Real Patient Reviews of Dr Reddy’s Generic Suboxone Strips – Updated
UPDATED August 28, 2020
I began taking Dr. Reddy’s generic Suboxone films on June 19, 2020. Here’s my experience:
My first five weeks taking these films was pretty uneventful. I did feel some euphoria when I first took them. It would last about an hour. I felt “buzzy”. One day in particular I felt as high as a kite for about two hours.
It was at the six week mark that I started noticing side-effects. I started to feel achy in the morning hours. Like the drug had worn off, and it was time for the next film. But, taking the film didn’t bring any relief. It wasn’t awful, but that’s not how I normally feel in the morning. Eventually, I’d get busy with my day and forget about it. I also noticed I was getting sleepy in the afternoon. I exercise 6 days a week, eat good food, and get 7 hours sleep most every night. Dr. Reddy’s was the only thing that had changed.
At ten weeks, I started to feel even worse. My achiness got worse, I felt much more sleepy / unrested every day, my focus got dull, my stomach starting feeling strange and I started looking forward to going to bed earlier than usual.
Today, at eleven weeks I realize there’s definitely something wrong. I thought maybe I had COVID. I went and got tested, but I don’t have it. I got bloodwork done two weeks ago and my results were great all around.
Here’s what I’ve been feeling every day for the last 7-10 days taking Dr. Reddy’s generic Suboxone films:
- I wake up feeling unrested, tired.
- I get a little energy about an hour after taking an 8mg Dr. Reddy’s film, but it doesn’t seem to last.
- Starting in the late morning I get really tired. I feel tired all day until I go to bed.
- My sleep is now broken, I wake up at 1:30am and 3:30am regularly.
- I look forward to going to bed every day. I have fallen asleep as early as 7pm which is not like me.
- From 11am to bedtime, I feel so drowsy I could close my eyes and be asleep in 5 seconds.
- My throat feels like there’s pressure in it. It feels harder to swallow. (I don’t have COVID and my recent blood test was great)
- My focus at work is muddy at best.
- I have body aches and joint aches. It feels like I’ve lifted heavy weights / I feel exhausted.
- I actually feel a little worse 20-30 mins. after taking an 8mg Dr. Reddy’s film. My stomach feels “ugh”, and I just want to sit down. I now eat a late breakfast since my stomach feels weird first thing in the morning.
- As I write this I could fall asleep at my desk.
Next week I’m going to switch back to the generic tablets. When I take the tablets or the original Suboxone films I feel excellent, energetic and focused. In other words, I feel normal. Taking Dr. Reddy’s films was not a good experience for me.
Since first writing this post, we’ve had over 220 people from all over the world comment about their experience with Dr. Reddy’s brand generic Suboxone films. Most comments are negative. Some people have an adverse reaction to these films and other generic films.
My Biggest Fear is People New to Recovery Getting Bad Generic Suboxone Fi
Can you imagine being new in recovery, thinking you’ve finally found the solution to your addiction problem and then getting sick as a result of poorly made generic Suboxone films?
UPDATED June 22, 2020:
My Bad Experience with Dr. Reddy’s Generic Suboxone Films
On June 19, 2020, I switched from generic Suboxone tablets to Dr. Reddy’s generic Suboxone films. My goal is to provide my personal, unbiased experience taking Dr. Reddy’s generic films as a 6+ year Suboxone user. Over the past 6 years I have taken the following buprenorphine & naloxone medications:
- Original Suboxone Sublingual Films
- Generic Suboxone Tablets
- Zubsolv Tablets
- Bunavail Buccal Films
- And now, Dr. Reddy’s Generic Suboxone Films
In the coming weeks I will provide regular updates regarding taking Dr. Reddy’s films compared to the above medications.
Thanks for reading 🙂
UPDATED April 19, 2020:
We have received over 300 posted comments regarding generic Suboxone films over the past 9 months (multiple posts) from people all over the U.S. and Canada. Each have shared their experience in taking Dr. Reddy’s, Alvogen, Sandoz and possibly other generic brand Suboxone strips. I have provided a reply comment on most every post explaining my experience with various Suboxone medications and tried to encourage people to make a switch whenever their recovery medication isn’t working.
It was only a matter of time before someone got their hands on Dr. Reddy’s generic Suboxone strips. We expected great things out of these sublingual films, since they contain the same amount of buprenorphine and naloxone as Suboxone-brand strips and of course have been FDA-approved.
Since we first published this post back in April of 2019, we had no idea people from across the United States would be providing their actual firsthand experience taking Dr. Reddy’s generic Suboxone strips. Sadly, there have not been many positive experiences shared. Be sure to read the comments at the bottom of the page.
