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Provigil generics viability
Aug 12, 2010

My medicare part D company will not pay for Provigil anymore. I have gone through all the appeals, I am waiting on one final one, but in the past it has always been a rubber stamp. Having gone through Topamax generic for migraines, and finding they did not work, I was wondering about Provigil.My background is healthcare, so I was surprised that nuerologists found that medication that treats brain chemistry can be different enough when generic to be ineffective.I have found a reasonable and trustworthy source for the generic version, at 10% the price, but will it work? I have been taking Provigil for 7 months, and it really helped, and did not raise my blood pressure. Being with out it is like being in a cloud.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Unfortunately I have no way of predicting whether a particular generic drug will work as well as a brand-name product. Most generics work just as well as their higher priced brand-name counterparts. Why not give it a try?

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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