I totally don’t mind having a generic form of a drug, but I’m just curious why my doctor writes the brand name of the drug but when I pick it up from the pharmacy it’s in its generic form. Is it due to insurance reasons? Thank you!
If your doctor does not check the box on the prescription that states brand name only, the pharmacy will dispense the generic form especially if an insurance company is paying the bill. Even when the box is checked if the insurance company is paying the bill and their policy is only to pay for the generic form the pharmacist will dispense the generic. There are some pharmacist that will call you to let you know that your insurance will only pay for the generic unless you fight it out with the insurance company. You will have to make the decision on whether the generic works for you or not.
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