effectiveness has burned up the forums over recent months.
If I had a nickel for every parent whose pharmacy switched them to generics...and their child had a breakthrough seizure...
If you're one of those parents...you now have an outlet to share that experience. And hopefully benefit future families by allowing them to more easily access brand meds for their children.
"The FDA encourages people with epilepsy and physicians to report any breakthrough seizures resulting from switching formulations of a product to the FDA's MedWatch program. For information, call 1-800-FDA-1088 or visit the web
site at http://www.fda. gov/medwatch."
It was nice to read...
"The Epilepsy Foundation has had a historical position opposing mandatory substitution of generic drugs for brand name since generics first became available because of concerns about reported breakthrough seizures in some people with epilepsy when they are switched from one version of a medication to another..."
I hope this public statement is indicative of individual involvement should parents need strong advocates when negotiating with their insurance policies?
I also appreciated the information in this article. Again compliments of the Foundation. Be sure to check out the side bar links which include a survey to share your personal generic med experience with The Foundation.