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Generic Suboxone tablets now available by Actavis and Amneal

Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:14 pm

Good news for suboxone patients. There are 2 companies (actavis) and (amneal) who recently launched their approved versions of generic suboxone, (buprenorphine and naloxone tablets).


http://ir.actavis.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=6 ... ID=1788567

Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:05 pm

That's so great. My insurance ends in April, a month after my 26th birthday (which is Monday, yay!) due to the whole 26 year old thing because I'm on my parents. I will be utterly screwed if I can't get the free meds program or generic subutex so now to hear about this is fantastic. I'm hoping one of them is out by April 11th. I noticed everything I saw about Actavis said they planned to ship immediately so I assume that means it's ready to go and be put to market. If anybody finds out more about the availability about this and the cost wherever they are, please let me know! I'm hoping it's at least comparable to generic subutex. Cheaper would be better but who knows. Please let me know who ever finds out this information. I see my doctor on the 19th and I'll be talking to him about my options so any info on this will be good to go with. He's a great doctor in the seven months I've been seeing him so I expect things should go smooth. Now, if only I can't further get a discount on the office visits. I don't even know how much those are without insurance yet. Anyways, these generics should be available at any regular pharmacy that carries suboxone and the like, yes?

Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:13 am

To find out the price of the generic you can call local pharmacies and ask the price. If they are now available that is. Otherwise, they'll be able to tell you once they do become available.

Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:32 pm

The free sub thing. Is for one year for one person per doctor. It's tough to get.

Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:20 pm

Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if I didn't get it, if I have to, though, I will at least try. And thanks, Fireman! That is the plan. I haven't been able to find anything definite about the availability date for either. Still looking though. If I find anything definite, I'll share it. If any of you do, please share. Thanks folks!


Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:03 am

Very interested in finding out the release date for these generics. I just paid over $340 at the pharmacy for #48 (4mg film, Suboxone). Glad the FDA didn't fall for RBs scheme to pull the tabs completely off the market. If anyone hears any thing about this, please post. Thanks.

Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:41 pm

Unfortunately. There are still doctors that are reps for RB out there and will NEVER write for a generic. Sad.

Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:56 pm

I got to say I'm so happy I don't have to deal with all the bs that follows suboxone prices/generics.

Good luck boys

Re: Hmm...

Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:14 pm

suburbangirl wrote:Very interested in finding out the release date for these generics. I just paid over $340 at the pharmacy for #48 (4mg film, Suboxone). Glad the FDA didn't fall for RBs scheme to pull the tabs completely off the market. If anyone hears any thing about this, please post. Thanks.

So you got the 4mg film? I guess RB did release their new strengths of the 4mg/1mg and also the 12mg/3mg. I was wondering what the status was on these.

Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:02 pm

I called my pharmacy today and to my surprise, they carry the generic. This should be interesting to find out what the price difference is. I have been off sub for over a year and, well, I will be getting back on via my doctor likely today......I had left over from last time and I am curently on 6mg today...2 days ago I was on my doc. H for almost a year... SO happy to be off heroin and back to a hopeful recovery....Just wanted to let ppl know that the generic IS now available, if anyone was not aware

Tue May 07, 2013 6:15 am

Generic Suboxone...I ACTUALLY have a bottle...in my pocket....finally!! Is this is really happening!!? I also have $200 more in my pocket thanks to the generic subs! And I will save another $200 the next month, and the month after that (actually will probably save alot more as the generic subs are in a all out pricing war at the moment which SUBsequently is driving the prices DOWN, DOWN, DOWN!).

I'm just really happy guys...I feel like a huge obstacle to me finally having a normal life has just been lifted!...($200 a month is a freaking car payment, it's a student loan payment...crazy.)

Anyways, i joined this forum cuz wanted to let others know that this amazing, life changing savings is finally here.

What I got:
Buprenorphine/Nalox 8MG/2MG SL TAB -
Manufacturer: Amneal
Qty: 45
Price I paid: $178.81
Price I would have paid without GoodRx coupon: $455.99 (seriously)
Pharmacy: Walgreens
Location: San Diego CA

Now if you guys don't know about GoodRx, you should know about GoodRx, it's time to learn about GoodRx. I had never used GoodRx, didn't know what it was or if it worked until today. It seemed to good to be true. But it's true, and it work flawlessly. I just showed the sexy little pharmacy cashier girl at Walgreens my screen, she sexily typed the shit in, and boom! I was getting nearly a $300 discount!!

