Work with your physician to develop a tailored treatment plan. Using generic drugs may provide a cost savings, but they may not be appropriate for you, especially if you already tolerate the branded drug.
If you make the switch, be sure to follow these tips:
- Report to your physician how effective the drug is
- Carefully keep a diary of any side effects
- Record dose adjustments that your physicians make (higher or lower)
- In general, try to stay with a single drug manufacturer for your generic medications (You may need to ask your pharmacist to special order for you)
If you have questions about this information, please call NPF’s Helpline at
Ask the Pharmacist about your medications in NPF’s online forum.