Dr.Reddy’s Generic Suboxone Strips 1/4 the Cost of Genuine Suboxone Films

Generic Suboxone strips have finally arrived at Nashville pharmacies, and the savings are HUGE.

Generic Suboxone tablets have been on the market for some time now. And, while the tablet medication is identical to the medication in the Suboxone brand dissolvable films, some people just seem to have better success using the films. The problem is, the cost of actual brand-name Suboxone films is outrageous. Without insurance or some sort of cost savings card like GoodRX, some people spend over $500 for a months worth of genuine Suboxone films.

Say “Hello” to Generic Suboxone Films that Cost 1/4 the Price

As of October 2018, some pharmacies in the Nashville area are dispensing Dr.Reddy’s generic Suboxone films. The strength is identical to genuine Suboxone films. We’re told the taste is similar. So, what’s the big deal? The cost.

So far, we’ve heard that some people are paying as little as $120 per month with a cost savings card for Dr.Reddy’s generic Suboxone films. That’s roughly 1/4th the price of actual Suboxone films. If the effectiveness is the same, the taste is the same, and they help keep people clean from using opioids, then Dr.Reddy’s generic Suboxone strips may be the biggest thing to hit outpatient opioid recovery in a long, long time.

Have you or someone you know tried Reddy’s generic Suboxone films yet? If so, we’d like to hear your opinion.


  1. Brendon on November 1, 2019 at 6:19 am

    I have been getting Dr. Reddy’s new strips. I do not notice a difference at all, they work great. I am so thankful that someone finally took a stand. People are incapable of getting clean with the prices of regular suboxone. Its crazy when you can buy them on the street cheaper than at the pharmacy. I remember times in the past paying 800+ for my prescription of suboxone. Sometimes I couldn’t afford the medication along with my bills. I would choose the medication. I’d rather be well and homeless, than sick, miserable, and strung out with a place to stay. I’d go broke paying for the medication since I diddnt have insurance, and the company selling them is getting filthy rich. But yet their helping people, “right”. Its honestly sickening, I could have quit my job and hopped on medical assistance to get the medication. What a world we live in where that is a liable option. I could see people doing that honestly. And then they get stuck, not wanting to get a job, because that means not affording the medication again

    • Andrew Stephen on November 8, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      What a powerful story you have, choosing to be clean over everything else is amazing. I pray you stay clean and have a great life. So glad you’re saving money and the generic films are working for you!!

    • Trisha Lyons on January 16, 2020 at 8:21 pm

      I agree I have been on suboxone for nearly 10 years on and off and I cannot notice even the slightest difference with dr Reddy’s I’m so thankful that someone finally came through and gave us in recovery a real fighting chance because it was not affordable before hand. Thank you dr reddys !!!

      • Jose on September 26, 2021 at 7:10 pm

        I’ve been on subs for 12+ years now. I don’t like the Dr. Reddy subs I haven’t been feeling good since I switched over. I get like one good day out of every 3 weeks it’s been hard.

        • Andrew Stephen on September 27, 2021 at 3:06 pm

          It’s crazy that there is ANY generic medication out there that causes people to feel so crummy. I’m hoping you have a good doctor who will listen and help you change to a better medication. It seems almost anything is better than Dr. Reddy’s for some of us. Personally, I hated them. Good luck Jose, and please let us know what you do.

  2. John Faile on January 2, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    In the past 6 months, since switching from Indivor ( brand name ) to generic strips, I have tried the strips made by Mylan, Sandoz, Alvogen, and Dr. Reddy. I cannot tell any reduction in strength in any of these generics from the name brand, only the texture of the films vary, to me. The Mylan and Dr Reddy films seem to be a little thicker, while the Alvogen and Sandoz are thinner, and very similar to Indivor. The Indivor strips were costing me 160.00 per month ( 6mg. daily ), because my insurance wouldn’t cover name brand. Now, with the generics widely available, my co-pay is only 3.60/month. Wow, I was floored when the pharmacist told me how much my subs would now cost. I also found out that the generics and name brand subs are now a Tier 2 drug, down from Tier 4. I hope all these companies put Indivor out of business; they’ve been robbing us legally for too long.

