Hi Lindi & Peter, I wanted to welcome you both to Healing Well. I will find lots of caring and supportive people on this site that are more than willing to help.
Lindi, There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this site in regards to medications but the best advice I can give to you is talk to your pharmacist and physician about any prescription medication that you have. I am not so sure by what you classified as a "bad reaction" in your post but generally when a generic comes out for a medication it is basically the same as the name brand. However, as I said before I would ask your pharmacist who you would have a better chance of getting a hold of and talking to than your physician....... I hope that you get the answer that you are looking for. Much luck.
I hope that you both continue to come back.