You can ask the doctor to write “brand medically necessary” on the prescription and get brand-name Concerta. I don’t know what the cost implications would be for you.
Or, you can find a pharmacy that fills the scripts with generic manufactured by Activis/Jansen. This is exactly the same as brand. When my son was taking Concerta about 9 months ago, Walgreens was still filling scripts with this generic. I don’t know if they’ve changed. If you have a small pharmacy (not a national chain), they are likely willing to order and stock the equivalent generic if you request it.
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