Generics

As it turns out my "generic" Synthroid seems to be acceptable.  It has the same imprints and manufacturer as the brand name Synthroid. 

Very strange, but even the endocrinologist said "OK".  Probably just as critical is to get the dosage right.  I seem to be doing OK

I have been struggling with my anti-anxiety med.  I was taking Lexapro.  However now the insurance companies won't supply it, no matter what.  They offer the generic Escitalopram.  I thought it was working at first, but doesn't seem like it now.

Has anybody else had experience with the generic Escitalopram vx Lexapro?

I found this website to be invaluable in identifying pills.  They can tell you the drug, the manufacturer, and the dosage.
They have pictures.  Plus, they also have instructions on how to search by the pill markings.

https://www.drugs.com/pill_identification.html 

Here are some additional articles on generics (especially anti-depresants and "psychoactive" drugs

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mental-wealth/201203/brand-vs-generic-when-it-matters-and-what-do-when-it-does 

https://www.webmd.com/depression/features/generic-antidepressants-what-you-need-to-know_#2  

Hope everybody is well. Wishing you peace, health, and happiness.

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Good info, thanks for sharing! I wish you good health in the New Year!
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Sorry, no experience with these drugs. Thank you for your info!
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Yes, I take the off label Lexapro, 20 mg. But I started only a year ago so I never did take name brand. For me, it worked. My anxiety was such that I didn't know I had anxiety. I was on overdrive, walking fast, knocking stuff over, opening cupboard doors and whacking my face because I didn't duck quick enough....had I taken name brand then off label, I may have noticed a difference. They should try another rx for you. How are you sleeping now? And did they check you for any autoimmune disorders? A lot of those make you react to Rx's differently than other people, especially antibiotics. Autoimmunes also interfere with sleeping soundly. I don't want to alarm you, but there are different degrees of severity. Like my SLE for instance, started out severe. Now at our age, it s burning itself out. Sterling, how are your PARATHYROIDS? Those teensy things could wreck havoc!
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I take the lexapro generic escitalopram and it works for me. But I will say that every time I have the Rx refilled the pills look different, so perhaps the various manufacturers of the generics have differing standards of quality control. Also, for me it took about two months to really feel that I was being helped by the drug. Good luck to you, Sterling - and have a wonderful holiday - and a healthy new year! 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
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