I was on a regular effexor for about 4 weeks and felt amazing, had energy, felt happy, and could actually focus/concentrate. Was switched to greenstone venflaxine er and i feel blah, lack of energy, and i have no motivstion to do anything what so ever. It also barley works for my depression it just makes me feel nothing.. My pharmacist says it comes from the same plant and is mad of the same product as brand name effexor, im starting to get frustrated with him not believing me while my doctor is. Any comments would be appreciated!
Hi tomschar166; I do take the same and have had Greenstone which is a good company and the Pharmacist is correct most the time a lot of the common generic drugs are made is mass productions at one plant encluding the brand name. But like you from time to time I well get one that just does not work the same right off. The reason for this is that the same active medication is in the capsule, But they use different binders both brand and generic are tested regularly. And only allowed a 3.5% difference in meds and the FDA watches very close. In most cases if you continue to take the drug it starts to kick in as your body adjust to the new brand.MAKE SURE YOU TAKE IT AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME EACH DAY very Important. Greenstone company, by the way is owned by the Upjohn Brand Name company and Greenstone is there Generic company.The pharmacy does not always make the choice of changing from brand to generic its the Insurance company. This is one thing also that is hard a chain store may change brands of the generic drug every other time I fill my prescription and it's here we go again.Not the stores fault its the Ceo of the big pharmacy that have generic company's bid to get their generic used in there chain.It does get a bit easier, but we are all different our systems break down the pills different.Try and stick with the same generic if you can. So keep track of the company that seems to work the best for you..hope this helps some Chuck1957 Have a great day..
If u feel better on effexor prescription, I think u could be right. To keep taking the brand name and not the generic for less money: go on this site, type effexor in the search bar. Then click on effexor again, when the next screen comes up. Then scroll down to the bottom. Then click on pricing and coupons. This screen will give a lot of discount options for effexor.
. inactive ingredients can make the difference in whether you can absorb the med or not. Also I think there are other reasons that brand can work better than generic.
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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