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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Hi-I was recently prescribed a higher dose of suboxone strips, and my insurance will not cover 14 extra i need, even though this was doctors orders-what business is it to the insurance company on what amount i'm on? they said that the dosage i have now been prescribed is to much...?


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I think most insurances have limits on the quantity of medications that they will pay for. My insurance will only pay for 90 strips within a 30 day period. If for some reason I needed more, they wouldn't pay for it.


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i talked to the pharmacy yesterday, because i also get 90 a month, and they said dr. would have to contact insurance himself and try to figure something out-but, as i have already posted, insurance won't do it-so i call and leave a message with my dr. and told him now what do i do? keep taking the 3 1/2 he just prescribed which would run me short, or go back to 3 a day-he told me to go back to 3 a day, and if i still got edgy and had urge for vicodin later in the day, i could always buy strips from their office-i think i will stick with the 3, my goodness, these strips costs 10 dollars a piece! so, wish me luck! the 3 i take in the morning do for the most part keep the cravings away, but sometimes in the late afternoon, i start getting jittery-i guess i can find something to do to take my mind off of it-still don't think it's fair for the insurance to say how many i am prescribed is too much for me, when the dr. is the one who said to raise it in the first place-im done complaining now, thanks for listening:)


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Are you taking the 8mg or the 2mg strips?

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Why doesn't the doctor just prescribe the (newly marketed) 12mg strip? Seems like this would solve that issue, if it's a quantity issue (like 90 being all that's allowed)...
If, for example, he's trying to get you to 832mg of Suboxone a month, up from 720mg/month, he could give you 70 of the 12mg strips and accomplish that with room for quantity not to be a problem.

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Three a day seems a bit much to me. I was started on 2 a day and then the doctor upped me to three a day because she said if we needed to do so later there wouldnt be as much paperwork because I got the free meds program. Thing is, dumb ass me started taking three a day. I wish now that I hadnt done that, I did come back down to around 2 a day and I didnt really feel that much different. However, I mean everyone's dose is always different and if three a day isnt enough I can understand because everyone's situation is different. Is there anyway that you could maybe foot the bill for the extra 14 with the coupon? Around here, that is 60 bucks for 14 with that coupon they have on the site. And as someone else suggested, if they would write you the 12mg strips that would help as well. I just cant help but think that three a day is alot of the medicine. It might be harder for you to come off, IF you choose to do so. I wish you well with whatever happens, maybe changing to the 12mg films will take care of it.


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I'd also like to point out that there ARE two generics on the market now. Amneal and Actavis both make a generic Suboxone. This might be worth mentioning to the doctor...
These are already on pharmacy shelves -- or should be. They aren't some drug that's in the clinical testing stage...but there are two others that I recently surveyed about that will be coming out soon, one is a cheek-style film, one is a pill form. Not sure when these will be out, but they are doing market research studies on them now.

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