... insurance company. I have Celiac (get severe health issues from gluten) and I know name brand effexor was gluten free. Ive been really sick since the switch but Im not positive that's the reason for my illness. The generic capsules look EXACLTY like the name brand ones. I read its illegal for generic to look the same. My pharmacist thinks it must be the exact same medication being sold as both name brand and generic. I need to make certain because the incipient ingredients in generics can vary which means they might contain gluten. However I would have to pay over $250 a month out of pocket for name brand now that the generic is available. Any input regarding the capsules being identical? Thank you! I feel so sick its hard to do the necessary research!