As far as I can tell, the generic pill is working the same for me as the name brand strips (which is what I was on before the generic) ...but it hasn't even been 24 hours yet, so I really can't say if the "it just doesn't work the same!" whine/slogan/patient scapegoat/corporate propaganda/chant is true or not...But I don't think so.

What I can say though is it is ALOT HARDER to dissolve it into alcohol, but i still got it to dissolve eventually so i dont think it will be a problem for alcohol solutioners like myself. Incase anyone is wondering...Im talking about a more efficient way to take your suboxone...This is how I do it (one variation out of many): mix pill/film with a few drops of vodka, absorb it into a cottonball, then put cotonball under tounge. Apparantly the alcohol helps the Buprenorphine absorb into your system MUCH better and faster, resulting in a higher dose, at the same dosage...If that makes since.

If you havnt heard of this method or were maybe intimidated by it....Google/search for "suboxone alcohol solution", then click on the first result. I tried posting the link but apparently im not allowed :(. Check it out. It's not scary, dangerous, or difficult...but it definitely will help you get more Buphenorphine out of your dose. It's just another weapon we have against these greedy companies who charge a arm and a leg for the ability for us to live a proper life while not caring that in doing so are making what they are charging for, and what we are paying for...unobtainable!

Combine this method, along with generic prices...and maybe, just maybe...your Suboxone cost will no longer be that thing you have to spend all your money on, that thing that is always on your mind because you can't afford to not always be thinking about because your worst nightmare is not having the money to fill your prescription, or that thing that you hide from everyone and are embarrassed by because you don't want anyone to know about the ludicrous amount of hard earned money you spend on a medication that they don't and can't understand.

Good luck guys! Would love to hear from anyone else who has anything to say about anything! Especially about Generic Suboxone! Anyone out there find it cheaper? How much and where? Anyone else using the generic with the alcoholic solution method? How'd it go?

Tue May 07, 2013 7:25 am

sounds good but i dont see where rhe generic save you money

looks more like this coupon did that for you.. Yes i see savings but im a little confused by this. Im payomg 325 for the films less 50 with card .my total is 274 for 42 8mg films... The rb card runs out in june. So who knows what they do them. All in all with generics in the mix, prices overall should drop.. My dr is a rb dr. So chances for the generics there are slim. Last time i checked the gen pill was at 7 dollars! Idk,will che k out this coupon your takin about... .. Oh and i use the a alcohol method.. Cut my dose in half..and has helped with my tapering also..

Tue May 28, 2013 3:47 pm

This was good to hear. My doc told me about it last visit but they aren't cheaper than my generic subutex so I didn't make a switch. I got so damn lucky with my doc, getting tex from the get go. I'm a cash paying customer all the way so he really saved my ass.

Hope the new stuff is saving some folks money though.

Fri May 31, 2013 1:02 am

good information

Fri May 31, 2013 4:11 pm

I tried to do this at my local Walgreen's and they wouldnt accept the coupon. I am in communications right now with Goodrx.com trying to get this problem fixed. I have also been hearing through another site that people are having trouble with the generic actually working. Some are saying that its literally not working whatsoever and if this is the case, then I wont be fooling with this because its not worth any savings at all if the medicine doesnt work.
I think atleast three people have complained with going into withdrawals within about three to four days after switching to the generic tablet, this shouldnt be happening at all.
These coupons however might work through a different pharmacy but at the Walgreens in Nicholasville, KY would NOT accept them at all. They gave me a price of 134.00 for the generic and 154 for the brand name. I took my prescription and walked out the door.

Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:09 am

I was told by Reckitt Benckiser that my doctor had a 3 patient max. So far the process has been slick.


Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:30 pm

Hi Libby and welcome here. You actually asked RB about your doctor and they replied? The 3 patient max is how they start out. Later on, and I don't remember how long, they can take 100 patients at a time. Even that isn't all that many and should be upped to 500 IMO.

Why don't you start your own thread in Introductions and say a little about yourself so we can get to know you a bit better.