, my quote " I found the M523 to be adequate.....as they are the equivilent of Norco-10/325" is WRONG. The Mally I was thinking of was M367 equivilent to the Norco 10/325.....Very Sorry.
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