I have been taking 75 mg daily Effexor XR I am feeling great. Doctor renewed prescript and wrote it for Generic (93 7385 ) Do Brand name and Generic Effexor work on the same ??
27 Jul 2010
Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) and Effexor XR are prescription medications that have been licensed to treat depression in adults. Effexor XR is also licensed to treat generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and social anxiety disorder. Both medications are manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and both are available in generic form.
Short acting generic Effexor tablets are made by various companies (such as Teva Pharmaceuticals and Mylan Pharmaceuticals) and are available in the following strengths:
Venlafaxine 25 mg
Venlafaxine 37.5 mg
Venlafaxine 50 mg
Venlafaxine 75 mg
Venlafaxine 100 mg.
Generic long-acting Effexor XR capsules are currently made by Teva Pharmaceuticals and are available in the following strengths:
Venlafaxine XR 37.5 mg capsules
Venlafaxine XR 75 mg capsules
Venlafaxine XR 150 mg capsules.
Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corp also makes long acting versions of the following strengths
Venlafaxine ER 37.5 mg
Venlafaxine ER 75 mg
Venlafaxine ER 150 mg
Venlafaxine ER 225 mg.
The long-acting venlafaxine ER tablets are technically not a generic version of Effexor XR. Thus, they are not interchangeable with Effexor XR (or generic Effexor XR) capsules.
Venlafaxine XR (Teva ) has been assigned an "AB" rating by the FDA meaning it should be equivalent to Effexor XR .
The Teva generic Venlafaxine XR 75mg should be as good as Effexor XR 75mg.
Check that you have been given the Teva generic.
28 Jul 2010
Suzanne has given you enough information, info on brands and generics; there is no difference in a branded med & generic, once the brand/molecule come off patent it is then allowed/permitted to be manufactured by number of companies, so in case of brand Effexor the generic would have no difference at all.
29 Sep 2011
I have just switched from brand to generic effexor. I am sweating like crazy. The sweating coincides with the switch to generic. There is no way I can keep taking the generic, it's almost October. I cannot bear to think of what May next year will be like in the NY heat. That's the only thing I feel is different, the sweating. I am sure they are the same formulas but I am guessing the time release of the generic is a lot faster.
11 Feb 2014
GENERICS CAN BE DIFFERENT -- from the brand name and from each other, in two important ways. First, as others have mentioned they can have DIFFERENT BINDERS. People may react to the binders, and especially with extended release, different binders can give different releasing times. Teva extended release welbutrin was so different from the brand in it's timing that many health plans dropped it. Second, AMOUNTS OF ACTIVE INGREDIENT CAN BE DIFFERENT. Check with FDA regulations or those in your country if not USA -- on many medications there is a 20% variability that is considered the "same." Not if you're taking it! True, some generics work just as well as brand; some even work better for some people -- but those who say they are the same are not well informed.
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