20 Aug 2011
There could be a difference big enough that would affect you. I've heard that Generics just have to be within 20 percent of the amount of the active ingredient. I don't know about you, but taking up to one-fifth less on the dosage can be enough to feel differently. That's not to say that each generic is 20% less - just that in can be UP to that amount. Also every medication has fillers, preservatives, binders, caulking agents, dyes, etc in the inactive ingredients - even in the brand name. Based upon your body and how it functions, allergies you might have, etc the medication could absorb differently. If you detect a huge difference you may need to ask your doctor to specify brand Name Necessary on your prescriptions. Best wishes -
20 Aug 2011
Hello marybeth23! I have been on both. I have also been on Sertraline for years now. I was previously on Zoloft. I have never noticed any difference. I know Sertraline is cheaper. I really do not think there is much difference but you can try Sertraline and see if it works for you. I wish you the best! Sweetie Pie
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I have been taking Zoloft or Sertraline (150 mg daily) for about 7 yrs now. It has worked very well until recently. My last prescription refill the ...
2 answers • 24 Aug 2010
I have been getting my Sertraline HCL at the same drug store for 6 months now and I have been paying $ 4.00 because it was on the $ 4.00 list. This ...
1 answer • 10 May 2011
Have been on 100-150 mg of Zoloft generic since 1996. Having more frequent episodes of very low mood. Is sertraline not ineffective?
4 answers • 17 Apr 2012
... I started generic Zoloft 12 mg, tomorrow will be 3 weeks. The past week and a half I have been? taking 25 mg. I can tell a big difference in my ...
4 answers • 21 Jun 2012
Just started Zoloft ( Sertraline) 25 mgs daily ,am worried about side effects if I become pregnant
3 answers • 8 Sep 2014