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Old 09-29-2005, 08:19 AM   #1
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Anyone have problems with generic Dilaudid brands? (Hydromorphone)

The last few months I have had 3 different makers of the generic. This month I got the Mallinckrodt version. I swear it is so worthless!! I donít know if I should just try to find the brand name or hunt for a different generic brand next time. It is hard enough just to find them in stock AT ALL! If I DO decide to stay with generic I donít know which brand is better.

Any suggestions or similar problems??

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Old 09-29-2005, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone have problems with generic Dilaudid brands? (Hydromorphone)

All I can tell you is that from my experiences, anything made by Mallinckroft is wothless!! I know there are other people who have had bad experiences with Mallinckroft, as well. Any generic of theirs that I have taken in the past, made me very sick (nausea/vomiting, headaches, muscle aches, pain very poorly controlled).

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Old 09-30-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone have problems with generic Dilaudid brands? (Hydromorphone)

Now I know what Shoreline and others have been talking about when it comes to Mallencort (sp?) products! I've been on Methadone for 8 months now and have always received the Methadose brand of the drug. Then in June, I began a three month in and out stay in the hospital for a broken hip, hip replacement, hip replacement again (femur broke) and finally a massive infection in August that had me in for 3 1/2 weeks and caused my hip replacement to be removed and now I'm without a hip for the foreseeable future. Anyway, my point is that I got the real Methadone in the hospital and the real Dilaudid for pain. There was such a difference in pain control with the methadone vs. mallencort's methadose that I've switched pharmacies in order to be able to get the real thing. But the pharmacy only filled the Dilaudid prescriptions with Mallencort brand and I've been miserable! I find that the 12 mg. of Dilaudid that I take every 4-6 hours in the Mallencort brand does not come close to giving me the pain relief that the brand or other generics gave me in the hospital. I just got a 2 weeks script filled and so I'[ll have to settle for what I have now. But when I get my next script filled I will ask for the brand name or another generic that isn't Mallencort!! Thanks for your posts....I've got a whole new outlook on what the differences are between the various generics out there by reading Shorelines posts and your posts. Thanks! KathyMac

 
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Re: Anyone have problems with generic Dilaudid brands? (Hydromorphone)

Thanks for both of your replies!!! Sorry to hear it has caused you added pain also.

I just need to decide if there IS a generic out there that is worth getting??? Maybe it is worth paying for brand name. ($35 difference)

 
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Certainly always avoid any and all products made by mellencrap. While some drug manufacturers have certain products that are known to be not so good, most usually have a majority of their products with a good quality and reputation. (example, while endo's generic oc is not so good, most of their other products are still quite good such as their percocet and generic endocet brands among many others.) However, Mellencrap is alone as being the only company I know of that produces nothing but crap. Not one of their products can be considered high quality, all of them are weak and have cheap crappy fillers. For hydromorphone, try generic by aaipharma, endo, or the brand dilaudid made by abbott labs.

 
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Thanks so much for the info on the brands!! I just assumed since I always got them filled at Walgreen's that they would be the same generic each time. OOPS!! Thanks again!
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My pharmacy keeps the 8 mg hydromorphone (generic Dilaudid) made by Roxane. It is the only generic form of the medication I have used, and I am thankful that it works.

The only specific thing I remember my pharmacist saying is that the 8 mg hydromorphone by Roxane was difficult for his distributor to constantly obtain. However, he later told me that the backorder of this particular generic had been rectified in our area (Central FL).

It comes in manufacturer's bottles of 100 pills.
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Hello Drew,
Have U talked to UR Dr.about this problem?U can ask UR Dr.to Write Do Not Sub. on the Rx. I would tell UR Parm.as well about the problem.
I so DON'T Believe that the Generics are Made The Same, In Every Way.If that were True,then they Would "Smell the Same,Taste the Same,ect".I got a Rx a few months ago,and it was HORRIABLE!! I hadn't Pooped so Much EVER,the Same My Butt!!
And Who's Job is it to Check & Make Sure,were getting the Same?Dose this person take one and report if it's good or Not?And where do we got Complain about it,esp when were Screwed with a Bottle of Garbage Pills made of???
Just MY Opion.....Mabey we can taste test 1st??Lol

 
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I continue having the same problem as you I have tried diffrent manufactures and one white one with PD and an eight with PD on the side of the 8, then one that is round and has numbers I believe there are 3 companies and I can't tolerate any of these, if anyone has suggestions I would appreciate suggestions.

 
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The last few months I have had 3 different makers of the generic. This month I got the Mallinckrodt version. I swear it is so worthless!! I donít know if I should just try to find the brand name or hunt for a different generic brand next time. It is hard enough just to find them in stock AT ALL! If I DO decide to stay with generic I donít know which brand is better.

Any suggestions or similar problems??

Thanks!
Drew

 
Old 11-13-2010, 12:48 PM   #11
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I wonder if there will be a company that will produce Dilaudid that not only allows me to have pain control the ones I have tried make me feel strange, I get angry, tired, and especially the one from Mallinckrodt it plain does not work, I had a Dr. inform me that pharmacies were backordering and that they take what they can get, I feel like a dog chasing it's tail another brand has an 8 on it has heart shape and the letters p d, my Uncle had cancer several years ago and he had to take Dilaudid can anyone tell me the original company who makes Dilaudid? I appreciate any help anyone can give.

 
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