Post # 1
I know that sometimes switching pills, like one brand/type to the other( totally different makeup) could cause protection issues aka pregnancy ( from what I have read-not sure if its true)
Anyways, I take a generic of Lo-Ovral, and recently my pharamcy has been giving me different generics of the same brand, like every other month I get switched around because they have it in stock or don’t etc.
Should I be using back up since I’m constantly on a diff generic or does it not matter since its like the same makeup? I haven’t had any issues, but I do want to be extra sure!
Post # 3
You are probably fine, but I would ask the pharmacist to be sure.
Post # 4
@floridagirlblue: okay, yeah! I will for sure, i go next week!
Post # 5
If it’s a generic, it’s the exact same “active” ingredients. You are absolutely fine! Plus, even if they changed the type of pills you were on, as long as you took the next pack right after finishing your last pack, you’d be covered! You can compare the ingredients on your old pack and your new generic, it should say the same numbers and ingredients! My pharmacy does the same thing to me, there’s just different names for essentially the same product.
Post # 6
I would be using backup for one whole pack even if you switched from brand to a generic of that brand. But that is me, I don’t want an oopsie!
ETA: I see you get switched up constantly. Honestly I’d call up my gyno and ask what they felt about this!
Post # 7
took the pill for 30 years always insisted on brand names no matter what it cost, never trusted generics, especially forvsomething this important
Post # 8
thanks ladies, looks like I will be talking to the pharmy and the OBGYN!
Post # 9
The pill I take isn’t available in the country I live. My obgyn back “home” told me to take the pack to a pharmacist and have them make up something generic with the same ingredients. So my vote: no problem at all.
Post # 10
I’d call your doc about this. The pills may have the same active ingredients, but the inactive ones can vary pretty widely, and that can change how your body absorbs the hormones and how you react to them. I’m really sensitive to inactive ingredients, so I had my doc write a specific RX for Ocella and specify no substitutions. My pharmacy knows that if they don’t have it in stock, they need to get it or mail it to me or something. If you aren’t having problems, I wouldn’t be too worried, but a phone call to the doc won’t hurt.