Oxycodone 20 Mg K57 Vs Np14


I don't usually count the pills when I pick up my Rx. This time I did & felt a difference in the thickness. Some are marked NP on one side & K57 on one side & blank on the other. I'm assuming they're from different Mfg Co's but don't like to assume with my pain pills! Also, is it normal practice for Pharmacies to mix?

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I have a bad back and am wondering if being prescribed oxycodone would be the best course of action?

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Yes, these both contain 20mgs of Oxycodone in a regular release formulation and mixing can be normal, if your pharmacy doesn't have enough of one to fill your prescription. There is nothing wrong with it.

This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Can u please tell me wtf is the difference between the oxycodone 20mg imprint np 14 and the other one imprinted k57. I have read that the np 14 sucks and that ther is 20% less mecidine inside of it. That person was jus talklin a whole bunch of s*** abt it. But then again .... maybe he or she had a tolerance to pain pills in his or her body seeing as he/she stated "ivr been on pills for 25+ yers and this is bull s*** is it even legal to make a good pill worthless"

Does any one know if that is true ??? One phsrmacy i spoke to said that one of those two might have more medicine or less, he said: "just because it says 20mg doesnt meen that it is one might have 15% less or one might have 22%" is that tru?? Why is there TWO different manufactured companies? Does it mean that the np14 is the s*** one?? Can somone PLEASE ease my mind so i can stop thinking like that cause its mind over matter if you think something doesnt work and wont work you will summon that into reality and make it not wrk ... and i dont wanna go along with what ONE stupid person says..... than again i just have that feeling in my heart thst the k57 is bettr.... uh uh maybe im jus overreacting???

Sorry for the long ass annoying post but i want to be as clear as possible. Also does any one else feel like falling asleep hardcore too?? Is that a "high" or jus tiredness.... this is a somewhat new medication i am on, i used to get norcos and felt somthing in my body... so idk i feel weird. Again i apoligize for the long long post

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I was switched to oxycodone 20 mg 2 months ago. The first ones I got were the k 57, and I was amazed at how well they worked and how much better I felt overall. I had previously been on Norcos for daytime and Percocet for night, but they had to change it due to DEA regs and they put me on straight oxycodone. The next prescription I got were the np 14, and I felt like I was taking a completely different drug. It was as if it was half strength, and I felt depressed, so I'm actually glad to see someone ask this question. I KNEW I wasn't imagining it, but I thought maybe the batch I got was just old or something and had lost it's potency. So imho, the k 57 are much better, and I'm going to be asking the pharmacy when I get them filled which one they are going to use, because I'll look for the k 57 before I settle for the np 14 again. It's ridiculous to have that much difference.

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Im changing from percocet 10/325 every 4hrs to 20mg oxycodone 4x day. I have had both k57 and NP14 in past didnt see much of a difference but I want to get which 1 works better for my break thru pain. On Duragesic 150mg every 72hrs also have Fybromyalgia, Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis and multiple more issues with back can barely walk in am

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They both work just the same it's all in your head when someone tells you different they both have same amount the np 14 is just ganaric form don't listen to what others say cause they are the same. It's all mind over matter and some Ppl can trick there brain to thinking ones better than the other but in reality they're the same. Good luck.

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They're the same exact thing, it's usually junkies that abuse them and like certain ones better, but it's all in their heads. They are 20 mg hydrocodone bottom line. If your getting 90 from the pharmacy and they have 60 nps left and then give you 30 of a different brand their not gonna give you 2 different types of meds. This makes me so mad cause usually it's junkies that are causing the confusion for people that really need them. My best friend is dying from cancer, we live in Philadelphia and it takes hrs for him get his Rx filled cause of people that abuse them or have a crooked dr.

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I have been taking 20 mg oxycodone for a year. The white pill. Now they gave me oxycodone small blue marked k 57 and they are horrible. They make me tired and are non effective. I think it may be a individual thing but there for sure is a differnt chemical makeup.

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Its oxy not hydro plz becarful of what you tell these people

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No no I concur they are horrible if you can get kvk tech k8 they work the best the 20 s blah sleep time

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You are wrong totally there is a huge difference between Manufactures please night and day A214 compared to k8 eat dust a214 I fall asleep in pain k8 pain is long gone and I'm out and about now I have kvk 20 they suck as well sleepy time still have pain. My suggestion would be kvk k8-k9 the 15s were and are great they don't make you feel doped just normal pain free and lots of energy

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Everyone, you do realize that these things are very strictly regulated. Let's just say that I am familiar with the FDA who helps to monitor the manufacturing of all medications. ALL medications are monitored and ALL manufacturers are required to adhere to stringent standards. They would not jeopardize losing their license to under-dose a medication. People, please realize that drugs are tested. First, here is a link to help people better understand that you are protected from medications being stronger or weaker from different manufacturers:


Below is the first paragraph from the above link:

" FDA ensures the quality of drug products by carefully monitoring drug manufacturers' compliance with its Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations. The CGMP regulations for drugs contain minimum requirements for the methods, facilities, and controls used in manufacturing, processing, and packing of a drug product. The regulations make sure that a product is safe for use, and that it has the ingredients and strength it claims to have. "

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Where can you get the white pill not the k57. Thank you very much good luck with managing your pain.

