Posted 8/13/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -6)
Thanks for that Kitt. I think from now on, I'm going to request Zispin. It's nice sometimes having a medication that just dissolves on your tongue. Rather than thinking of it as another tablet too take. Plus it does seem to work slightly better, and perhaps because of the way it is dispersed on your tongue, it maybe absorbed better. I still can't understand why there is such a huge difference between the other 2 brands.
I suppose, it's kind of like inhalors. Salbutamol 3M inhalors work better if your really struggling to een breathe in. Where as Ventolin works better if your only slightly asthmatic. Both spray inhalors, both give the same drug. But there is a slight difference in there design that makes all the difference.I guess this could be the same with oral medication.
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Posted 8/13/2007 11:50 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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Posted 8/13/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -6)
Hey Darkies,  My doc put me on Remeron (mirtazapine) 30 mg  - 1/2 tab at night the dissoluble tabs that fizzed up as soon as you put it in your mouth.  Of course this was like 10 years ago but seriously, no soon did I take it and I would have trouble finding my bedroom.  Less then 2-3 minutes later and I was totally drugged.  I tried to stick with it but I couldnt not even long enough to see if it would help with my depression.  I couldnt even stay awake during the day.  I guess it was just too strong for me...dont know? 
 
 

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Posted 9/28/2007 9:39 PM (GMT -6)
SUBJECT: Varying sedation effects of different mirtazapine brands

Greetings,

As a sleep aid, for 3 years I took the same mirtazapine brand (30 mg, disc-shaped, brown with number 93 on one side and 7207 (or something close) on the other. It worked very well at 15 mg (I split the pills). But, I was just switched to a new brand of 30 mg tablets (disc shaped, beige with M530 on one side. The manufacturer is Mylar, but these tablets don't seem to work. Has anyone else had a similar experience with these 2 brands? Thank you.
Posted 9/29/2007 4:08 AM (GMT -6)
Hi there,
 
I can only speak for the licencing in the UK, but different brands of the same drug MUST BE equivilent. I.e. They must have the same active ingredients and should have the same effects as easch other. I dont understand how 2 brands of the same drug can be so different, but I know it does happen. Have you told the doctor about this? It sounds like the licencing people need to be informed that the drugs are NOT equivilent and your doctor is the best person to do this since he has authority.
 
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Posted 9/29/2007 9:59 AM (GMT -6)
GENERICS: Pharmacological equivalence doesn't necessarily = clinical equivalence

A Canadian study has revealed that generics are not always clinically equivalent to the brand name.
 
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