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ever had a bad reaction to a generic (or different brand)? 
22nd-Sep-2014 09:59 pm
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I bet 90% (or more) of us have.

I'm in the middle of a struggle with my insurance to cover the brand name of Lamictal and one of the things they're asking for is a FDA Med Watch report. Turns out the way to officially report things such as this is very simple!

I am encouraging everyone to complete one for any events you've experienced. You don't need your doctor to do anything, you don't have to have the product or device, it's just your report of the event.

The online version is here:
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/

I used the printable version (because I needed to send it to my insurance as well) you don't even need a stamp to send it in!
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/ReportsManualsForms/Forms/UCM163919.pdf
pro tip: open it with Internet Explorer, it doesn't seem to work in any other browser >_<

there is even a "friendly" version of the form:
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/ReportsManualsForms/Forms/UCM349464.pdf


We all know doctors don't have (or take) the time to do things like this, and without things like this the FDA doesn't know what is going on out there.
Comments 
25th-Sep-2014 07:24 pm (UTC)

I have to take brand name Lamictal too. the generic just doesn't work for me

26th-Sep-2014 03:25 am (UTC)
it's not uncommon. You should report it ;-)
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