Re: Generic Thyrolar
When I was first faced with the choice between genuine Armour and generic, I chose Armour for no other valid reasons than it was "genuine" and I could afford it.
Since then, I learned here on the board [Sorry, I can't remember who said it.] that the problem with generics is that pharmacies contract with various pharmaceutical companies to supply their generic meds, based mostly on who can offer them the best monetary deal for that particular order. This results in the possibility that you'll receive a different company's product each time you refill. Because the stability of a person's thyroid condition is so extremely dependent on the stability of their med, it isn't a good idea to go switching around every time you need to refill... and that, in effect, is what you'd be doing.
There was a suggestion made that you can have the pharmacy make a note in your refill record that you want to receive the same company's generic each time; but I think that would put you at a disadvantage if they only have another company's product on hand at that time.
Last edited by midwest1; 08-28-2004 at 09:15 AM.