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What Is The Best Generic Version Of Wellbutrin Xl - Watson or Anchen? 1459 REPLIES
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Who recommends Cymbalta & why?

Reading too many cons & not enough pros... Really want to see some positives in treating foot & leg pain, neuropathy, cramping & stiffness before I begin taking the 20mg a day recommended by neurologist office. Please advise. Thank you. I am almost 72. ## I tried cymbalta several years ago, it just made sick to the stomach, did not help my pain or depression, just had to try something else. presently taking oxycodone and gabapenten. Hope you can get some help, sam ## It's horrible. My Doc put me on it for the same symptoms you have. I had a minimally invasive lumbar surgery almost 10 weeks ago and have nerve pain/neuropathy. I had 3 MRI's to make sure I did not re-injure my back or neck, but that was clear. After taking just 3 doses of Cymbalta, I knew I could not to...

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Bupropion XL by Cipla Pharmaceuticals

My pharmacy has been giving me refills of the generic bupropion for my last two refills that are manufactured by CIPLA. The pill is oblong and has the number 13 on one side and what appears to be a capital I on the other side. I do not feel that this generic is doing much for me. I have researched this manufacture they are located in India. Approximately 45% of the medications that are sold in the United States are manufactured in foreign countries. I am going to call my pharmacy to see if they can get one of the generics that were previously dispensed to me. The buyers for drugs at pharmacies look to find lower priced drugs, which I understand. I have been taking Wellbutrin XL 150 mg three tablets daily for about eight years including the generic form. This medication helped my severe ...

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Pain clinic TN that needs no referral

Chronic pain in knees, elbows, neck (also degeneration). Holding down a job with this pain is impossible. Interfers with sleep, walking, standing, just plain daily living. I have a disabled child (5 yrs. & 70 lbs.) and has to be lifted. Pain from doing this is unbearable. Depression is a real problem. No doctor will treat me, have no insurance or money. Right at this time, I can't afford the meds or the doctor, but I need the help desperately. ## @horsefly, Sorry to hear about this intense pain you've been dealing with. Have you considered looking into any types of patient assistance programs or things of that nature? From what I understand, there are some drug manufacturers who offers these programs for patients who can't afford the full cost of their medication(s). It...

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psychiatrist reference in Knoxville Tn

Im from out of state and am trying to find a psychiatrist in knoxville that can write my prescriptions. I can have my info and medical records sent or faxed. I take Prozac, Valium and Tegretol. Someone please help ## Hello, Shayne! How are you? It might be easier to set yourself up with a new PCP there and then have them refer you to someone. Plus, the PCP could at least make sure you don't run out of the Prozac and Tegretol. The Valium, however, will have to be prescribed by a specialist. The FDA classifies the Valium as being a benzodiazepine that is most commonly used to treat anxiety and nervous disorders. It carries the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Prozac is an SSRI antidepressant and its typical...

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Weight gain and depression AFTER getting off Pristiq

I weaned myself off Pristiq over the summer and felt fine for a couple months. Then I gained 40 POUNDS in what couldn't have been more than two months. Waist grew 2 inches during that time. Now it's almost March and I've been more depressed over the last couple of months than ever in my life. I rarely have any energy and can't lose the weight. The reason I weaned myself off is because I mistakenly thought I didn't need it any more (the doctor who prescribed it said it "teaches" the brain how to produce whatever it does after a couple years and you don't need it any more). I'm going back on it and praying I feel like myself again - this is a miserable existence. Also, I haven't been able to find weight gain as a symptom of discontinuing Pristiq. ##...

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Best time of day to take Viibryd - morning or night?

I was taking viibryd at night, but I couldn't sleep. Started taking it in the morning a few days ago. I'm sleeping fine, but today I fell asleep in the afternoon and couldn't wake up. My psych doc thinks it's helping me. I think he's right, but what can I do? The insomnia had some scary effects on my mental health, but how can I enjoy my life if I can't stay awake? ## How long have you been taking it? Typically the side effects wear off, once your body gets used to the medication, but that can take about 6 to 8 weeks. The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, and diarrhea. Ref: Viibryd ## I take it at night. If I take it in the morning I'll have terrible nightmares that night because the meds are wearing off. As it is now, if I st...

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Prozac for Children Okay?