Our first real patient review of Dr. Reddy’s generic Suboxone strips is a negative one. The following is what Suboxone-experienced patient “T” had to say about her reaction when taking the generic films made by Dr. Reddy’s:
“These are not even close to the same. Do not taste the same, do not dissolve the same & just plain do not work. I’ve been on suboxone treatment for 5 years & recently had to switch because of insurance and have been living three days of hell. Now there’s going to be a huge backlash I can already tell when everyone else starts having to take these for insurance purposes or no insurance purposes. Generic does not work. Everything about them is not right. You asked for an opinion on your website and I’m just giving it to you straight.
T later added this:
“My stomach felt like someone had put their fist in my stomach & twisted, I had diarrhea & when I took the medicine my whole body got flush & felt like it was burning. I’ve since called my doctor and insurance company and have now switched back to Suboxone brand films.
I hope this can save the headache of someone else trying these, it’s not worth it.”
Well, there you have it. A real patient with a 5-year history of taking genuine Suboxone films sharing her experience regarding Dr. Reddy’s generic Suboxone films.
The good news is there may still be hope for high-quality generic Suboxone films: There are now at least two other pharmaceutical companies manufacturing a generic Suboxone film. One of which is from Indivior UK Limited – the makers of the original Suboxone sublingual film.
Again, be sure to read the comments below, as they shine light on multiple experiences taking Dr. Reddy’s generic Suboxone films.
If you or someone you know has taken generic Suboxone films and would like to share your opinion, please do so by posting your comments below.
I got my script on Monday april 22 2019. The pharmacist told me it was Dr.Reddy generic strips which i was fine with trying so i took my first dose that evening around 9pm,well i woke up around 1240 am with a rash on both arms my whome boxy felt really hot and flushed i had a really bad head ache and my legs ached so so bax i called my doca office when they opened the next morning and they wanted to see me so later that day i went in and was seen and found out that i had a allergic reaction to ot…its not a good medicine if at all possible i would stay away from it
Thank you Crystal. You’re the second person to share terrible side-effects from the generic Suboxone strips. The quality just does not seem to match the original films, which is sad since they could save us all a lot of money. Please keep us updated on your experience, and thanks again for sharing!
I havent tried the Dr.Reddy brand generic, but I have been switched from 5 years of brand name now to generic due to insurance purposes, (you might as well forget the discount cards of any kind unless you fill your medicine at Walmart, CVS, OR WALGREENS the worst places to have to fill buprenorphine “from experience”) I tried the yellow pack generic and within hours had a mouth and throatful of blisters and a large rash on my neck and stomach area…… I told my pharmacist about this and was told “You may have to take what you can get, or find another pharmacy (which with buprenorphine finding another accepting pharmacy is like trying to find the swimming hole in the Sahara Desert) well, after 4 days without medication my pharmacy finally got the Sandoz generic brand. I was truly Scared to try it because of my last “generic” experience but reluctantly took my proper dose. I was very happy that the film itself looks identical to the name brand Suboxone, has the very similar taste, and to believe or not works about 90% as well as the name brand! Same dissolve time (if not a little shorter) and I am as satisfied as “can be” with this current situation. We all know how laws, guidelines, and protocol change every few months concerning our treatment, so I just pray this will remain. My Anxiety and Panic attacks have tripled due to the constant changes in protocols! Good day and an even greater day to not be using!
I have been taking suboxone for 4 year’s now. I recently had to move to a new pharmacy because the walgreens pharmacist was talking trash behind the counter about me because I had in 1 year, gotten them filled early because I travel at least once a month for my job. So I had my prescriptions sent to king soopers where they carry Dr Reddy generic suboxone. I have been on them for 6 months with no bad reaction. Now I have taken every form except for the shots. Subzolv was one that made me very sick and had to go to the hospital for. The generic pill form from sun pharmaceutical worked ok until I started getting a rash from them. So I think that every pharmaceutical company has there own tweaked version of the buep/neloxon. So I was told to just take a half of a strip to see how I react to the Dr Reddy version. I hope some of you find this helpful.
This is good news. Do you take half in the morning and half later in the day?
The only way to get that wonderful feeling is to cut the strip into five or six pieces. Take one piece every 5 hours. If you take more than that or try to get “higher” the good feeling goes away. Big mistake from people who take an entire strip. You will feel nothing but be a zombie. You have to wait about an hour for the medicine to work. Dr. Reddy’s Lot # 3232680c were terrible! I could not function. No good feeling. Nothing but sleepless nights. Horrible. They may have had problems at the plant? I had heard that their product was- sub- standard by many people but didn’t believe it until last week. I will pay full price, sacrifice my food even so that I can function.
I think the “feeling wonderful” part is something that people using bupe/nalox combos need to avoid searching for in a medication. Speaking from experience, that feeling ruined my life a bunch of times.
Spot on. You’re not supposed to be getting high on maintenance medication, especially if you’re in recovery. Otherwise, you’re still in active addiction and defeating the whole purpose. That’s the kind of BS that makes people look down on MAT.
Your so correct! It’s ones like that who ruin it all for us who do take our recovery seriously. I know I do.. just saying.
