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Author Topic: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla  (Read 2451 times)

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Offline Boze

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I know that there are labs out there that (for a fee) can compare chemical composition of drugs. I'd like to compare the following:

1) Brand name Atripla
2) Generic version sold for $150 a month here: http://www.inhousepharmacy.com/hiv/viraday.html

Does anybody know where such a lab can be found and how much they charge? I remember reading an article recently (can't recall where) where a guy compared Viagra and the generic version.

Thank you
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Re: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 01:42:03 PM »
I'm pretty sure there have already been studies comparing the Atripla sold in the West and its generic equivalent Viraday, made by Cipro and sold in the East.

It's the bloody same.
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Re: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 01:44:56 PM »
My concern is that the online pharmacy may sell something else rather than Viraday.
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Re: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 03:32:44 PM »
If you can find a lab prepared to do the test (I think it unlikely) the test will probably cost you more than the difference between Viraday's retail price and Atripla's
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Re: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 03:38:08 PM »
I think there are some members of this forum already using Indian generic Atripla. Maybe you can do some sleuthing here and see how their numbers are. 
You ask a good question of course - but if you can be sure you get the "real" Indian generic I'm sure its fine.  But how to be sure?

It seems to be a real need for those in the "west" who somehow are not getting the brand name drugs their countries should be able to afford to give them.

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Re: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 03:42:05 PM »
Why would someone receiving treatment from the NHS need to do this?
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Re: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 08:14:20 PM »
Why would someone receiving treatment from the NHS need to do this?

Was just wondering the same thing isn't Atripla their first line treatment for the newly poz?

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Re: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 01:52:35 AM »
You ask a good question of course - but if you can be sure you get the "real" Indian generic I'm sure its fine.  But how to be sure?


That's exactly the point. All these online pharmacies seem to be half-legal operations run from unknown locations.

Why would someone receiving treatment from the NHS need to do this?

Wanna get some backup supply just in case I need to travel. Maybe keep it in a separate location - so that a friend could fedex it to me if i'm stuck somewhere.

If you can find a lab prepared to do the test (I think it unlikely) the test will probably cost you more than the difference between Viraday's retail price and Atripla's

I think that test should cost about a grand. Ie not that much in the context of Atripla price.
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Apr10 - cd4 600
May10 - VL 4,500
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Offline Boze

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Aug08 - Seroconversion
Mar10 - Diagnosis; cd4 690 - VL 19,000
Apr10 - cd4 600
May10 - VL 4,500
Jun10 - started Atripla ; VL 113
Jul 10 - UD vl, CD4 590
Aug 10 - UD, CD4 810, 52%
Nov 10 - UD, CD4 980

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Re: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2010, 08:44:44 AM »

Wanna get some backup supply just in case I need to travel. Maybe keep it in a separate location - so that a friend could fedex it to me if i'm stuck somewhere.


You can most likely get back up from your clinic. All you have to do is ask and explain why you want a bit extra. I know my bf has back up from our clinic in Liverpool. He has several months extra.
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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2010, 11:54:22 AM »
That's exactly the point. All these online pharmacies seem to be half-legal operations run from unknown locations.
 

If it were me, I'd be more concerned about buying it from a reputable online pharmacy. Chances are a reputable one will not be selling fake Viraday.

There was someone on here, (TNdude) who bought Viraday online and it was fine, maybe you can PM and ask him what pharmacy he used. If you do, it would be great if you could share that info here.

LINK:

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=29951.0

Here's another member who bought Viraday and he mentions the pharmacy, which is based in the UK (www.inhousepharmacy.com):

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=26578.msg350220#msg350220

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Re: Looking for lab that can compare brand name and generic Atripla
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2010, 07:18:00 AM »
Thanks for the advice - will follow through!
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Aug08 - Seroconversion
Mar10 - Diagnosis; cd4 690 - VL 19,000
Apr10 - cd4 600
May10 - VL 4,500
Jun10 - started Atripla ; VL 113
Jul 10 - UD vl, CD4 590
Aug 10 - UD, CD4 810, 52%
Nov 10 - UD, CD4 980

 


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