Generic and Mail order prescriptions

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2006
Generic and Mail order prescriptions
Fri, 06-10-2011 - 2:02pm

Has anyone used a name brand and been switched to a generic med and noticed it didn't work as well?

Avatar for cmkarla
Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 06-13-2011 - 8:29am
Hi. Yes, I do use mail order and have had problems with generic meds. My daughter has a seizure disorder and her doc told us that they know of problems with a specific med and it's generic equivalent so he writes on all prescriptions for this particular drug for no generics. So far we haven't had any problems with mail order and I'm really hoping we never do as I can see where it would take a lot of time to get corrected.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-12-2003
Sat, 06-18-2011 - 11:26pm

I had the same problem years ago..I got a generic mail order prescription for, I think it was Celexa, and the mail order pills didn't work at all. I could feel the symptoms of going off the med. I told me dr. I thought the mail order pills were bad and he was skeptical but wrote me a new script, anf I got those from the regular pharmacy and they were fine.

I always wondered if it was my imagination but I know I didn't imagine the symtpoms of the pills not working!

Avatar for sunset5000
Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 3:52pm

I don't have an answer for you on the mail order prescription, sounds like the other posts may have answered your question.

As far as generic, yes, the pill can be a different color, if it is made by a different manufacturer.