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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Watson 385 Pill

Watson 385 pill is a medium strength generic Vicodin pill, though 7.5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate found in it makes it possible to treat even severe pain. 500 mg of acetaminophen (the other active ingredient in Watson 385) strengthens the effects of hydrocodone. By strengths, Watson 385 equals m358 pill, a product of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, which can also be listed as generic Vicodin/Lortab/Norco. Both pills are oval, white and scored on the side opposite to the indexed one. Mallinckrodt's pill looks a little more oblong as compared to Watson 385.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Watson 540 Pill

They sometimes describe its color as white, sometimes as blue. Perhaps, we should better say that the pill is bluish white. Oval, with one side scored. "WATSON 540" index is debossed on the other side of the pill (letters above figures). As for the appearance, that seems to be all.

Now, active ingredients. Due to the fact, that Watson 540 pill is, in fact, generic Vicodin 10/500, each Watson 540 contains 10 mg hydrocodone bitartrate and 500 mg acetaminophen. The pill can as well be listed as generic Lortab or Norco (all the names are trade name variations for the same medicine).

A fact should be mentioned that generic versions of Vicodin 10/500 are distributed by other manufacturers, too. Along with Watson 540, the same strengths of hydrocodone and APAP can be found, e.g., in M363 pills manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharms.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

WATSON 503 Pill

WATSON 503 pill belongs to the group of Watson pills with the highest content of hydrocodone in them. Each light green WATSON 503 pill contains 10 mg of it, together with 650 mg acetaminophen. Due to the fact, in WATSON 503 we face one of the strongest analgetics available on the market.

However, Watson's rivals do not stay behind. M361pill manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharms seems to feature the same strengths and qualities of generic Vicodin 10/650.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Watson 387

Watson 387 is a strong combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, which can be called a generic Vicodin 7.5/750. A high amount of acetaminophen must be taken into account if one intends or has to use repeated doses of the medication, as the total dose of APAP must not exceed 4000mg taken during the day.

By the way, our "rule" the bigger number, the larger strength can hardly be applied to any Watson's Vicodin pill, including Watson 387, because of the fact that this medicine is a compound that consists of two active ingredients, and the amount of each of them varies from pill to pill. Some pill may contain a lot of APAP, but very little of hydrocodone, while the others are rich in hydrcodone though containing little acetaminophen. Or both ingredients can be found in large or little amounts...

Watson 242

As you may easily see, a larger number in a Watson pill's index means a higher strength of the medication, or a larger amount of the active ingredient (of course, if we speak of a series of pills containing this ingredient). We have already examined 0.5 mg lorazepam pills made by Watson Pharmaceuticals (indexed Watson 240). In Watson 242, you can expect a higher dose of lorazepam. And you are right, as Watson 242 pills contain 2 mg of it. To make it even more clear, these Watson pills do not only show a standard number, but a little figure, too (0.5, 1, or 2). In Watson 242 pills you may see a "2" under the "242" index on the reverse side.