citalopram - different manufacturers?
i am on 20 mg of citalopram. I have been taking them from one manufacturer, but for the recent packet, i have got the same tablets from a different manufacturer.
will this make any difference to me? Some ingrediants are different, like mannitol (sugar) instead of lactose.
thanks, this is really worrying me
- Dr FrankLv 71 decade agoFavourite answer
This is because citalopram is a generic chemical name for a drug which is off patent. The active ingredient and dose must be exactly the same, so its effects are identical.Source(s): GP for more years than I care to remember
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The only thing that matters in a medication whether prescription or OTC is the active ingredient and dose of the active ingredient. The differences on other ingredients vary because of manufacturer preference and the ingredients needed to keep the pill together.Source(s): Pharmacology Class
- ECKLv 51 decade ago
It makes no difference the only ingredient that is important is the active ingredient that treats your depression and that is the same in all prescription drugs.
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
please don't worry
as long as the Active ingredient is the same, its the same drug that is being delivered into your system
The sugars are only to make it taste better
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- 1 decade ago
It won't matter which manufacturer distributes them.