Suboxone generic available

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Avatar m tn Yes, it is available as buprenorphine. Subutex and Suboxone received FDA approval only for the treatment of opioid addiction. However, once approved, a drug product may be prescribed by a licensed physician for any use that, based on the physician's professional opinion, is deemed to be appropriate. Neither the FDA nor the Federal government regulates the practice of medicine. Any approved product may be used by a licensed practitioner for uses other than those stated in the product label.
481056 tn?1240142327 There is now a generic form of Subutex available now, and most pharmacies retail at $3 per pill, still costly, but if you can get your doc to change your script to subutex, and you work on lowering your dose it can totally be done. Suboxone is not yet available as a generic as the pharm companies are having a hard time getting the Buprenorphine/naloxone combo to dissolve the right way, but it is in the works. Also, have you tried lowering your dose to say 8mgs?
Avatar f tn There is now a generic form of subutex available. It is still expensive, but much cheaper than suboxone. As if he can prescribe you this instead. Best of luck to you!
Avatar f tn Bups loose their patton in october of this year so there will be generic bups soon. But suboxone is incredibly harderr to synthesize so they will not be generic for some time because they are expensive and difficult to manufacture. There is no immediate danger to subs, Im just very passionate about this drug and want the addicts of the future to have access to it.
702707 tn?1228707461 This is what I have found out. There is no generic version of suboxone and there will not be until the patent runs out, which isn't for another year or maybe more. There is a free program that the manufacturer's of Suboxone have where they will let 2 patients of every doctor get their medicine for free every month. If the doctor has more than 60 patients then they can have 3 patients in the program. You can not have insurance and can't make over about $25,000 a year.
Avatar m tn I've been on Suboxone for 18 months. It was mostly covered by my previous insurance. I'm on Medicaid now and it is $800 'out of pocket' for a months prescription. Too much. I've filled out some coupon forms but the Pharmacy says it rarely covers a fraction of what it says it does. Anyone know how I can stay on Subs cheaper than $800 month? Thanks in advance for your replies.
Avatar n tn The cost is so high, does the VA offer any assistance to its vets with detoxing from pain meds, and help pay for the suboxone? What assistance is available? We are at a critical stage and need help badly.
Avatar f tn I do know that depending on the state you are in you can go on the buprenorphine which is the generic of subutex. It is almost identical to the actual suboxone and the cost is much less. However I moved from missouri where i was receiving buprenorphine and now I am in Illinois where they cannot supply it yet. Ask your pharmacist. The only way to get on suboxone is to make that trip to a suboxone doctor and get your precription without anyone knowing.
Avatar n tn Hey there, Its kind of a hard question to answer. Inducting from typical opiates onto suboxone is tricky business and must be done under a doctors care. 40 total mgs of sub really wont do much for you with the exception of warding off the wd's for a few days, however this will pick up again right after your last suboxone pill. Check out They have some great suboxone resources available. There is also the "Here to help" program that Reckitt-Benckiser offers.
Avatar m tn Hi, I have been on 16mg of Suboxone for over 5 years after abusing Oxycontin for less than 2 years. My mood is content, but I am a shell of a person. I do not work and I never leave my home. I get up in the afternoon and go on my laptop until I go to bed around 4am, and then I repeat the same thing the next day. I am extremely constipated and have no energy. I know I need to get off Suboxone, but I don't feel strong enough to and the more time that goes by, the weaker I get.
1170366 tn?1263923079 ) Subutex is also available as a generic so you'll pay a fraction of the cost of a very expensive medication. Subs cost a lot. I've worked with sub users for a long time. My experience is that about 15% of suboxone users are adversely affected by the naloxone in the suboxone. It doesn't bother most people but if you're in that 15% group you'll notice almost immediately how much better you feel on the subutex.
Avatar n tn been on 12 mg suboxone for over a year..stopped taking them 15 days ago with no tapering and it wasnt that bad and its almost over i just still have bad cold sweats and little energy and little sleep. if i took 2mg of suboxone just to get a great nights sleep for one night would that make the withdrawls worse again or prolong the withdrawls or would i just go back to how it is now on day 15?
Avatar n tn Also - there is no generic for suboxone/subutex and the price is basically the same for both.
752888 tn?1263251642 First of all, until recently there wasnt even a generic for Suboxone, so there isn't another drug in it's class to be given preference over. Secondly, taking financial incentives for prescribing Suboxone is illegal.
3105263 tn?1363140825 Welcome, First and foremost, before you get really acclimated to Suboxone it might a good idea to get off of it for a host of reasons which I'll go into if you're interested. The stool softner thing, while I completely understand why you bought them, are also a bad idea because they're addictive. You won't be able to go w/o them and that's toxic.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know anything about a suboxone generic? I have tried once years ago to stop suboxone, lasted 3 days and got back on. It scared the hell out of me. Now years later I know it wont be any easier, even with a very slow taper. No way round it - quitting opiates is horrible. Any suggestions?
