Grrrr! I just called my pharmacist and it's true...once the supply of Clidinium (generic for Librax) is "used up", they (Qualitest) will no longer be making the generic for Librax (nor will any other manufacturer (for now). He said he hadn't read much of this info yet in written form but it was his understanding they were going to "re-do" the Librax formula altogether. Librax itself wouldn't even be an option at some point.
I asked him what would be comparable to this but he said there's really nothing on the market that comes close to comparing to Librax. He said the new FDA "standards" wouldn't let the generic of Librax pass the new regulations and that is why it isn't being made anymore. He even mentioned a couple of other drugs that are being taken off the market as well for the same reasons (Levsin, for example).
I'm so irritated with this...can't wait to see what my GI's thoughts are on this. I noticed a considerabe difference in my "spastic colon" after starting on the generic Librax...and I don't even take the full dose.
Librax is an OLD and PROVEN drug! I just don't understand SOME company not making it any more. Neither did my pharmacist!
Good luck, xraygrrl, Medco is already out of the generic. Smaller pharmacies may still have some, but the mail orders may already be out. That's how I found out about it - they sent me the brand name and I called.
Kittikat, thanks for the information. I'm really upset about it, but it's good to know. This has worked WAY better than anything else out there for me.
What really gets me is that this happened one week and then the next week, Medco told me that some of the injectable methotrexate is not currently available and may not be available anymore either. I've talked to 6 different people and gotten different answers on the methotrexate from Medco. And I really need to switch to the injectable because the pills are killing my stomach (making me need the Librax!). So here are two meds that are very important to me all in two weeks that are being done away with. Kind of makes you not want to get your hopes up when a drug works because who knows how long it will be available!?