Generic Maxalt

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   Posted 7/29/2011 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I know there is no generic for Maxalt available in the US yet, but I have checked into buying from Canada and it is very reasonable. I have insurance, but United Healthcare only allows me to buy 4 pills a month with a $50 co-pay and I have to use their mail order. If I want to buy locally, I have to use a triptan that has an available generic and it is still limited to 4 pills monthly with a $12 co-pay. Even on Topamax 4 pills a month is cutting it close so that is why I looked into purchasing from Canada and I just wondered if anyone here had tried the rizatriptan and found it to be equal to the brand name Maxalt?

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   Posted 8/25/2011 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't have any luck treating my migraines with maxalt but I do notice many of these companies offer a co-pay assistance plan. I have been building up a supply of Zomig because they have a card good for $35 off your copay and zomig seems to work for me. I have a small stash saved up. I will be thankful for the stash when I get a bad migraine. I am only allowed 6 a month. I haven't ordered these types of meds from Canada. I have ordered UC meds and had good luck.
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   Posted 9/18/2011 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
My co-pay was not the problem, it was the insurance company limiting my triptan usage to 4 a month. Merck paid for my medication when I was uninsured, but now I am insured and have not tried applying for a hardship through them (yet). I did however finally order the generic rizatriptan through a Canadian pharmacy and was please to find that for me it does work and the cost with no insurance is almost the same as my co-pay alone for 16 pills. In other words I am paying about $3.50 per pill in CA for generic, for what would cost me $33 per pill for brand name Maxalt in the US. I am so pleased. It does take about 2 and a half weeks from the time I order to get them, but other than that I have no problems. They do let you know that up front though.
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