Post Edited (Darkies Gem) : 8/13/2007 8:14:56 AM (GMT-6)
Hi Sweetie, I am sorry your having this problem.
To the best of my knowledge generic medications have the same active ingredients, the same dosage form (tablets, capsules, suspension, and syrup) and are identical in the strength or concentration to brand name medications.
They may look different in shape, size and colors. There are strict guidelines that the generic medication has to meet in order to be called therapeutically equivalent and be marketed to you.
To be approved by the Food and Drug administration here, the amount of medication absorbed and the time that it takes the medication to be absorbed by the generic has to be within a certain percent of the brand name medication.
Even with these guidelines, there may be small differences between medications manufactured by different companies. In most cases, these differences will not dramatically change the way people respond to the medicine, but, in some people, even these small differences may be important. Usually, if a person can be kept on the same manufacturer’s product, they can be effectively and safely treated.
Reference: Rex S. Lott, Pharm.D. Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Post Edited (stkitt) : 8/13/2007 9:56:28 AM (GMT-6)
Hi Gem, I take Mirtazapine 45 mgs by Mylan. It is a generic. I take it at night because it does make you tired. My Dr. told me it is more sedating at lower doses such as 30 mg. What time do you take your med? If you are taking it during the day maybe you should switch to nightime. This may help and it will help you get to sleep. Hope my experience with this med helps. I have been taking it for about 5 years.
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Post Edited By Moderator (djdaz_1985) : 9/29/2007 9:25:31 AM (GMT-6)