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Freya
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   Posted 5/19/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
 
          This is the first time I will be taking the brand name.  Has anyone else switched, and is there a difference in this medicine between generic and brand name?
 
   How am I supposed to not drop and lose these tiny things on the floor!
 
  Feya
  In suffering, we are given the key to a door which most rarely 
      get to open.  Behind it lies the ultimate gift which is only visible
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PAlady
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   Posted 5/19/2008 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Freya,
I'm not taking that med, but there are some earlier threads that discussed why that happened. There was a patent suit brought against the makers of the generic, and the manufacturer of regular oxycontin won. So until the patent runs out I guess there won't be any more generic.

I think generics only have to be between 80-120% of the active ingredient; they're not as well controlled (someone can correct me if my numbers are off here). That's why there can be variability even between the makers of generic drugs. But the brand name is supposed to be better controlled. So you shouldn't have a huge difference, but it may depend on how the generic you took was made. But eventually your body should get used to the amount in the brand name, which should be more consistent than generics.

If you end up dancing in the strreets, have someone send us pictures!

PaLady

Freya
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   Posted 5/19/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Haaaa LOL, will do...I'm sure it would be a site to see for all!

Thanks for the info. I will look back and see if I can find them. I'm sure it will be fine and if there is a difference I'll adjust. It would be the same chemical then, so then I will not give it a second thought. I guess I really couldnt complain if it does a better job. Only if it does the job worse!

Thanks again

Freya
  In suffering, we are given the key to a door which most rarely 
      get to open.  Behind it lies the ultimate gift which is only visible
                             in our darkest hour.
                                True strength.


JD23
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   Posted 5/21/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
can you tell me the name of the generic and brand name?
 
i just started taking OXYCODONE and i dont want to get used to it if I will have to take another med once this one runs out.  Oxycontin i cannot tolerate well. 
 
can someone let me know what you guys are referring to?
thanks!

TDoern
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   Posted 5/21/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Freya - I just wanted to say I hope the medication is treating you okay.
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kara487
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   Posted 5/21/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you are doing well on the brand name of oxycontin.

Freya
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   Posted 5/21/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all!

I feel a little sick to my stomach and a little tired, but it is a bit stronger and taking care of my pain more too so I guess it's a trade off until I adjust.

I was so angry at my pharmacy for saying the name out loud more than once and got some stares from the people behind me. I'm sure everyone knows better than me, but dont let your pharmacy do that! It mad me so angry. I felt I had to watch my back all the way to the car and to my house to make sure no one was follwing me. Yes a bit paranoid, but I've heard stories!

Just wanted to add that!
Again thanks for the support. I'm hoping the little decrease in pain will last!

Jennca, Oxycontin is the same chemical medication that makes up Oxycodone... or visa versa...whichever, its pretty much the same. I dont know what you mean by the names of the generic and the brand name. There both oxycontin but one is considered oxycodone HCL(?) I think??

Thats about all I know and I have to lend credit to HW for teaching me about these things.
Hope taht helps a bit and your well!

Hugs to all

Freya
  In suffering, we are given the key to a door which most rarely 
      get to open.  Behind it lies the ultimate gift which is only visible
                             in our darkest hour.
                                True strength.

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