Are Generic PPI work as well as the Brand PPI?

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   Posted 8/17/2011 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone use generic PPIs or switch from brand to Generic PPI?

does it work the same? technically it should work the same..
but some say it doesn't work the same..

anyone experience with this? please kindly share your experience here..

thx & regards,


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   Posted 8/17/2011 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi 4hn,

It may be an individual thing, but I did just as well with generic Protonix. I noticed no difference at all. My doctor was a bit reluctant, and stuck with the brand name version, but one time they were accidentally filled as generic, and I didn't notice a thing (except that I had more money afterward!)

It wouldn't hurt to try. Is your doctor worrying about the switch to generic?
I do have a friend (without GERD) who has difficulty with generics. I guess they can have different things binding them together, which may make them more difficult to absorb. (That's what my doc said.) As I said, I never noticed a bit of difference.

Take care,

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   Posted 8/17/2011 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
hi dencha..
thx for the fast reply as always.. :)

im currently on generic lansoprazole.. for about 20 days but i think it didn't work for my reflux. i have daily chest pain :(.
before i've been using omeprazole for 10 days, pariet for 10 days, prosogan(patent for lansoprazole) for 20 days. with no good result.

im planning to switch my ppi to other option left (protonix or nexium).

that is why sometimes i considering for surgery to fix this.. :(

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