I want to take welbutrin and effexor not generic how do I do this?
Medicine - Can I ask my pharmacist for name brand drugs or does it have to be my doc?
Question posted by kaw06 on 28 Sep 2013
Last updated on 26 February 2018
The pharmacist will dispense what the doctor writes on the prescription. If you don't want generic ask your doctor to write Effexor on the prescription. If he writes venlafaxine then the pharmacist will dispense the generic usually.
It is the doctor you need to ask. Make sure he writes Effexor on prescription.
When I wanted brand name medication because I had problems with side effects from the generic medication, my insurance company told me I had to get the doctor to write the prescription to say "brand name only".
I think that if you ask for brand they will give it to you, but it can make a difference in insurance payments, if your doc didn't write it.
I never had a doctor write for generic it's always been brand than they give generic unless you request brand or they don't make generic.
Ask the pharmacist about your prescription. How it was written? Sometimes, the doctor will put the name brand on the prescription and the pharmacist will fill it with the generic brand. The prescription usually has on there that generic can be used.
I believe your doc must write a DAW prescription, "draw as written" is what it stands for, in other words NO generics!
Have a great day,
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