Recent discussions by prescription-users suggests that generic prescription drugs *may not* be as effective as the brand name drugs prescribed by your doctor. Most of the time, the switch from brand name to generic is welcomed (especially to our wallets!), but is it at the expense of the drugs working appropriately?
The FDA has not shown differences between the brand name drug, and those generic drugs they have approved as appropriate substitutes. The FDA approves the generic drug as "bioequivalent" to the brand name drug, in order for a substitution of the particular drug to occur.
However, some patients and their physicians are reporting differences in generic vs. brand name drugs.
Have you experienced any differences in a prescription, when taking the brand name drug vs. the generic equivalent?