ive been taking lorazepam 1mg ranbaxy for a while and recently i went to the doctors to get a new prescription at the pharmacy. then i noticed that the label said lorazepam 1mg watson, and it doesn't work as well as the ranbaxy did, i dont understand what the difference is. is it different drug manufacturers?
There is no difference in the active ingredients. Yes, they are just different manufacturers. In generics the active ingredient (in this case, lorazepam) has to be equivalent to the brand name drug, but the inactive ingredients (binders and fillers) can be different.
For the last 20 years, I've taken a very low dosage of Ativan in conjunction with a seizure control drug. Due to the cost of Ativan, I was forced to buy generic lorazepam and I've gone through at least 5 of them in the past year. I've never taken Ranbaxy, but at this moment, I'm taking 0.5mg twice daily of Watson and having a lot of problems with it. Not only does it not work as well, I feel spaced out, have uncomfortable physical tingling/itching and weird feelings. It sounds as if you are not receiving the correct dosage because of fillers/binders or are allergic in some way. Check with your pharmacist and doctor.
- Lorazepam Information for Consumers
- Lorazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lorazepam (detailed)
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