I have taken Lamictal,Keppra and Zonegran but I took them when they had just come out so they did not have a generic yet. I take Tegretol in generic form and it works just as well and I also take Lyrica but there is no generic of that yet. I don't think that there is too much difference between the brand name and the generic form but you just have to try it and see.
Thanks for your reply Misty. I have heard that the generic lamictal does not work as well, that it is not up to the standard of the brand. I have heard people say who have had to make the switch that they have had break through seizures. His neurologist wants him on the brands but if he loses his job he will lose his health ins and drug coverage. He is living a very normal life and drives and I want his life to stay as normal as possible. You say you have been on the same meds. Did you take all 3 at the same time? My son is on 500mg lamictal, 2000 keppra and 700 zonegran so he is on some pretty heavy doses to keep control. During a past EEG he had as many as 50 absence seizures in an hour. I am just hoping and praying he keeps his job. I appreciate your help.
Jess, thank you so much for your reply. You have cleared up my qustions. So far my son is on all brand meds at the request of his dr. and the pharmacy always gives him brand. The copays are pretty high but $50 as opposed to over $700 is quite a difference. My son's neurologist is an epilepsy specialist so I imagine he will do everything he can to keep my son on the brand meds as this is what he has been taking for over 4 yrs. I am worrying I think too much about his job. I have a tendency to worry too far into the future so let's hope that all remains the same and he will continue to keep working where he is. I truly appreciate all your help and am grateful to have such a good reply that answered my questions.