Alembic Fluoxetine Make Me Sick

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Rachel Says:
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I've been taking a generic green & white capsule of 20 mg Prozac (fluoxetine) for a few years. My pharmacy gave me blue capsules mfg by alembic this time & I am feeling so sick for 4 days now. I thought I had a stomach bug, but I've never had a bug linger this long. I had diarrhea & vomiting on day 2 & 3, jittery sleep, then deep bouts of sleep, bad headache, night sweats & nightmares.


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GBG Says:
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Ditto! I almost puked this am, and have been sick all day. Had major side effects after my pharmacy switched me to blue caps. Was taking Sandoz white and green for years with no problem. I called my pharmacy and requested alternative as I can’t barf every day

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Writerly One Says:

GBG (# 1) --

I recently got a refill and my pharmacy switched to Alembic generic (dark blue capsules). I took it only about three times and I got the worst heartburn and indigestion I can remember, ever. I felt like I'd been poisoned. It lasts about 18 hours no matter how much water I drink.

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Verwon Says:

What are the markings on the capsules in question? Can you please post back with more details?

The FDA does warn that this medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, and weight loss.

This medication may also be used to treat anxiety, as well as some perimenopausal symptoms.

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Writerly One Says:

Verwon (# 3) --

I think our primary message here is that we've taken this medication successfully for quite a while and never had a problem until the switch to a particular generic manufacturer, Alembic. I had refills for both 20mg and 40mg. They both made me feel as if I'd been poisoned. I'm in search of another pharmacy (not Walgreens, which is where many of us got this pill) to find a generic that I can tolerate. I did very well on all the others I took, most recently Sandoz. Just to be clear, I'm speaking only of fluoxetine, no other med.

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Pearl Says:

My pharmacy switched to these pills as well and I got sick as well - very sick to my stomach - vomiting, stomach cramps, feeling terrible! It has taken me a month to figure out it was the Alembic fluoxetine. My depression has been creeping back as well. Something is wrong with this medication. Thank goodness I found a pharmacy that carries the white and green generics that I took for years with no problems. I'm reporting to FDA, I've emailed Alembic, and reported to Walgreens and my physician. Probably won't do any good, but at least I know for my health! Hope you feel better as well.

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Ty90 Says:
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Writerly One (# 2) --

Yes I have had the same symptoms with the change to alembic. I've never had heart burn before, I couldn't sleep it was so painful it's the worst at night.

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Writerly One Says:

Ty90 (# 5) --

This last week I was lucky; RiteAid was willing to order the Sandoz generic for me and I'm so grateful for their help. They worked with me and were very accommodating. Alembic is a dangerous hazard to health.

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chantoune Says:

Pearl (# 5) --

I have had the same problem when I was switched to Alambic. I am back to Sandoz and I am doing fine. I was getting anxiety back and panic attacks. No good drug

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