Temple City, CA
A 21-year-old male asked:
Is it possible to develop allergies or other side effects from switching from brand name zoloft (sertraline) to generic sertraline?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixelanswered
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Not likely: Don't worry about that change. The inspection quality is not significantly different in any licensed pharmaceutical lab. Really, don't worry. That could cause an experience of negative effects for no other reason. It's a true phenomena - expectancy is powerful. Avoid it.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Does the generic brand of Zoloft (sertraline) have worse or more side effects than if you were to take zoloft (sertraline)?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappasanswered
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Comparable: Several different companies make generic zoloft, or sertraline. By law, generic medications sold in the usa must contain specific amounts of active ingredient (sertraline). Beyond this, each company may use different fillers, dyes, or caking agents, etc. The effects of the sertraline should be the same, but the other constituents may affect bioavailability or cause effects of their own.
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Last updated Apr 8, 2018
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