Generic medication in Germany

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I am someone who has suffered from ADHD since childhood. Obtaining medication for it has never been a problem for me until I came to Germany, where I discovered that health insurance providers--both public and private--won't give adult ADHD one red cent. My final resort was to pay out of pocket. However, with the medication alone costing nearly €3.000 a year, after about 3 years I ended up having to give it up and tough it out.

 

It has gotten progressively worse, and I really want to start back on the treatment soon. Are there generic forms of ADHD medication available? I'm looking but I am only finding shady online pharmacies that probably sell Pez candy in bottles. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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16 hours ago, razorsandroses said:

I am someone who has suffered from ADHD since childhood. Obtaining medication for it has never been a problem for me until I came to Germany, where I discovered that health insurance providers--both public and private--won't give adult ADHD one red cent. My final resort was to pay out of pocket. However, with the medication alone costing nearly €3.000 a year, after about 3 years I ended up having to give it up and tough it out.

 

It has gotten progressively worse, and I really want to start back on the treatment soon. Are there generic forms of ADHD medication available? I'm looking but I am only finding shady online pharmacies that probably sell Pez candy in bottles. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Ask a pharmacist because they can look it up. Then go to your doc and ask for a blue prescription. Then back to the pharmacist who will order it. 

 

Keep in mind that GP's have a fairly low medication budget from the KK. This is why they often don't want to prescribe expensive medication. A specialist has a bigger budget so you might have more luck there.  Unless it's like you say that it's the KK that flat out refuses to pay.

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18 hours ago, razorsandroses said:

Are there generic forms of ADHD medication available?

Yes, there are. E. g. " Methylphenidathydrochlorid-neuraxpharm 18 mg/-27 mg/-36 mg/-54 mg Retardtabletten". 30 tablets ranging from € 26,82 - 62,40 (depending on dosage).

 

You´ll need a special prescription though as they are classified like opiods. A blue prescription form won´t do.

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