... brand/meds of 30mg pills. they have 1 week mallinkrodt,then activis,then qualitest(rarely) now a new to them sun or roxane 224's? there has to be logical answer,i am in south fl(pain capitol,usa) so unfortunately i get affected by the people who dont really need to take this strong of medication. i deal with the ups and downs,but i hate the fact that i cant have my preferred brand (activis 1st,qualitest 2nd) for my 30 mg roxy meds. i would be guessing but it seems to me either 1 of 2 reasons,1st cost=rx buys from distributor or manufacturer;so they buy whatever brand of the medication/pills are cheapest that time of order. i dont know order process because i have never worked for pharmacy,and have never really asked either. the 2nd would be availability, due to the volume of consumption in south florida,and for that matter pills in general, the supply may be short so they get what they can get,just guesses. any info would be nice on these questions,thanks
That's completely correct - pharmacies get their supply of medications from a supplier that buys the medications in bulk, then ships them to all the pharmacies. They buy the generics as cheaply as possible - whatever is cheapest at the moment is what they purchase. In the U.S. generics are considered to be all the same - however, we know that the active ingredient can differ as much as 20% - that's a big difference in pain relief. Unless you have an allergy to an ingredient in one of the generics that would preclude you from getting that manufacturer's formulation, your medication will be dispensed from whatever manufacturer is cheapest at that time. You can make the pharmacy aware of your preference though, and if you have a few day's time to play with in picking up your prescription you can call and see which manufacturer they have on hand that day.
I would let the pharmacy in on what your intentions are - nowadays anyone asking a lot of questions about a controlled substance is suspect. I imagine if you let them know what you are doing it would be OK - after all, you are the consumer. -
Hey cills & thrills, welcome to the site. If you have a CVS pharmacy & let them know a few days ahead of time, they are more than willing to order the brand you prefer. I have changed all my scripts to them because they will do this as a courtesy to the patient. My husband & I both take xanax, & there are several generic out there , but we prefer the purepac brand. We now have this huge bottle at the pharmacy with written in black marker on their bottle "for Mary & Gary B"only! Got a different pharmatist & she didn't see it, & when I got home & found they were a different brand she had me bring the other back & had them ready for exchange at the drive thru window. She also showed me the large bottle with our name in black marker! Said was so sorry, & how could she have missed that! So find a CVS & ask them to order the brand that seems to work best for you. You should know by now! ha...
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