why do pharm assume to fill with generic.?
Hi trw. If your doctor thinks the generic of vicodin (hydrocodone) will work as well as the brand name, the script will will be marked "may substitute" If your doctor indicates on the script, "may not substitute" you should get brand name vicodin. If you have prescription coverage, you may have to pay an increased percentage or higher co-pay for non-generic medications. Some doctors insist on certain meds being brand name only. However, depending on the insurance, you may not have a choice about generic medications at all. It really depends. But I have rarely seen an actual "Vicodin" prescription. Bottom line, it's really your doctors decision.
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