Brand change

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Evening everyone,

Just a quick question regarding changing from a "name" brand of citalopram to a generic. I've been taking the generic brand for exactly a week and am finding that I am getting a bit of an anxiety increase.

It could however,just be coincidental and there's something else triggering my anxiety.

Just wondered if anyone else has had the same problems.

Thanks in advance.


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    yes i really beleive the change in brand has affected me. I had a new brand 2 weeka ago and ever since ive felt awful. I going to try and get a new prescription on thu and ask for the old brand i had as i was doing so well on them. How long have you been on cit?
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      Hi lyns

      I've been on them coming up a year. I've felt a bit off,then I start worrying about backsliding,then I worry some more. Same old cycle!. Possibly just coincidence, so I'm going to stay on generic for now and see how I go.

      Thanks for your reply

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    Others have reported feeling a difference of different brands.  I've read that though the active ingredients are the same, the non active ingredients (the outer shell) can vary.  It could be this that makes a difference.  It's worth Googling this subject as there's lots of chat about this.

    On the other hand it could be a blip and just a coincidence :-)

    K x

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      Hi Kate

      I have googled it...even more confused now!. As I said to lyns,I'm going to stick on them for a while longer,but if I feel worse, I'll,be back to the Dr. However, the brand name may not longer be available in New Zealand. Grrrrr.

      Have a great day and thanks again.


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      Yes there's varying reports on the Internet re different brands.  You'd think all the tablets would be the same, and surely not that different so as to cause a reaction.

      Good idea to stick with them for a while.  It may well be a blip which will ease over time anyway.  I hope it settle for you soon.

      K x

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