Protonix ------brand vs generic

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by caroleye, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    Today, refilled my "brand" protonix. Used to be $35 co-pay. Today, it was $50. My insurance company told me my co-pay would go up every time I refilled it, but if I ordered the "generic", it would be a $10 co-pay.

    Anyone tried the Generic and seen any difference than the brand?

  2. gasolo

    gasolo New Member

    Hi Carole,

    Protonix is a proton pump inhibitor. It reduces the acid the stomach makes. Prilosec is a similar drug that is now over the counter. The Costco generic works as well as the brand name. In general, all generic drugs work as well as the brand names. You might consider asking your doctor if Prilosec could be subsituded for Protonix. It would much cheaper and wouldn't require a prescription.