Posted by yxibow on March 19, 2006, at 14:16:16
In reply to Re: Was prescribed Xanax XR..need feedback, posted by bassman on March 19, 2006, at 7:34:11
> Generics are fine if you already know what response to expect; my point is that I'd hate to see someone try a course of an AD/benzo and decide it didn't work because of the way the formulation or drug was made, not because of the drug itself. Trying a new AD is bad enough, for example, without having to worry about that...
I agree -- and I'm most certainly not on the side of insurance companies, but requesting non-generics when (not in your case) many generics are available (e.g. diazepam, clonazepam, fluoxetine, etc.) drives up the cost of insurance for others in one's insurance company because they will use it as an excuse to do so. Or they may simply eventually refuse to do so at all. And being on an [censored] PPO, I can tell you insurance costs are high.