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I spoke about this earlier on another thread but give me your take as to any differences you've noticed among one generic over another companies and the difference between a generic vs brand name.
 

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Any generic manfactured from TEVA has been total crap for me.
Buspar - Watson is better
Wellbutrin - Brand name is better for me
Propranolol- NorthStar is better to me
 

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They all seem the same to me. I've never been able to detect any difference between brand and generic and various generic makers of the same drug, other than things like color & shape.
 

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I noticed a difference in generic Effexor/Venlafaxine. Here in the UK the most effective one was the one actually called Effexor XR, then I started getting this other crappy generic stuff called "Rodomel XL" which did not work in the slightest, and I actually started to get withdrawal. Told my doc about this when I was on them, and I was just told it was in my head. Anyway, I came off it altogether in the end and switched to something else as I wasn't happy.
 

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I'm always suprised by the amount of stories I've heard about generics not working as good as the brand names, I Know it's meant to be the same active ingredients, but makes you wonder.
 

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Generic Wellbutrin is awful! It works but it gives you horrific bad breathe. I have heard that the brand name does not have that side effect.

Reg Adderrall- generic is much better

Adderall XR- The generic version has not worked the same as the brand name version for me.
 

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I'm always suprised by the amount of stories I've heard about generics not working as good as the brand names, I Know it's meant to be the same active ingredients, but makes you wonder.
I actually did some researching into the generic version called "Rodomel XL" that I was given and why I was feeling so awful. This was a while ago, so I don't have the literature with me now, but I found out there was a slight difference in the ingredient that the little white balls were made from inside the capsule. I also searched through google and found quite a few similar experiences as mine.
 

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I actually did some researching into the generic version called "Rodomel XL" that I was given and why I was feeling so awful. This was a while ago, so I don't have the literature with me now, but I found out there was a slight difference in the ingredient that the little white balls were made from inside the capsule. I also searched through google and found quite a few similar experiences as mine.
Hmm perhaps it's due to different forms like for example an oxelate form of a chemical instead of a chelated form etc, and one form isn't crossing the blood brain barrier as efficiently or something, If I knew more about science that would probly make more sence lol.
 

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Never noticed a difference in any drug I've ever taken, ever, except for a lighter/heavier wallet.
 
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