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    Jan Lucinda1
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    I just found out Watson is now Actavis headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. They no longer make minocycline.

    #372444
    Rose
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    Well heck. My minocycline is made by Watson. I sure do not want Rambaxy.

    #372445
    Jan Lucinda1
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    I’m going to be getting Teva.

    #372447
    Rose
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    Teva and Watson were the two Richie recommended. Maybe I can call around to see who carries Teva here.

    #372446
    Jan Lucinda1
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    CVS was special ordering the Watson so now they’ll special order the Teva. Maybe you can find someone who will special order if they don’t carry it.

    #372448
    Jan Lucinda1
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    I just talked to Walmart the they still carry Watson so will get it there.

    #372451
    Woods1977
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    Hold the phone Jesus… I’m currently using Watson brand minocycline- I had my script filled earlier this month. So what I’m hearing is that Watson is no more, thus no more Watson Mino?

    This is very troubling for me, as I use a compounding pharmacy and blah, blah blah… Furthermore, I finally got my AP under control- the thought of switching to another brand scares the hell out of me. Feel free to chime in at any time and tell me I’m being a drama queen, please.

    Did some research of my own which aligns with this post- that Watson is now “Actavis, Inc”. Furthermore, it appears that Actavis only makes the peleted version of Mino: http://www.actavis.com/products/key-products/product-search?searchterm=
    **Could not send directly link, you’ll need to search for Mino within the drop down menu**

    I contacted my compounding pharmacy and they have some Watson left in stock, but I’m extremely nervous about changing to another brand. Very nervous. Feedback is welcome. Very welcome. 🙁

    Thanks!

    #372452
    Maz
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    Jan is right…Watson Pharmaceuticals is now Actavis Inc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland:

    http://www.watson.com/

    There is a phone number listed for “Drug Safety” at the administrative offices in New Jersey to call regarding products:

    Watson Products in the U.S. +1 (800) 272-5525 Ext. 34399

    Also an Actavis number for New Jersey here:

    Actavis
    Morris Corporate Center III
    400 Interpace Parkway
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    +1 (862) 261-7000

    Best thing might be to try phoning these numbers and see if someone can confirm (or not) whether Watson generic minocycline will still be available in the US. If it is, it may just be marketed under a new company name. I ran a search through the Actavis Products tabs at Watson.com and minocycline was not showing up. 😕

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    #372453
    Woods1977
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    Maz,

    To your above point, the compounding pharmacy I work with is looking into this as well… They are going to get back with me on Monday. The people at the pharmacy I work with are really good- they know their stuff. I’ll update the thread when I have more information.

    #372449
    Jan Lucinda1
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    I just got a prescription filled with Watson minocycline at Walmart so Walmart still has it in stock. We’ll find out Monday with a call to Watson if it is still being made by them.

    #372450
    Jan Lucinda1
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    I called Watson and she said they are still making minocycline so CVS must have chosen to no longer carry it but Walmart does. Good news!!!

    #372454
    Woods1977
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    ***UPDATE FOR THOSE TAKING WATSON BRAND MINOCYCLINE***

    The compounding pharmacy I use in Michigan called me back today- they claim that Actavis Pharmaceuticals does in fact make Minocycline. Based on my conversation with the compounding pharmacy it

    #372455
    Jan Lucinda1
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    My CVS pharmacist told me that different CVS pharmacies have different suppliers so some CVS pharmacies may be able to get Watson brand minocycline and some may not. My CVS pharmacy is not able to get Watson brand. I was able to get it at Walmart.

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