My insurance co sent me a generect for effexor xr I had other brnd manufact before but they changed again. Are all these companies putting the same stuff in the product?
The generics are suppose to have the same active ingredients though they can change the inactive fillers. There are some medications that seem to make a difference what manufacturer you get as to the efficacy of the medication. Effexor happens to be one of them. Unfortunately, you are locked into what the insurance company will provide. You can contact the pharmacy and see if they can tell you the different manufacturers so you can determine which worked for you, but you still are up against the insurance company paying for it.
I agree with you I have had several medications that tend to make me feel different than the original form but as Laurie says they are suppose to be equal to the Brand name but (and my doctor agrees) that the formulation is the same it's the fillers that they use that makes the difference. but due to insurance and other factors unless the effects are so bothersome this seems to be what we have to accept. I wish you the best of luck
Well yes they are. Generics are often cheaper because unlike the non-generic, they do not do the massive marketing and research, cost that comes along with developing a new drug. The FDA, has a rule, and I believe the number is 70% (that might have changed) that the generic. should be equal to a non generic drug, in 70% of the people that under go testing 70% of the time. And as Mary stated, I also have the same option as meaning my copay will be higher for a non-generic or name brand drug. I've used it in the past. best to you.pledge.
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