Does anyone know~~~ Humira?

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crohnie42
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   Posted 9/2/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
How much the loading dose costs????  The 4 pens?   Mine was submitted to insurance but I am curious
Michele
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Female Dx'ed with Crohns Disease in 1992
Been on every med for crohns that exists
Several Fistula surgeries
Dx'ed with Colon Rectal Cancer March 2007
Dx'ed with Stage 2 Vulvar VIN
On Chemo and Radiation for 6 weeks


Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 9/2/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
My loading dose was billed to the insurane company at $3856.28. I owe $45.00. I think I made out better than the insurance company. yeah
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's. Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone, Levsin


mnchkn
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   Posted 9/2/2007 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I was told by my GI nurse that the loading doses cost $6000.  My federal BCBS approved mine last Monday.  Through the mail order pharmacy I will pay $35.  My loading doses should arrive on Wednesday via FedEx.  I have to drive to Vanderbilt for those.  After the initial doses my cost will be $35 every 3 months.  I'm lucky, we have really good insurance.  My nurse said for some the loading doses cost $1300.
 
MNCHKN

Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 9/2/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Smoething to keep in mind make sure they also have you have your doctor get the perscription for the doses going forward after the loading dose. With my insurance company they did not put two and two together so my first regular dose will now be late.
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's. Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone, Levsin


crohnie42
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   Posted 9/2/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
He wrote the prescription for one year including after the loading dose
Michele
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Female Dx'ed with Crohns Disease in 1992
Been on every med for crohns that exists
Several Fistula surgeries
Dx'ed with Colon Rectal Cancer March 2007
Dx'ed with Stage 2 Vulvar VIN
On Chemo and Radiation for 6 weeks


Aimee =)
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   Posted 9/2/2007 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
My loading dose was only 2 syringes (which is one box) and my box copay is $40. The price billed to insurance is another story =)

Mar1anneC
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   Posted 9/3/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. Sometimes I feel guilty that I am the reason other people's insurance costs are so high. Gulp. My doctor wants me to try humira but I am scared to give myself a shot.

hspenser
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   Posted 9/4/2007 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
My Pharmacy told me the shots before coverage are about $750 a shot.  That means the initial dose of four would be $3,000.00  The second loading dose of two, another $1,500.00....then if you are on a regular script...1 dose every 2 weeks would mean another 25 shots in the coming year or another $18,750.00...for a years total of $23,250.00.  Thankfully my insurance is $50 every 90 days plus $50 for the loading dose.  My dose is 2 shots every two weeks so my bill wthout insurance would be $42,000 for the year.  In my mind $250.00 versus $42,000.00 is good thing.

dx IBS 1999   UC 2000   CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
currently on Low Dose Netroxene (started Jan. 19, 2007)...against Dr's wishes, he was pushing for Remicade.  Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...will start Humira Aug 28th 2006
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
50 yrs old


sr5599
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   Posted 9/7/2007 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
The shots were $1,200 at my pharmacy. My co-pay was $60 for 2 shots...

MBJOH
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   Posted 9/7/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
It all depends on your insurance - mine cost nothing because after I hit my $2,200 deductible everything including RX is covered 100%. And it doesn't take long to hit the $2,200 deductible. I did it in two months this year. I hate to even think about what I have cost my insurance carrier this year. But in past years it hasn't been so bad so I am not feeling guilty. MB
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