Re: Oxycontin (brand) vs. Oxycodone ER (generic)....
For most people, most of the time, generics work fine.
What is usualy the key is sticking to one manufacturer so you get a constant resule, not Brandname Oxycontin this month, Watson next month, and someone elses the week after.
Some people do notice a difference, but these differences have never been proved in blind trials, and well may be psychological ("I paid a lot more for the genuian brand name, it must be stronger") In some cases, there may be a real difference in effect for certain individuals, and like everything, its an individual decision.
One point to remember is that the fantastic prices demanded for brand names would soon render health insurance bankrupt if everyone took brand name rather than generic
(for example, 100 Valium tablets cost several hundered dollars, where as 100 Generic diazepam tablets cost about 10 dollars)
Last edited by jonnstar; 03-16-2010 at 05:23 PM.