Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs - page 2
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
Jul 9, '02Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 10,236; Likes: 64Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
I think Pharmacists should be required to keep a list of a patient's allergies on hand in the patient's file at the pharmacy...you know...like a kardex file. With all the mistakes going on in medicine today, it sure wouldn't hurt for the "double-check" standard to be in place.
They also warn me whenever I'm on an antibiotic that it will interfere with my bcp's. It's all cross checked in their computers. I just love my Kmart pharmacy!
Jul 9, '02Occupation: BSCN peds/nicu Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 0Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
Thanks Duckie! BTW: Do you think the pharmacist would have told you the truth if the pill was a placebo? Maybe they aren't suppose to tell the patient cause if the patient knew, they wouldn't take it??? Just wondering.
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Critical Care Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 2,629; Likes: 20Yes, I did have a reaction to generic PCN. I took PCN for years when needed for strep throat infections when the pharmacy gave me a generic I had SOB, tachycardia, dyspnea. I called my Dr and never took PCN again.
Jul 9, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 1,022; Likes: 64Isn't it scary that the generics can be so different from the brand names. If they are putting fillers in that can cause allergic reactions, the manufacturer should have a responsibility to let the consumer know! The FDA takes a thousand years to approve drugs in the US and then they are so lax about the generics?? What is up with that?? I have also heard of not going between brand and generic for seizure and thyroid meds but now I am starting to think you should stick with your brand for all meds!
Hope you feel better Cheerfuldoer! Keep that benadryl handy!!!
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Office Nurse. Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 205; Likes: 32I dont think celexa has a generic yet.
Check with the pharmacist. You may have got the wrong Rx.
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Retired Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 4,288; Likes: 31I tend to agree with andrewsgranny.
I think that someone at the pharmacy probably screwed up and gave you the wrong meds (It happens). I'm just hoping it wasn't fertility pills!!
Jul 9, '02Occupation: RN Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Jul '00; Posts: 639; Likes: 70I have to agree with heather that it would be highly unethical to give patients placebo medications for what ever purpose. It undermines the physician patient relationship and I would question anyone who would participate in such a practice. As for the white Xanax. Our hospital pharmacy uses the generic form and they are white. The color can vary on the manufactuer of the pill. The Xanax that I have are a light peach color.
Cheerfuldoer, I hope that you feel better. I would be interested as everyone else to hear the actual content of the pill that you rec'd
Jul 9, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 4,738; Likes: 104I thought that a medication needed to be on the market for a few years before they were able to issue a generic version. Isn't celexa fairly new?
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Nurse Educator: love those students! Specialty: Med/Surg,ER,L&D,ICU,OR,nrs. educator ; Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 968; Likes: 41I agree with Heather, too. I may be wrong, but don't you have to sign a consent or something to be part of a study, and wouldn't that be the only way to be put on a placebo?
As far as I know, UNETHICAL if patient not informed.
Jul 9, '02Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 10,236; Likes: 64Originally posted by adrienurse
I thought that a medication needed to be on the market for a few years before they were able to issue a generic version. Isn't celexa fairly new?
Sounds like the pharmacist has been sampling the product...
Jul 9, '02From: NY, US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 4,130; Likes: 91Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
Perhaps I'm just speaking out of my a** here, but wouldn't it be HIGHLY unethical to be changing around a patients meds who hadn't previously consented to being part of a blind study?
Jul 9, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 268; Likes: 13Cheerfuldoer, I had a patient who took scheduled doses of Vicodin at home for chronic pain. The hospital doesnt have Vicodin so I gave her Lortabs. She got sick every time. Said it always happens with generic.
Speaking of Pharmacists, our insurance company is pretty well forcing us to use a MAIL ORDER pharmacy. They do it by requiring a written prescription for each and every refill, unless you get a 3 month supply mail order. How dangerous and cheezy can you get?
Jul 9, '02Joined: Sep '01; Posts: 16,606; Likes: 680originally posted by obnurseheather
perhaps i'm just speaking out of my a** here, but wouldn't it be highly unethical to be changing around a patients meds who hadn't previously consented to being part of a blind study?
they've also been doing that to me with the celexa. i had a feeling i was taking placebos at times in my first several months of taking the celexa, but i just laughed it off because i knew why docs were having patients take them. once they found out i was a registered nurse, i've been getting the real things every month all the time.......unless they've found a way to fool even nurses now. :chuckle