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Celebrex vs. Percocet for Pain

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Celecoxib International Nonproprietary Name is a sulfa non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and selective COX-2 inhibitor used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, acute pain, painful menstruation and menstrual symptoms, and... Read more on Wikipedia
Oxycodone (OxyContin and other brand names) is an opioid analgesic medication synthesized from opium-derived thebaine. It was developed in 1916 in Germany, as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids in an attempt to improve on the existing opioid... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Rhonda
July 11, 2014
Rhonda wrote
Percocet is Going to Kill!!!
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mark1  |  July 31, 2014
FDA - Report a Medication.
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mark  |  July 31, 2014
Sorry your having o deal with more pain. I too have been sick from Actavis a333
When you call and get voice mail...leave a message. They will call you back in a couple of days to follow up...,Below is the phone number:

Drug Safety

If you experience unanticipated side effects or have a complaint about our product, please contact:

Actavis Products in the U.S.
+1 (800) 432-8534

Also fill out the online form as well:
http://www.actavis.com/contact

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mark  |  July 31, 2014
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By IHURT
April 7, 2014
IHURT wrote
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Does Nabumetone help you more with pain than Celebrex?
Betty  |  November 16, 2014
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By Nancy N
April 4, 2014
Nancy N wrote
BAD SYMPTOMS FROM ACTAVIS GENERIC PERCOCET
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I have had to take Percocet for several years by Watson, several months ago when I took a new prescription I was flown for a loop, wondered what was happening to me, then saw the new RX was by a different drug company. Can the people who are making the drugs that are supposed to help us be trusted??
Emili  |  September 21, 2014
I too got VIOLENTLY ill after taking Actavis. They apparently changed the fillers/binders and I guess its tough luck. Now I am allergic to Endocet AND Actavis. So far, Amneal is all I can take. Percocet, with insurance, brand necessary is $1,200.00.
Laci  |  September 4, 2014
The Actavis a333 does not work!!!!
I have been taking watson 932 for 3 years and never had a single issue.

The 2 months ago...I was given Actavis 932. It worked just like wstoson 932.
The next month...I was given Actavis a333...it didn't work at all.

Its not the brand...its the FORMULATION.
I called Actavis and filed a complaint. They agreed but said they couldn't swap them for me...I hope they start supplying the 932 formula..a lot of people have been affected.
July 22, 2014
I agree- Actavis sucks! I bet they pat alott less to make it, pocketing the $ that should have gone into our meds!
July 11, 2014
I agree keep calling... However they have idiots returning calls.... I'm staying in them !
It's disgusting!!!
June 9, 2014
I suffered a very serious "sensitivity " as they called it ... I called the manufactor direct and they took the lot off the shelf at my pharmacy ... Throwing up, dizzy immediately after taking it.
I returned it immediately to my pharmacy!! Emailed the company!!! They tried to tell me different stories and were more concerned I believe that in was going to sue them! In fact I needed the proper medication subscribed and questioned their binders etc, my two nephews both pharmacists said it wasn't
June 9, 2014
I have not stopped emailing Actavis, spoken on the phone with the, copied and emailed our similar complaints to them - no coincidence soooo many people have the same complaints and symptoms from the Actavis percocet and we are all being left with very little choices until we keep complaining by phone/email and to the FDA - lawsuits can be started, class actions, etc If enough people do this it will provide enough DATA that they cannot ignore in time. So keep on Actavis, call the medical depar
Nancy N  |  May 28, 2014
I filed a complaint to the FDA and posted what is happening to other websites. I have noticed that a lot of people have been suffering terrible side effects from what some are now calling poison Percocet.
Most people were having great success with the Watson formulation, but from what I was told, Actavis bought out Watson and discontinued the Watson formulation.
The Atctavis A333's, and some other Oxycodone drugs, were reformulated with a drug deterrent added to it to stop the drug abusers fr
Tom  |  May 9, 2014
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By Alice
March 30, 2014
Alice wrote
Oxycodone Actavis
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By Lisa
March 12, 2014
Lisa wrote
Watson is now Actavis and it is very Bad!
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By Theria Williams
February 24, 2014
Theria Williams wrote
ACTAVIS 10/325 Acetaminophine TB
i used to take dhc then was put on meth witch made me ill i had to fight to put on dhc again iv been on actavis a week 450ml and my guts are killing me and iv had heart pains and feel blotted and still in pain im glad to here im not the only one getting a little scared il be asking at the chemist for a different brand because there more makers than activis or watson fight when u feel ur not getting the right treatment if i rem right cox was a good make im takeing 4 30 ml that should last 4 to
g clarke  |  July 13, 2014
I also was normally taking the Watson brand for about 3 months for a severe kidney problem and when I went to fill my script last month I got the brand activis. I took one pill and my heart started racing, I got pain in my chest and down my left arm and seriously thought I was having a heart attack. This drug needs to be taken off the market!!! Activis is going to kill someone with the fillers they put in this medication! I've also read post from people who have gotten medication poisoning from
Lisa  |  May 9, 2014
has anyone been able to find the watson percocet? I heard that CVS may carry it still don't know that for sure. These actavis are REALLY BAD. We have to get them recalled off the shelves. So many people are sick and so many have even had to go to the ER with heart attack like symptoms. It doesn't have any pain reliever in it - they just loaded it up with caffiene it is a sugar pill.
Diane  |  April 16, 2014
Has anyone been able to find a pharmacy that still has the Watsons percocets? Please let us know if you have. This actavis is poison.
Laura  |  April 10, 2014
I always used the watson generic percocet from Walgreen n they were the only ones that helped me. I just got my script filled a week ago and they gave me the actavis and I hate it. Whenever u change from one manufacturer to another, even if its the same med, ur body feels the difference! I looked on the watson pharmaceutical website and it says they were taken over by activist but still showed the watson pill on its site. I too need to find out if there is another pharmacy that receives th
jc  |  March 8, 2014
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By unclejerro
February 7, 2014
unclejerro wrote
Feelings after taking Percocet
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By Donna
January 6, 2014
Donna wrote
Breathing problems with cellebrex?
a documented side effect of celebrex is nasal congestion. I take celbrex regularly and suffer from nasal congestion often as a result.
nasal congestion  |  July 29, 2014
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By tamika
December 21, 2013
tamika wrote
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By Ken
October 5, 2013
Ken wrote
Celebrex
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By Guy Morin
September 18, 2013
Guy Morin wrote
Stop use of Celebrex
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By Txbetty
August 13, 2013
Txbetty wrote
Itching all over...Celebrex, Methotrexate, Hydrochlorothiazide the cause???
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The problem could actually be Fibromyalgia, which many people with RA suffer from.
Susanne Deumig  |  April 21, 2014
Txbetty and Hal, Like both of you, I have been on Celebrex for at least a year. I also take HCTZ 12.5 mg and started Methotrexate two months ago. I did have itching all over like you described, Txbetty, and I figured out that it was simply the particular brand of folic acid I was taking. It's been a long time since you wrote your post, but I happened to see it and wanted to comment. I assume you are taking folic acid if you are still on MTX; if you are still itching then it is something to
Lily  |  February 1, 2014
I have been on Celebrex for over a year and had fantastic results. I suffered pain in my neck and shoulders due to arthritis. Celebrex was like a miracle for me. I was going to physio for the pain, which did not good. Now after being pain free for one year I have been experiencing extreme itchiness all over my body. It feels like something crawling in my scalp, eyebrows, nose and beard. Then it feels like something biting me and there is nothing there and I have no bites . Yikes.
Hal  |  August 25, 2013
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