... it almost seems like the 15mg was better. I've only taken them for 2 months now so maybe I'm getting a crappy brand. I'm going to research that next. If things don't change I will have to talk to the doctor. Anyone else experience this?
This is a frequent question regarding generics vs brands.
In order to develop the generics the active ingredients need to be the same as the brand.
The total amount of pain meds have to be exactly the same.
I take Ritalin. I know some of the different generics are not the same.
I think the problem is with the inactive ingredients causing the absorption rate to differ.
Ex: Two manufacturers make the pill very soft. I'm supposed to cut one of the doses in half. They slice too easily making them fall apart. By the end of the month, I have powder at the bottom of the container. I'm wondering if the moisture on my hand from cutting them is causing this. The brand and several other generics are hard and feel more stable.
My question is...
Don't you think the "soft pill" disintegrate too much as it goes from the mouth through the esophagus to the stomach. Wouldn't that make an unstable absorption level? It seems to me that I'd get a quicker, stronger response initially but it won't last as long because of the high dissolvibilty (Lol... is that even a word?) rate?
I'd talk with the doctor who is ordering it.
Could it be that the pain from the disease has worsened enough that even the higher dose isn't high enough?
You tolerability may have increased also.
It is important with any addictive med that you must avoid increasing unless absolutely necessary. You are being very responsible by questioning this.
Sorry I can't be more specific.
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