    • Andrew Stephen on January 2, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you for letting everyone know about your experience with the various generic Suboxone films. The cost savings are HUGE! Curious if you’ve ever used the 8/2 generic films? These seem to be the ones causing people trouble. Any ideas on this?

      • John Faile on January 3, 2020 at 12:46 am

        That’s what I’m on. I was on the 8/2 strips for 2 years, but have cut down to 6mg/day. I still get 21 8/2 mg. strips per month, so I have to guess at 3/4 strip, then every 4th day I take the 3 small pieces, which is 6mg ( or so ). I have not experienced any negative side effects from the generic, as many have. The generic strips, imo, are no different in strength to me, and to people I personally know who have switched. I think it’s a mental thing, as most people automatically assume all generic drugs are weaker. I will say, though, that the pill form is definitely not as potent as the strips. Maybe because the strips dissolve faster and work faster, since they are absorbed better.

        • Andrew Stephen on January 13, 2020 at 1:26 am

          Thanks John. It’s good to her someone is having great success with the generic films. If any changes should occur like withdrawal symptoms or cravings, please let us know. Congratulations on your recovery!!

      • Mom of 2 on January 7, 2020 at 3:03 am

        I take the 8/2 consistancy. What do you mean by “seem to be the ones causing people trouble”?

        • Andrew Stephen on January 13, 2020 at 1:31 am

          Hi Sherry! Thanks for asking for clarity.
          Some people have experienced withdrawals symptoms on the 8-2 generic films but not the lower or higher doses. We are wondering if perhaps just the 8-2 Generic films are causing this, or if all generic films are a bit weaker, or as some of stated perhaps it’s just a mental thing. Feel free to share your opinion – it really helps a lot of people! Congrats on your recovery!

        • Andrew Stephen on January 13, 2020 at 1:34 am

          Ps – this will make more sense – we have another post where a lot of people have shared their concern for the generic films. Many have had a negative experience with them. Please take a look at the many comments on this other post when you have a second: https://suboxnashville.com/real-patient-review-of-dr-reddys-generic-suboxone-strips/

  3. Mom of 2 on January 7, 2020 at 3:00 am

    I’ve been taking Suboxone for close to 4 years now and I can’t even begin to tell you how much it has saved my life. I too switched to the generic strips a few months ago due to my insurance not wanting to cover the “name brand” ones. I have had Sandoz and Mylan but this will be my first time taking the Dr. Reddy’s brand due to switching pharmacies. I’m a little scared because I have seen some really bad reviews about this generic brand of buprenorphine/naloxone and how people were getting sick and going through withdrawal symptoms due to them not being as strong. I definitely can not afford to go through any withdrawal considering I work 40 hours a week plus have a 5 year old and 4 month old to take care of. I really hope they are not as bad as some people are saying they are!

    • Lisa Solis on March 28, 2022 at 7:29 pm

      I’ve been taking suboxone for 4 years now and I’m just not getting the Dr.Reddys 12/3 mg and I’ll see how they’re and how it affects me and if it’s any different from the ones I’ve been taking.

      • Andrew Stephen on March 29, 2022 at 3:07 pm

        Hopefully, you’ll do just fine with Dr. Reddy’s. Please keep us posted, and best of luck Lisa 🙂

  4. Kevin R Whitley on January 30, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Hi Stephen ,my name is Kevin and I live in Fort Worth,Tx. I have been on Suboxone 8.2mg for about 10 years and i lost my insurance recently.i need to know if any Pharmacies in the Ft. Worth area that you know of that carry any of the Generic 8.2mg Suboxone like Dr.Reddy, Mulan,or Sandoz . I have been recommended to use good RX for a discount of about 80%.I get 120 strips per month and I truly can’t afford to buy my medication since I’m on retirement Social Security and was taken off of medicaid bcuz I turned 62 and was on SSI and now I don’t have any insurance that will pay for my Suboxone monthly and I need my medication to live and be alright. I’m willing to try one of the Generic meds to keep myself in recovery. I need assistance drastically. Thanks in Advance Sir !!

