A generic Maxidone product is currently available. This generic product, which is sold under the name hydrocodone/APAP 10/750 mg, comes in tablet form. Many pharmacies only carry the generic version of this medication, because generic Maxidone is significantly less expensive and many insurance companies require people to use the generic products.
Brand-name Maxidone is made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic Maxidone is available and is also made by Watson Pharmaceuticals. It is sold under the name hydrocodone/APAP 10/750 mg tablets.
Can I Get "Real" Maxidone?
Many (if not most) pharmacies do not carry brand-name hydrocodone/APAP products. Generic versions are significantly less expensive. Also, many insurance companies require people to use the generic products. If you are willing to pay full price, as your insurance will probably not cover brand-name Maxidone, your pharmacy may be willing to stock brand-name Maxidone for you.
However, many healthcare providers view requests for brand-name narcotics as a sign of abuse or diversion (selling the drugs to someone else), because brand-name narcotics usually have a higher street value than their generic versions. In almost all situations, a request for a brand-name narcotic instead of a generic may arouse your healthcare provider's suspicions.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Maxidone [package insert]. Corona, CA: Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;2003 April
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed April 18, 2008.
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