Well, I guess I could ask the doc if he would but I just assumed, by way of the paperwork leading to his services that was what he prescribed and thats that. But hey wont hurt to ask. I actually was told at the first place I attended, headache was a real common side effect and to just let the strip dissolve after 15- 25 minutes and get rid of it. Actually works perfect. No more headache. The pharmacist did tell me the other day, when I filled my last prescription, that the generic was cheaper, if I would ask him for it maybe he would prescribe it. Dont know nothing about generic or subutex. I started these strips after a 10 solid year run with methadone. Thought I would never get off methadone. Fit me perfect. Life was great. But this is doing pretty good. Thanks for the suggestion.