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The pharmacist gave me 150 mg Sertraline Hexal instead of 150 mg Zoloft (sertraline) (Delivery problems at Pfizer ) Will I notice any difference? Dangerous? Thanks

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Safe to try

The generic name for Zoloft (made by one company) is sertraline (made by different companies).
Generics work well and cost much less than the brand. However, if you notice any difference in effectiveness let your doctor know. A small percent of people do better on the brand. Hope this helps.

In brief: Safe to try

The generic name for Zoloft (made by one company) is sertraline (made by different companies).
Generics work well and cost much less than the brand. However, if you notice any difference in effectiveness let your doctor know. A small percent of people do better on the brand. Hope this helps.
Dr. Patricia Foster
Dr. Patricia Foster
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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Minimal difference

The medication you have been given is the generic form of the brand.
This means the part of the pill that carries the active medication may be different but the active chemical form of the drug is the same. The FDA allows a small variation of the amount of active drug per pill. Whether you notice a difference will depend on your metabolism but minimal if at all. Not dangerous.

In brief: Minimal difference

The medication you have been given is the generic form of the brand.
This means the part of the pill that carries the active medication may be different but the active chemical form of the drug is the same. The FDA allows a small variation of the amount of active drug per pill. Whether you notice a difference will depend on your metabolism but minimal if at all. Not dangerous.
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Dr. Theresa Henderson
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