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Old 07-30-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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(Another) Question Re: Generics

What have folks found to be the preferred manufacturer of Oxy IR? With the +/- 20% disparity that exists, I am interested in what others feel works best for them.

And, is there a brand name?

I believe that I am developing a tolerance to Oxy IR given that I have taken it at a consistent dose for over one year and in total for about two years as my BT med. I am wondering if switching to a name brand or a "preferred generic" might offer some additional relief and be worth trying prior to increasing my dose (which my PM has suggested, but I am hesitant to do because of tolerance concerns.)

Thanks so much,

Amethyst

 
Old 07-30-2009, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: (Another) Question Re: Generics

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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Re: (Another) Question Re: Generics

I would stick with the same brand that you are taking but go ahead and request an increase.

You can't be suffering because of it.


Look at me I am 35 years old and on the fentanyl patch. I have been on the same dose for over a year though and I try not to go up if I don't have to but if it happens then that is what I will do.

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:41 PM   #4
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Re: (Another) Question Re: Generics

I agree with Brian, obvoiusly you;;ve grown some tolerance and you dosage may need to be upped a little.

That is what happens.

The possible few percent difference is not going to make the difference in your pain releif. And thats even if there really is a difference.

But you never know you could always try and see what happens with brand over generic.

 
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Re: (Another) Question Re: Generics

Thank you for your replies, I do believe that there is a difference between generics and brand name. That is why I was asking the question.

I understand the inevitable nature of tolerance, but I would be most comfortable exhausting other alternatives *prior* to increasing my dose.

I am being cautious and trying to effectively use the minimal dose to address my pain.

I would appreciate feedback around preferred generics.

Thank you,

Amethyst

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Old 07-30-2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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Re: (Another) Question Re: Generics

But technically aren't you really increasing your dose anyways.


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it is possible that brand name may have a bigger serving of oxy in each pill than the generics you are correct as you know with the generics there "can" be a difference in the amount per pill and this is actually approved by the FDA, I think it's around what you said like up to 20% less, but I;m not sure.

But remember it can also be the same or different every time, my point being that probably every batch of pills the generic companies make I;m sure can vary from one manufacture lot to the next. And you could be taking the correct dose for all you know, there is no way to asses wether your pill has less oxy than the brand because obviously the FDA allows for variance all the way to the top limit. The only way you could know for sure is buying the brand name and seeing what happens.
SO if you want to try a brand name you are right there is a chance it could have some more of the med.

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