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.
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!