I have been on seroquel for 16 yrs for bipolar. Now that there is a generic, my insurance wont pay for seroquel. Has anyone noticed a difference since they switched to the generic?
Hi, sunni! I had to switch to quetiapine also for insurance reasons. I've found no difference whatsoever ~ except my generic doesn't taste as bad!
Generics have the same medication, but different generics may have different fillers and many people have said they work differently.
If yours doesn't seem quite right ask your pharmacist to order another company's product. If yours works great, like mine, you can also ask the pharmacist to always stock that one.
Good luck! WCV
My mom takes serequil they just switched her to generic version I see a big difference in her. Not good. She doesn't sleep, having nightmares and way more anxious. She started these symptoms about 19 days into switching and they're getting worse. I'm seeing if anyone else has issues. Thanks.
I have always had a terrible painful reaction to seroquel generic. The name brand does not cause the painful aching side effect I get. I am unsure how to describe it other than my legs hurt to the point of tears and stretching them as far as possible relieves it for a few seconds , and it takes hours to go away.
It is limited to the generic, and my doctor said it is considered life threatening. She has notated this on the Rx and I no longer get any denials for the filling of the Rx. My doctor did tell me that generics are usually the same amounts of meidication, however there is a allowable percentage that can vary from the name brand to generic as well as different inert ingredients. So unlike most people believe in regard to generics, the law allows up to a 15 % variation. It could be that along with some other substance in the generic is causing the issue.
To me this is kind of frightening. I do know I have had different manufacturers of generics in other meds vary like night and day in effectiveness.
I have been on seroquel for 5 years, and the generic I tried during the 3rd month, and a few times over the next 3 years. Now I only take the name brand.
My pharmacy tried to put me on the generic to save money, and saving money is not worth this. I got panic attacks and confusion like I hadn't had in years. I agree wholeheartedly that the sleep aid doesn't work in it. Stay on Seroquel XR if u possibly can.
(37 yr old male that's been on Seroquel since 2003 and the XR since about 2010)
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