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Hi tomskat, I just posted on the depression forum that I noticed a difference in Prozac and the generic form (fluxientine sp?) Prozac worked wonderfully for me were the generic form didn't do me any good. I spoke with my doctor (not the one who perscribed either med to me) about this and she agreed and said the generic Prozac is not as effective. Hope this helps.
I'm having trouble understanding why you would go through the "Terrible withdrawal" (your words) from Venlafaxine, you would then start taking Effexor, which is the BRAND Name for Venlafaxine?? I agree that the withdrawal symptoms are absolutely horrendous - I'm actually going to my Psych appointment now, to slow down this awful taper.
After several months of the generic Venlafaxine, I started back on the name brand Effexor XR. In the morning all the anxiety I've been feeling for weeks just melted away. The muscle tension in my neck, shoulders, and chest went away. We'll see if my BP goes back down. This afternoon I feel a little more anxious than this morning, but it is not terrible.
The problem is, I now take the extended release Effexor and the supposed generic for this med is $70 more than the brand name Effexor ER. How could a generic subsitute be more expensive than the brand name, just doesn't make any sense to me. If I chose to take the non-extended release generic Venlafaxine, it would be $80 cheaper than the Effexor ER. I couldn't seem to get any answers about this from Express Scripts. I have never heard of a generic med costing more than the brand name.
Saturday, August 17, 2013 I started taking Name Brand Effexor XR 150mg 10 years ago with very much success and not one side effect. Fast forward to after I got pregnant, my doctor weaned me down to 75mg, then 37.5, then zero within two weeks. Luckily TennCare kicked in and started me on 37.5mg for fear of miscarriage and I stayed on that dose because I believe the benefits outweighed the risks. I felt wonderful and had a great pregnancy with no depression, just a slight increase in my anxiety.
Generic is meant to have an average +/- equivalent blood levels of the main active ingredients within a +/- amount of time. However you as an individual might be outside of the +/- guidelines for dose and peak time of effect. For example, the "filler" in the pill gets digested differently at different acid levels so if your stomach acid worked one way with brand name, it might digest in another way with generic (this is why some pills need to be taken with food, others without).
I was taking this until December 2009, and I was getting the brand name only- for 37.5, 75, and 150 mg capsules. You really would have to try both to see if one truly works best for you. Most of the time generics work, but oddly for a lot of these anti-depressant drugs, there are complaints upon complaints regarding efficacy.
Yes I gained a fair amount of weight on Depakoate (another brand name for Epilim) and Seroquel. I do know I had less of a problem with weight gain with Lamictal and that among the current generation of antipsychotics, Abilify, Fanapt and Saphris are the least likely to cause weight gain but each person responds differently to each medication. Ask your psychiatrist about available options.
which brand of generic Effexor XR is chemically closest to the brand name Drug, the drug compound & the capsule
The GP writes the drug name (ie Venlafaxine) on the prescription but the pharmacy can then dispense any brand name, you can't ask for a certain brand or generic. I have always been given Effexor in the past because it was still under patent. I thought Viepax must be fairly new as I couldn't find much info about it. I have not taken Venlafaxine continuously for long enough for it to become less effective.
Let me clairify. Venlafaxine is the exact same active chemical that is in Effexor XR. The difference is (and this is a huge difference when were talking Venlafaxine) that Effexor XR is an extended release formula. This is where the "XR" terminology comes from. Meaning Extended Release. The Generic Venlafaxine has no Extended release properties to it such as Effexor XR.
While there is a generic extended release version of venlafaxine available, it is not exactly the same as the brand name (Because of the patent). The headaches you are experiencing may be caused by some of the inert ingredients in the generic brand. Knowing this, I would take the samples back to your Dr. and continue using the brand name since you already know it works for you.
I found the generic Venlafaxine were quite different to the Effexor brand name. Doctors and pharmacists have told me they are the same, but my body knows different. I got my doctor to wite Effexor on the prescription, which he did. Mind you, here in the UK we do not have to pay for meds when we are over 60. One doctor told me there was hardly any difference in the price, and wondered why I had been prescribed the generic and not the brand named Effexor.
The Tri-cyclics are know to have higher risks of weight gain. As for the cost of Effexor XR..... Trust me, all the name brand antidepressant meds are just as expensive. The active ingredient in Effexor is Venlafaxine, which is avalible in a Generic, but it is not in the XR form. The XR is short for "extended release." Only the Effexor has this time release form of Venlafaxine delivery.
