I have a prescription for perphenazine that my wife takes on a daily basis and with her last subscription she swears she can feel it not working. She also says that she feels better mentally or worse mentally depending on where the meds come from. For example when she was in the hospital she said she felt really good and it did show. I seen her dramatically improve but when she got out and we had the scrpit filled at our local pharmacy after about 5 days she was suicidal and had to go back in. Is it possible the med strengths vary from place to place? and I want to have the meds that made her suicdal tested by an independent lab. Is that possible? Is it possible that being a 1st generation med the pills could be old? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Hello rt123. Interesting question(s) I was scrolling through the various posts and came upon yours. Well, just a laymans opinion here and having been on medications most of my life, I would say the following. The medication from that particular drug family, would remain the same, I know perphenazine is an anti-psychotic. Not certain if they make a generic for it. That might make a slight difference, but again I'd say no, and be the medication from drug store A or say G, the drugs are the same. And the strength also would be the same. I'm not certain as to what you mean by 1st generation. Drugs have a shelf life, and usually a particular drug, say a date is given , do not use after such and such a date. There are some drugs that do still carry thier potency even after the expiration date. Which ones, I truly cannnot say. Having said that, you might just contact your pharmacist and ask her/his opinion. So, I'd feel confident that the medication is working for her, perhaps, its an adjustment in the dose thats required. Often, that can be the culprit. Best of wishes to you and your wife.
- Perphenazine Information for Consumers
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