If you getting high from this your not seeking help your just feeding the problem.
it’s ok to want to feel good, that’s not the same as high at all. with r3ddys I’m def not feeling good, I’m getting covid like migraines my whole head feels like pressure and nothing rids it. I’ve tried Tylenol, Aleve, Excedrin , Motrin, gabapentin, nothing. it’s not my neck or pillow either. On top of it, getting panic attacks first time in 1 0yrs and scary part is thoughts of death, never ever been a thing for me. Not feeling good is what people say to mean feeling sick.
I had a horrible experience with Dr. Reddy’s we’re not as near as effective once the took away the original strips most of us have been taking for years. How can it be so far off? I am now back to taking the old orange generation buprenorphine pills and they seem to be working okay as long as you find the right brand of those as well. This is so ridiculous because we depend on this medicine. It has changed a lot of our lives and now to be searching for something that work just as good as we had before it’s just not fair at all
Been on Suboxone for 5 years. Saved my life. Recently my insurance decided to only pay for generic strips. So it’s been 3 weeks since the switch and they are terrible. I take one at 7am then one at 7pm. Regular subs had me feeling normal again. No problems all day long. But these generics mess with my stomach. I lose energy and get tired by noon. I feel anxious again. I sweat more than normal. I just feel off the entire day. I don’t like them at all.
Try to get the Sandoz generic. They are made on the same machines as the brand name. The only difference is the printing on the package and the price.
I thought they stopped making sandoz?? How the heck are you getting your hands on them? I have never tried sandoz but really want to.
According to everything I can find online, Sandoz are identical to the original Suboxone films made by Indivior UK LTD. and are sold in a different wrapper. There’s nothing I can find saying they are no longer available, so you should be able to find them. Far as I know, Walgreens has a deal with DR. REDDY’S, so I would try CVS, Publix, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Costco, etc. You may have to go in and ask, since many pharmacies will not discuss inventory on controlled substances over the phone. Good luck, and please let us know what you find.
I’ve been on suboxone film for 5 yrs always got the indivior brand name and they worked great. Suddenly a yr ago i started getting alvogen or dr reddys sense this shit happened with the generics they made me feel so bad it was unbelievable i had headaches nausea sore throat i put up with it for months and thought maybe i was crazy then i read all these other peoples comments and realized its these new generics, my last appt i had i told my doctor he wrote brand name on my script and i got the original indiviors and now im completely back to normal i was worried my insurance wouldnt cover brand name but they did it was 3$ and the generics were 1$ so i dealt with this for how long and that’s all i had to do. Alvogen an dr reddys need taken off the market i don’t know what’s in those things but it’s poison.
Too many people are having negative side-effects. We’re not crazy. We KNOW when something is off with our medications. We just do.
On subs for about 6 yrs, I have been on dr rdy for awhile and yes they suck and I knew immediately, i used to be able to take a half of film a day but these wear off super quick and I find myself having to take more, thought maybe it was in my head, until I came across this post, thx
It’s not in your head Jake. It doesn’t make any sense. I went through it too. The same two chemicals at the same strength and somehow they aren’t as strong, don’t last as long and in some cases make people sick. The same things happened to me. There have been some snide remarks in this thread about “people being crazy”, “it’s all the same stuff”, and “it’s all in your head”. Nope. It ain’t all in our heads. We know there’s a difference because we’ve been taking it long enough for our body to acclimate. Even a subtle change can make a big difference, and, Dr. Reddy’s does not cause a “subtle” change. It’s a BIG change. They are not the same and there’s something amiss with these films.
Oh my god. I am ecstatic to know I haven’t been alone in this. Been on normal brand name for 6-7 years, never a problem. At first no problems with generic other than tasted like nothing and less energy but now months later I feel like they are not just working.. but actually throwing me into further withdrawal than without them. I was terrified it was just me and maybe due to some kind of unknown internal, bodily damage but am picking up my normal tomorrow. I really, pray to whatever god there is that I won’t have to be in this kind of stomach twisting, shits giving and rash inducing pain anymore.
You’re right, i have always been treated like an addict or drug abuser when filling my Suboxone at CVS. I now only go to a small independent pharmacy.
“You may have to take what you can get, or find another pharmacy (which with buprenorphine finding another accepting pharmacy is like trying to find the swimming hole in the Sahara Desert)
Wow. They should have no problems ordering you whatever generic brand you desire.
I wanted to say that I have read many bad experiences about the yellow brand (alvogen), but that is the best brand for me. I recently ended up with Dr Reddys and it was a disaster. I was extremely irritable, depressed, quick to anger, etc etc. Also getting sicker more often.
