Gastroenterology Community
Generic versus Label Brand Medication
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Generic versus Label Brand Medication

Has anyone else had negative comments about using generic brand medications versus Brand Named medications.  In my case I have been getting the PPI generic brand Meprazol rather than the prescribed Label Brand Losec 20Mg. The chemist told me there is no differnece but I'm starting to wonder. My symptoms from the diagnosed gastritis from a endoscopy are not going away after 8 weeks. Mainly gassy feelings, slight feeling of bloating, slight constipation then 2-3 BM's in one day.   I don't get any ongoing or sharp pain in the stomach area though.
My father tried the generic brand and his heart burn associated with his hiatis hernia returned and promptly dissappeared when he returned to the actual losec. Makes me wonder if the same thing is happening to me.
Am going to the doctor again this arvo and will be asking him the same. Will let you know how I get on.
Cheers
Dooges
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CalGal
CA
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
140029_tn?1393301742
Blank
Matthew007
UT
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34