I've tried Lotronex and Zofran, and they both work, but I prefer Zofran. I ran a google search on Generic Zofran, and it shows that generic Zofran is available. Has anyone tried the Generic Zofran? does it work the same? Any advice is much appreciated.
Hi IA,That's interesting, could you elaborate more on the differences you noticed between the two and where Zofran helped more? I tried Lotronex with 0-results having been lead to the 5HT-3 antagonists by great success on Paxil. I quit the scene since! Perhaps a return is warranted! Did you find the Zofran helped any non-GI symptoms ?
I did a quick search and came up with this link:http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=12587 Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc announced that it has received tentative approval from the FDA for its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Zofran ODT® (ondansetron) Orally Disintegrating Tablets, 4mg and 8mg. The Company anticipates receiving final approval and launching its generic product following the expiration of GlaxoSmithKline's patent on June 24, 2006 or following any additional applicable exclusivity. A tentative approval reflects FDA's preliminary determination that a generic product satisfies the substantive requirements for approval, subject to the expiration of all statutorily imposed non-approval periods. A tentative approval does not allow the applicant to market the generic drug product.DJM I use zofran entirely for nausea. I have not used Lotronex for any reason so I cannot compare the two but my experience with zofran is very good. It helps quite well with getting rid of my nausea. I do not think I experience any side effects but I think back-pain, headache and disturbed vision (?) are listed as possibilities.I do hope that it goes generic soon. I am lucky that my current insurance pays almost the entire cost of a months prescription (~$3,500 / month) but I know if I lose that plan, I will not have this supply available: most insurances limit the purchaser to 21 pills a day, mainly because of the cost and anything more than this cap is considered off-label use and therefore, not coverable by most pharmacy plans. Maybe with the generic available, this restriction will be eased (although it still looks to be a pretty hefty price - but maybe only in the hundreds for a month as compared to thousands?)Algee
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