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Old 03-15-2010, 11:23 AM   #1
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Different manufacturer name for oxycodone ?

Hi all....I take oxycodone and was taking the Malin manufactured one's and I just got home and saw the manufacturer Qualt. I haven't taken it yet but wanted to know what you guys think about this manufacturer? I know in the past, EVEN THOUGH SOME DOCTORS DON'T BELIEVE, that different manufactured brands affected me differently. Same med, different reaction! Hope this med will be on the up and up with me AND I hope I can cut in half if need be...I had some one month I had to cut (with pill cutter) and they would practically disinegrate!

 
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:36 PM   #2
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Re: Different manufacturer name for oxycodone ?

Hi Tattoogirl. I've never had a problem with qualitest oxycodone or really any other manufacturers aside from mallinkrodt, that company I try to avoid. I split the 30's in half all the time and yes the compaction rates and binder and fillers are different and the amount of drug the FDA allows for variance is different from one manufacturer to the next. Splitting them is a good idea, If you think half the dose is enough to do the job, why take more than you need. I've been using the 30's for 7 years now and still split them If need something during the day. I haven't incorporated 4 pills a day every 6 hours into my daily routine like many people do with their BT meds. I only take BTmeds when I have pain that's intolerable and a couple advil or tylenol in addition to what my pump delivers doesn't work. By usng them the way they are intended, I can still get relief if I need to take a whole pill even though I have used the same BT med for years.

Coming to terms with what's tolerable seems to be the bigger issue. My group of docs believes that if they allow a patient 2 doses a day of BT meds that's what they will take, if they give someone 8 they would take 8 doses every day in addition to their long acting med. This way the BT med just becomes part of the daily routine and then the patient has absolutely nothing extra that they aren't already used to taking if they actually have a flair up, strain themself during activity or have some type of minor injury like a slip or fall.

Good for you and I think you wil be fine with Qualitest. I think that's what I have now. They have a V on one side as an imprint? These are larger and harder to split than the tiny blue Malinkrodt 30's.

Good luck, Dave

 
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