Re: anyone taking the NEW generic Kadian?
hi toonces. while i have not taken the med you mentioned, i have had to take ALOT of various "watson' brand meds over the years(thay also make alot of generic hydro based products too). and from the manufacturer aspect, they are usually pretty good as far as containing at least what appears to be 'most' of the active ingredient compared to 'some" others who simply have to be only putting in what has to be very close to that minimum 'allowed' for any given generic and can still be called "equivalent' at only around 85% OF any given active ingedient compared to brand. so they are a pretty good company anyways. when it comes to most of what we have to take as pain meds, you most certainly can tell what ones at least 'feel like' they are actually hitting our pain, and what ones do not appear to even touch it.
i had THAT issue with the "endo' version of oxycontin that i NEVER ever felt kick in on my neck pain, which is almost always where i 'felt it' first(NOT my head, but in my neck), once it had actually released with the brand version. it can also matter alot to as far as how many actual pills you take of any generic per dose too if its at all deficient? i WAS taking my regular doses in all 20s with 9 per day, three at a time, so it most certainly DID make a much bigger impact per 'loss' per pill too. after THAT lil experience, i was most certainly paying for that brand name co pay again with the 'real' OC with my next fill. soo much difference in basic relief.
hopefully this will work as well for you or come as close as possible. this particular generic comp has a good track record anyways from my experience. does kadian actually last a full 12 hours(if so, that IS good to know)? i know NO oxycontin, even the brand EVER has. and this 'new' version just stops dead on me at like only 7 hours where the other lasted about 8 with a more "gradual' decline? i do hope the new kadian works for you toonces.
just wanted to throw that in here for ya. good luck with this. marcia
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