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pierceme05
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Who do I speak to about taking generic birth control pills? The pharamacy gave me generics one month (which only cost me $5 but I had no side effects) and the next month I was given back the name brand (which with my new insurance costs $35 instead of the $15 before the insurance problems). I am going back to college in a few weeks and since I had no problems with the generic version I am thinking it will just be better to stay with the generics. Anyway, who should I speak to about this? Is this something I should talk to the pharamacy about or would I have to go through my doctor?
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Talking to the pharmacy should be fine. Just tell them that you would like the generic brand, rather than the brand name of your pill prescription, there should be no reason they wouldn't do that for you.

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(The only reason you would have to go through your doctor is if they specifically signed the prescription for brand name/no substitution. But since the pharmacy has given you the generic before, you likely will have no problem simply requesting the generic from the at your next refill. If you do need to go through your doctor's office to get it changed, you can just call and have them call in the new prescription to the pharmacy.)

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