    • Andrew Stephen on January 30, 2020 at 8:57 pm

      Hi Stephen! You’re on the right track – GoodRX is not only great for getting the lowest price, but it also shows the pharmacies that carry it, as well as accept the discount. Here’s what I did for you – I opened GoodRX.com and did a search for generic Suboxone Films in the Ft. Worth area. (See image) You can also click this link to see the very same results: GOODRX RESULTS IN FT WORTH Image attached. Call the top three pharmacies and ask them if you can bring your prescription there, and make sure they accept the GoodRX coupon. This should work well. Please let me know if this works out for you. I wish you the best! Andrew Stephen – Grateful addict in recoveryGeneric Suboxone Films GoodRX Ft Worth TX - Nashville Recovery

  5. Alfred on March 6, 2020 at 12:32 am

    Soy de puerto Rico utilizo las laminillas de sandoz y hoy me cambiaron a las del doctor Reddy me dio miedo pues siempre han dicho que las genericas dan problemas ademas Reddy tuvo problemas legales con los dueños de las originales y eh leido un poco sobre este tema y quiero saber si este medicamento es igual ya que utilizaba un generico de reddy pero igualito al original y hoy tengo otro muy distinto

  6. Alfred on March 6, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Quien puede hacer algo sobre esto? Porque si nos quedamos callados van ah seguir abusando de mosotros no podemos levantemos la voz hagamos una demanda contra este doctor no hay ninguna mejor que laa original original es original

    • Andrew Stephen on March 6, 2020 at 3:47 pm

      Rough English Translation: I am from Puerto Rico I use sandoz lamellae and today they changed me to those of Dr. Reddy I was scared because they have always said that generics give problems besides Reddy had legal problems with the owners of the originals and I read a little about this subject and I want to know if this medicine is the same since I used a generic of reddy but just like the original and today I have a very different one

    • Andrew Stephen on March 6, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      You’re helping right now by sharing this. Eventually,m they will have to see how many people are disliking these generic films. Best of success Alfred 🙂

  7. Alfred on March 6, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    El medicamento de reddy no funcionan me tome 2 laminillas y no hacen nada de efectos lo que causan son nauseas y dolor de cabeza estaba utilizando las genricas de sandoz y esas si funcionaban incluso son idénticas dicen N8 y las de reddy solo tienen un 8 se disuelven muy rapido y son mas claras que las de sandoz es una pena que por ahorarse unos cuantos dolares tengamos que recurir ah otras alternativas para poder controlar esta grave enfermedad que tanto aqueja al mundo, me dan 56 laminillas para 28 dias y la realidad no las quiero y hoy no se que hacer encontre este chat y decidi escribir porque d verdad esto me tiene mal que se puede hacer oh que recomendaciones hay para esta cituacion

    • Andrew Stephen on March 6, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      Sorry my Spanish isn’t too good 🙂 Glad you reached out and shared about these generic films. I’d recommend talking to your doctor and telling he/her you’re having terrible side-effects. It seems that most of the generic Suboxone films are causing a lot of problems with withdrawals, stomach aches, rashes, headaches, and more. I really hope you get this resolved. Your recovery is so important. I’m hoping comments like your’s will let these manufacturers know there is a problem with these generic films. Ps – The Sandoz brand are actually made by Indivior UK – they make the original Suboxone sublingual films. So far I’m told these are the best generics you can get. I have not tried them personally, so I can’t recommend them. The tablets have been the best solution for me since they work perfectly and cost very little by comparison. Please keep us posted on your progress!

  8. Alfred on March 6, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Muchas Gracias pero aqui en puerto Rico es un programa en el que estamos y ellos mo tienen conrrol de esto, las farmacias me dicen que droguería les envia esas porque son las unicas que hay pero todo el mundo se esta quejando y es una pena todo esto

  9. Lisa Vigilante on January 25, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Does this medication come in a light blue bandage like wrapper

    • Andrew Stephen on January 25, 2021 at 3:48 pm

      It’s a white package with blue lettering labeled “Dr. Reddy’s” in the upper right corner.

  10. Johnny on January 28, 2021 at 5:25 am

    Dr Reddys has been the best film for me.

    • Andrew Stephen on January 28, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      I’m curious if you take the 8mg or the 2mg?

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