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Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by heapsreal, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    No, I've not used them. They don't say who makes the generic valcyte. It may pay to drop the an email and ask. I've tried Cipla and one other manufacturer and only Cipla had any effect on me.
     
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    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    I'd be concerned about this product. As I understand it, Valcyte is still under patent, which is a large part of why it is so expensive. Since Valcyte has the potential for very serious side-effects, I'd worry about using a knock-off brand which may or may not be up to quality standards. Valtrex, OTOH, is fairly recently off patent and so there are reliable generics available at reasonable (relatively speaking) prices.

    Just my opinion, though.
     
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    Pharmaceutical companies in other parts of the world (namely India) do not respect our patents, fortunately for consumers. The fact that they make generics available while the drug is still on patent here implies nothing about the quality.

    If I thought I'd benefit from valcyte and my insurance wouldn't cover it here, I wouldn't hesitate to order.
     
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Yes, i understand India dont repsect patents, thanks india! lol, I have used generics from india before from 4rx and had good results and happy with their products but 4rx dont sell valcyte. If someone has used this company and seen their viral load go down with their valcyte, that would be great, just weary handing over $3k until i hear from someone who has first hand experience.

    thanks for the replies and opinions,
    cheers!!!
     
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    It mentioned that script is required. Do you think they will require one?
     
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Im not sure about a script, but myself being in australia i would get one because of customs here would probably grab it and $3k is too much to lose. I also just checked with 4rx and spoke to someone on their online help and they said they dont carry it or are able to get it, which is a shame as all their other meds are really well priced. maybe the pharmacy can put u in touch with a doc who will prescribe it.

    cheers!!!
     

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