I Know That The Brand Paxil Is a Pink Oval Shaped Pill. But I Was Given The Generic White Paxil 20 mg. Why Was The Brand Name Paxil Taken away from Patients Who Really Need It For Major Depression?
Hi, bap! Many reasons: Your doctor okayed a generic when he wrote your script. Generics are much less expensive than the proprietary. Insurance/Medicare often will not pay for brand if an acceptable generic is available. Generics contain exactly the same amount of active drug although the fillers (corn starch, etc.) may vary slightly.
Every medication I take (7) is generic and they work just as well for me as the name brands. Also saves me the stress of having to fret about coming up with $823 a month co-pays.
Best wishes, WCV
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