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becky
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Different manufacturers shouldn’t be a problem in general. It will be the same active ingredient, it is only possibly the fillers (inert substances) and coating that might differ between brands. Wholesalers may get a deal on different brands, so tend to supply the pharmacy with whatever brand that they are getting the best deal with.
In most medications this isn’t a problem. Some people may be sensitive to colourings for example so may tend to stick to a certain brand that only has white tablets. Other medications, such as for epilepsy you need to consistently give them the same (branded) drug that works for them; however in such cases the doctor will prescribe by brand to ensure that the patient is given exactly what they require (rather than prescibe generically) .