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ChessieCat
4 hours ago, crhawk said:

My pdoc gave me a new prescription for the 5mg Mylan, but will be harder to cut accurately. And... Pharmacy says they're running low on that one too and teva might take its place.

 

At least it will give you the ability to do a crossover.

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ChessieCat
Posted (edited)

Something to consider:

 

Do you go usually go to the same pharmacy for your drug?  If so, you could ask them to ensure that the same brand is available for you for the next refill of your script.  All they would need to do would be to put a note on one of the boxes on their shelf with your name on so that they don't sell it unless they have more of the same come in. 

 

If they are concerned that you aren't going to return for it, you could get them to hold your script, or they could always give you a phone call to check to see if you still need it.  But obviously the less work you make for them the more likely they will be to assist you.

 

And if it happened that they were not going to get the same brand in at least you would have the old brand and be able to do a cross over to a different brand.

 

CROSS OVER:

 

3/4 old + 1/4 new, 1/2 + 1/2, 1/4 old + 3/4 new  - take each of these combinations for 3 to 7 days

 

 

Edited by ChessieCat
added cross over

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jozeff

Hi guys, 

 

Mentioned it in my introduction topic but perhaps more people read it here..

 

I changed citalopram manufacturer on Monday 14th Jan 2019.

 

I used to take Aurobindo but now they gave me Sandoz. It could be me but I'm having a lot of issues the last couple of days.. could this have such a big influence? 

Does any of you have experience with citalopram manufacturer swaps??

 

i have a lot of dreadful feelings of hopelessness. Normally I'm quite relaxed most evenings but now I'm pretty down until I go to bed.

 

Thanks a lot!!

 

 

Jozeff

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Gridley
32 minutes ago, jozeff said:

I changed citalopram manufacturer on Monday 14th Jan 2019.

 

I answered in your intro thread.

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jozeff

Thank Gridley!

 

I didn't realize there was a special topic about this!

 

Cheers

 

Jozeff

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