What if I would like my prescription filled with the brand-name medication and do not want to take the generic equivalent? >
You and your insurance company save money when you use generic equivalents. Generic medications often cost much less than the brand name. If you personally requested the brand-name medication and your doctor has not included specific instructions on the prescription to “dispense as written” or similar instructions, you will pay the generic copay plus the difference in cost between the generic and brand-name medication at the community pharmacy.