OK.This is the 2nd month in a row that I have gotten my Ambien filled with a Generic (Zolpidem.) Has anyone out there noticed a difference.
What brand did you receive?. Apotek and Mylan brand works just as well as the brand, but I have tried several generic Ambien 10 and most of them are garbage compared to the brand.
I use the Mylans now when I use them, and they work ok, but without doubt the brand and the old Prasco were the best. Like you Lemmon, I was so happy with the brand Ambien, but when the generics hit the market, everything became a crapshoot. Several of the others had no noticable effect whatsoever. None. It makes a person wonder how that is possible, but I fear it points the the horrible state of the pharmaceutical industry as a whole.
I personally think that lunesta works way better than ambien.
I understand that people do need some type of mild sedative to get them to sleep, but personally I think Ambien is WAAAAY overprescribed IMO. Anyone try it? I think it works wonders for insomnia.
I'd go back to Sanofi but I can't afford their prices anymore. I am hoping that "Curaco" (white oval embossed 516" zolpidem), will be reintroduced to the marketplace, as I am getting frustrated with all of the cheap buffers that so many of the generic manufacturers are using to keep the costs down. ISBN (2009 edition) lists a bottle of Sanofi Ambien 10 mg 100 count at $537.77 Average Wholesale Price. I lost my insurance coverage, about the same time that the patent expired on the original formula of Sanofi Ambien 10 mg in April 2007. The FDA regulates only the "bioequivalence" ratios of the drug component, but "not the bioavailability" of the drug (how fast it breaks down in ones bloodsteam, either smoothly, quickly, or irregularly, makes a big difference, for some people, and that usually narrows it down to the buffering agents & fillers). They have increased the price even higher, now, that the regular Ambien has gone generic. I have been taking brand Sanofi Ambien since 2001. REDBOOK (Pharmacy's Fundamental Reference) 113th year of publication, by PDR, Inc. Teva is a huge shark foreign conglomerate, (like Ranbaxy) that prostitutes their meds with dirt cheap "deep discounting" on contracts to try to corner the market, and there are rumors that they use the cheapest fillers they can find to keep the costs down to blow away the competition. I understand "Prasco" were the best, because they were made in the same plant as Sanofi, but Sanofi cancelled production of their own generic (Prasco) in March of 2009. (throw away cars from yesteryear). Ranbaxy of India is another one that has a poor reputation on various public forums that are focused on medicine and quality control issues. Generic Ambien is made by "Apotex", "Aurobindo" "Dr. My Pharmacist told me that Actavis zolpidem may be dropping out of the market, like Prasco did. Reddys" "Glenmark" "Mylan" "Ranbaxy" "Roxane" "Sandoz" "Synthon" "Teva" "Torrent" "UDL" and "Wockhardt" I belong to multiple forums, and by far, "Teva" receives the most complaints, from unhappy consumers of their generic Zolpidem. The USA generic market is flooded with Ambien generics!!. Just do a "google search" on "Teva Ambien x*#&s" or "Weak generic Ambien" and you will get a lot of hits!! I settled on Curaco brand Zolpidem, but the FDA pulled all of the inventory from all 3 production facilites last summer due to some alleged violations with some of their mfg processing.to my regret, and I have tried, "Torrent" zolpidem (sugar pills) Teva zolpidem (sugar pills) or at least you have to take two at a time to feel anything!!! I have tried Ranbaxy Zolpidem (sugar pills), and the only generic Ambien that are more than half strength to me are the Sandoz, or Roxane. I find the quality varies significantly. (and I paid $6.00 per pill within the past 60 days to go back to Sanofi, but it is just too steep a price compared to others generics, going for as little as 35 cents each! I remember back when Sanofi sold them for $3.00 each in 2001/2002, while under patent, now, the price is doubled!!! (even with a dozen competitors out there) you get a Mercedes Benz or it seems you get a Yugo, Vega, or a Ford Pinto.
The Mylan worked well to help me sleep, and the other brand was if I had not taken anything, I had to end up asking my doctor for an increase in my Klonopin to help me sleep through that stressful period. I think the Mylan generic works well, but I have not heard very good results with the other generics.
As you can see it's 3:30am and I'm STILL AWAKE!!! I might as well flush these down the toilet. They don't work and from now on, I'll check with the Pharmacist and make sure what brand I'm getting. KK. Thanks for the help/replies. This is so frustrating. Aurobindo Pharma ; That's the company my Generic Ambien is from.
and i have found lunesta to be the most effective, followed closely by prosom and chloral hydrate. ive used every schedule iv sleeping medicine around.
That's spooky and I recommend this drug to be placed on A5's list of medications which affect your memory!. I rarely get name brand because the pharmacy has to give generic if available (if you want insurance to pay) Well anyway from my experience, Ambien is ineffective. At the most I would fall asleep for two hours and then be wide awake again. My mom takes the extended version and has been taking ambien for several years. There have been many experiences between my sister and me where mom would "drunk dial" at night and have no recollection of conversation we had the next day. She loves this medication but personally, I think it's affecting her brain.
make's the zolpidem that i take walgreen's everytime no prob with them.
OK.This is the 2nd month in a row that I have gotten my Ambien filled with a Generic (Zolpidem.) Has anyone out there noticed a difference between the Generic and Brand? These Generics really $*^#!!!! Maybe it's all Psychosymatic (sp?) but the generic just don't seem to work like the brand. Has anyone else had this problem? According to the FDA, the generic has to have the same ingredient as the brand. KK. Or did I read something wrong somewhere? Goat or Quincy this is where I could really use your expertise right now. Sorry if my spelling is bad but I'm just mad b/c I thought I would give the generic Ambien "1 more try" and in my opinion they are garbage & don't work. Thanks for any info.
Try it. It works great for me and there are always some free samples at the docs offices. Whereas Rozerem is like supercharged Melatonin.