Branded generics are not always as affordable as a true generic. By sporting a brand name, some consumers may incorrectly assume that the branded generic is a higher quality product than a true generic, but that is not usually the case. However, branded generics may be less expensive than the original brand.
In addition, multiple versions of a branded generic may be available on the market, and an insurance company may prefer one branded generic over another, or none at all. If you find your medication is too expensive, call your insurance company to determine if there is a preferred and more affordable drug that is equivalent to your prescription drug. In some cases, it might even require a new prescription from your doctor, but it might be worth it.