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Having issues with a pharmacy changing generic brands?

Lm92
Lm92

Hi guys. So I've been taking the generic form of Lexapro for the past 4 years. In those 4 years, it's always been a generic escitalopram from the company Cipla. I've done well on those. No side effects other than loss of libido. This past month when I filled my script, I noticed the shape had changed but saw it was still escitalopram and confirmed it with a quick google search, a generic manufacturer called Aurobindo. Never even thought about it causing any issues, but in this past month, I've had more breakthrough anxiety, lots of nausea and vomiting, lots of headaches, etc. I take 10 mg a day and I had some leftover 5 mg tablets from the Cipla company that I began taking instead of the Aurobindo. Within 3 days, I was back to being side effect free. Has anyone else had this problem? Can I request that the pharmacy on fill my script with the Cipla brand of generic or will I have to get my doctor to specify it on a new script? It's so frustrating because I was finally on the most even keel I'd been on in years.

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Hidden
Hidden

Hello Lm92!

That’s a great question that hopefully the pharmacy can answer for you. I don’t know how it all works. There’s really so much we don’t know about these manufacturers! It’s a little scary and intimidating to think about. I hope they can get what works best for you! Hope you’re having a good weekend! 🙂

Lm92
Lm92
in reply to Hidden

Yes! I will be their first phone call when they open a little later this morning! Thanks for the reply.

My daughter has bipolar and is highly sensitive to medication. I also have a friend whose son is allergic to the fillers in generic medications made by some companies. You can request the pharmacy order from the other company. They may not have control over it. It wouldn’t hurt to ask. You could also contact the company who makes the medication and ask them which pharmacies buy from them. Maybe you could even do it by mail order. You know your body best. Trust your instincts.

Lm92
Lm92
in reply to AZ1970

Thank you so much. I will use that advice to the fullest!

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