• patrick passos patrick passos
    March 10, 2010
    does the quality differ for pain medicine? oxy 543 vs. oxy512?
    patrick passos patrick passos
    March 10, 2010

    been getting 54-543 tablets oxy 5-325 not as fast acting and long lasting as the mallenkrodt 512 tabs...5-325...is there a difference?

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    March 11, 2010
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    March 11, 2010

    There can be differences in medications made by different manufacturers.  Generic drugs can vary from the brand name original by plus or minus 20%.  So if you're comparing two generics, conceivably one could 20% more effective and the other 20% less effective, which would mean that there could actually be a 40% difference between the two generics.  This article explains it in more detail:

    Brand Name vs. Generic Drugs: Are They Really the Same?


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  • streetfarmasist June 27, 2010
    streetfarmasist
    June 27, 2010

    yeah the 512's seem a little bit more stronger. the 54-543 tablets dont have the APAP in them which makes them a little bit easier on your liver.  Different people get different effects from pills. Personally I like the 512 version better also.

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