different manufacturers of oxycodone
I hope that you all can help me figure something out. Last month I went to my Pain Management doctor. He changed my medications from hydrocodone 10/500 to oxycodone 10/325 (mallinckrodt was the manufacturer) which I could take every 4 to 6 hrs. This month the PM doctor wrote the prescription for oxycodone 10/650 (watson is the manufacturer). The label says I can take it every 6 to 8 hours.
Ok, first of all, I am concerned about the increase in tylenol in the oxycodone.
With the 10/325 , depending upon the pain levels I would take my medications at 4 hours. Some times the medication did not seem any stronger than the hydrocodone..for the relief of my back pain.
I will do as the prescription says, but, it may be hard, because if the pain builds up too much, it will take a longer period of time to calm it down.
My second question is something I read here (I believe) about the Mallinckrodt generic brand is not as strong as some of the other generics. My old prescription was Mallinckrodt....could that be why it didn't seem as strong, as for pain relief? My new prescription is made by Watson. I have had their medications before, and they seemed ok, it wasn't for the oxycodone... So now am I going to feel a lot more sedation when I take my new med? (I am not sedated at all from the Mallinckrodt med.)
I guess this sounds confusing, but I am concerned.
I wish you all a pain free day.....and hope if, not, that the day is not too bad!
Thanks for all of your help.