(Closed) BC Pills Generic Question!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You are probably fine, but I would ask the pharmacist to be sure.

Post # 5
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

took the pill for 30 years always insisted on brand names no matter what it cost, never trusted generics, especially forvsomething this important

Post # 9
4059 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.

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