Re: Types of hydrocodone
I think I started and was on the watson brands for a long while and then at some point the pharmacy probably switched to the mallicroft brand and that might have been when I started to develope issues with getting sick from the pain meds where before, the 1-2 pills as needed every 4-6 hours was never a problem but now I will throw up if I need to go to that level/freq of meds so now I balance the pain relief requirements over the desire not to throw up later.
Just to satisfy my own curiosity, on the latest script, I hunted for a pharmacy that only carried the watson brand to see if I can notice any difference (just going to finish out the current mallicroft batch) and then switch over.
It wasn't until the 4th pharmacy I tried where I found the watson brands for a couple of things I was getting filled (and I was going to give up after the 4th). I guess asking the manufacturer's name isn't so odd of a request because when I showed them the written scripts and asked which manufacturer they used, they all went to whatever shelf the item was on, pulled it down and showed the container to me and each pharmacy tech treated my question no different than if I asked them what time it was.
One tech at one of the big chains even apologized to me saying they use to carry the watson brands but had to switch when their distributor/buyer ordered the cheaper generic so I guess I wasn't the first person who ever asked her that question.