Can a pharmacy pur a generic in a name brand bottle! I cant take a generic brand of wellbutrin xl 300. Is this possible
Unless your dr checks brand only on the prescription they can substitute a generic.
No a pharmacy will not and can not put a generic in a brand name bottle. That is deception and they would lose their license. It will say the generic name as well as the brand name if in fact it is generic, otherwise if it isn't generic it will only have brand name. If you ask your Dr to write you a script for brand name only and your insurance covers it then you will get brand name.
No, thats illegal.
They are not supposed to do it. It is illegal and a BIG mistake BUT mistakes like this can be made. I have seen it happen and I had to call the pharmacy on it! It WAS a mistake. The pharmacist was very alarmed that it happened. I think it can happen because they are so used to using generics that sometimes they just automatically grab the generic bottle but truly, it should have been caught at some point. I had had both generic and brand name of this certain medication. I read on the bottle that is DID say the brand name but WAS filled with the generic. I went right back into the pharmacy and showed them the mistake and they did take it back and refilled it with brand name medication. It should not happen but it IS possible as pharmacists are human and CAN make mistakes especially in a busy pharmacy. If you believe you got a generic instead of the brand name, take it back and have the PHARMACIST check (not a pharmacy technician but the actual pharmacist) and compare to be sure!
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