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Just got home from gp's with a different brand of sertraline, has enyone noticed any differences between brands,?

The last brand I had was MEDREICH the new ones are RANBAXY.

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    Do you know it's like music to read that as I'm sure they're are different last months had no effect this month's are brilliant be interested to see others views

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    I have been prescribed Sertraline for around 8 months now and during that time, due to the distance between where I work, live and where my GP surgery is, I have had to use several different pharmacies. I have taken Lustral and also two different generic brands and never thought that there would be any difference in what I was taking; 'its just a brand name right?'

    All of my common sense told me that there should be no difference between different brands supplying sertraline... However, I could not ignore the difference whenever I have taken sertraline from Medreich! Whenever I have been supplied this brand from a pharmacy I have found myself wondering 'did I remember to take my tablet this morning?' or 'why am I feeling so strange?'

    This had happened to me on three separate occasions now and each time I have felt so bad that I have no doubt that there is a difference with that brand in particular when compared to Lustral or accord.

    I spoke to my GP about this just yesterday and he didn't argue, he simply wrote me a prescription for Lustral without question. This worries me however, both for myself and other prescribed drugs that I may need to take at some point in the future but also for the many people that must be struggling without realising what the problem may be...

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    I have only been taking it for two months

    the first ones I got were Cipla brand

    they were brilliant ,worked quickly and no side effects 

    at all

    the second box were another brand

    and after two days I knew they were not right for me

       Got another prescription for the Cipla ones

      and had to go to the next town to a pharmacy

    that had some,

    needed my next prescription just before Christmas

      asked  at three pharmacies

      and haven't located any yet

        One of my relative takes them too

    and the same 50mg

       I've tried a couple of those 

     they are the accord brand,and they've done 

      Nothing for me at all

      I don't know what to do next

    all the pharmacists I've spoken to

    said they are just sent a couple of brands

      they don't know which they will get.

       Anybody any suggestions

    as to how I can get them please.

        Thankyou for reading my post.

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