I have been reading Penned Posts from the past. I noticed a post re generic and brand name Plaquenil.
I have been on GENERIC Plaquenil for years--maybe since I first went on Plaquenil. I didn't realize there could be a difference between brand name and generic. In addition, I have never felt the Plaquenil I took made me feel any better. I tried to get the doctor to discontinue the Plaquenil prescription several months ago but he refused saying it SHOULD be helping.
Now I am wondering if the genetic Plaquenil I take, made by Zydus, is the reason why Plaquenil does not make me feel better. Does anyone know anything about the Zydus brand of Plaquenil?
However, a 3 month supply of Plaquenil Name brand costs four times what generic does -- several thousand dollars. I don't know what my insurance would pay if I were to go on brand name Plaquenil, but it would be lots more than I am now paying.
Any ideas out there on a good way to proceed in this situation?
Nancy in West Virginia