Rhodes Buprenorphine 2mg Sublingual

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Sithtiger Says:

I've been using Mylan Labs for about 3 1/2 years and now they're on back order indefinitely. I went to another drug store that carries Rhodes Buprenorphine 2mg Sublingual. No one else could get the Mylan Labs, so I tried Rhodes and at first, I had problems, but I had to get the Mylan get out of my system partially, but now it's just as good, if not better than Mylan.

My question is, does anyone know if Rhodes is going to be on back order? I'm screwed if both pharma's are, because Hi-Tech/Akorn labs carry it, but they suck so bad!

Thanks in advance!

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Charlene Says:
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Hi it's hard to say if the new Rhodes will be on back order. I'm thinking knot. They are still fairly new a lot of Pharmacy's don't even know they exist. I'm from southwest Florida and when i learned about them a few months ago i called so many pharmacies and half of them never heard of them. How i got mine was one day driving home from the doctor's office I decided to stop on my mom n pop shop I showed them information on them and asked to order..the next day they called me and said they are in, also to thank me for telling them...its my 2nd month on them. And it was a smooth transition. My usual is hikma brand. What I love about Rhodes is it's so smooth tasting and it does have the after taste of metal in my mouth. I really don't think it's going to be hard to get. .now about Mylan I just called them in July they told me they are available don't let the pharmacy tell you different. 4 days later came this huge phamplet about their buprenorphine 2mg and 8mg.. most all the generics of the 8mg have 8.64mg bup, and Mylan has 8.624 equivalent to 8mgs of bup I can't tell anyone anything about 2mg since ive never had to go on 2mg. My dose of 12 years has always been 8mg x 4 daily. So I'm enjoying the Rhodes they are shiny and perfectly made.

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Goozer Says:
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Depends where you are and how likely your pharmacist is willing to order a different generic for you. As of now rhodes is consistently in stock. I get mine every month, large quantity no problems now. They are great. I have the 54 411s which are roxanne westward himka and they are at least 2 times weaker than rhodes which is strange but how it is for me. What I would like to know is how the teva b 799 s are. They are oval and most similar looking to the brand name subutex and I don't ever see much feedback on them. If anyone has feedback on tevas generic that would be great and if compared to another it would help. But you should be able to get rhodes just fine as long as your pharmacy works with a good wholesaler who dispenses the rhodes generic and hope your pharmacist will order. If so, provide them with the ndc number to help find them makes it easy for them. If your pharmacist says they cant order them try a small business pharmacy or one in a big doctors place and they should have and be willing to take your business as mom and pop pharmacies need the business these days with walgreens, walmart and cvs who always order cheapest generics but are big competition for a smaller owned pharmacy. They are always willing to take your business, and if not, the pharmacy you work with now may worry to lose your business as well but it took me sometime to get them. Best of luck and any feedback on teva generics would be great; the b 799 white ovals.

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Charlene Says:
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Why don't you try and get an 8mg and split it up into smaller pieces.? Maybe the 2mg has something in the inactive ingredients that might no agreeing with you.. just a suggestion..I have never taken a smaller dose like yours..never since my treatment 2007..it just seems so small of a dose.you could probably make a jump off this expensive medacine

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Kevin Says:

Greetings Sithtiger,

I'm glad that you were able to find an alternative generic that works well for you, that seems to be rather rare these days. Looking at Rhodes press releases I find no indication that they should be going on back order or that they are unable to meet the demands of the suppliers. Unfortunately business is a fickle thing and there is no way of predicting the future, there is always uncertainty with manufacturing.

The good news is that it's way easier to find a pharmacy that carries one of the two brands rather than searching for one specific generic. So if your pharmacy does end up going on back order simply do the same thing as before and search for a different pharmacy that carries on of your two generics.

Glad to hear a success story, I don't hear many people being that capable of swapping generics like that.

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