Generic diabetes drugs

By sweetdonna Latest Reply 2009-09-15 19:57:07 -0500
Started 2009-09-13 09:59:22 -0500

I wonder if anyone else has had this problem, or if we are just crazy??? My son has been taking Glyburide for his diabetes for about two years… it seems to control it pretty well. The last time he renewed his prescription, they gave him the generic form of the drug (I also take the generic form of this same drug,I haven't noticed any difference,but the generic form is all I have ever taken). Since he began taking the generic stuff, his BS has gone through the roof, like from 110-130 to 285 or even over 300!
He swears he has not changed anything else in his daily routine except that medication. Do you think that a generic form of a medicine would make that much difference or are we nuts??

6 replies

kdroberts 2009-09-13 19:40:57 -0500 Report

Glyburide IS the generic version. Diabeta, glynase and micronase are the brand named versions. Glucovance is the name for a combo pill with metformin.

Alicia039 2009-09-13 22:59:57 -0500 Report

Did they give him Glyburide from a different manufacturer? You can call the pharmacy and ask. They will be able to tell you. Might be a part of the problem.

sweetdonna 2009-09-15 18:58:25 -0500 Report

Thanks for your input… He got his prescription filled at Wal-Mart…I will go tomorrow and talk to them about it. I wonder if a lot of stress may have caused the increase???
Does stress affect you BS as well as BP?

kdroberts 2009-09-15 19:48:17 -0500 Report

Stress absolutely will raise blood sugar, by a great deal in some cases. That can be emotional or physical stress.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-09-15 19:57:07 -0500 Report

OMG … the drug store recently changed manfacturers of the gernic drug I was taking. I only know because they changed the color of the pill. I am going back and check to see if it the same time I started having trouble with my sugars and weight gain.

Anonymous 2009-09-13 14:35:42 -0500 Report

If the generic comes from a reputable pharmacy that uses generic equivalents manufactured by companies that meet FDA requirements, I would be less likely to think it is the generic aspect as opposed to some other change in your son's life. For example, you don't say how old your son is and depending on his age a lot can happen to his metabolism just based on changes in age. Just a thought..

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