I have been on generic abilify and when it was refilled, it was switched to a different manufacturer. Since taking it I got depressed again. Has anyone else had this experience? I'm considering trying the brand abilify. Thanks!
Hi, Nadia! Brand and generic drugs must contains the same amount of active ingredient but the fillers can differ substantially and could inhibit your absorbtion of the medication. You can ask your pharmacist for a different generic or ask about the ingredients and whether he can match an aripiprazole generic to the ingredients in Abilify. Buying the brand Abilify is an option, but will probably be $$$$.
Good luck and best regards, Wildcat
Sorry to hear about your returning depression. I have been taking generic Abilify® for over a year and have noticed no difference in efficacy compared to the brand. As a doctor, I am all too aware of the problems with some generic drugs not working up to par, but with respect to aripiprazole in particular I've not heard or read about any specific differences between meds. As a patient, I just know that the generic I have is working great and keeping my depression symptoms at bay. FWIW, the manufacturer of the generic I use is Camber Pharmaceuticals out of Piscataway, New Jersey. My best wishes to you on your generic inquiry. Take care.
So every now and then a generic drug will get recalled for not being effective, but that's so rare it's more likely abilify is just pooping out on you. It wouldn't hurt to call and ask the pharmacist because they may be able to file a report. If it is the manufacturer, you won't be the only one having the problem. You should also call the doctor today and say you're having a return of symptoms while also mentioning that it's a new pill. I'm sorry it's just highly unlikely that the different manufacturer is the problem, though it's worth reporting to the pharmacist :(
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