NEW GENERIC STRIPS

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NEW GENERIC STRIPS

Post by zooberzoo » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:20 pm

Has anyone received the new generic version yet? I have..... price was fantastic!

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Post by Amy-Work In Progress » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:47 pm

Welcome, ZZ!

I know that at least a couple people here have tried them, so I'm pretty sure someone will come along and tell you their experience! How did they work out for you besides them being less expensive?

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Post by BlueLight » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:20 pm

My deductible is now maxed out for the year so I made sure to request brand name today for my refill.

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Post by razor55 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:43 pm

I have them and yes I payed less out of pocket. They work just fine. Glad it has happened, we needed another option.

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Post by rule62 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:07 pm

Received my first script today. Razor says they work just fine so I won't worry about it. Seems like the patent was kind of short for the films but then I don't know much about how that works. As long as the drug is the same you'll get no complaints from me.
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Post by docm2 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:26 am

I'm afraid there is going to be a dark side to this generic. Indivior is not actually making Suboxone anymore but have licensed it to another generic maker. The drug reps don't know which company is now making 'their' strips.
So their marketing strategy is going to be: too much diversion, strips and tabs are causing a great deal of harm, everyone should be on Sublocade. Similar strategy when they went from tabs to films.
It will be interesting to hear how doctors bring it up or promote the injection.
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Post by razor55 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:27 pm

S O B :x :x :x :twisted: :evil:

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Post by jennjenn » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:07 am

I’m not interested in the injection at all and I don’t think I ever will consider that an option for me (no offense to ppl who do take it, but it isn’t for me). It is never ending with always trying to come up with something else to make more money than the others. These nimwits (pharmaceutical companies) are always trying to one up the other and not giving a damn about the patients who will actually be taking it. It’s just ridiculous.
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Post by razor55 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:50 pm

Thing is Docm is right. They will play arounnd with marketing. So now someone else is making the brand name med for them.? Hahaha, man ya just have to laugh and move on. we do know that bupernenorphine isnt going anywhere. Ive had the generic and back to brand, they both work. Sublocade? no thank you.....rr

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Post by BlueLight » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:50 pm

The Hazelden addiction doc is recommending the injections for people who are interested. I am not. She’s of the opinion that because of the slow dispersion of the buprenorphine she’s finding people say it’s easier to get off of completely as it weans them down very slowly.

I might try this with Probuphine with the intention of letting it slowly disappate after the 6 month effective dose. It would be nice to completely forget about daily dosing, so as to lose that mental habit.

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Post by jjsmommy3313 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:37 am

So what does this mean for me, comsidering I'm in the Here to Help program?? I receive brand name Suboxone strips because of this program... they can't make me get the injection can they??

And yeah, my doc has brought the Sublocade up but he didn't really push it, just told me that the company is willing to work out deals with ppls health insurance. Of which I have none...
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Post by razor55 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:40 pm

Your Here to Help script is fine . You wont be forced on to anything, esp since you have no ins. Do yyou know how much those other meds and deliverie systems cost? depending and many things but your looking into 1200.00 to 1800.00 a dose. Thoses of us who can not get or aford ins are really screwed for everything health wise.. But your script is safe rr

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Post by Lillyval » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:44 am

The licensed generic maker is Sandoz (re:docm2’s post). The films are EXACTLY the same as Suboxone.
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Post by Lillyval » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:46 am

This is the front:
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I think in the long run this is a good thing, but my friend had to pay more because he can no longer use the Suboxone coupon :?

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Post by docm2 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:48 pm

HA, leave it to Lilyval to find what the rep couldn't. thank you

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Post by Amy-Work In Progress » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:08 pm

That's our Lilly! Obscure fact-finder extraordinaire!

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Post by pugmommy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:59 pm

I tried the dr reddy brand, I didn't absorb them at all. I've talked to two other patients that this happened to as well.
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Post by pugmommy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:03 pm

Once again I agree with jennjenn. We also have no insurance, its expensive.
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Post by rule62 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:12 pm

So far as I can tell there is no difference with the generic version. Each person may have a different experience. If you go in with an open mind they will work just fine IMO.
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Post by pugmommy » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:02 pm

I did go in with an open mind. I had it in my mind that they would be the same and couldn't figure out why I was sick 3 days later. I have a chemist friend that has the same issue, she explained to me that different binders and fillers absorb differently for people. I'm tired of people saying this is all in my head when it's clearly not.
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