Very few pharmacies will offer to get people different versions of generic Suboxone. Sadly, most pharmacies I’ve dealt with have a “take it or leave it” attitude and tend to treat addiction medicine patients very poorly. They were always super nice when I was picking up my pain meds. Go figure…
So I’ve been on suboxone for awhile, for a long time I was taking the strips until I didn’t have insurance so I had my doctor change me to the tablets but I’ve been taking them for about a year and have had no issues with them, and when I went to the doctor yesterday he told me that he wanted to switch me back to the films since I have insurance again & I asked him if they would be the generic ones and was trying to explain to him that they have different kinds and I didn’t want the dr.reddy ones so that was my only worry but I think that he thinks there’s only one generic and that they’re all the same, cause he told me I was taking the generic tablets right now. Well he electronically sent it my prescription so after I found out that my pharmacy only carries dr.reddys I was really upset cause I don’t want to be stuck taking them for a whole month, I tried calling other pharmacies to see about transfering my prescription to somewhere that carries the other generic strips and I was told that since my prescription was electronically sent in it can’t be transferred. So I called my doctors office and asked if there was any way he could just call me in a prescription for the tablets like I normally take or send my script to a different pharmacy and I explained to the nurse that my pharmacy only carries dr.deddy strips and that I can’t take them because I’ve had them in the past and they made me sick and I told them dr.reddy is the manufacturer for one of the generic brands and the doctor said he didn’t know what dr.reddy was and the nurse told me that this is what the doctor wants me to take. But I’m just really upset that he wouldn’t listen to me when I told him I’m unable to take the dr.reddy ones and I told her I guess I’m stuck taking it for a whole month even though they make me sick, and I just didnt understand why he wouldn’t keep me on the tablets when they work just fine for me. But I did call my pharmacy earlier and she told me they didn’t have the name brand ones so they ordered some and would be in next week so I asked her if I’d be getting the name brand ones instead of generic and she said yes. I’m not sure why I’d be getting them instead of the generic ones now but I was so happy to hear that. I just pray everything goes fine when I go pick them up and that they really are the name brand
What state do you live in ashley?
Well well well. 28 days of horror and I’m back to my pills. What really pisses me off the most is this was not my nurse practitioners error. Today we found out that this error originated at the pharmacy which is funny because I stood and argued for 45 minutes last month and the pharmacist threatened to not give me my script. I was in partial withdrawal by day 5 on the Dr. Reddy strips. After 5 years of being normal. Thank God for my AA family real family and pcp who prescribed a host of comfort meds to help keep me from relapse. Use your outside voice of anyone tried to prescribe this garbage for you.
Hi Andrew I’ve been on the real suboxone strips for 3 years with no problems just recently started getting dr reddys oh my God not good I’ve been to the hospital 3 times thought I was stroking out it took me 6 months and lots of money to realize it was the subs then called my doctor and she put me back on pills no problems since I thought I was dieing no joke and the pharmacist thought I was trying to get over on him so I went back a week later with all the Dr Reddy’s Suboxone strips and showed him I still had them and told him to read your article well he had nothing to say then when you go from name-brand to Dr Reddy’s it takes awhile to figure out what it is why you feel the way you do I have over 120 of these strips and I wouldn’t give them to my worst enemy I could be in severe withdrawal and I wouldn’t take those strips again I would kick cold turkey before I ate those things again I literally thought they were killing me I got covid-19 tests blood work ekg I thought I was dying literally no joke they have to take these off the market they’re going to kill somebody thank you for your time
Thanks for sharing this Tim. I hope you were able to get your doctor or pharmacist to work with you. When people first mentioned this issue with Dr. Reddy’s, even I thought maybe it was only psychological. But when I experienced it first-hand, it left no doubt in my mind that there’s something wrong with these films. There are at least one hundred of more stories like ours on this site alone telling everyone about the problems people have encountered. We’re not crazy. These things are simply not right. Best of success to you!!
Thanks for sounding the alarm! They should know better than to try to pass off inferior products to people who really are going to be able to tell that they don’t work.
Been taking Dr Reddy for awhile and have had numerous trips to the ER thinking I’m dying, heart attack and bleeding in the stomach. 2 weeks ago filled a script that has me acting so crazy feeling like I’m on something acting crazy..I went as far as going to s Walgreens and asking if they had been tampered with I was greeted with that isnt possible. The taste could be different but I know my meds and I know how careful I am with my meds I have been the exact opposite. The funny thing is it takes alot for someone to walk in and say I think m try meds were tampered with I really felt they should’ve taken me serious so walked away confused and half wondering am I losing my kind glad I seen this site because I will be back up there tomorrow and someone can atleast take a report so it doesn’t happen to someone else
If you have 120 of them seems like you don’t need to take anything anymore
That’s so ridiculous and you should be ashamed of yourself judging everyone who doesn’t respond to the medication like you did.
Who are you to be pointing fingers !!
I too have a lot of the ones in yellow generic ones. There is something wrong with the generic SUBOXONE. I’m taking mine to the Attorney Generals Office. They should ban Dr Reddy’s enteric products
I agree. It might not be every batch, but they made me sick. I felt better just two days after switching back to generic tablets. There is something wrong with those films.
