There is absolutely no comparison! I switch to the generic brand because of the cost. Damn insurance no longer covers it because of course there is now a generic. I was fine for about 2 weeks and then slowly the anxiety came back! I have switch back... 2 days back on the brand name and am slowly slowly back on track! If theses drugs are so much alike, then why the difference in how it works???
Hello cpjkgo. In answer to your question, I'll keep it as short and direct as possible. The FDA has a guideline that I believe states that the generic, must be within a certain percentage of the non generic drug. Generic does not mean that it is the same as non-generic. Often, there might be only say a 10% difference between the two. It might be a chemical compound, perhaps the same in both medications, but used less than in the non-generic drug.Just using a number here. But, often that might be enough for a person to not respond to a specific stimuli? or reaction/chemical, that might be found in say, the non-generic. Its hit and miss with generics. They do might lack something that say, whatever drug it might be, as said earlier just a slight alteration that say, will not effect me, whereas say yourself, you'll notice it and want to go back on the non-generic. Through out the site, from time to time, a person will say much as you have, the brand name works much better for me. But take myself, I have a choice between a drug, and they both do the same job for me. Paxil, I take the generic, no difference, between the two, so why pay more, even though I have insurance. Went on a bit, but bottom line, generic has to bewithin the FDA standards. I believe that it once was 70%. Meaning it has to be at least within 70% of the non-generic makeup. Not sure on that percentage.That might have changed, increased, I'm not certain.best wishes to you.
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