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Old 03-14-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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is norco better than generic hydrocodone?

is norco better than generic hydrocodone?

 
Old 03-14-2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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Re: is norco better than generic hydrocodone?

I used to take the brand name Norco and liked it more than generic. I also found brand name Percoset and Lortab were stronger as well. If I can afford it I get the brand.

 
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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Re: is norco better than generic hydrocodone?

IMO, brand is always better. Please see the thread "Brand vs generic-major findings".....Lots of great information re: brands vs generics.

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Old 03-15-2009, 12:52 AM   #4
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Re: is norco better than generic hydrocodone?

I would think brand would always be better and it seems to run like this(in order of best to worst effective-wise):

1. brand
2. any generic besides mallinckrodt manufactured hydro
3. the generic made by mallinckrodt

 
Old 03-17-2009, 01:10 PM   #5
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Re: is norco better than generic hydrocodone?

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I would think brand would always be better and it seems to run like this(in order of best to worst effective-wise):

1. brand
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

 
Old 03-17-2009, 01:26 PM   #6
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Re: is norco better than generic hydrocodone?

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IMO, brand is always better. Please see the thread "Brand vs generic-major findings".....Lots of great information re: brands vs generics.

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Ex
Could you post a link to the thread? When I search I find a ton of results for specific meds. Thanks

 
Old 03-17-2009, 01:58 PM   #7
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Re: is norco better than generic hydrocodone?

Glad you cleared up the "crushing of the Oxycontin " was concerned

 
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Re: is norco better than generic hydrocodone?

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Glad you cleared up the "crushing of the Oxycontin " was concerned
Yeah, if you pay attention to the math it makes sense. I think when people read "crushing oxycontins" they go mad temporarily. I did in fact make it very clear in another post as well because yes; it does kill people when they take all 12-24 hours of their meds at once so I don't want to come across as an advocate for drug abuse I do see a board certified pain doc MD, so it's all good.

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