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    Old 01-22-2006, 03:36 AM   #1
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    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.

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