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Re: Are generics always inferior to name brand? jono_in_adelaide

Posted by Emme_V2 on August 2, 2012, at 6:14:50

In reply to Re: Are generics always inferior to name brand?, posted by jono_in_adelaide on August 2, 2012, at 0:29:21

> I am convinced that this is largely mind over matter, the FDA and their equivalents in other countries requirs substantial bioavaliability testing of generics before they are allowed onto the market - you cant set your self up stamping out diazepam and sertraline tablets just because you think it would be a good money spinner.
> Power of suggestion is a potent force!

I disagree with you. I've had two bad experiences myself with generics despite full expectation of success (so much for mind over matter). For other drugs, generics work fine for me. For one drug, I do fine on one generic brand but poorly on another.

Generics may contain different inactive ingredients, including those for pill coatings and color or to bind the constituents into tablet form. They also may vary in the amount of drug that is available in the bloodstream. In the case of a stimulant, I found myself shaking on the generic, which never happens on the brand. The pharmacist suggested that the binding agent may have allowed more rapid release of the drug than I was used to.

I see no reason not to try a generic, but I also see no reason to discount the experiences of those who run into problems with them.




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