Ive heard that there is a difference in the brand of meds that we with anxiety get.
Like I used to get my 20 mg Prozac from Meijer "local Store" and had a few side effects, then my Doc switched me to 20mg in the morning, 10 mg at night, and I got them filled at the Pharmacy there in the DR's.
Instead of giving me a prescription for (30) 20mg prozac and (30) 10 mg prozac, they gave me (90) 10 mgs
Now the 10 MGs are pills not capsules, and Ive noticed different side effect ever sense I had to start taking them " I Havent been taken the extra 10mgs, DR just prescribed them just in case I felt the need to increase" now It seems like my stomachs been having issues.
So my question is, has anyone ever noticed a Difference in the type of pill "capsule or actual pill" and have they noticed a difference in where they get them.
I always get the Generic on my meds, cause there to expensive for the name brand, but I have heard there is sometimes a difference in the manufacturer and what not.
I believe there is a difference with the manufacturer. I was put on lorazepam .5 mg, but when I was put on 1 mg it was made by a different lab. The new lorazepam made me jittery and anxious, just the opposite of what it's supposed to do! So I went back to the doc and had her prescribe .5mg again, just more of them so that I could take a whole mg. So I definitely think there is a difference (of course, the pharmacy thinks I was crazy!).
I think so too, because Im on 1mg Klonopin "clonazapam" at first, then I went to my Local Walk in, and had to get antibiotics, and Had the DR give me .5's so I could try to take less, and Ive noticed a better effect with the 1/4 to 1/2 of the .5 rather then the 1/2 to whole 1mg...kinda weird
I didnt take my Prozac today, and wont for tomorrow either just to see if I notice a diff.
I hope its just the difference on the pharmacy then me not being able to take prozac, because its been really working for me.
Too bad I didnt keep some of my other ones when I started these just in case.
I think Im to the point where Im just gonna start brand name anyways, because there has to be a dif.
The way I look at it, is When I buy the generic potato chips compared to the ruffles I NOTICE A DIFFERENCE! lol
But some people dont, so Im thinking the same rules apply
I think I read somewhere to where remakes get there ingredients from china, where there less regulated.
Thats the reason why there so cheap
Sometimes you have to be a little careful with generics. I had issues and became quite ill when I switched from Toprol XL to a generic. All issues resolved after discontinuing the generic. FDA did find some substandard practices with the company manufacturing the generic. This is what I found after some research:
FDA regulations require generics to have the same active ingredients, be bioequivalent, and have a high purity. Inactive ingredients do not have to be the same and the generic can never look like the brand name.
Generic drugs do not have to do the research that was needed to create the drug in the first place, put the drug through clinical trials, or set up marketing campaigns for the generic drug. That's why they are cheaper and that's why there are sometimes problems.
Most of the time generics are safe and effective but the inactive ingredients sometime affect people differently and alter how quickly the drug is absorbed.
I simply do not trust generics now- mostly because I am paranoid I admit. I simply do not need the extra anxiety over it. Luckily my insurance pays if the doctor strictly orders "fill as written".
The Pharmatrist is supposed to fill a prescription EXACTLY as the Dr. has prescribed it --20mg in the morning, 10mg at night. Yes, I do think there is a difference in the way a pill (capsule) may look depending on where it is filled. Also, the same drug store may change packaging depending on manufacturer. Really, my main thing I am saying is to make sure you are getting what your dr. has prescribed.
The pharmacy cleared it with my DOC sense it was right in my DRs office.
I think I am to a point of not taking generics anymore, its not worth the Side effects.
I was taking the "capsule" because thats what the 20mgs come in, and the 10's only come in hard pill form.
Im pretty sure my stomach issues are from the differences in Pharmacy's/ generic makers of the prozac
The prozac I was getting before was generic too, but from a different place, the reason why I decided to go with my DRs Pharmacy was because of the health plan Im signed up through them, I get any meds "non narcotic" at cost.
But now that Im thinking about it, even there normal price is a bit cheaper then my Stores Pharmacy's price on generics atleast, so that has me concerned on where they get there meds from, or what other little nice "or nasty" ingredients that is in my Dr's compared to my Stores Pharmacy.
Does anyone know where I can look up Average USA prices for prescription meds, so I have a round about figure of how much Im gonna have to spend.
Because the "plan" that I have is only for My Dr's pharmacy.
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