tammyokc Posted March 23, 2005 Report Share Posted March 23, 2005 I received a reply to a post about beta blockers that I found very interesting. The person said that a generic brand drug made their symptoms worse and a name brand helped her but vise versa in someone else she knows. I may have that backwards but the point is still the same. I have always known that generic brands don't HAVE to have exactly what's in the name brand only a certain percent. So what are we supposed to do? POTS patients try several drugs (sometimes a new one each week) so are we supposed to then always go back and ask for the name brand if the generic didn't work or made our symptoms worse? Most insurances won't let you get the name brand if there is a generic. I have gone through 5 drugs the last two months, so do I need to start again and ask for the name brands in all 5 drugs? I don't want to pay a $25 copay for a full bottle of generic that collects dust because it didn't work to only get a $100 dollar bottle of name brand that doesn't work either. Any thoughts or comments?Thank you to the two people that replied to my post on "Beta Blockers...why are there were so many? This is a very interesting thought!One more thing, I noticed a few years ago when I tried Lorazepam the generic for Ativan it tasted sweet under my tongue and the name Watson was on the pill and it helped a little. Now I have started Lorazepam again and it tastes bitter and doesn't help. It is still Lorazepam but made by a different company (the name Watson is not on the pill), so does that make a difference also? How on earth can you win with so many different drug companies out there competing? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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