I am new to this forum. I was posting to see if anyone has been prescribed Lotronex. Mostly too see how many men have been prescribed this. You see my husband has had "D" for almost 4 years now and after many different negative test results here we are with a diagnosis of IBS-D. He isn't happy at all with his condition. I have seen him go from loving life to hating it. He always tells me his stomach is out to get him. So just with-in the last few weeks he has been prescribed Elavil, Librax, and Benytol. We haven't gotten the Librax but 1 time because it's alittle expensive. Good thing Walmart has the $4 prescription list. The other 2 are on that list one is $8 because its doubled.
Just this last week he was seen again by the GI and he say everything seems to be going good. My hubby say yes but its the urgency of feeling like I have to go "D" all the time or more so in the morning. The doc. put his thinking cap on and I said I know there was a drug taken off the shelves a while back. It was like a light bulb went off he said yes its called Lotronex and they brought it back but only GI's who have signed up and all can prescribe it and I am a GI who can prescribe it. So he gave my hubby a script. We got to the pharmacy and figure we will just drop it off and wait. But nope the pharmacist say you may want to wait for pricing info. $760 for just 60 pills!!!! Holy Cow!!! I have new insurance next month that will get me a 3 month supply for hubby @ only $100 every 3 months.
So now who has taken this medication and is there anything other than what is out there already that I need to tell my hubby?