Also keep in mind that your on Generic Venlafaxne which has no sustained slow release property to it like the name brand Effexor XR. This makes a big difference because Venlafaxine (Generic) has a very fast onset of release which may excite anxiety in some people prone to anxiety. Effexor XR has a much slower release and avoids this spike with it's extended release properties. Venlafaxine also has a pretty short half life also, which is why Effexor was designed with this slow release effect.
Beware of generics, the drug companies are pretty much on a honor system, and the generics often don't work as well as name brand. I'm still learning about medications, and reading up on them online, like www.mayoclinic.com that has a drug section, is helpful. Hope you find the right medication soon.
Anyway, if the topical Retin-A and the oral antibiotics stop working, I'll likely go for a 3rd course of Accutane, but this time, I will insist on brand-name (not sure if the second course was less effective because it was generic, but I don't wish to take chances next time). I hope all goes well for you.
) My suggestion is to get a doctor's appointment, even if it means writing a hot check or borrowing money from someone, telling the doctor your financial situation, and seeing if he can prescribe you the generic form of Effexor (called 'venlafaxine') instead of the brand name, which will be considerably cheaper. If it isn't, then ask him to prescribe you with a different SNRI that -is- less expensive. Talk to him about tapering off of Effexor and what to expect as well.
It is so much cheaper. You can pull up Canadian Pharmacy on the web and get prices for generic and name brand.
5Mgs a day, but most doctors think that dosage is way too low to effect any real change. Stick with the name brand Effexor XR (Xtended Release) as I think it is much better than the generic venlafaxine. XR has a slow release action that most people find more tolerable and effective.
My limited knowledge of antidepressants was that witth the SSRI's (Seletive Seritonin re uptake Inhibiters? Is that the currect name? Well any ways. I understood that some how the medicine recyles the Seritonin in the brain, or slowed how fast the brain uses it up. Can you tell me which if any is correct about this. Now my second understanding was that these drugs don't make seritonin, they just keep reuses the seritonin you already have. Is this the same for Effexor.
, the primary ‘rescue’ meds are (generic) epoetin alpha (brand names Epogen, Procrit, Aransp), and filgrastim (generic) (brand name Neupogen). We do have a platelet booster here that has been approved for cancer treatment; it is generically known as oprelvekin (brand name Neumega), but its use has not been FDA approved for HCV treatment to my knowledge; it tends to worsen hemolytic anemia, although we have had a few patients in forum that have tried it.
It's basically just Venlafaxine with an extended release action. Much less expensive than name brand.
Don't know what meds you've tried but its my understanding that Welbutrin doesn't have any sexual side effects. May want to talk to your doc about it if you haven't tried that one yet. "Wellbutrin, the brand name of bupropion, had the lowest overall rate of sexual dysfunction. It was associated with a rate of 22% of the overall population. The sustained release formulation fared almost as well with a rate of 25%.
You will be able to buy anti-histamines without prescription at the drugstore even if they're not called Piriton, which is the brand name for Chlorpheniramine. They are used to prevent and treat allergic skin reactions and they really will help. Eucerin products for sensitive skin are available in the states too. For your acne, all the things i've mentioned in my last post are also available from your doctor.
Imipramine, brand names Tofranil, Imavate, Janimine generic name: Doxepin, brand names Sinequan, Adapin, Triadapin, Zonalon generic name : Protriptyline. brand names Vivactil Your job now is to research the side effects and see if there are any that may pose less problems than the amitryptiline and ask the neuro for the chance to try something different. Good luck...
Effexor) is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SSNRIs). It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. Diazepam is NOT the same as the above drug. Diazepam helps to treat anxiety disorders, for muscle spams and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It too can cause side effects in some people. Did you take the two drugs at the same time or jus the Venlafazine.
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The antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are a class of drugs that includes fluoxetine (best known under the brand name Prozac) and paroxetine (Paxil). One particular group of these antidepressants works by inhibiting an enzyme known as CYP2D6, which coincidentally helps the body process tamoxifen. Researchers want to know if the potential for conflict between the two agents yields real problems for breast cancer survivors. In the U.S.
Your explanation of pregabalin vs. name brand Lyrica makes perfect sense, Pat, from what I've read. Seems as if Pfizer's patent is pretty much "locked in" until late 2018 which means only the ingredient "pregabalin" can be generically produced....NOT a generic likeness of the EXACT same drug. This may interest you: 'Is Pregabalin a Generic Lyrica?" "No, it isn't. Pregabalin is the active ingredient in Lyrica, not a generic version of the drug.
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