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hi I ordered my repeat prescription of citalopram 20mg but it's a different brand. Do you think I will feel any side effects from this?

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    Hi Leah. A lot of people have asked this question including me! I e just been increased and I have 20mg brand called medreich and a 10mg called accord! I had a crap few days taking them

    But think it was more the increase causing a few side effects, not the citalopram brands. Unfortunately, once our heads start thinking about these things, we are bound to start feeling like we are getting side effects! It's a viscous circle, enough to drive us nuts!

    I'm sure you will be fine xx

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    By law, the active ingredients must be the same regardless of manufacturer. However, there's nothing to say that the coatings must be the same. The coatings on drugs are carefully designed to disolve at a particular rate so the drug is released at the intended dose. Cit, if released too quickly, reacts badly with acid in the stomach and can cause unpleasant nausia and render the drug uselss in your system because the acid neutralises it. I never trust the generic drugs. You just never know what impact the coating will have on absorbsion.

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