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A 25-year-old male asked:

If i switched from generic nardil to brand name nardil would the brand name possibly work better and if so how long of being on the new brand name nardil would it take to work im on 90mg ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Doubt it: The FDA requires that generics have at least 95% of the same drug activity as any brand name drug. Some patients swear there is a difference but we know there is a potential this falls within the 30% placebo effect even sugar pills may have. I never go brand if a generic is available.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
May be no difference: ''FDA requires generic drugs to have the same active ingredient, strength, dosage form, and route of administration as the brand-name drug” REF: https://www.fda.gov/media/83670/download

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