Elliott, LPCC, NCC : Seeking expert counseling is a sign of strength. A personal relationship with a caring professional is proven clinically effective.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : Dear friend,
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : I believe that I can help you. There has been much anecdotal evidence to indicate that there may be a difference in sertraline.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : Can you please tell me the name of the manufacturer of your sertraline; it is on the bottle..
Customer: Invagen Pharmaceuticals Inc
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : I have not seen anything on that manufacturer, but I do know that the best manufacturer is Greenstone (owned by the people who manufacture Zoloft) and there are no apparent side effects. Others have complained about similar symptoms (except for the bleeding) with other manufacturers such as Camber and Northstar.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : It is quite possible that these side effects will disappear if you can get hold of generics made by Greenstone.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : Let me see if I can find where they are distributed.
Customer: I have always gotten mine from Kmart as it was the cheapest in my area. However when we moved I did not have a local Kmart so I switched to Walmart.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : Greenstone is manufactured by Pfizer. CVS used to carry it, and I understand that they can probably order it for you. You should call around and see who has it.
Customer: Thank you so much for your help.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : I can give you a link where different users discuss their problems with generics, and one Harvard Professor (who probably never took it) says they are all the same.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : http://www.topix.com/forum/drug/zoloft/T7VU8UGB3STT226BH
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : I believe that this problem is real and not imagined because of the difference in fillers.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : I shall keep you in my prayers.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : Warm regards,
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : Elliott, MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : and one more link of interest:
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : http://www.drugs.com/answers/is-there-a-difference-between-zoloft-and-its-443100.html
Customer: Again, thank you so much. I had a problem several years ago with switching pharmacies but the symptoms where totally different. I switched back.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : I wish you success in finding the one that helps. Probably Greenstone.
Customer: Have a wonderful weekend.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC : You too. May God bless you. FYI Invagen pharmacies are from LI New York (not China - lol)