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Posted By : shaw31 - 6/11/2017 5:15 PM
Hello all! It has been such a long time since I have posted. Life has been very very busy. Unfortunately I got a sad little email from my insurance company saying my ER med for chronic pain will no longer be covered. I am on butrans 15 mcg. I pay 50 now with a coupon and the price will change to over 400 and I cannot afford that. What do I do? I am on hydrocodone 10/325 3x day for breakthrough. All other buprenorpbine products I have researched are expensive as well and my doc won't do suboxone. What do I do??i have been on this combo for years now and it has worked great for me. Don't want to go the fentaln or OxyContin route. I have seen two meds that I may ask about called hysingla and zohydro as my insurance covers these. Is anyone familiar with these???? Any advice and info will be greatly appreciated.

PS--- has anyone noticed changes in their hydrocodone breakthrough meds? The 10/325 I usually get was given to me as a different pill this month and it seems like it does not work. It is made by Watson, is white and has 853 on it. They are usually yellow and work much better.

Posted By : straydog - 6/11/2017 6:28 PM
Hi Shaw, sorry to read about your dilemma with insurance. Many folks these days are finding their self in your very same shoes. Off hand I don't know of anything else to suggest. I would talk to my dr & see what he/she suggests trying next. You are an exception to the rule on having success with Butrans. You maybe can talk to your pharmacy to see brand of hydrocodone you had the month before & ask them if it is possible to order that brand for you. Different mfg's can sometimes affect people differently.

Take care.
Susie
Moderator in Chronic Pain & Psoriasis Forums

Posted By : Alcie - 6/13/2017 9:59 AM
Hysingla and Zohydro are just more hydrocodone.

Hysingla didn't work well for me. Didn't last nearly as long as it should and wasn't effective - for me.

I'm currently on Oxycontin and it's better but not great. It only lasts 8 hours for me.

All these drugs work well for for some people.

Posted By : Mercy&Grace - 6/14/2017 8:12 PM
Binders and fillers in generics vary. They can affect how the active ingredients are absorbed. The next time you get your hydrocodone 10/325 filled, ask the pharmacist to not give you Watson.

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