Would like any insight you have about 2 different amitriptyline manufacturers?
- 28 Aug 2013 by ljsopp
- 29 August 2013
- amitriptyline, prescription
I have been taking amitriptyline for a couple of years very successfully. Those pills were imprinted with GG 431 - sandoz pharmeceuticals, inc.
Recently, my prescription came imprinted V 2103 - qualitest pharmeceuticals, inc. - which doesn't work anywhere near as well.
Are there any reports or information, even anecdotal, that the quality of the amitriptyline from the 2 above manufacturers is significantly different?
Generics have to be within 20% of the same active ingredient. I don't know about you, but taking 1/5th less of a dose can make a whole lot of difference! So yes, there probably is quite a difference, but doctors, and pharmacists will never tell you that. "Generics are the same medication". Bull. And, each manufacturer uses different inactive ingredients, which can be drastically different and affect absorption, etc. You can ask your pharmacy to try to get it from the manufacturer you like, but they usually get things from a supplier who buys what is the cheapest. I would definitely ask though! Regards - EJ23
Hithere ljsopp and welcome to DC. I hope you have a good experience here and find our information helpful, useful and/or otherwise educational.
The one that I take is now manufactured by Mylan. I cannot even remember which manufacturer made those little white pills I used to take. You are on a 50mg dose in one pill. I just take two 25s. Perhaps you can talk with your pharmacist who should be more knowledgeable about any differences. Personally, I didn't notice any difference when my pharmacy changed manufacturers. Mine are imprinted with M-51. For me, they work as well as what I was taking before. I also take Ativan with it.
I hope this helps you some... but talk with your pharmacist and also mention it to your doctor, if you are not feeling the same relief as before.
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