How do you explain or convince some doctors you don't see too often that the inactive ingredient may be bothering you or causing the drug to be less effective? Better yet, where does the consumer get a list of the inactive ingredients of a brand name drug and a generic once a generic is available?
I'm having this problem now, and it may be that more than one company is making the drug, or that the inactive ingredients have changed, and how do we get help to begin to advocate for ourselves?
I'm all for generic drugs, if they work, but what happens when they don't for someone, say taking something for seizures? Knowing the pharmaceutical company invested time and money on research and quality it seems there should be either a middle step to buy name brand (at a reduced rate with all ingredients and quantities the same). Or a cap on the initial charge while a drug is name brand only, allowing a profit, but not a crucification.
That aside, it's my understanding, once a drug has gone generic, it can be produced overseas, or many of the components, where the FDA has no say in quality control of strength, shelf life, etc.