What Is The Best Generic Of Lamictal (Page 2)

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KD Says:


I've been taking the generic for Lamictal for about five years. Recently I've been feeling different at about the beginning of the year. I use to take the white ones but now I am taking a generic by Taro. What is the best generic for this drug? I never really payed any attention until I started getting this crazy migraines. If anyone has any insights it would be much appreciated.



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Cassie Says:

Walgreens cannot special order it - they say just not available - I'm wondering if it has to do with Teva pharmaceuticals laying off 14,000 employees. I ended up finding Taro brand at one of my Walgreens - even if I do okay on it, not sure they can get Taro next month. All of the local pharmacies I called either have Cipla or Zydus. Hope not going to have to switch brands every month!



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Connie Says:

Re: Snell (# 4)

I absolutely agree. Teva is the best generic for lamictal. Cipla made me very sick

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KD Says:
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I've used Teva for five years and never had any side effects. My pharmacy ran out and gave me Zydus, which left me with a metallic taste in my mouth all day. After a week of this, I was able to secure Teva again and switched back. No more metallic taste. Odd.

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Adam Says:
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Re: Connie (# 12)

I'm just curious as to where this information comes from. I have been told +/- 5% by a pharmacist. That seems bad enough but a 20% variance would be killing people with many of the meds out there

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fonzi Says:

with all the problems with the teva company will they continue to make lamotrigine?

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Connie Says:

Re: Cassie (# 21)

I called Teva and they told me a shipment is scheduled for Feb 10. I hope it comes out soon. I can’t find any Taro, only Cipla and that makes me sick.

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Cassie Says:

Re: Connie (# 26)

I have also been calling Teva almost weekly for about 6 weeks - they initially told me end of December, and every time I call they keep bumping the date a bit later...so, I'm not holding my breath. In calling around, it seems all anyone carries is Cipla and Zydus. :(



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Ann Says:
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Re: Neller (# 7)

I have found that Sams Club will order Teva generic Lamotrigine for me. Cipla and Unichem don’t work at all.

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Cassie Says:

Re: Connie (# 26)

Just an update - I just spoke with Teva again - they are still showing Feb 9th as when it will be shipping - hopefully this time it will actually be available on their estimated date. He said that once it ships, it will typically be available within a couple of days to pharmacies. Fingers crossed!

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Connie Says:

Re: Cassie (# 27)

I called my insurance company and told them the other generics made me sick. They are considering doing a tier exception for brand name lamictal. It’s a hassle but worth it. They already faxed documents to my dr this week, hopefully I can get answer soon.

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Connie Says:

Re: Cassie (# 29)

I’m going to call the FDA again. I called them when Cipla made me sick. They are suppose t have generic drugs that are compatible to brand. This is bs

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fonzi Says:

Re: Cassie (# 29)

I spoke to teva and they said it arrived, but my walgreens said they could not get it yetDoes any one know if cipla would be the same as teva, since they have the same inactive ingredients?

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fonzi Says:

Re: Cassie (# 29)

It has arrived!! when I checked with walgreens they said it was not available to them yet, hope within the next 2 weeks. Fonzi

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Cassie Says:

Re: fonzi (# 33)

Awesome! Hopefully this backorder situation for Teva Lamotrigine is history - I'm going to start making calls next week to Walgreens about availability - maybe if we all call, they will get the ball rolling on actually getting it to the warehouses and store shelves again. Thanks for the update!

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Connie Says:

Re: Cassie (# 34)

I’ve been in contact with the US Public Health, about shortage of Teva Lamotrigine. I also reported Cipla Lamotrigine last year that it made me sick to the FDA. Hyun Son is the person to contact at US Public Health. He works in the drug shortage area. He contacted Teva, but still does not have any information from them. Please contact him and Express your frustration with Teva shortage. I really need this resolved ASAP and I’m doing all I can think of.

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Connie Says:

Re: Cassie (# 34)

I just got off the phone with Teva and they are NOW saying end of February ship date. He said in March your pharmacy will have it! That’s total bs. He wouldn’t tell me why the drug's backordered. No information at all.

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Cassie Says:

Re: Connie (# 35)

I just got off the phone again with Teva. They told me that there is no longer a backorder, and it began shipping on Friday, Feb 9th. I'm going to give it a couple of days and start calling Walgreens to see if they can get it from their warehouse yet. I was inquiring about the 200mg tabs - just the regular - not extended release.

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Connie Says:
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Re: Cassie (# 37)

Ok. I need 150mg and Teva told me pharmacies should have in March! But i found some older bottles of it in my house. So, hopefully ill be ok. But, i might order some from Canada brand lamictal. Its about $150, compared to $480 at my local pharmacy.

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Cassie Says:

Re: Connie (# 38)

Could your doctor re-write your scrip for 100mg tabs, but write it as 1-1/2 tabs/day, and figure out how many tablets that would be - for example, I believe that would be 45 tabs of 100mg for 30 days. Or write for 50mg, and take 3/day. They are scored, and break in half very easily - I also have been considering getting brand name Lamictal again, but am concerned that it would make it harder to switch back to the generic. Have you checked with Teva about availability of the 100mg or 50mg? Just trying to brainstorm here...

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fonzi Says:

Re: Cassie (# 34)

I talked to my walgreen on the 13th and she said that they have the 150 mg

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