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

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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
  • Anonymous
    1 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
  • ECK
    Lv 5
    1 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 7
    1 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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