Hi 'Everyone'... been reading different views on the effectiveness of generic Fluoxetine vs. Prozac. I am taking the generic form. Does anyone have any opinion and/or experience with this debate? Thanking you in advance for your input re: the Effectiveness of Generic Fluoxetine Vs. Prozac or even your experience/opinion re: other generic forms of pharmaceuticals vs. brand name. Annie B.H.
My opinion generally is use generics, rather than make drug companies rich. If they are a little weaker, the dose can be adjusted so that they give the same effect. If you start out on the generic, your dose of course will be according to how you respond to it. I've had many patients on generic fluoxetine without a problem.
Hi, Annie! Years ago, I was started on my 1st antidepressant. It was the generic form of prozac, fluoxetine. I had wonderful results on this drug. However, I have a tendency to build up a tolerance to most any meds. I was so disappointed because I really felt so much better. After 4 years on the generic, it began to stop working. Thus, I had to have a complete change in meds. I have usually had the same, if not better, results on the generic meds. I'm not sure if this helps, but I hope it does. Take care, and best wishes for better health.
Thanks Kaismama and Tee for such wonderfully prompt responses!!!
Very much appreciated!!! And to use a quip much to 'young' for my age: You 'guyz' ROCK!!! Thanks again, Annie B. H.
Hi again : ) When i used to take Prozac/Fluoxetine, i would be given what ever the pharmacy had in stock on that day. I never noticed a difference between one or the other. Don't know if that helps?
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