Well done for running the gauntlet of the GP!!
In a similar situation here. Originally the Rivastigmine was branded Voleze. 3 months on the next prescription was branded Eluden. More confusion on the Eluden compared to Voleze.
Different/ generic forms DO make a difference. OH took Requip for years but the generic Ropinirole, which was substituted at one point, was not effective at all. He went back on Requip and his symptoms were fairly well controlled again.
I have just written a letter, prior to our appointment later this month at the clinic saying that, when the repeat prescription arrives in the post, I will request that the pharmacy issues Voleze, NOT Eluden. Maybe it's just a deterioration but frankly, in a few short months, I don't see that being the case.
I get so many different brands of my thyroid medication and I also see a difference between them.
Another matter for PUK to take up, maybe. If it works DON'T change it purely on the cost factor!! This is about the quality of life for PWP that health boards are playing with.