I have tried the generic version of Ativan, and it does not work like the brand. My doctor agrees, and my insurance will pay for it, but as of January 2014, I cannot find a pharmacy that can get it from their regular supplier(s).
Is "Ativan" still being produced as a brand? 5 pharmacies have said their suppliers do not have it?
- 28 Jan 2014 by PogoandAl14
- 19 September 2018
- ativan, pharmacy, generic, doctor, insurance, brand
Added 28 Jan 2014:
I have called one large chain pharmacy, a smaller franchise pharmacy, and 3 local independent pharmacies, and they all say they cannot get the brand from their suppliers. My own physician suggested calling the company that makes Ativan tablets, but the company he told me to call does not make it, neither does the company they forwarded me to.
It is still made. Are you calling the pharmacies and asking? They don't give you much info on controlled drugs over the phone. Whether or not the distributors carry it is not something anyone can influence.
I have also had severe negative responses to the generic Ativan variations. 2015-2018 I have found the brand name available in Nebraska at some Walgreen stores As a special order. They are willing to mail out prescriptions from their store. You may need to work with them as to the dosage because some can only get a particular dosage of Ativan so they said no they couldn’t get it. I found some who were willing to cut the pills to match my dosage needs. I also needed to have my doctor submit documentation to the pharmacy that she was requesting the brand name as a medical necessity. The cost was outrageous. It’s been in production for so long that I don’t know why they need to charge over $2000 a month. Currently, my insurance is now denying coverage for it. But in my case it is worth the fight. I hope someone can get something done about that. Good luck to you.
- Ativan Information for Consumers
- Ativan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ativan (detailed)
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