Generic Drug Switch by Shoppers Outrages Parents
"Although the active and non-active ingredients listed for generic versions of Strattera are the same, doctors say autistic patients can react badly to even a slightly different amount or combination of fillers, used by different manufacturers".
"Because the B.C. government is billed directly for Robert’s drugs, there was no price or drug name on the package the parents picked up from Shoppers. To protect patients' privacy, there is only a bar code on the label attached to the bag".
Fillers in medication can include allergens (not necessarily true of above article) This could mean a parent or person makes sure their medication does not contain lactose (that has milk protein in it) only to have the pharmacist switch to a medication that contains lactose or other allergens, could become a problem. As always be clear when talking to doctors and pharmacist, read packaging and call manufacturer with more questions.
Samples of Drugs That Contain Allergens (starting point only)
Prescriptions, Over-the-Counter Medications and Treatments Containing Egg (NEW)
Prescriptions, Over-the-Counter Medications and Treatments Containing Nuts
Prescriptions, Over-the-Counter Medications and Treatments Containing Coconut
Prescriptions, Over-the-Counter Medications and Treatments Containing Sesame
All too many drugs contain milk/dairy/lactose and/ or corn they are in almost every medication.
My Story Milk In Your Inhaler
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