Re: Switch to generics.
I take 2 generics (Fluoxetine/Prozac and Fexofenadine/Allegra) and don't notice any difference between them.
I used to take Prozac in 1991, but it didn't work for me. I'm now taking Fluoxetine and it is. Don't ask me why.
I also used to take Zyrtec 2 years ago but then was switched to Fexofenadine after my insurance no longer covered the cost of Zyrtec. I find that Fexofenadine works just as well as Zyrtec.
2 years ago I was switched from Risperdal to Risperidone. Once this change was made, I noticed an increase in my symptoms. I don't know if this was psychosematic or not, but it seemed to me that my voices, delusions and paranoia became worse ever since I started taking Risperidone.
This just goes to show that each of us is different in terms of how we react to brand name meds vs. generics.
As far as the composition between the two are concerned, the ingredients are the same. How they differ has to do with appearance, the amount of dye and formulation a particular med has as well as its' release time.
Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN
Last edited by dreams in neon; 04-15-2009 at 01:38 AM.