The yellow package ones are awful gave me a severe migraine here for anyone who doesn’t want to take any generics just letting you know it’s the pharmacies choosing to dispense generics HAVE YOUR DOCTORS ANYONE WHO WANTS ACTUAL SUBOXONE IT TOOK ME CALLING MEDICAID/MEDICAL TO FIND OUT THAT THEY DO COVER ACTUAL SUBOXONE ITS THE PHARMACIES NOT WANTING TO DISPENSE THEM SO HAVE YOUR DOCTOR WRITE D.A.W ON YOUR PRESCRIPTION BECAUSE THAT MEANS DISPENSE AS WRITTEN SO IF THEY WRITE SUBOXONE THEY HAVE TO GIVE YOU NAME BRAND SUBOXONE HOPE THIS HELPS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUAL NEED IT IT SHOULDNT TAKE ANYONE GETYING SICK AND FINDING OUT THEIR ASSHOLE PHARMACY CHANGED THEIR MEDS ON THEM MY GUESS IS WHOEVER GOT GENERICS EITHER YOUR PHARMACY WAS OUT OR THEY JUST CHOSE TO GIVE YOU SUBOXONE SO IF IT SAYS DAW JUST MAKE SURE EVERYTIME YOU GO TO YOUR DOCTOR YOU REMIND THEM TO PUT DAW BECAUSE THEY WONT REMEMBER TOO IF YOU DONT MOST SUBOXONE DRS HAVE LIKE 800 PATIENTS THEY WONT ALWAYS REMEMBER Just a tip from someone who already went through it
Thank you. This was very helpful.
I have read a lot of people don’t like the yellow ones, but they are the best ones for me. I recently ended up with some Dr Reddys and I had a similar experience to everyone here.
Well this is all strange but it may be that these comments made the company step up or stop doing something corrupt, especially from India. They’re almost all con artists. However, my best friend just said that the Dr Reddys work just fine. I think think at least some of these negative comments are from those people who are trying to get a buzz rather than keep the withdrawals away. Those that would prefer to be high on their choice or form of heroin. There are the lightweights that can get a buzz from 40 to 60 mg of pain pills then theres those that will take enough to kill em and not be happy. Those who are abusive are the ones complaining. The medicine WORKS. Quit being spoiled. Sobriety means nothing to ya. Ya want to be HIGH AND DROOL ON YOURSELF.
Just because it worked for your friend, doesn’t mean it works for everyone. It’s this thought process that keeps people from getting help and they end up relapsing. Why is it when someone says something like “Tylenol doesn’t work for me, I have to take Advil.” We believe them, but you want to discount someone who says the same about this medication? This is so judgmental and this whole statement is why more addicts aren’t getting helped.
Again ?? Another one be on her high hoarse huh!
Y’all are some sad people!
There are people looking for help and understanding and you think it’s ok to judge them! You just go worrying about yourself and deal with your issues
Besides if your so great and got it together why are you on this stuff??
Dumb a&& people
Yes I have been on Dr Reddys for 2 months now and they work fine.. Exactly right, the people who don’t think these are good are off there heads and looking for that herion high 100%.. Dr Reddys WORK FINE! (If you compare them to Brand name there maybe an 8 compared) There’s always junkies that want to complain😝… If people want the real ones then they have to pay for them🤷♂️ Oregon Law.
That’s awesome that they work for you. Being happy and healthy is ALL that matters. Do me a favor – Keep us posted if you start to notice headaches or stomach issues, please. Those are the two issues that people (including myself) experience with the generics (outside of withdrawal of course). Glad you’re having success Kian. God bless.
I was on name brand before I had to switch to generic. I was given the Dr. Reddy’s films. I take 8mg in the morning and 8mg in evening. I have not noticed anything different at all. I feel the same. Yet again I got on it to stop my WD. It has done me great and happy I don’t chase the bag anymore or have to feel WD. I am about to switch to sublocade. I know a lot of people who made that switch and say its a life changer and when you want to get off it all you just stop and the sublocade leaves your system slowly with no WD. I am about to make the switch. I am ready to not have to dose anymore and feel completely stable 24/7
It’s nice to hear a success story Marcus. Thanks for sharing this. Obviously, there must be tens of thousands of people using Dr. Reddy’s, so it must just be unique to certain people. The ONLY thing that matters is that they’re working for you. Congratulations on your sobriety – Keep up the great work!
I agree. I have been on suboxone for over 6 years and tell everyone the same thing. 90% of “symptoms” are in your head. Surely you’ve heard of the placebo effect. I guarantee half of these people that complain of symptoms from the Dr. Reddy’s are in their mind and they are making themselves feel that way. If I gave you a DR. Reddy in a Suboxone wrapper and you really believed in your mind that it was 100% real suboxone you would feel fine. I’ve learned this over the years. The same goes for the people who think they are sick after 12 hrs with no suboxone … in your head. Over the 6 years of being on subs I’ve tried almost every generic out there and they all worked the same for me.
