I am 64 and have been using Fioricet for years and dealing with all the above generic issues. I have spoken directly to many of the manufacturers and many pharmacists. QUALITEST is the most cheaply produced generic which is why so many insurance companies will cover it the most. Mikart is the manufacturer of MIA 110. Mikart, INC NDC 46672-059-10.
I agree that WESTWARD 787 is far better than Watson 3369 and I won’t even take QUALITEST. THE VERY BEST GENERIC is by a company called MikArt. It costs a little more to manufacture so it costs pharmacies a little more and they often won’t carry it. Here is the solution.
Find a mom n pop independent pharmacy in your area and use it.
They have the freedom to order what they want. CVS, KMart, Walgreen etc. are bound by corporate policy and can only order from particular regional middleman warehouses. For years I got the MikArt product from KMart. Now they want to charge me $75.00 per refill. I now order through and independent pharmacy and each refill is $25 without even using my insurance.
I actually was referred to this pharmacy after talking directly to MikArt which is located in the south. This past summer I got a quote from Kmart for Watson at $I79 per refill and found it at a mom n pop for $15.96. I would NOT BELIEVE there could be such a discrepency if I hadn’t lived it.
I have no clue what kind of politics are involved in all this but I was told by a chain employed pharmacist that the chain drugstores make a huge profit off their pharmacies. I am calling WestWard Monday because I have been told by some pharmacists that they are on backorder and just yesterday another pharmacist said the manufacturer is discontinuing them???
Check the websites from the Internet, Mikart Fioricet has a lot of NDC number.
Some ID is: NDC 46672-053-10, some NDC 46672-059-10, some NDC 46672-633-16.
The instruction in Mikart Fioricet Label and instruction:
Pharmacist: Dispense in a tight light-resistant container with a child resistant closure. Storage: Store at 20 to 25 Degree. Manufactured By Mikart, INC, Atlanta, GA 30318.
CAUTION: Federal Law PROHIBITS transfer of this drug to any person other than the patient for whom it was prescribed.