Avatar m tn Still costly, but substantially cheaper as opposed to name brand sub, or even methadone! Suboxone should be available in a generic soon, but the pharm companies are having a hard time getting the naloxone in the generic form to dissolve complately. There is also in the works a Buprenorphine strip, similair to those listerine strips. This is a little far out, but more info should be available soon. And then there is the Probuphine Implant.
Avatar f tn Since Reckitt’s patent on Suboxone expired in 2012, several other drug makers have rushed to introduce their own formulations – hoping to grab a share of the $1.5 billion market for Suboxone in the U.S. Two generic versions of buprenorphine were introduced earlier this year. And this month a Swedish drug maker began selling a menthol flavored tablet – called Zubsolv – that is designed to mask the bitter taste of buprenorphine.
Avatar f tn Generic Suboxone and Subutex is and has been available for some time now. You may try one of the legit online pharmacies. I do know that Walgreens carries it and may possibly be able to order it quickly if they don't already have it.
352798 tn?1399301754 I got the liquid form. It's also available in pills. Liquid absorbs quicker. This stuff is loaded with every amino acid in the book . I take three teaspoons 3 times a day along with sub-lingual B6 and B12 drops and a multivitamin. This liquid amino elevates my mood and gives me so much energy I don't need coffee. It's only about $9.99 for a big bottle. Bodybuilders and athletes use it religiously. There are also other generic brands that work just as good. * [Warning.
1684282 tn?1505701570 Naltrexone Pellet Naltrexone is an opiate blocker that reduces cravings tremendously. At our drug detox center we administer Naltrexone pellet underneath the skin to delivers the medicine gradually over 2 months. This is a minor operative procedure. Naltrexone prevents opiates from getting back into the brain receptors and thus maintains abstinence for 2 months. We recommend repeating the Naltrexone pellet implant every 2 months over a period of six to twelve months.
369629 tn?1237816558 fortunately there are several generic types of fentanyl patches available. the duragesic patch gave me a bad dermatitis, but i have no problem with the one i am on now by Teva pharmaceuticals. also make sure to alternate the site each time. as far as something comparable to fentanyl, its an animal onto its own; its about 100 times stronger than morphine.
Avatar n tn There is a ton of info over there, and that site can help you find a doctor that may be able to work with your situation. There is now a generic form of Subutex available at a much lower cost than name brand suboxone. IS there any way for your doc to write a script for generic subutex? I agree with Vicki that 16mgs of sub is way too high to CT from. It can be done without much risk, but the wd's will be horrendous! Hang in there!
Avatar n tn To the person that told me suboxone was very costly. If you are fortunate enough to have insurance I just got 25 pills at 8mg and paid 40. So insurance sometimes does pay. It is about 6 bucks a pill otherwise. At least that is what my doc said. And the more available this becomes then generic will come out and costs will drop.
666151 tn?1311117976 By now almost every opiate addict has heard of Suboxone, the relatively new medication for opiate dependence. I initially had mixed feelings about Suboxone, my opinion likely influenced by my own experiences as an addict in traditional recovery. But my opinion has changed over the past two years, because of what I have seen and heard while treating well over 100 patients with buprenorphine in my clinical practice.
Avatar m tn As a nurse you know that some medications may work almost as well, but Drs prescribe the more expensive no generic a available meds. If a patient is borderline poor, better a drug they can afford copayment. I have good insurance & at one point prescription copayments were almost $1000.00 per month. For example I was prescribed a medicine that had 2 meds. I found out from my pharmacist that I could request my Dr write 2 scripts for the medicine to be taken separately.
Avatar n tn Don't hide anything from the doctor. Do a web search for suboxone available doctors in your area go to them and be fully honest so they can really help you. You will get through this and get it taken care of.
1477820 tn?1287435681 But I just wanted to give you thge suggestionn of asking your doc about generic SUBUTEX. If he says it is not available,.,. IT IS> I have a bottle of 60 here right now. Just tell your doc that you can't afford the suboxone and the methadone isn't working for you. Ask him to perscribe you SUBUTEX. The generic. Then you'll have to call around to see how cheap you can get them. First they will tell you they can't get them that it is not available. BUT IT IS.
Avatar f tn Darn doctors.... BuTrans, like Suboxone, will precipitate withdrawal if care is not taken when starting the medication to match up the person's tolerances. There is a ceiling to the effects of buprenorphine; you would get to that maximum effect at a dose of around 2 mg per day (you are now getting about 0.5 mg per day). At the maximum effect-- i.e. at 2 mg per day-- butrans is ABOUT as potent as 60 mg of oxycodone per day.