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Abbvie Canada has reversed the decision to discontinue VIBERZI


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Sorry for the delay Fay. I’m located in South Eastern Ontario. Your pharmacist can check for order availability in 1/2 a minute online with 1-: of their suppliers they use.

I believe that the pharmacies that tried to order it and it posted as backorder were the ones that got the fax.

The pharmacy I got the fax which was not mine but in my town only had 1 patient in that pharmacy that took it. 
If you will, let me know how you make out with your pharmacist.

Trevor

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Spoke to Abbie in Montreal this morning with the customer relations person. She concurred that a fax was sent out last week and they were informed by meeting and e mail  just today to inform all inquiries that it’s official as of today.

still not concrete but it’s something. My pharmacist placed an order for it this afternoon yet it still said back ordered. He said he will let me know tomorrow if his request will be fulfilled.

If no satisfaction tomorrow I will spend a few hours on the phone hopefully speaking to someone about some concrete answers.

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Happy to report that I just got word from my pharmacy here in Toronto that they have a 1 month suppy of 100mg available for me. Let's hope this trickle turns into a steady flow!

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Imodium proved unreliable for me.

BUT I am so happy to report that my husband just picked up 60 100 mg Tablets of Viberzi in Edmonton at our Save On Pharmacy❣️

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That’s fabulous! Still nothing here in Ontario. I called and went up the ladder here today. I advise calling for a 180 day supply just for peace of mind if able. 
it’s so strange speaking with a Pharma co directly! There’s nobody that can give you a straight answer! They don’t care about the patient with major diarrhea! They have already made their sale to the wholesalers. No compassion.

im on the Imodium train still and hope your good news brings more good news.

Best of wishes to everyone!

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Jeffrey Roberts

Such great news that the medication is starting to flow again from distributors to pharmacies. It was a great effort by all to let the pharmaceutical know that we all needed this medication to still be available in Canada.

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Yes great news, I just call my pharmacy and they told me they will have my refills ready for Monday. I am so happy 😁, now let’s just hope they keep Viberzi coming to Canada for all of us. 🤞🤞🙏🙏

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I am so happy that Abbvie decided to reverse their decision to start sending Viberzi back to Canada. Now let’s hope they keep the supply coming.

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1 hour ago, Annie Brohman said:

I am so happy that Abbvie decided to reverse their decision to start sending Viberzi back to Canada. Now let’s hope they keep the supply coming.

Definitely! I'll try and find the right individual at Abbvie Canada to send a thank you note.

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I haven’t been posting, but I’ve been watching since I first learned of the problems with filling scripts for Viberzi just before Christmas. Thanks to your posts I have had a good sense of what is going on!  Was able to get a 1-month supply in mid February.  Since I’ve been reading that the supply appears to be opening up, I’ve been checking around. Yesterday I learned that some suppliers are stocked here in NB, so checked my own pharmacy in Fredericton and . . . will pick up my 3-month supply on Monday.  Thank you all for the generosity you showed with the information!!  

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I am so thankful I found this group! I have been without Viberzi since January 3rd and have been so sick without it. I have called the company too. Even my friend called on my behalf. I was also calling my pharmacy weekly to see if it was available. Thanks to everyone on here, I was able to tell my pharmacist about other people starting to receive it and he was able to order it for me and I just picked it up! I was taking 75 mg but he could only get 100 mg now so that it was I will take. Hopefully there isn't a bit difference in the dosage. I am just so happy to be back on it. I am in Ottawa, in case anyone else from here is looking.

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21 hours ago, LisaR said:

I am so thankful I found this group! I have been without Viberzi since January 3rd and have been so sick without it. I have called the company too. Even my friend called on my behalf. I was also calling my pharmacy weekly to see if it was available. Thanks to everyone on here, I was able to tell my pharmacist about other people starting to receive it and he was able to order it for me and I just picked it up! I was taking 75 mg but he could only get 100 mg now so that it was I will take. Hopefully there isn't a bit difference in the dosage. I am just so happy to be back on it. I am in Ottawa, in case anyone else from here is looking.

@LisaR Where are you in Ottawa? No luck in Vanier.

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Hi everyone - I have been following this forum for awhile and see that Viberzi is available in some locations in Canada! I'm in Edmonton and so far have not found a pharmacy that has it in stock. Can anyone help out with a location in Edmonton or nearby? I will travel to get some lol... as you all know, being without this prescription has been really awful!

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Hi Charlotte 

I live in Edmonton and have just placed my second month order for Viberzi. I get mine from Save On Foods - Meadows location - 29 Street, 23 Avenue

780-465-3105

Hope this helps - speak to a pharmacist they are great!

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I got mine in tecumseh ontario. Used to take 75mg but only had 100mg. Got a 3 month supply at zehrs, it was 254$. Was shocked as was on drug plan before but now my husband and I are both retired. Think that price is ridiculous.  They know people want it. I'm trying to split them in half for a few weeks to see how that works. Think I will call around to see if I can get it cheaper anywhere else

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