Experiences of Generic Lansoprazole

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One of the posts on this forum advises people not to take the generic tablets and to insist on taking Zoton.

I used to be given Zoton and now the doctors are insisting on giving me the generics.

I have found that they don't do the job properly either, but the doctors don't want to believe me and my local pharmacist told me to try the different brands as they work differently.

Who else has found the Generics to not work?

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    I'm having the same problem, have been given some generic brand and it doesn't seem to be doing any good,

    I had the same experience with Motilium, my Doctor prescribed a generic version of this and it didn't seem to work - I asked specifically for Motilium the next time I did get it, but quite frankly she did not believe me. I have had other friends tell me the same about their generic drugs. It's time they stopped this cost cutting excercise at our expense. I pay for my prescriptions so don't see why I can't have the genuine item. sad

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    I am so relieved to hear of other experiences with changing from branded Zoton to generic Lansoprazole. I too have been made to feel I am imagining the fact that the generic does not help my reflux. I have tried lots of different manufacturers of the generic over the past 18 months. Zoton is no longer available in UK even if you could find a GP to prescribe it. Did anyone hear File on 4 BBC radio4 investigation into generics - and counterfeit drugs? Frightening. Spoke about long and complicated supply chains, drugs coming into UK from just about anywhere that is cheapest, and no possibility of checking them all. We are being made to suffer for cost cutting - just so the GP's can have their £100,000 p.a.! My GP told me - ' I am not prepared to offend my partners or the PCT by writing you a prescription for a brand drug ' VERBATIM. What he did not say - I learned from BBC - GP practices are ' incentivised ' to prescribe the cheapest. There is a big scandal here and it is getting worse. From April even if the GP should write on the prescription a brand name the pharmecist will have to supply a generic.
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    [quote:97983a6fbe=\"Elisabeth \"]I am so relieved to hear of other experiences with changing from branded Zoton to generic Lansoprazole. I too have been made to feel I am imagining the fact that the generic does not help my reflux. I have tried lots of different manufacturers of the generic over the past 18 months. Zoton is no longer available in UK even if you could find a GP to prescribe it. Did anyone hear File on 4 BBC radio4 investigation into generics - and counterfeit drugs? Frightening. Spoke about long and complicated supply chains, drugs coming into UK from just about anywhere that is cheapest, and no possibility of checking them all. We are being made to suffer for cost cutting - just so the GP's can have their £100,000 p.a.! My GP told me - ' I am not prepared to offend my partners or the PCT by writing you a prescription for a brand drug ' VERBATIM. What he did not say - I learned from BBC - GP practices are ' incentivised ' to prescribe the cheapest. There is a big scandal here and it is getting worse. From April even if the GP should write on the prescription a brand name the pharmecist will have to supply a generic.[/quote:97983a6fbe]
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    I'm with you on this one Elisabeth, it's all down to the cost. Sacrificing quality care for patients to fill their own pockets is unacceptable. These doctors are here to help people and are knowingly allowing people to suffer, What a contradiction of job description. But lets not forget the governments part in this, how can you allot an amount of money per patient regardless of circumstance. All we hear about is save our planet, the ozone layer etc but i wouldnt worry about that the doctors and government between them will allow people to suffer and die on a system dictated by budget cuts.

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    I have been prescribed lansoprazole since its introduction and have used different generics [depending where I am in the world] and have only had a problem with generics in romania in England and Spain my main bases my only problem has been with ZOTON having had severe side effects something I have never had with generics. I have now changed drug and am taking PANTOPRAZOL my brands name is ANAGASTRA. for me it works wonderfully far more effective than lansoprazole
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