You are wrong. I’m having the same issues as the others and was wondering if I was just crazy. That’s why I looked at the reviews. Trust me, all these people can’t be wrong, I know firsthand that what they’re saying is true. I was thinking maybe they weren’t mixing the medicine properly and when it’s cut up maybe it wasn’t the same dosage every time. I don’t know what it is but I know there’s something definitely wrong with Dr. Reddy‘s 8 mg/2 mg filmstrips. I’m happy for your friend, I’m glad it works for them.
I support you Tara. I didn’t “imagine” feeling like hell on Dr. Reddy’s for weeks on end. There is definitely something different about them. And, they’ve had multiple infractions with the DEA. We’re not crazy.
The common thing I see is switching from brand name to generic, I was stsrted out a few years ago taking the generic strips, I’ve taken all kinds in the last 10 years and have been prescribed to brand before they lost the patent. However this last 3 years I started again with generics, and haven’t noticed any difference between the brands thus far, I just received some DR. Reddys, and will update. I normally take Avoglen.
Oh also, I was on the brand subs years ago and relapsed, what I mean by started again was after a long bender and multiple detoxes later, just giving in and been on subs for the last 3 years now straight, that was started with all generics and I haven’t noticed much of a difference between them. However I have never had Dr Reddys until today, so I’ll let ya know.
I have been on Suboxone in 1 form or another for 15 years now. I started on the pills and eventually went to the film strips. When the generics came out I went to Dr. Reddys and only had a problem during the transition period. Stayed on them for what must be 2-3 years by now. Just recently changed pharmacies myself and now am taking the Mylan strips. Been about 3 weeks now and again only had problems during the transition. Maybe 2-3 days of aches and wondering if I had Covid….
That’s great information Ryan, thank you. Did you ever have issues when using the generic tablets?
This is great information. Not everyone has a bad experience with them, but many people have, especially compared to the other generics. I hope you do well. Please let us know.
I went from reddy back to alovagen both from India, I have been on both switched back to reddys and think your right they work to feel normal ther not to git a buzz I even git up 2hrs early put whole in my mouth and go back to sleep I WANT MY COFFEE FIRST THING NOT SUCKING ON SUMN TO GIT HIGH DO SAME EVERY DAY AND THER BOTH FROM INDIA
I’ve been on Suboxone for 5 or 6 years now… Taken name brand subs…. And then switched to Dr Reddys… While they worked and took away the bad feeling? Buuuuttttt I’ve also had some side effects from them and I don’t care to keep taking them… They are tearing my throat up and I’ve had rashes for the last two months…
I’m glad that they work for you, but not everyone has the same reaction. I never got a buzz from suboxon. You are ignorant. People are trying to get clean, and need to take what works for them. I came across this site looking for any information about the ganerics, because I was wondering if they might be why I was feeling like I was having withdrawal symptoms. The brand subs I would cut into 8 pieces, 1 strip would last 8 days, 1 milagram a day. Now I know why I feel like shit. I’m a 60 year old grandmother, who became addicted to pain meds from a botched back surgery, not because I’m some street junkie. Grow up.
Buddy, you really sound like the lower low life here. You understand that you are taking Suboxone because you were an addict, yet you have hardly the self awareness to realize that and you take the same unempathic stance that the worst of the particularly close minded stupid people who never had the misfortune of experiencing addiction have. Those people who want to set up barriers to people literally helping themselves save their own damn lives, in this case by dismissing and diminishing the hardship associated with this monster of a disease and by increasing the stigma surrounding it, are characteristically bad people. I’m not denying addiction is a bad mistake and that you need to acknowledge the full weight of that fact to take responsibility of your flaws and begin your recovery, but treating addicts like untouchables because they made a mistake that I would argue most of the times doesn’t have any intentional victims, save the addict, is downright wrong and very short sighted. And if your goal is to treat addicts who are literally seeking treatment, you have to be a complete idiot to dismiss their experiences entirely on the basis of the fact that your fucking friend felt fine.
Or no wait, is it actually just your friend who’s on Suboxone? I mean I wouldn’t be surprised if you just came here to bully some addicts who are getting treatment for their addiction with probably one of the worst opioids to try to abuse for some high cause you literally have so little better to do with your life. You like to see someone worse off than you. Maybe they might be better off, idk, but it feels good to look down on people when you’re really insecure and don’t have control or perspective on your insecurities. We’ll never know.
You could also be a representative for Dr Reddy’s lol. After all you clearly want to passionately defend it and you also seem to hate addicts, which could possibly explain the problems with the formula. I’m just joking, but still…
Another thing somewhat worth mentiong, 99% of those people taking the high doses of painkillers or whatever opioid in the fashion you’re describing are taking them because they have a tolerance. It’s because someone stuck injecting several bags of heroin at a time after building up to that dose over the course of years may as well not even take anything if you give them 40-60mg of hydrocodone or oxycodone and take away their heroin for a day because they will be in severe withdrawals regardless. It’s literally a natural physiological response to being dependent to a substance like opioids that causes a very rapid tolerance. I mean, Suboxone itself is extremely potent and if you have no tolerance you could get some serious pain relief from under a milligram. Trust me 16mg a day isn’t a small amount of buprenorphine. It’s almost miraculous that you’d be taking Suboxone considering how foreign of a concept that is to you. Anyway, all I’m doing by mentioning that is show how strong of an opinion people like you can form with two seconds of thought and no actual interest in the subject. That’s a dangerous type of mindset in this case.
