Quoting justanothamotha:" Yep - I've also seen some people have issue with generics in thyroid meds specifically too. Sometimes a dose adjustment fixes that, other times they have to stick with brand name."
Yeah my son's meds. If he's on the brand name, he can keep his safety level to about 80% at school.
The state refused to pay for our brand name, because it went from being on a coupon($15) to normal price ($300), and they said we had to have valid proof that generics or other medications didn't work.
So we switched him to generics, the only real difference was one was time released and one wasn't(and obviously a generic), and his behavior tanked. He went from 80% safety to like 40% got suspended, did a lot of self harm, a lot of physical harm to others. Before the teacher begged us to fix it.
I told her what it would take, she printed out the specs on what was happening, and we took him back to his pedi and submitted all the information, and now he's back on brand name, and his behavior has gotten better again.
It's amazing how that works.