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I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place:

I came across this site while searching for a new manufacturer for this drug Lamotrigine. The local pharmacies are quick to tell their customers, "We no longer have a contract/buy from, that manufacturer", but don't give out what manufacturer makes the drug and where to purchase it. All I get is, "I don't know. That's not something we are associated with," but can't give me squat for information.

This drug intended purpose is for seizures. Now for Bipolar. I wasn't diagnosed with Bipolar, but I do have some of the tendencies behavior, (not enough to make Bipolar diagnosis), which I was tested and my new diagnosis is PTSD. If your not familiar with most recent studies, it can be a cause related to anything traumatic in our pasts. Yes, this is me.

I have military retired insurance coverage and I'm trying to find who makes this drug to see who sells it and to try and have my insurance cover it. Damn, this is hard for a patient to do. I thought pharmacies or doctors do this.But what do I know? I'm just a nurse who cares for retired/disabled Vets.

Suggestions/recommendations?

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I take GlaxoSmithKline (Lamictal brand). Lamotrigine is the generic with multiple manufacturers as far as i know. Your insurance dropped one and now can't tell you which they will cover? There must be an alternative?

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22 hours ago, AZGECKO said:

  Suggestions/recommendations?

Are you looking for a generic Lamactil with a  particular manufacturer, and the pharmacy is telling you they don't carry it?

Not quite clear on what you're asking, because there are lots of generic versions of Lamactil.

This page gives a list of generic versions of Lamactil, (and their manufacturers) that have been approved by the FDA:    https://www.drugs.com/availability/generic-lamictal.html

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23 hours ago, AZGECKO said:

I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place:

I came across this site while searching for a new manufacturer for this drug Lamotrigine. The local pharmacies are quick to tell their customers, "We no longer have a contract/buy from, that manufacturer", but don't give out what manufacturer makes the drug and where to purchase it. All I get is, "I don't know. That's not something we are associated with," but can't give me squat for information.

This drug intended purpose is for seizures. Now for Bipolar. I wasn't diagnosed with Bipolar, but I do have some of the tendencies behavior, (not enough to make Bipolar diagnosis), which I was tested and my new diagnosis is PTSD. If your not familiar with most recent studies, it can be a cause related to anything traumatic in our pasts. Yes, this is me.

I have military retired insurance coverage and I'm trying to find who makes this drug to see who sells it and to try and have my insurance cover it. Damn, this is hard for a patient to do. I thought pharmacies or doctors do this.But what do I know? I'm just a nurse who cares for retired/disabled Vets.

Suggestions/recommendations?

Go to: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/ and type in your medication.  It will give a list of all manufacturers along with prescribing information.  From there you can find who is selling this drug and call the manufacturer directly.  I do this all the time, as I do the Clonazepam dance like you.  Good luck !!

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1 hour ago, Dewey said:

Go to: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/ and type in your medication.  It will give a list of all manufacturers along with prescribing information.  From there you can find who is selling this drug and call the manufacturer directly.  I do this all the time, as I do the Clonazepam dance like you.  Good luck !!

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1 hour ago, Dewey said:

Go to: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/ and type in your medication.  It will give a list of all manufacturers along with prescribing information.  From there you can find who is selling this drug and call the manufacturer directly.  I do this all the time, as I do the Clonazepam dance like you.  Good luck !!

If the drug comes from over-seas, like India, do they still follow USA FDA regulations?

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Just now, AZGECKO said:

If the drug comes from over-seas, like India, do they still follow USA FDA regulations?

Yes.

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TY:)

2 hours ago, CrazyRedhead said:

Are you looking for a generic Lamactil with a  particular manufacturer, and the pharmacy is telling you they don't carry it?

Not quite clear on what you're asking, because there are lots of generic versions of Lamactil.

This page gives a list of generic versions of Lamactil, (and their manufacturers) that have been approved by the FDA:    https://www.drugs.com/availability/generic-lamictal.html

Looking for the medication by specific manufacture (Zydus or Alembic), and where in my area it is dispensed.

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1 hour ago, AZGECKO said:

TY:)

Looking for the medication by specific manufacture (Zydus or Alembic), and where in my area it is dispensed.

Your current pharmacy should be able to order it for you if they don't normally carry it.....

The next best thing is to call around to different pharmacies in your area, and ask if they have it.

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Be very careful switching manufacturers on Lamotrigine.  I was on Lamotrigine for 2 years not a problem.  I walked into the pharmacy to pick up my prescription and they had changed generic brands ... I ended up with the Lamictal rash and cannot take it anymore.  Very bizarre.

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