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You need to tell your doctor that you're allergic to that type of pill with all of the allergic symptoms and qualitest name brand is the best I have found that is less fillers more natural.

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Not true junkies as you call them have no effect on the speed of the pharmacists that fills them lol. And you know not everyone that buys them on the street are junkies. Most people need them but can't afford the doctors or dont have insurance. All though there are a lot of people that give people like us a hard time by cause they want to abuse, its really sad and they need help but clinics to get off of pain med cost a lot of money and the meds to get you off opiates cost even more. Not only that but they can only have 100 suboxone patients at a time how's that for fighting a losing battle.

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What were the white ones who made them I'm getting k57 once again I feel tired no pain relief so I'm going to try to find pharmacy that carry them thank you

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The k57 are the Best in my opinion...I've been on them for 3 years now...the k57 seem to work the best for me as well...just my opinion and how they work for me...I had the NP14 and the white ones as well...

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Peoples internal body chemistry makes a lot of difference in how a certain medicine will work. Do not freak out if given either brand K or the NP 14s. I've taken every brand out there and both of these worked very well. I was not disappointed at all with the NP 14s. Give them a chance.

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K 57 are not hydrocodone. They are 20 mg instant release oxycodone. Hydrocodone are the generic name for Vicodin. Which are one of the weakest form of pain medicine. Also containing 325 mg of Tylenol per pill. Oxycodone or roxicontin are for acute severe pain mostly for cancer patients. They are the most abused form of pain medicine.

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Then what happened the fentanyl patches net worth a higher dose than they were supposed to

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Re: jerzeyj (# 17) Expand Referenced Message

I have taken the kvk-tech 20mg for yrs and just got Rhodes 20/RP. Truly see a difference, these Rhodes are s****y, nausea and drowsiness and no pain relief, it will be hell trying to exchange them. Dr will have to call in New RX and put early fill, will have to pay for them, let alone all the down time it will take, and then be off every month with my other oxycontin. Had a failed back surgery of fusion 1 thru 5, can't walk by myself, no balance and in constant pain.

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Re: Sentinel (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

Exactly.. k57 is the Kvk tech brand..it's the best..

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Re: Cheche32 (# 58) Expand Referenced Message

Omg!! Me too! I think I was in withdrawal too! They are so awful!! I feel so cheated and all that time in pain for no reason!! I too just switched to barrels. They have a50 and a 57. They are so much better!!! How can they be out there to be sold! I heard rite aid is going bankrupt too! I’m so glad I found this post as I thought I was the only one!!

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Re: JohnS (# 12) Expand Referenced Message

You're wrong! Do a little research and you'll find out the difference in the active ingredient can vary by a certain percentage, and the FDA are the ones that allow this, plus all pills have different fillers.

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Re: Sentinel (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

Omg!! I knew it! There awful! Those 14 have no business being out there it’s not fair! We pay a lot money and expect to be out of pain somewhat! I actually felt like I was in withdrawal or something! I called the pharmacist and he was no help! I just changed from rite aid to bartell. I thought I was losing it!! I’m so glad I read this! That manufacture should be out of business!!!

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Re: DarkAngelBoo (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

The np14 is very wack!! I hate them. But i hear they are great for headaches..

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Re: Troop (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

It all depends on what's wrong with your back is it nerves is it muscle is it bone?

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Re: Troop (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

Being prescribed pain pills for a bad back is never the best course of action however being said if the pain is unbearable it may be a solution for immediate relief that being said also you should look into alternatives to pain medicines.

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Re: Bennie (# 52) Expand Referenced Message

And lawmakers wonder why heroin is such an epidemic. It's gonna get worse unfortunately. I hear more and more similar cases almost every day.

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Re: Tamara (# 23) Expand Referenced Message

This is the dumbest thing I’ve read on this thread so far, the FDA regulates all manufacturing of these pills and none of the companies are allowed to deviate from the projected formula or they would not be in business, it doesn’t matter if they’re name brand or not

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