Has anyone used Mylan; generic for levothyroxine? Is it comparable? I have numerous friends that work at Amgen Pharmaceuticals that swear on their lives that Generic brands are simply not the same as non generic due to the processing of the labs. I think this is true with vitamins, but I have no scientific research that proves this with pharmaceuticals. I trust my friends opinions, however. I just don't want to waste my time taking a generic if it's not going to have the same effect as a non generic. Any experience with this?
Hi. I agree with your friends. I was put on the generic and had problems. Seemed like the dose was acting as though I had too little. My Endo checked my levels and sure enough I was not getting the full dose.
I had seen on the Today Show a report that said the NDA allows generic a range for the amount of medication in their pills. It doesn't take rocket science to know they don't put the whole dose because they can save tons of money. I believe Dr Oz also reported this.
I stay on the brand name and am doing great. Be sure the doc writes it out "not to use generics". You may pay more but it is worth it! Take care.
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