In the end though, this whole epidemic of addiction can probably be thoroughly curbed if folk like you would abandon their moralistic egotism and step down a peg or two from their tall pedestal.
Also, wtf do you mean with any of this in the first place??? It’s because these people, many of which switched from some other generic brand or brand name Suboxone, tried to get high with the Dr Reddy’s brand suddenly? Why, because it’s the Dr Reddy’s brand which is known for its special high that Suboxone doesn’t have? Come on!!! There’s nothing in what you said that is grounded in logic!
Look, if you’re just here because you want to be a troll, because you’ve got some insecurities that you can’t take control of, or for whatever other reason, please don’t post this kind of stuff. Idk who hurt you so damn badly that you have to come in here and crap on quite literally everyone here who went through this struggle. If you want to grow up and put your big boy panties on, leave or take an interest in recovery and learn a little more about this disease and the treatments before making such strong and confident statements calling everyone here a liar.
And in not trying to get high I had headaches from the yellow ones medical gave me like it felt like someone curb stomped my dome but what people don’t seem to get it when your an addict change sucks no matter what so could have it all been in my head because we are programmed to think generics are weaker yeah but either way it’s a surprise when you open your box and it’s something different the yellow ones worked fine they just gave me a headache and they tasted awful idk about the dr reddys I have some but haven’t taken em yet so Idk yet I think these comments kindve scared. Me outta taking em lol 😆 🤣 but hey who knows I’d you want actual suboxone all it takes is your dr to wrote DAW DISPENSE AS WRITTEN on the prescription just a tip
Amen dude….ive been on alvogen, mylan, and now dr reddys as well as 2 different manufacturers generic tablets and they ALL feel the SAME exact way to me….then again, i was using heroin and fentanyl for years so i know im not gonna get “high” on any form of suboxone….its the same two ingredients in every brand lol these posts are actually ridiculous….if you’re going to the hospital or having strokes, check ya health….get a physical, see your pcp , etc, etc…..its not from the subs. Some of these comments are just ridiculous.
I was switched to dr. Reddys strips about a year ago. I think that they are extremely acidic and so far I have had a tooth break in half and then another severe cavity root canal. Unfortunately dr and dentist attribute this to drug use in general, but frankly I do not think that is the case. After taking them my mouth is dry and numb feeling. My teeth feel very sensitive. Also unfortunately due to covid i haven’t been to the dentist for almost a year and half but my last check up my teeth were great and the tooth that broke had zero signs of decay, same with the other root canal tooth.. I also have noticed a fair amount of lethargy since switching brands. Unfortunately I am going to have to find another dr because he does not prescribe outside the hospital since it is indian health care and their pharmacy only carries reddys now. I have also noticed needing more medication throughout the day since switching my prescription often runs out a few days before the fill date and they don’t allow 28 day fills have to wait the full 30. Which is ridiculous. Before switching I would often have extra films, so the need for more has to be the brand. I’ve discussed this with my dr and his only response is that they should be equivalent….I am so frustrated with the whole situation to say the least.
Sorry to hear all of this. I can totally see why you’re so frustrated. I have a couple of suggestions, so hopefully there’s a solution for you. 1. If you’re doctor is prescribing “generic films” and not Dr. Reddy’s specifically, then you should be able to go to a different pharmacy and get Alvogen or one of the other “better” generic Suboxone films. 2. Worst case scenario, could you go to another doctor who’s a little more helpful? Many physicians will happily help you find the right medication when issues occur. Whichever way you fgo, I wish you the best. Please let us know how you do.
NO NO NO DONT GO TO ANOTHER DOCTOR ITS THE PHARMACIES THAT ARE THE PROBLEM SO TELL YOUR DOCTOR TO WRITE DISPENSE AS WRITTEN ON THE SCRIPT THATS HOW I GOT THE NAME BRAND SUBOXONE BACK DISPENSE as written or D.A.W lol am I literally the only person on here who knows that cause medical/medicaid covers suboxone name brand which means every other insurance covers it so it’s the pharmacies
Hi. I know this article is old, but I need help really bad bc I’m unfamiliar and don’t know what to do. I started subs last Monday. Didn’t think to notice what brand these were, I was just so happy to finally be in treatment and thought I could start getting my life back together again after relapsing. I will try to keep this short.
I took them and have felt absolutely out of my mind horrible. I thought it was just me or just my nerves but I’m pretty sure I had a seizure. I live alone so there was no one to help me and when I woke up I thought maybe I fell sleepwalking but then I remember twitching the night before gasping for air. Please excuse grammar, I’ am doing good to type at all.
