I have been prescribed venlafaxine for severe depression and anxiety. I am fearful of taking a generic antidepressant because the last time I did I had a terrible time with worsening depression, nightmares, insomnia. most of the reviews on this site a positive -but are they for the generic of the brand name?
Hi, Mom! Just tossing out my personal experience. I've taken venlafaxine for years, Effexor when that was all that was available, and generic venlafaxine after that became available. I've had equally excellent results with both and no problems with the generic I take. But... while they all contain the same amount of the medication they may use different fillers, preservatives, and inert ingredients that could potentially affect the way you respond. It's trial and error, but if your medication works for you, you can request that your pharmacist stock enough of that particular generic to fill your prescription.
Best wishes, WCV
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