I've been on PREVACID (30mg once a day) for the past 5 years or so. It has controlled my acid reflux/GERD well, with little or no apparent side effects for me.
I recently learned that there are generic versions of PREVACID being marketed outside my country (USA) for example in the UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, etc. Unfortunately for me right now I am in a financial bind and cannot afford to continue to pay for this drug anymore at what it currently costs me. That has led me to do much investigation as to what my options are for getting a non-USA approved generic version and the possible risks of taking a generic not yet approved in the USA.
I have read many facets of the generic drug issues on other websites, forums, blogs, etc, and there is much information in general to consider, however I would really like to hear any comments, good or bad, from anyone who has had first hand experience with taking a generic PPI. Especially anyone that has taken the 30mg generic PREVACID called "Lanzol-30" made by Cipla Pharmaceuticals (from India).
I respectfully ask that folks who only have comments on the issues of taking non-USA approved generics without first hand experience of actually taking them to please NOT comment in this thread - I've read so much of those type of general comments (& some of it even gets into political issues and bickering) that my head is ready to explode. I'm just looking for feedback from fellow heartburn suffers who've tried the various generics and how they've done on them.
Thanks very much.