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Percocet for Pain
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Percocet & Actavis

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Nancy N
Been on Percocet for decades with chronic severe pain; was doing well until last month when I was given Actavis' A333 10-325's - took it a few days and noticed I was not getting the pain relief I've always had with the Watson and also started feeling very sick internally. Was shocked to see when I Googled if there were any people having the same problem as me and there was literally hundreds - people with the same complaints.
I did some research, called Actavis and also called the FDA to report my complaints with this new formula. They were responsive. I did a verbal complaint as well as online which I am hoping enough people will do the same because I don't have many options to manage my pain and don't want to "change" the levels again. The Watson worked very well and I am a long-term pain patient who knows what works for me. Going to my doctor today to see what we can do right now.
There's also a list of phone numbers for each State so you can call.
That's our only power to be able to the medicines each and every one of us suffering should be able to get without horrible side effects let alone ineffective pain relief.

I also emailed Actavis to "put them on notice" I will make it know their product is garbage and as it keeps making people ill, they will eventually be involved in a multitude of public complaints as well. Good luck to everyone.
September 21, 2014
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??
September 4, 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.
July 22, 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 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 11, 2014
I agree- Actavis sucks! I bet they pat alott less to make it, pocketing the $ that should have gone into our meds!
June 9, 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
Nancy N
May 28, 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
May 9, 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

Theria Williams
ACTAVIS 10/325 Acetaminophine TB
I have been on WATSON Oxycodone 10/325 a pap since 2008 they sold out to ACTAVIS I got my Prescription filled the other day with the ACTAVIS brand I took one and I didn't feel anything but Tightness in my chest shortness of Breath Nausea Pain running up and down my left arm and very very sick and gave me a severe headache..then I waited 2 days and took half of one and did the same thing I thought I had to go to the hospital it also leaves a very very bad bitter nauseating taste in my mouth..Please Bring The WATSONS BACK THOSE ACTAVIS NEED TO BE RECALLED I HAVE HEARD THEY HAVE MADE MANY PEOPLE VERY ILL.
g clarke
July 13, 2014
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
May 9, 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
April 16, 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.
April 10, 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.
March 8, 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

" to find the watson percocets as I saw on other ...out by a company called Actavis. The Actavis percocet are horrible and everyone is comp... "

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" the actavis Percocet also gives me bad headaches and does nothing for my back pain , I too can... "

" ...agree Actavis does NOT work for ...I had to change from Percocet 10-325 to morphine 15. Major drama, unnecessary aggravation and... "

" ...if he is a doctor or what. I posted on medchats about the problem with Actavis percocet and he replied there too. I don't get it either. I, like you... "

" I just spoke to Actavis. Watson percocet has been discontinued she said. Watson brand available but not percocet. I couldn't take dilaudid. ...vicodin before and percocet until I got used ... "

" ...has changed its name to ACTAVIS. So she can buy this medicine from Actavis company. Though i would advise ...see a Doctor who can help her in gradually withdraw Percocets and put on other medici... "

" ...Watson percocet and never had any problems and it took away my pain. The Actavis is ...relief. If you have to take more to get any type of pain relief you will suffer alot of GI problems. Anyone... "

" The Actavis percocet is the worst generic out there now. to get our usual percocet by Watson. You must complain ...a toll free number to Actavis and inform them that the... "

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