Re: hydro mallin vs watson
Hi Everybody: I pretty much agree with what's been said concerning the meds. I will absolutely not accept a script to be filled with Mallinckrodt products, especially my Methadone. There is a noticeable difference.
When I first went on Methadone, I told the Head Pharmacist, who does the ordering, I wanted my scripts filled with only Roxane Methadone. In the past four+ years, they have special ordered and kept them in stock for me when I come in with my script, they are able to fill the entire 540 pills. Sheets, when you were taking the med years before, you might have been dispensed the brand name for Meth, which is Dolophine.
Patch, I would talk with the Head Pharmacist, like I did, and request them to order in Sandoz for you. I use a chain pharmacy in a grocery store, and I don't have any trouble getting them to special order for me. Like I said before, I get 540 Methadone tabs a month and the Head Pharmacist said he always keeps 1,000 on hand, just in case someone else comes in just before or after me with a script for a large number, he would be able to fill it too.
KathMac, I was taking Oxycodone for breakthrough when I was on Oxycontin several years ago. I asked for and they ordered in 15 and 30 mg Roxicodones for me. They weren't normally stocking them at that time because they weren't getting any requests for them.
Dusty, I'm not sure why you aren't getting the relief from the Watson pills of Hydro. I was on them and I was thinking they were blue in color and they were 10 mg Watson's. I do remember getting some yellow ones a couple times too, but I'm not sure, as this was six or seven years ago. Same with the Hydrocodone though, I wouldn't take Mallinckrodt brand when I had a script filled.
If anyone has a problem getting your pharmacy to work with you in regards to your preferred med, there are other pharmacys around that will order what you want. Don't forget to notify you doc if you change pharmacys, especially if you have a contract with him.
Last edited by RetiredDirector; 04-11-2007 at 04:02 PM.