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OCD since childhood. On fluoxetine. Can I get a list of suppliers?

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I am 73, from being an infant I have suffered from OCD, didn't find out until I was 63. I have intrusive thoughts. At 63 I started taking fluoxetine. But some brands differ in their side effects. I took winthrop and milthpharm, both with success. Just had a bad experience with wockhardt. My pharmasist doesn't seem able to help. They only stock what they are allowed. Can you send me a list of suppliers of Fluoxetine.
Posted Sun, 15 Jul 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 3 hours later
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.
I am a medical specialist with an additional degree in cardiology.
Fluxetine is a prescription drug and your doctor will have to write the prescription I can only suggest 3 more trade names which you have not taken.
1. Prozac,
2. Sarafem,
3. Fontex,

If your prescribing doctor has not added DO NOT SUBSTITUTE your pharmacist can give you any of these. May be you have better luck with any of these.

With Best Wishes.
Dr Anil Grover,
Cardiologist
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M.(Cardiology)
http://www/ WWW.WWWW.WW
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Follow-up: OCD since childhood. On fluoxetine. Can I get a list of suppliers? 13 hours later
It is different brands of Fluoxetine that I am having the problem with. Some brands agree with me and some don't.

Disagree with me:-
Numark
Accord
G Milpharm
Wockhardt
I can't take the above

I can take Winthrop
Milpharm

My pharmisist supply what they have managed to buy as a company. But most of what they supply don't agree with me. I want a list of suppliers/distributors of fluoxetine so I can get some that agree with me.

Thank you for you previous answer but that is not what I require.

Thank you.

Look forward to your answer.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 2 hours later
Hello,

Healthcaremagic can not prescribe medicine. We can give you the following information

Name of the company & Address:
Aurobindo Pharma/Milpharm Ltd.
Odyssey Business Park, Ares Block, West End Road, South Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 6QD
Telephone: + 44 (0)208 845 8811
Fax: +44 (0)208 845 8735
WWW: WWW.WWWW.WW
Medical Information Direct Line: +44 (0)208 839 0959
Medical Information e-mail: YYYY@YYYY
Customer Care direct line: +44 (0)208 845 8811
Medical Information Fax: +44 (0)208 845 8795
Before you contact this company: often several companies will market medicines with the same active ingredient. Please check that this is the correct company before contacting them. Why?

Summary of Product Characteristics last updated on the eMC: 08/06/2012
SPC     Fluoxetine 20mg Capsule

You can ask your doctor to write the drug along with the manufacturer and instructions for dispensing as perscribed. If this the formulation suits your body and psyche, I see no issue there. Chemists are obliged to dispense as prescribed.
You can contact customer care line of the company for further information.

I hope this is of some use to you. Regards.

Best Wishes
Dr Anil Grover,
Cardiologist
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M.(Cardiology)http://www/ WWW.WWWW.WW


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Follow-up: OCD since childhood. On fluoxetine. Can I get a list of suppliers? 2 hours later
I have been in touch with Aurobindo.They have discontinued Fluoxetine. They say that they don't have the call for it.

Winthrop have discontinued their Fluoxetine.

Can you give me a list of other suppliers of fluoxetine

Thank you
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 7 hours later
Sir,

The last inspection for this particular drug had occured on XXXXXXX 8, 2012 so what can I say.

I searched this from google. Why do not you put FLUXITENE MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN GOOGLE and do a search, for you know which suits you which does not and you can directly write on the email address as customer the logistics of procuring it we can take care of later. I will also do the same and get back to you.

You can write to me if you XXXXXXX success. Incidentally Aurobindo is Indian part of the company. They have their offices here also.

Best Wishes.

Best WishesDr Anil Grover,
Cardiologist
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M.(Cardiology)http://www/ WWW.WWWW.WW
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