... after reading all the bad things about the generic. Last Tuesday when I refilled my script they didn't ask me (generic or brand) and gave me generic. When I got home I didn't have time to fuss so just took it and got on. Anyway 2 hrs later driving my sons to drama class I started crying about someone who died 10 years ago (which is a strange thinge for me to do), then when we got to drama I had a mini meltdown in the carpark because someone was there who I didn't want to be (I'm only 50) Then the vomiting, dizziness, pins& needles and, hallucinating started. I thought I had really bad flu .I couldn't keep anything down. This went on for 5 days until I went back to pharmacist and demanded he give me name brand. He did but said they are all the same.Two days later I am starting to feel a little better. Has this happened to anyone else? How can they all be the same? It seems like my body was put on a high dose of a completely different drug and just did not cope. Anyone anything similar at all?
In theory, generics are supposed to be identical and as you and others have discovered, sometimes they get it wrong. I had an issue once I think it was Apotek diazepam that wasn't quite right. The one and only time a generic has let me down. It should be pretty easy contacting the PBS and lodging a complaint. If they investigate and find that it isn't right it can be withdrawn. A pity you did not write down the batch number as then the PBS could stop those batches being sold or test them specifically for compliance.
Cheers from Adelaide. :-)
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