I've been taking parnate-generic- for a couple months now and it seems like it should work better. Felt an instant lift after a few days then has tapered down to a low grade depression. I'm not impressed with it.
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. FDA then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. Generic tranylcypromine has an "AB" rating, meaning it should be equivalent to Parnate.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers or dyes or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
Maybe for more clarifications do talk the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med to you, take care.
I was prescribed free Brand Parnate directly from Glaxo Smith Kline directly from their manufacturer. Before that I was taking generic parnate from the pharmacy. I found that there was absolutely no difference between the generic and the brand.
Unfortunately GSK no longer offers free Parnate to low income individuals as they have sold their patent. I had a 90 day supply for 60mg per day, in other words, 540 pills of the brand. I believe they make a good quality generic, the company that makes mine is called Par.
Parnate can be prescribed up to a ceiling dose of 150mg. Hang in there!
Hello denimdoc. I have not read the previous responses. I understand your question is about Parnate, and its generic counterpart. Generics are what they are. Some do well to equal to the non generic. Others do not. The generics among themselves often differ and it is noticed. It (my own point of view) depends on the person. One user might think and believe that generic X works wonders. Another might have the opinion its not cutting it close or even close to the non generic. Or to another generic off spin of a drug. Best of wishes to you, pledge
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