I have been taking a certain name brand medication for awhile. Recently I moved and I got a new pharmacy (Walmart). What I have noticed is that these name brand pills are not the same. They are larger, they break easily and I've been getting headaches since I started taking them. I question the pharmacy if these pills were some knock off of the name brand. The lady became defensive and told me what they should look like... if they look like the picture... that must be that medication. All I know is... these are not the same pills I was taking for the past five years??? is it possible that the company changed them???
Did company changed medication???
- 5 Aug 2015 by tltyler54
- 7 August 2015
- pharmacy, medication, walmart, brand, pill
Added 5 Aug 2015:
I found a picture of the pill I took in the past. It has a marble look...the Walmart pill looks like chalk. I called the company to see if they changed the chemical make up of the pill...waiting for a reply???
This is pharmacy politics. Your pharmacy is buying from a generic company they buy from the lowest priced generics and your right they aren't exactly using the best generic companies. Most of the time reputable pharmacies will not compromise patients for cost and usually the very same companies that make the brand name are also making the generics. However, I do believe that Walmart who is so concerned with being the cheapest would go with a knock off brand. Tell your dr on your prescription to sign on the script under brand necessary so that they have to give you the brand name and not the cheap generic stuff that's for sure a knock off.
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