Apparently there was something in the SR version of the generic that showed the active ingredient might not be consistent. Is there any truth to this?
it is true that the generic wb is not as effective as brand. it used to be *the generic version (of any drug) is *exactly like the brand*. in reality, there can be a 20% difference, not just from the fillers. some of the docs out there know this and will tell the patient. some even know the best generic company to use for different drugs (they get this from their patients and pass it on) so even some generics are better than other generics, some are even placebo-like. true, you can be allergic to a filler (blue dye comes to mind) but the generic versions will never be *exactly*
like the brand. this is something the government can fix.
Hello ladies and crf,
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generic versions are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions that are currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they are considered equivalent to the brand name.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients from the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
Perhaps this is the article you were thinking of.
There is another article a short time later referring to which Wellbutrin was ultimately pulled off the market by the FDA. You can search for it in the site's search box at the top of the page.
- Wellbutrin Information for Consumers
- Wellbutrin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Wellbutrin (detailed)
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