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Has anyone tried generic for Norpace CR?

I just found I am going to pay a HUGE deductible for brand name drugs under my medigap policy.  Has anyone tried the generic for Norpace?  It is Disopyramide and does not come in the continous release, so I think it has to be taken every 8 hours, instead of every 12.  I have a call in to my cardiologist to see if he thinks it's okay, but hate to change as I am doing pretty well on the Brand name drug and don't want to throw a monkey wrench into the works:)  Also, anyone ordering drugs mail order from Canada?  I'd appreciate any input.  Thanks.
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612551 tn?1450025775
I have no experience with Norplace, but I do take generic everything... now even on Metoprolol regular release to get the generic.  The generic is about the cost of aspirin (well a bit more but in that price range) and I take Warfarin.  I started on Toprol XR then Metorprolol SR, now Metoprolol which I take twice a day (12 hours).  Warfarin is just once a day.  All generics work for me, or work as well.  They do not stop my AFib, but I haven't yet had a clot or stroke, that's good results.

You cardiologist should let you give the generic a try.

My private insurance package which provides back-up to Medicare and direct drug coverage has over the years increased the deductible amount and has shifted the "copay" to 100% until the deductible is reached.  The continuing reduction in insurance coverage isn't very encouraging for me, let alone the next generation.    
1569985 tn?1328251082
Thanks for sharing your experiences.  I am finding being retired much more expensive than I anticipated drug-wise.  I am waiting to hear from the doctor about the generic.

I am very disappointed in Medicare as far as my transition goes.  My former insurance company, medigap and Medicare are all pointing fingers at each other, and no one wants to pay.  I believe it will all get straightened out, but it is very frustrating and NOT helping my heart issues!

Thanks again.
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