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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Hello all, my name is Kenny, I've been on suboxne for about 4 years now, and it has saved my life in many ways, but recently I lost my insurance and I've also taken on taking care of my grandmother with my brothers, so I've been working less which means less of a paycheck, insurance I had covered my doctor visit and perscription but now I pay $100 to see the doctor and a boat load to get the meds. Was wondering is there a generic version of suboxone and if so does it work as well and how much cheaper is it? I've tried to ween off of suboxone but I think I've been on opiates so long that my body just is so used to them, if I am not on anything, my heart rate goes through the roof, I sweat a lot, blood pressure high and this is after I detox. I was always into percs, diluadids, norcos, vics, etc and never did heroin or methadone, if I would've done dope I probably would've saved a bunch of money but probably would've died. Anyway, if anyone in the NY Long Island area knows if there's a generic version and how much or where the cheapest pharmacies are please either PM me or write here, thank you, Kenny


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Hi Kenny and welcome! There is no Suboxone generic, but there is a subutex generic. Subutex is the same as suboxone - it has the same active ingredient (buprenorphine)- it just doesn't have the naloxone. Unfortunately, not all doctors are willing to prescribe it, due to a supposed higher rate of diversion. But some do, so it's worth a try to ask your doctor about it. I don't know the difference in price, although I'm sure there are others here that will have an idea. You can always call around to pharmacies. Good luck with that and again, welcome.

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Hey Hatmaker,

Are you sure there's no generic for Suboxone? I was on Suboxone, not Subutex for the duration of my treatment. Somewhere in the last year of my treatment, the pharmacy filled my script for Suboxone with a white pill instead of the familiar orange. I didn't think too much about it until I took that first pill......it hit me like my very first dose of Suboxone.....it was a borderline "too much" feeling. I ended up calling the pharmacy back and told them that this generic Suboxone was way too damn strong for me, they ended up filling my script for original Suboxone.

I wonder if they gave me Subutex by mistake?? If so, why did it kick my butt so hard??

I have to admit, when I first read where you said that Suboxone has no generic I went :shock: and immediately remembered that "generic" Suboxone the pharmacy gave me.

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Nope, no generic for suboxone. Remember, we've discussed how RB is afraid of someone coming up with a generic because the patent ran out last year? But as of yet, no one has come out with one.

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Man, so that means those knuckleheads at the pharmacy gave me Subutex by mistake, I wondered why they seemed so eager to "re-fill" that prescription with original Suboxone with no fuss.......they goofed up and didn't want me to know about it.

Hmmm, now I'm wondering if it was actually Subutex they gave me, heck it could have been Viagra for all I know.....nah, if it was Viagra I probably would have noticed some certain changes taking place!! :lol: :lol:

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how long ago was it? you may have a good lawsuit. that is so danger'as in they'r negligence ..
i don't feel subs is doing much good any more. i want to switch to subatex or methadone or nothing.
ive been on trazadone and nuvigil for 8 months from my doctor. he just told me that they both counteract each other, with a grin on his face". I JUST DONT GET IT any more.


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