My son is 12 and I was wondering if Prozac is recommended for kids of his age. ## yes it is better that ritlyn.and much safer, not as many side effects. and doesnt effect the liver ## Dear Donna, I have been on Fluoxetine (Geteric Prozac) for a little over a year. I am a 25 year old female and it has worked great for me. My oldest son shows signs of possible ADHD and I know that anxiety and depression run in genes. We have waited to see how our son acts when he starts school this fall to see weather he may have to be treated. I agree with Jonnie in that it it better then ritalin. ## Yes, it is sometimes prescribed for children. Ref: Prozac Dosing Information However, it should only be given, if a doctor has prescribed it for them. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly inclu...

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Mirtazapine and skin burning sensations

I have been on Mirtazapine for about 4 months. Had the burning and tingling and sore arms early on, and now they have returned. Causes anxiety, creates more sensations. Recently started cpap therapy and I was feeling so good! Now this, ugh. ## Where are you experiencing the burning, and tingling? Is it just in your arms? Is it just a surface skin issue? Are you on any other medications? Have you ever had shingles? Mirtazapine has been known to cause skin rashes, hives, and herpes virus outbreaks as side effects. Ref: Mirtazapine Information Have you contacted your doctor about this?

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Lexapro Brand vs Generic

I was on brand Lexapro for about eight years with great success. My pharmacy switched me to generic and I was happy to be saving the money, but within a few days, I was nauseous and dizzy, having nightmares and hot flashes, and suffering from depression again. It took me about a month to realize the cause was the generic, and I decided to pay the difference to get the brand. When I asked the pharmacist if this was common, she said those who start on the generic seem to do well, but those who switch from brand seem to have difficulties. Not too long after switching back, I was doing well again. In answer to a few other people who posted, you can not quit lexapro cold turkey, you must wean yourself off!!!! I stopped taking it for awhile by tapering off and had no issues, but after my depr...

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Lexapro Depression side effects

Hi there, I am a 40 yr old woman, who started taking Lexapro about 3 to 4 weeks ago, starting on 5mg for the first 2 plus weeks, then increased it a few days ago to 10mg as directed by my Dr. My history of depression is this: I feel I have dysthymic disorder with major depression disorder tendencies. I have suffered a few bouts of severe reactive depression as a result of some considerable life stressors in the past, which then, you could say, turned into simple Major Depressive Disorder. At one of these times I took Lexapro with good effect. I think I have been depressed (often mildly) for years, but struggled through. I also have considerable anxiety, which has plagued me for 10 plus years, generally focusing on my health. Before biting the bullet and seeing a Dr this time, I was cons...

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WXL 300 Canadian Wellbutrin XL

Insurance no longer pays for brand name Wellbutrin XL as too expensive. I am in US and feel the brand name worked best. However, the brand name I got much cheaper from Canada looks a little different from what I was taking before. Instead of the whole name printed on the white round pill, it is marked W X L with 300 below. It also has a flat finish instead of the smooth coating. From Valeant. Is this pill really the genuine brand name Wellbutrin?

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A 06 or 09 oval pink pill ID

What is a pink pill with A on one side 09 or 06 on the other side? ## A 06 contains Citalopram 20 mg (NDC 13107-0006). This is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. The antidepressant effects may take one to four weeks to occur. Inactive Ingredients: - Copovidone K25-31 - Starch, Corn - Croscarmellose Sodium - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Hypromellose 2910 (6 Mpa.s) - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Polyethylene Glycol 400 - Titanium Dioxide - Ferric Oxide Red - Ferric Oxide Yellow ## I have a bunch of loose pills I need to figure out what they are. Some got wet & I can make out only one side of the pill. ## Just to add, A 09 contains Mirtazapine 30 mg (NDC 13107-0003). This is an atypical antidepressa...

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Why was greenstone sertraline discontinued?

After researching online and my own experience, camber sertraline works as well as greenstone. I could only take greenstone, now I’m on brand name Zoloft. Walgreens has a card from Pfizer that saves me hundreds of dollars a month. After a year I’ll need to get my insurance and doctor to approve a tier reduction for the price of the brand name. ## Hello J, I have some bittersweet news to deliver. It turns out that Greenstone was the generic brand owned by Pfizer, which is the company that manufactuers the brand name Zoloft. On the bright side the pills are nearly identical only differing in color dye inactive ingredients. From what I read it was no longer in the companies best interest to continue manufacturing the generic and decided to only manufacture the brand name. If yo...

