Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs - page 5

yesterday, i had my first reaction to the celexa i take for depression. i've been on this med two years now, and no reactions experienced before now. i just had the rx refilled, and took the first... Read More

  1. by   live4today
    Well Allnurses siblings.........I made it through another evening without a reaction from taking my Celexa. Looks like the doc might have been right....something I ate or drank when I took the pill.......the grape juice...the seasoning on the burger I ate... Anyhoo.......I'm alright now! Thanks for all your help and great advice! Nighty night! :kiss
  2. by   KarafromPhilly
    If you give a placebo to check the effectiveness of anti-depressant medication, and the patient commits suicide, does that mean that the anti-depressant had been working?
  3. by   live4today
    Originally posted by KarafromPhilly
    If you give a placebo to check the effectiveness of anti-depressant medication, and the patient commits suicide, does that mean that the anti-depressant had been working?
    Good question, KarafromPhilly! I highly doubt it the way those meds are monitored on a very regular basis. It takes a few weeks for most anti-depressants to take effect in one's system, so I would imagine the reverse is true of the placebo. Perhaps a psych NP on the BB can better answer this question for you than I could. I am on a medication that required placebo pills in the initial taking of the drug (Celexa), but that is only when a medication like that is fairly new on the market. I'll look into this further from my doctor and searching the web as I would also like to know how studies like this are done.

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