It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Depression Message Board

  • Generic Prozac

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-22-2006, 03:36 AM   #1
    roz5's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2005
    Location: New York State
    Posts: 402
    roz5 HB Userroz5 HB User
    Generic Prozac

    I finally had the courage to pick up my prescription for Prozac at the pharmacy. In looking at the bottle, I see that it is Fluoxetine (?). Is there truly any difference in the effectiveness between the brand name med and the generic? The PA at my doctor's office agreed to prescribe this for me over the phone. She was very "short" with me and seemed put back that I was asking about side effects (in other words, she shut me down pretty fast). Now, I'm afraid to take the first pill. My conversation with her upset me so much that I am now searching for a new primary physician. My gynecologist was the one who recommended the Prozac. She has been noticing the problems I have been having with depression. Imagine that, a gynecologist who is so "in tune" with her patients' over all well being!!
    I have the generic bottle in my possession, but am afraid to take the first pill. Should I call my gyn and ask HER to prescribe the brand name version and have HER be the one to monitor my dosage? It doesn't seem as though the PA at my doctor's office was so willing to do that (maybe I caught her on a bad day, who knows).
    Can anyone help me with advice, or info on the generic vs. the brand name?
    Thanks so much.

    Last edited by roz5; 01-22-2006 at 03:38 AM.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Generic Prozac.....Fluoxetine? himmylover Anxiety 2 04-25-2010 12:15 PM
    20 mg of prozac (generic) is that a large amount? angelight80 Depression 6 11-09-2007 08:47 AM
    Prozac - Generic vs. Brand kittywitty Depression 9 06-22-2006 08:31 PM
    Has anybody had a problem with generic Prozac? LOANOFFICER Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 8 07-14-2004 05:46 PM
    generic prozac~ omg suziebsc Depression 11 01-31-2003 12:55 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:40 PM.

    © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!