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Yes There Are Generic Suboxone

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sean21 Says:
 
there is a generic Suboxone out now. they begin shipping them to pharmacies the last week of February. also, if you have any type of insurance you will automatically get the generic suboxin. The doctor has no say in whether you get the name brand or generic really. even if he writes a prescription for suboxone, the pharmacist will automatically give you the generics if you have insurance. if you don't have any insurance, you can ask the pharmacist to give you generics because they are cheaper. Plus, R and B has stopped making the name brand suboxin pills. they are only making be films now. So whenever your pharmacy runs out of the original suboxin, there will not be any more.

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David Says:
 
@sean21,

Do you happen to know by any chance who the manufacturer is or what the new generic Suboxone is supposed to look like?

I came across a very brief article (shown below), stating the following:

"Actavis, Inc. has announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Buprenorphine HCl and Naloxone HCl Dihydrate SL Tablets, 2 mg/0.5 mg and 8 mg/2 mg, the generic equivalent to Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare's Suboxone."

Ref: addictionpro.com/news-item/actavis-generic-suboxone-receives-fda-approval

However I have not seen much more information than this and am just curious as to how reputable that source is. Thanks for sharing any feedback!

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sean21 Says:
 
yes, that information is correct. Actavis is 1 of the companies now producing a generic form of Suboxone. Amneal Pharmaceuticals is the other. I can tell you exactly what Amneals generic Suboxone looks like, as I am prescribed to it and I have one right in front of me! it is a round orange pill, with the imprint AN 415 on one side, and no imprint on the other. besides being round, the other difference I have noticed is that these pills are much, much harder. it is something that I happen to like because they don't break apart or crumble up as easily as the originals. Plus, I feel that they dissolve much better because of that too. they dissolve a little bit slower, but they don't turn into useless Suboxone flavored spit either. I feel they absorb a lot more efficiently because of that. the taste isn't nearly as bad as the original ones either. I have never seen the other generic suboxin, but I have heard from many people that it has a half moon imprint on one side and the numbers 155 on the other. they are a white round pill. I will try to upload a picture of my generic Suboxone.

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6YrsInTreatment Says:
 
I second the better absorbtion and they are a lot more solid which is good for the crumbling factor but bad cuz they are hard to half and quarter. Tried a pill cutter and it "shatters" to a few pieces. The taste is definitely a personal opinion. I don't like like the "new" orange flavor. It shouldn't even be called orange flavor and the pharmaceutical company says it has a pleasant orange taste but i beg to differ. I prefer the still yucky taste of original suboxone but thats all i prefer over the generic version. Strangely generic is the same color though. All in all I am so glad the FDA finally realized what RB was all about and it boiled down to profit in the end. I hope the new amneal version sweeps the market so it is made in the US and keeps the profit in the US. Lord knows we need it.

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bryan Says:
 
they are white ones too!! i just get my prescription and take it to CVS and they gave me the white one

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Brittany Says:
 
Can you please tell me what the white ones look like?

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pam Says:
 
If they are making a generic suboxone it hasn't made it to my pharmacy.my insurance would pay for the generic before thr brand.i have not heard or seen any ..

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pam Says:
 
I Am taking the strips not the pill form. that could be why I have not seen them or heard about them. I would rather have the film instead of the pill form. they dissolve faster than the pill form..

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robin Says:
 
Hi.do you know if all cvs's have the white suboxone?ive been getting the generic orange,and I don't think they do as good,as the white ones!i live in ohio,ive tried a lot of pharmacies,and they just have name brand,or gen.orange.thanks

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Wondering Says:
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How much are the generic suboxone in the pharmacy

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nay Says:
 
i have been getting suboxone strips is it true that the 8s say the same as the 2s they say n8

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Evan Says:
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I have seen the 2 mg strips and they are labeled N2. They are made by different companies under the R B name and some of them are very very faint and the imprint is also. They have a different taste to them and work awfully. If you are not happy with the efficacy of the medicine talk to your Dr. I was very pleased with the pills and then was switched to the films and then they cut me down to 12 mgs daily. That's half of my dose. All in order to keep monthly. I have been sent to different pharmacies to get it filled and each store has always had a different looking film. I also have noticed that on the wrapper is a number 1 through 8. The higher the number the more bupenorphine. You can see it if you hold it up to a light. All the dark spots are the bupe. You can take my advice and if you sort out the films by number and add the numbers up and take the average. Then I sort them out and take the highest average doses each day so I can get a steady stream of medicine. An example is like I get about 18 films labeled 2 on the bottom and then a few 8 and 1 and such. I will take a 2 each day and then if I have a low number one I take the whole thing, if I have an 8 I will only take the one. I essentially try and get each day to have the number on the wrapper to be as close to 8 as possible. The medicine is not all going to be 8 mgs in every strip and the healthcare system does not tell you. If you are taking 8 mgs daily and get 28 for the month, of the 28 you are not going to get all 8mgs. You will get an assortment of strengths. That's why I am going to see about zubsolve tomorrow

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unchained9999 Says:
 
Actually thats not true, my hubby gets the strips written out first b/c his insurance will only pay for those specifically & has to be pre-authorized & the generic would not even go through to be covered...once the pre-auth. goes through, he pays $10 co-pay but it depends on your whether u have insurance 7 a lot of factors based on which the doctor will prescribe, he has been going to same doctor for 4 years

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Calling BS Says:
 
What a load of crap. Where are you getting your info. You need to get your facts straight before posting.

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chuck Says:
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How much is the difference in price???

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Blue Says:
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Hello, I am tapering down on methadone so that I can hopefully switch to suboxone. I'm wondering is it harder to get the suboxone pills than the strips? I have insurance but they will only cover a generic equivalent. Is there a generic version of strips? Sorry so many questions. Also anyone know a good doctor reasonably priced anywhere from Lexington, Ky to Knoxville, Tn? I live in between the two.

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Barry Says:
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I don't think they make the pill form anymore. That's what my Suboxone dr. told me a year or so ago. That's when she switched me to the film. I've also heard that the generic form , if you can even get it , isn't as good as the brand name. The dr. I see is Dr. Kelly Walker in Knoxville. Hope this helps.

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Blue Says:
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Hello again. Thanks for the info. Does your Dr in Knoxville take new patients? And what is the cost? Initial and then thereafter?

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Ron Says:
 
Hi, I was on Suboxone for 3 plus years. I started on 4 pills a day, I ended up on the strips. I wanted to stay clean and Suboxone helped. I ended up losing my insurance and ended up and still on Methadone, what a nasty drug too...

The only reason I'm taking it is because I hate being with drawls...I;m trying to get Obama care & live in Fl, does anyone know if either one of the generic drugs will be covered with health ins..

"My" opinion, get an stay on Suboxone, Methadone is a nasty drug...I'm 54 and trying to stay sober, I've heard stories that Methadone is worst than herion to come off of

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vegas Says:
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I agree with calling BS comment. I have real good insurance and they will not cover strips no matter what. Only generic pills and the doc has to be specific on the script. My insurance also will not cover him to write the script but the do cover the pills, all I pay is $15. They all work the same but the strip feels a little stronger but I'm not trying to feel high so generic is perfect. I found it harder to come of of strips. We are all getting screwed because you get off of one drug just to be on another. I just remember how I thought I was going to die from H come downs and it makes everything else in life easy. Take it one day at a time and don't let it beat you.

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Barry Says:
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Not sure if she is taking new patients. The office visit is $225.00. $135.00 for office visit and $90.00 for a drug panel.

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