My insurance denied my request for it! (Subutex) They will only give me 11 pills out of the 45 6mg Subutex! every 90 days! OMG What a crock! I Mean really, after I take 11, whats the point right? I dont know if its even worth it to go and get it or not. We're appelling the case but I dont kno what much good thats going to do! PLEASE ANYBODY with knowledge on this subject, I would be SO GREATFUL for you help and/or advice! Thanks in advance.
Dear Mickimouse, welcome to our site. I know how frustrated you must be. Subutex has a generic that is a good bit cheaper than name brand, did they turn just the brand name down or the generic too? Suboxone.com has a here to help page, and a toll free number, I am not sure what kinds of help they could offer, but do try that first. Then, ask your pharmacist what programs might be available in your area that might help. I personally have never met anyone on subutex or suboxone that has a roll of cash laying around, believe me, you are in good company. also ask your pharmacist if they can give you a partial refill on your subutex rx, they can here in Alabama and they let me break my refill down either 4 or 5 times, so, if I was super broke, I could get 4 or 5 at the time and pray for money to come. Ask first tho and ask how many partial refills you can get. I am not sure how many mgs they put you on, but most people can get by on 4 mgs and even skip a day and be perfectly fine. I hope your insurance changes their mind and quick. Keep checking this post for more responses. We have alot of nite owls here and they may know of a few options I don't. Patti
I'm responding a few years after this post, but, I wanted to answer this question for someone else...
Your insurance company is NOT your doctor!! Whether your insurance will pay or not, is not the reason you can't get your full prescription! You can get your prescription of Subutex by paying for it, out of pocket! Your insurance company, & your pharmacist is not God!
If you were able to find the money to support such a habit of opioids, than you can find the money for the Subutex! Perhaps you need to find a pharmacy that deals with Subutex as well.
You can also look for coupons on the drug manufacturers website as well. The other alternative is a Subutex/Suboxone/methadone clinic, where you go to get your dose, at first daily, or weekly, & move up to monthly! If you are writing about being frustrated with only being able to pick up 11 pills at a time. I'd say deal with it. It's better than staying on opiods! It's worth getting off opiods, & switching to Subutex! The difference? With opiods, your dose needs to go up continually... Forever! With Subutex, & with Suboxone you can stay at the same dose forever! Which is wonderful!
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