Monday, August 20, 2012
Generic Singulair is in pharmacies now!!!!!!!
Yes, I need a life. I am excited because generic Singulair is in pharmacies now! I was picking up another prescription and casually asked the pharmacist when they would be getting the generic Singulair. I knew the FDA had approved it, but I thought it would take a while to be produced and be on store shelves. Wrong!
You can ask your pharmacist for it today. I thought I would have to get another prescription, but my pharmacist said unless the doctor has written "no generic substitutions" we could switch to the generic version. I excitedly asked the pharmacist to run it through to see how much it would be. He said it was $10. I gasped and rolled my eyes. He asked how much I normally pay for Singulair. My copay is almost $50 a month (times 3 for my 3 kids)
So, instead of paying $100 for the two bottles you see above, I only paid $20. I quickly sent a message to my son living out of state and told him to ask his pharmacist for the generic version too.
When you have a family of 5 that has allergies, and 4 of the 5 of us have asthma, the costs really add up. We spend a LOT of money and time at the pharmacy.
Now that Singulair is generic, it will help my budget. Now I need to refill my Advair, that will be about $60. If Advair would just go generic now too.....