realitytest Posted May 25, 2006 Share Posted May 25, 2006 This is an expansion on PANZ's thread question about his experience with brand Klonopin compared to (his usual) generic clonazepan. http://www.crazyboards.org/forums/index.ph...=0entry157440 Begging pardon, for the vanity of self quoting, I'll start with the last line of my post there. IMO this is a super-dooper important topic especially for a site that focuses if unofficially (like the Mother Ship) on people's medication experiences. If it's in the archives here I couldn't find it on search (but didn't wade thru all 23 pages) **** "We should have a thread about brand generic differences experienced with everything mindly." What medications do you have experiences with where you noticed a difference between the brand and generic? Klonopin/clonazepam, Synthroid/levothryroxine and Ritalin/methlyphenidate are the three most commonly prescribed scripts where there is a recognized difference between the response to brand vs. generic. Yes, indeed they are supposedly bioequivalent but somehow they act differently for many (not all). And wouldn'tcha know it, the brand IS more effective ? Unfortunately for me, I take two of the three (Synthroid and Klonopin) and have a lousy prescription plan, one feature being a formulary. Taking brand (when there's a generic), means you pay cash price. And when my kids took Ritalin we noticed like many parents, that the generic was not only ineffective, it actually made them wilder. This is a BIG fight for parents of kids with ADD (probably one reason Adderall is more prescribed as that generic is dirt cheap. But it's not as safe! ) In the other thread, Breeze said she noticed a definite difference between brand and generic Neurontin, and I also do between generic and brand Lortab. The generic Lortabs (I've gotten so I can tell the companies apart) are much weaker and have almost no shelf life. Paying full fee for that means it costs me twice all my other copays combined. . Other experiences? rt Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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