My doctor prescribes allegra and I get fexofenadine. Doc prescribes ativan, I get lorazepam - why generics?
Cost. Generics must be just as good, period. Buy a nice sweater with the money you saved.
Ativan (lorazepam) Price and fact that many insurance companies request trying generic . As long as they work for u, it is ok.
Cost. Generics are usually cheaper because of the lack of marketing overhead, and are frequently made by the brand name companies.
My doctor prescribes allegra and I get fexofenadine HCl doc prescribes ativan (lorazepam). Are generics ok to use?
Most times, yes. In most cases, a generic preparation will have the same effect as a trade name drug - ex. The generic Lorazepam vs branded ativan (lorazepam). Sometimes, however, the generic may not be as potent as the branded drug; or one might have a side-effect from the generic which wasn't experienced from the branded drug. Read more...
Ativan (lorazepam) Sure. They cost less as well. Read more...
If ER prescribed Ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety, who do I talk to to continue this prescription? It actually helps. Primary doc or psychiatrist?
Primary doctor. I would contact my primary doctor, however, many doctors are nervous about prescribing drugs like this lately, because of fear of persecution by the DEA or the State Medical boards. If you're having anxiety issue, your absolute best bet is to see a psychiatrist, explain to the psychiatrist that this drug which is a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, is the only medication that helps. Read more...