Originally Posted by brianpain33
I would think brand would always be better and it seems to run like this(in order of best to worst effective-wise):
2. any generic besides mallinckrodt manufactured hydro
3. the generic made by mallinckrodt
For me, the generic oxycodone by Mallinckrodt worked better than another generic but I cannot remeber the manufacturer. It was was round and pale yellow.
And also what's weird is that I recently switched over from Mallinckrodt 15mg oxycodone to Oxycontin by Purdue-Frederik - a 20mg pill cut to 15mg and crushed, and the 15mg generic worked better for me. I don't know if maybe I need to get used to it or if I am having an absorption problem. I would think crushing it like my doctor told me to would work.
(FYI- I am missing a lot of intestines and my digestion time is about an hour with solid food so i cannot take extended release meds.)
All being said though, brands are always better if you can afford them