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Why Do My Pills Look Different Each Time I Fill The Same Prescription?

Alcantara, Livia
Written by Livia Alcantara
On July 28, 2021

Did you receive your medications and panic because they look nothing like the ones you got last time? Do not worry; you’re not alone.

Medications can have a different color, shape, and size but contain the same active medication you took before.

For some generic medications, the generic product may look almost exactly like the brand-name product. Other generics may have a different shape, color, or size than the brand-name product. Because generics may be manufactured by many different companies, specific generic medications may be available in multiple different colors, shapes, and sizes.

Pharmacies may change manufacturers of generic products from time to time. This can occur if a certain manufacturer’s product becomes unavailable, or a different manufacturer may offer better pricing. Different pharmacies work with various manufacturers; getting your script filled by a new pharmacy increases the likelihood of getting different-looking pills each time the script is filled.

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Your health and safety are always our top priority here at GeniusRx, we believe the more you know, the better. If you have questions or concerns about your medications, our team of licensed professionals are always here to help you feel at ease and answer all your questions. Our medications are FDA-approved and handled with care to ensure you get the highest quality medications.

Be sure to check out our website for more FAQs or jump into a chat with a pharmacist at any time straight from our website or give us a call with any questions.

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We believe the more you know, the better. Be sure to give our pharmacy a call at (800) 964-9654 if you have any questions about your prescriptions.

Data and information from: 

(1) Health Famu

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