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Oval pink pill with 06 A on it

I have a pink pill with 06 on one side and an A on the other, what is it? ## This tablet contains Citalopram 20 mg (NDC 13107-0006). This is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. The antidepressant effects may take one to four weeks to occur. Inactive Ingredients: - Copovidone K25-31 - Starch, Corn - Croscarmellose Sodium - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Hypromellose 2910 (6 Mpa.s) - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Polyethylene Glycol 400 - Titanium Dioxide - Ferric Oxide Red - Ferric Oxide Yellow

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Dangers of mirtazapine

It seems to me that Mirtazapine is a potentially dangerous drug with little information known about it. My veterinarian prescribed this drug in small quantities for my cat as an appetite stimulant, so I began reading articles on the drug and its effects. Although it is supposed to be used as an antidepressant for humans, it has a wide reputation for causing suicidal tendencies in children and young adults. It causes weight gain (the side effect my vet was looking for in my cat's case). It also can cause feelings of depression, and wooziness. I spoke with a nurse who took it and she said the effects of sluggishness and dizziness lasted 2 to 3 days. It can also cause nausea and headaches. It seems to me that these side effects are anything but what a person who is already depressed sh...

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I don't care what the research states: Wellbutrin causes your period to be late. I'm usually on time with my period, been taking the medicine 2 x a day (300mg) for 6 weeks now, still no period. I took 2 pregnancy test both negative. Several women on blogs are experiencing this same problem. I'll post again after I get my period, so you can have a timeline. I hope this helps. ## Hello, BryantsGrl! How are you? Menstrual irregularities are listed in the detailed side effect information and many of the antidepressants tend to lengthen the menstrual cycle in women. Your period may also be slightly heavier and last a little longer than normal. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## But what about having NO period. Mine is not lengthened... I am 8 days late! ## This is so t...

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Bupropion 150 XL by Dr. Reddy's/ScieGen Pharmaceuticals

Do they work as well as PAR brand? Any other comments on this brand of Bupropion? ## Do not work as well. And couldn't return them. CVS still uses PAR and CVS policy is to inform before providing different brand. ## PAR Bupropion works better for me, (used 2 years). Get it in CVS by request only. I tried CIPLA for about 4 months, don’t like it at all. Back to PAR. ## Why didn’t they work? What were all your side effects?

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viibryd hair loss

After discontinuing Viibryd, has anyone noticed their hair NOT becoming thick again? I've been on 60 mg for about 8 months. My hair is now falling out by the handfuls.. I have an appointment to see my dr. next week but I'm terrified my hair won't grow back! Not to sound self centered or shallow but I adore my hair! Had I of known this was a side effect I'd never agreed to try this medication. I'm terrified, as I've already stated, but I am also angry that this information isn't given by drug reps who push these meds! I pay 277$ a month for this RX & now have to worry about withdrawals, my hair possibly not growing back & adjusting to a new medication. Any replies are welcome & will be appreciated! ## Hello, Amanda! How are you? I'm very sorry ...

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Anxiety Remeron Seroquel Klonopin

I have been prescribed Remeron 15mg and Klonopin 0.5 for anxiety and lack of sleep. After 40 days I still have too much anxiety and racing thoughts to fall asleep, and I've gained no weight. So my Dr put me on Seroquel XR 150 mg one week ago (Aug 14) and will be able to fill a new Rx for Ativan to try on Aug 30 once the Klonopin Rx is "completed". The Klonopin no longer helps with anxiety as I get those dreaded warm rushes of pain the fill my face, neck, chest, and arms even after I take one. I'm reaching out for help because as I transition from Remeron to Seroquel it's still hard to fall asleep and the grogginess during the day is torture. What meds or combo has anyone taken to help fall asleep, slow the racing thoughts, decrease anxiety and agitatation, and just h...

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Is this Welbutrin?

I am (suposed!) to be on 300mg xl Welbutrin- No web page so far could identify this pill - its suposed to be Welbutrin300mg xl - but the inscription on it in black reads GS & under it 5YZ - can anyone please help identify it? Thanks ## I can't find a listing for this. Are you in the U.S.? It could be a very new tablet on the market. Did you contact your pharmacy to double check? ## Hi - Thank you for trying to look it up for me. I am from South Africa. I didn't want to phone my pharmacist, because she is actually a very good friend of mine for year's, I was afraid to offend her, so I phoned Glaxo Smith Kline's head office in Johannesburg (South Africa) today, and the lady there described the pill to me as creme coloured, round& with the letters like I said in my ...

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