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Re: Which generic version? PCB

Posted by SLS on August 23, 2019, at 13:18:58

In reply to Re: Which generic version? SLS, posted by PCB on August 22, 2019, at 20:07:27

Thanks, PCB!

I really appreciate your efforts in posting this information.

I had a bad experience with Mylan, and would not recommend it to anyone. Some people swear by Taro. However, the Teva brand seems to have been favored by most people. I currently take GSK brand Lamictal. So far, my prescription plan helps cover the cost of Lamictal, as long as I reapply for pre-authorization each year. There is no guarantee that they will renew it.

- Scott

> Hey SLS,
> I found that I only responded to TEVA generic lamotrigine or GSK brand lamictal for many years. When TEVA discontinued its product; I ask multiple pharmacists, call the company, talked with my doc without any answer to my problem. So I had to figure it out for myself or I was back to full depression.
> First, I went on this webpage and counted the most popular generic lamictals aside from TEVA (
> Second, I decided to look up all the ingredients in all the generic lamictals. I rated which generic lamictal had ingredients similar to TEVA generic or the brand GSK lamictal. Here is a list of the generic companies making lamictal (
> Then I would google lamotrigine ingredients and the name of the company. Most were listing on Daily Med ( Here is the link to Cipla's Lamotrigine Ingredients ( Scroll down to Ingredients and Appearance. It lists Lactose Monohyrate Sodium Starch Glycolate Type A Potato, Povidone K30, Magnesium Sterate, Ferric Oxide Red, Ferric Oxide Yellow, Ferrosoferric Oxide, Silicon Dioxide.
> So I ended up looking up all the generic ingredients and comparing them to TEVA and GSK ingredients. I also remembered not responding to Taro and Zydus. So I stayed away from generics with ingredients found in Taro and Zydus generics. I think Cipla was apretty close match.
> Funny, after all that, it turned out that after my lifestyle changes I made 2 years ago, I ended up tolerating all generic brands over the past 6 months. I thing my excessive coffee, lack of sleep and lack of fish kept me from toleranting other brands.
> Sorry this is so long. I hope any of this helps. I know how scared I was. This was my crazy way of trying to find out an alternative to TEVA. Hope you find your alternative soon. Your deserve it!

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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