Generic loratadine as good as brand claritin? 
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 Generic loratadine as good as brand claritin?

Anyone have any experience where generic loratadine was not as
effective / wore off earlier than brand claritin?  Or any other side
effects of taking the store generics?

I know some other generic {*filter*} do this due to the inactive
ingredients.

I usually use the 24 hour (non-reditab) "Original prescription strengh"
version.  I'd rather not continue paying triple for brand-name
Claritin, but wanted to hear from the group before I switched to a
generic.  I would be buying in-store at CVS or Walgreens (in the USA).

-MVL



Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:26:03 GMT
 Generic loratadine as good as brand claritin?
I buy generic Claratin, loratadine, from Dollar General.  It cost $2.50 for
ten tablets.  They are strip packaged and they are made in Canada. They seem
to work just fine and twenty-five cents a tablet is pretty inexpensive.


Quote:
> Anyone have any experience where generic loratadine was not as
> effective / wore off earlier than brand claritin?  Or any other side
> effects of taking the store generics?

> I know some other generic {*filter*} do this due to the inactive
> ingredients.

> I usually use the 24 hour (non-reditab) "Original prescription strengh"
> version.  I'd rather not continue paying triple for brand-name
> Claritin, but wanted to hear from the group before I switched to a
> generic.  I would be buying in-store at CVS or Walgreens (in the USA).

> -MVL



Fri, 26 Oct 2007 21:33:03 GMT
 Generic loratadine as good as brand claritin?
When my small town used to be much smaller - we called the Dollar General -
Dillards and the Family Dollar - Foleys.
Made us feel like big city big shots.

Oh and the generic has done just fine around here.

Brad


Quote:
>I buy generic Claratin, loratadine, from Dollar General.  It cost $2.50 for
> ten tablets.  They are strip packaged and they are made in Canada. They
> seem
> to work just fine and twenty-five cents a tablet is pretty inexpensive.



>> Anyone have any experience where generic loratadine was not as
>> effective / wore off earlier than brand claritin?  Or any other side
>> effects of taking the store generics?

>> I know some other generic {*filter*} do this due to the inactive
>> ingredients.

>> I usually use the 24 hour (non-reditab) "Original prescription strengh"
>> version.  I'd rather not continue paying triple for brand-name
>> Claritin, but wanted to hear from the group before I switched to a
>> generic.  I would be buying in-store at CVS or Walgreens (in the USA).

>> -MVL



Fri, 26 Oct 2007 23:37:00 GMT
 Generic loratadine as good as brand claritin?
Our QFC store can order the 500 count bottle of loratadine 10mg for about
$25 from Cardinal...  We can get a bottle from Peyton of 100ct for about
$13.00.  This would be the cost to the customer not our cost to purchase.


Quote:
>I buy generic Claratin, loratadine, from Dollar General.  It cost $2.50 for
> ten tablets.  They are strip packaged and they are made in Canada. They
> seem
> to work just fine and twenty-five cents a tablet is pretty inexpensive.



>> Anyone have any experience where generic loratadine was not as
>> effective / wore off earlier than brand claritin?  Or any other side
>> effects of taking the store generics?

>> I know some other generic {*filter*} do this due to the inactive
>> ingredients.

>> I usually use the 24 hour (non-reditab) "Original prescription strengh"
>> version.  I'd rather not continue paying triple for brand-name
>> Claritin, but wanted to hear from the group before I switched to a
>> generic.  I would be buying in-store at CVS or Walgreens (in the USA).

>> -MVL



Sat, 27 Oct 2007 02:01:49 GMT
 Generic loratadine as good as brand claritin?

Quote:
>Anyone have any experience where generic loratadine was not as
>effective / wore off earlier than brand claritin?  Or any other side
>effects of taking the store generics?

>I know some other generic {*filter*} do this due to the inactive
>ingredients.

====================================

Who told you take one....????  

To be truthful if Home Depot ...of Lowes had Loratadine on the shelf I
(as a Pharmacist) still would not have a  problem buying it...

Just my opinion...

Bob Griffiths



Sat, 27 Oct 2007 04:04:54 GMT
 Generic loratadine as good as brand claritin?
To the original poster...

It is technically the same thing.  If you specifically have a reaction to
some of the inert fillers/binders then you shouldn't take the generic.  This
is very rare though and most of the paranoia about generics have been
started by the drug companies and old people.  I have found that old people
are the most suspicious about generics, followed closely by ignorant people
and then stupid people.

I find it most funny though when  a patient comes in and insists on a name
brand citing all types of reasons why they can't take generics and then when
they find out there copay is about 4 times as much as the generic they all
of  a sudden want the generic.  It creates more work for us to back it out,
recount, reprocess etc.


Quote:

>>Anyone have any experience where generic loratadine was not as
>>effective / wore off earlier than brand claritin?  Or any other side
>>effects of taking the store generics?

>>I know some other generic {*filter*} do this due to the inactive
>>ingredients.
> ====================================

> Who told you take one....????

> To be truthful if Home Depot ...of Lowes had Loratadine on the shelf I
> (as a Pharmacist) still would not have a  problem buying it...

> Just my opinion...

> Bob Griffiths



Sat, 27 Oct 2007 04:13:39 GMT
 Generic loratadine as good as brand claritin?
  I have found that old people

Quote:
> are the most suspicious about generics, followed closely by ignorant
> people and then stupid people.

I find the same here in the UK. :)

Good to see that people are the same the world over. If it won't cost them a
penny, they will have the "best" brand. If they have to dip into their
pocket they'll have the cheapest generic available..



Sat, 27 Oct 2007 05:41:13 GMT
 Generic loratadine as good as brand claritin?
Wouldn't everybody drive only cars like BMW's or Mercedes Benz if it didn't
cost them a penny more than a Chevy or Honda Civic? If a Rolex and a Timex
were the same price?  In my experience some people who buy everything else
generic and, who "like" control substances more than the government says
they should,  will also pay a lot extra to get the brand name instead of a
generic.


Quote:
>   I have found that old people are the most suspicious about generics,

followed closely by ignorant

Quote:
> > people and then stupid people.
> I find the same here in the UK. :)

> Good to see that people are the same the world over. If it won't cost them

a  penny, they will have the "best" brand. If they have to dip into their
Quote:
> pocket they'll have the cheapest generic available.



Sat, 27 Oct 2007 08:49:32 GMT
 
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