I had a pretty awful experience of trying a generic medicine – terrible headaches
and blurred vision – the sort of symptoms I’ve had in the past if I’ve waited
too long in the day before taking my meds.
Mentioned it to my psychiatrist and he told me that generic medicines
were meant to be biologically identical to the name brand.
Physically, the generic capsules were at a guess
about 50% bigger. Inside the capsules the granules of the medication were
much bigger that the brand name granules.
Not sure whether these were the factors that contributed
to my bad reaction, but I’m sticking to the brand name. I’ve tried a few medications and believe if
you’re having a good run with minimal side effects, try not to change meds,
even if they claim to be the same.
Hope this is useful to you