I started topirimate 2 days ago for migraines. I know that this is the generic form of Topamax.(Teva manufacturer) Should I expect or more so anticipate the same side effects? Are generic and brand name usually very similar? Thanks
The only difference would the the manufacturer of either the branded or generic med. The active ingredient would however remain the same, there maybe some changes to the other non-active ingredients added to manufacture the tablets.
Take care, best wishes!
According to the FDA they are required to be the same active ingredient(s). The only difference is suppose to be inactive ingredients, fillers and dies. However, in about 2% of the population there is enough difference between the brand and the generic that it makes a difference. In your case the price difference between the two drugs is substantial. So only you and your body can tell you if there is no difference.
I'm on Topirimate now and have not noticed a difference between the generic and the name brands. Topirimate has worked just as well for me as the brand name! =o)
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