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Re: Elizabeth-cost of Buprenorphine ?

Posted by Elizabeth on December 17, 1999, at 22:04:23

In reply to Elizabeth-cost of Buprenorphine ?, posted by Diane on December 17, 1999, at 14:35:49

> Elizabeth, I believe you mentioned in a few earlier posts that you were prescribed
> Buprenorphine. Could you tell me how much the stuff costs, please? insurance covered it, except for a $12 copay. You could look up an approximate price on one of those online pharmacies, though.

> If I phoned a pharmacist would he tell me the price?

Well, I assume so.

> How much were you taking a day? What brand?

There's only one brand available in the U.S., Buprenex. I was taking 1.5cc/day (0.45mg), as I recall.

> _ _ lists it at:
> Buprenorphine (Temgesic) 0.2mg x 50 tabs $43.00

Temgesic isn't available in the U.S. You'd have to order it.

Good luck...hope it works for you, if you decide to try it.




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