You know I searched high and low for teva or mylan but NO pharmacy had anything but Ranbaxy or Sandoz. Not even mail order.
I had the insomnia problems with the name brand valtrex too though....and the severe stomach bloating. I would look 6 months preggo and felt like my stomach was going to burst, just couldnt take it anymore
SOC do you plan on staying on the valtrex indefinitely?
I have had no insomnia problems with Valtrex, but I do take meds to help with sleep, so that could be eliminating the insomnia effect. FWIW, the ME/CFS doc who prescribes my Valtrex (and has a lot of experience with it) says he's seen problems with the generics other than Mylan or Teva (sp?) brands. I know some of the problem was with effectiveness, but maybe there were problem side effects as well. Might be worth trying the Mylan or Teva if you're not taking one of them already.
Thanks SOC for the names of the good generics. I seem to get a different generic every time I get refill, and they certainly are not all the same.. Right now I have a dark, dark blue tablet (Wockhardt USA - never heard of it). I almost took it back to drugstore because I hate these artificially colored tablets, but I just can't deal with the hassles. Why would any pharmaceutical do this dark color.
Do you.just call around when you refill script to make sure you will get Mylan or Teva? That means the script has to be transferred to new pharmacy. Do they give you a hard time with this?
I've been taking Valacyclovir for a year and my virals are still high (actually higher).
The best thing to do is have your doctor specify on the prescription that it has to be the brand name (Valtrex), or Mylan or Teva generic, NO OTHER SUBSTITUTIONS. As I understand it, that gives the pharmacy more leeway in ordering a brand other than the one they usually carry. That the patient wants a different brand is not good enough. We dumb patients don't know nothin' about no medical stuff.
Your antibody titres could be higher if the antiviral is taking some of the load off your immune system, so it's now functioning better and therefore can produce antibodies better. Maybe. Not something most doctors think about because they are used to working with patients with fully intact immune systems.