I took a uno one over 3 years ago for a year and these films do not feel anything like them. With real subs, I felt INSTANTLY better. No thoughts of relapse or craving opiates. Not with these. They just make you feel dazed and rotten sick. barely have enough energy to put one foot in front of the other. I started sleuthing around and joined a suboxone forum and told MT story. They asked me if I was taking generic. I said, yes. They said, “well that is your problem. They are garbage” and sent me multiple links such as this article of people with the same story as mine. I don’t think I can make it on these. I am in so much pain. Called pharmacy but there is nothing ah can do. I’m stuck with these films from hell. Whoever made these ought to ..never mind. I can’t say but, how awful to do this to a vulnerable population of people. We all should file a class action lawsuit against them. I know what will happen tomorrow unfortunately I am weak. Oh well. I tried.
I know this sucks for you. Try to get through the films as best you can and then beg, borrow or steal for the generic tablets. They work great, cost less and are excvellent. I’ve taken them for years and have no issues. I switched from the original films and never noticed a thing. It was only when I tried the Dr. Reddy’s that things got bad for me. I went back to the tablets and life is good again. Remember – The choice is yours to make, not your doctor’s choice. You can ask for any version of Suboxone and he/she should prescribe any of them. Best of luck Dana. Keep me posted 🙂
HAVE YOUR DOCTOR WRITE D.A.W ON THE PRESCRIPTION IT MEANS DISPENSE HAS WRITTEN SO IF YOU ARE WRITTEN SUBOXONE YOUR PHARMACY HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO FILL IT WITH SUBOXONE ONLY STRIPS
Besides the bad allergic reaction it sounds to me like too much naloxone and not enough buprenorphine possibly. Seems like it’s not giving enough relief to begin with and wearing off way too early. The bad symptoms sound like withdrawal symptoms.
I think you’re right. It’s been so long since I’ve had withdrawal symptoms. They weren’t extreme like muscle spasms. They were much more subtle like the very beginning of withdrawals.
You should try spitting after the medication absorbs.
I used to get bad headaches and whatnot and it all stopped when I spit out after about 20-30 minutes.
Also, I believe Subutex has only Buprenorphine and is also cheaper so you could ask your Dr. about those. Only thing that sucks is that it is in pill form only.
Subutex contains Buprenorphine only – there is no Naloxone in Subutex. However, most providers won’t prescribe Subutex unless you have a legitimate reason for not being able to take Naloxone (which is highly unlikely). Generic drugs are never an exact replica of the original name brand medication. I have taken all of them, including Mylan, Alvogen, Dr. Reddy’s, etc., and none of them work as well or the same as name brand Suboxone. I filed a request for an exception with my insurance company, explaining that the generic does not work for me and they approved the name brand for me with my co-pay being the same as it would be for generic. So, I would suggest you contact your insurance provider first and ask for an “Exception”. I hope this helps someone.
I am not sure what is wrong with these Dr.reddy strips but the place I was going to acme and they had the alvogen and I just filled my monthly script and they gave me have in the alvogen and half in the dr.reddy and they give me the worse head aches do you know of any pharmacies That have the alvogen I am in ohio and I can’t take these… so I am on the internet trying to figure out how there do different or a place to get the alvogen ones can you help?
Totally am not believing all these negative reviews as I’ve been taking original for a long time and just switched to the reddy one. Seems the big pharma are involved in this drama if you ask me. Dr reddys brand I would trust above others because of their history in this industry. Also many times are thinking is the real problem here. Who cares if it doesn’t taste the same. That flavoring is not treating your addiction it’s the active ingredient. Most of the other side effects are probably just a head game people are playing with themselves
I have the same problem I thought I was allergic to it it did not help the pain and it made me sick I don’t like it going back to the other films I used to take
Glad you have these generics figured out. They are causing a lot of trouble in the recovery community. Keep us posted, and thanks for sharing this 🙂
The sandoz was the best generic suboxone i have been on them for 7 yrs. I have had bad experience with all generic except the sandoz ones the alvogen the yellow ones i know make so many ppl sick to their stomach have hives skin peels inside their mouth of swells up and i heard they are not making the sandoz ones no more and that is really sad cause those work the best why would they stop making something that helps ppl the yellow and black ones suck compare to the sandoz they help so much and they dont have at any pharmacy in up state NY and that is so sad they ppl that struggle have to have these ones that dont work for crap and if u have your dr. Write Daw dispense as written u still have to fight with the insurance company…NOT FAIR AT ALL…
Same thing happened to me! I took them and got so sick within minutes of the first dose. I couldn’t walk, my breathing slowed but my heart was pacing, I was dizzy and literally couldn’t move off my bed until unfortunately I relapsed. I ended up buying opioids to stop how bad I felt on this suboxone, and immediately I felt better. Which the name brand Subs work great and you can’t get high on Opiods if you take the strips. These you can still, which tells you something…