Feeling worse - same Citalopram prescription but different manufacturers,

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Ive been on 20mg Citalopram since August 2018 and felt a huge improvement. My repeat prescription was the same but the manufacturer was different and i now feel my old symptoms coming back Anyone else experienced this?

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    Hi Rick

    I've read on here that some people have experienced no difficulties using different brands. Personally I noticed a difference when I was given a different brand a long while back, so much so that I asked my pharmacist if I could stick with my regular brand which is accord. I use the same pharmacist so it must be on my records now. It's something to do with the coating I think.😊

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      Hi Lina

      Thank you for your reply and advice. I use the same pharmacy as well so the initial brand should be on my records

      Regards

      Rick

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    I've not had this issue with the Citalopram but I have had one with the Clonazepam that I used to take. I was doing fine when I had to take them for panic attacks, and all the sudden they switched the maker and I am sure there was a difference in how they effected me. Not sure why this happens, they 'say' it's the same medicine.

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      Hi Grounded

      Thanks for sharing your experiences. I agree, they are supposed to be the same product but i guess there are some minor differences which affect some users.

      Regards

      Rick

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