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Generic Medicine Issues


Generic Medicine Issues

Epileptics who have switched to Generic Brands of their drug and they don't work.

Website: http://genericmedicineissues
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Latest Activity: Jan 11

Discussion Forum


Started by Rebecca Veasman. Last reply by Rebecca Veasman Mar 12, 2011. 7 Replies

Lamotrigine (Lamactal) & Levitiracetam (Keppra)

Started by Tom. Last reply by Vickie Kelley Feb 6, 2011. 1 Reply

Lamictal &Vimpat

Started by Vickie Kelley Jun 7, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by Vickie Kelley on September 29, 2013 at 8:42am

Becky, Have your doctor put "Brand necessary" Lamictal XR (Glaxosmithline who manufactures it) will send send you a coupon for 12 refills each year. So send an e-mail to Glasoxmithine and they will do that. I have done it 4 times also.

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Comment by Becky on September 28, 2013 at 1:26pm
I can only afford generic and they did change the generic brand once
Comment by Terrance Lee Fields on June 25, 2013 at 11:11pm

That's all I been taking is Brand,I take Tegertol 400 and Lamitcial 200 ben free 20 yrs,pharmist try to get me on generic,I call my dr told him he call pharmis told them never give me generic,there is a difference,my dr told me that,

Comment by Ian Anttila on June 25, 2013 at 10:37pm

I presently (THANK GOD!) do not use generic medication anymore as the ONE time that my drug store changed suppliers without informing me, when I was on 1000 of Tegretol, 1600 of Neurontin, 70 of Frisium was generic had a strange "G" on it, I took it though back in 92, and had a HUGE flare.  We confirmed it was the Med. The pharmacy blamed the supplier.  I changed phamacies, as my M.D. constantly writes "NAME BRAND Section 8" and the req. limited use code

Comment by Karen on March 11, 2011 at 8:57am
Your'e right it is not for Lamictal XR.  Let me know if there is anything new in coupons or deals for it.  Thanks!
Comment by Craig on March 9, 2011 at 8:23pm


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Comment by Vickie Kelley on February 16, 2011 at 1:58pm
It will not hurt to give it a cry.  I work for a school system and hve insurance, but my doctor had the trial samples of Lamictal XR and they had a card to fill out.  Last year they offered it also (through Smithkline) but when I telephoned it, they no longer offer it.  However, in June after retirement, I have no idea what I will do.  My doctor prefers me to stay on brand name, not on generic.  Let me know how you come out!
Comment by Christina Meskill on February 16, 2011 at 1:52pm
Well Curly i am so sorry to hear that terrible news.  I just got off the phone with Ortho Mcneil Janseen and they do NOT have coupons either, they do the coupon card.  But due to the fact that i have insurance it does not look like i will be eligible.  I am still going to fill out the application and try my hardest.
Comment by Vickie Kelley on February 16, 2011 at 1:29pm
I just called Glaxosmith kline and they say they no longer offer the discount cards for Lamictal nor Lamictal XR.  This will be my last time to use my discount card.  It is thrugh the middle of this year.
Comment by Vickie Kelley on February 15, 2011 at 3:32pm



Are you taking lamictal or Lamictal XR.  I could see the website for Lamictal, but I do not think it includes Lamictal XR - or does it?


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