Yesterday, I opened a new bottle of Erfa, 60 mg pills (exp 04/17). When I held them at a certain angle, I thought they looked different...darker and blotchy. Sure enough; I had a couple of older pills left (expiring in late 2014), and they are brighter in colour and not blotchy.
Erfa denies any reformulation, just confirms that they moved production from Belgium to Spain. If the formula is indeed unaltered, is it at all possible that new equipment could account for the change in appearance? So far, of course, I have not had time to notice any difference but, so far, Erfa has worked well. Unfortunately, I did not compare the batch I just finished (exp 01/16) with older ones but, since I never reacted to anything, I guess those pills looked like they always have...
For me, it would be a nightmare if it stopped working, as only Erfa and Armour are available in Belgium. In that case, I would have to resort to Thai NDT (or synthetic combo drug Novothyral as a last resort, although I tend to think that NDT is better at raising body temp than synthetics...).
I just don't understand WHY Erfa would not admit to any reformulation...?
Those of you who have had problems with Erfa, did they start with the darker (more beige/yellow) and blotchy pills?