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Have you ever taken generic BC pills? I just picked up my new prescription for Kariva because it's covered on my DH's insurance plan, unlike my normal pill (EstroStep). Has anyone had any problems on generic pills?
 
 
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i'm on the generic version of my pill and i havent had any problems.
 
 
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Good to hear.
 
 
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generic def saves $$- it costs me half of what the brand name would be
 
 
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I've never had any issues with generic, especially like not working! HAha, now that would be a problem!
 
 
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Posted by bluesashbride

I've never had any issues with generic, especially like not working! HAha, now that would be a problem!



LOL. It better work, not planning on kids right now.

I was just wondering if the side effects were stronger being on generic, etc. Estrostep cost me $40 last month and Kariva was only $10!

 
 
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im on kariva.... but it is wierd, the non-generic name of it was mirecette... hmmm....
 
 
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I have always taken the generic version. They have the same % of "medication" as the brand name, thats all that counts.
 
 
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I take generic for ortho-trycycle and I've had no problems. Oh yeah and it's only $5.
 
 
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I use generic - no probs at all. it's all the same shiite
 
 
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Have used generics with no probs!
 
 
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NO PROB, I TAKE ORTHO-TRINESSA, THE GENERIC FORM OF ORTHO-TRICYCLEN. IT IS ABSOUTELY FINE.
 
 
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Sorry to intrude on the Newlywed Board...but I had horrible side effects from Generic BCP....horrible mood swings...spotting etc.....the say its exactly the same but its not exact
 
 
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I have been on the generic version of my pill for over a year & no side effects! Definately saves some $$
 
 
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I take TriPrevaFem which is a generic of OrthoTriCyclen. I found that this is the best one for me.

With the other generic of this that I've taken I had horrible mood swings and was not a happy person in general.
 
 
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To be completey honest I hate the pill altogether. I am so used to it now, that if I were to go off it I would probably notice so many more ways it was affecting me and I didn't even notice it.

 
 

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Posted by tann22



I take generic for ortho-trycycle and I've had no problems. Oh yeah and it's only $5.



I am on the low version - and my doc said there was no generic brand???

 
 
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I've been on the generic for Trivora which is enpress for 4 yrs and I have had no problems. Same thing just less $$$
 
 
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Posted by tann22

I take generic for ortho-trycycle and I've had no problems. Oh yeah and it's only $5.



I am on the low version - and my doc said there was no generic brand???




Depends on the brand's patent. Once the initial patent expires, all the generic companies can make it. Just like when I first started OTC, I could only get that since it was the only one made, now there are all the generics for it since the initial patent expired.

 
 
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Posted by beautyq115

Sorry to intrude on the Newlywed Board...but I had horrible side effects from Generic BCP....horrible mood swings...spotting etc.....the say its exactly the same but its not exact



Me too!!!!!!!! I was on Ortho-Tri Cyceln and when I started this job and switched to this insurance, I got the generic. It was $7, so I sucked it up. I had HORRIBLE cramps, HORRIBLE periods and spotting. I had been on the pill for 5 years at that point and had never had any problems.

A few months later I just couldn't take it anymore, not to be gross, but I was changing my pad every 15 minutes and I just couldn't take it anymore. So I went back to my doctor and they switched me to Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo and said it wouldn't go generic. I had to pay $20, but it was SOOO worth it

I am encountering the same problem now, Lo DID go generic and my insurance doesn't cover it anymore, so I am paying $40 a pill pack now. But I am going to go on DH's insurance in 3 months anyway, and hopefully it will be covered by his plan.

Sorry for the long response, but I really had a horrible experience!

 
 
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Posted by evnme

i'm on the generic version of my pill and i havent had any problems.



Ditto - actually mine is $10 cheaper a month so I am happy about that.

 
 
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I was on a generic pill for 5 years...no problems for me
 
 
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Anyone know the generic for Ortho-cept 28?

I am switching jobs and i'll be uninsured for 60 days. Cobra is there but for $350 a month and just so I can get this 'script?

Right now Im paying $50 (Thats WITH insurance)
 
 
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I am paying $50 as well. Sad state of affairs in this country, isn't it??

You can always get BC pills from Planned Parenthood if you are uninsured. They do try to evaluate your financial status, so it may not be cheaper, but it is worth a shot. Before I got my current job, that is what I used to do. They charged me $25 a month.
 
 
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Just had this converastion with my friend.

she switched to generic to save $$ and then she was pregnant two months later.....

she says she took it just the same and swears it was the generic!
 
 
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