If you have issues with the generic then have your doctor appeal to your insurance for the brandnamed version.
Healthy policies and fine print wildly from policy-to-policy, so hard to say for absolute sure. Usually you'd have to pay whatever the "non-preferred/formulary and brandname tier" is for your insurance. Often there is a tier first for generic (least expensive Out Of Pocket), second for brand-named preferred (more expensive OOP), and lastly for brand-named non-preferred (most expensive OOP). Could be a flat dollar amount for each tier (rare these days), or often a percentage of the list price of the medication.
And again, you don't know for certain that the switch will make any difference at all. For me it did not.
If you're worried you might run out of lialda in the interim, ask your doctor's office if they have any samples on-hand. Drug-reps visit and leave a number of bottles of brandnamed lialda and other meds. I got a 30-day supply bottle of lialda that way once, and I've heard of others doing the same.
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John, 40, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaYou might have UC if you're a gold medalist at the 10-meter bathroom sprint, all while jumping, dodging, and shoving obstacles in your way
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