"It's a one time use pre-fill."
Does this mean that all I got was a prescription for a vial of powder that reconstitutes into a fluid that I draw one dose from and have to throw away the remainer, like I have to do with the Impulse system? I can get a 40mcg vial of injectionable Caverject at Walgreen's for 50.19. That seems very expensive and wasteful. I thought doc and I had talked about and agreed to getting a bulk supply liquid vial that would allow me to draw off what I needed from a 40 mcg bulk vial, keeping it in the frig and maybe getting 10 doses or more out of it. Evidently we didn't understand what we had agreed to.
I have a 2 pack of the Caverject 20mcg Impluse System samples which I understand. What I am concerned about is the prescription which calls for "Caverject 40 mcg injectable powder for injection 1 Once per day, Dispense 1 vial, 3 refills." I am hoping you are saying this powder reconstitutes into a multi-injection bulk, that is refrigerated and lasts for 30 days or 3 months, I can't remember which now. I am wanting to get some info now, so I can maybe bargain with the Pharmacist when filling the prescription to something that is more of a bulk and longer term supply rather than a use and throw away type. The prescription does say 'substitution allowed", lol....maybe I could convince him I really was to get something different...lol
It's all academic right now as the wife had eye surgery Wed. and we won't be 'testing' it for a while. One thing I gots is patience......
Meds sometimes come in powdered form that need reconstitution with a liquid before use. The powdered form extends the shelf life, which is shortened once the liquid is added to the powder.
I'm surprised that your pharmacist didn't discuss the med with you and how to reconstitute it. You may want to see him/her for more detailed instructions on how to use it.
I started out with Caverject ready-to-use syringes after oral meds failed, then switched to a liquid mix made up by a compounding pharmacy. Caverject was painful and expensive and the mix cheaper and less painful.
Take care and hang in there...Tim
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Post Edited By Moderator (bluebird) : 12/30/2007 11:36:13 AM (GMT-7)
The compounding pharmacy my urologist uses and have been great to work with is Franck's Compounding Lab in Ocala, FL. Google them and you can get a phone number.
Post Edited (James C.) : 4/14/2009 10:03:45 AM (GMT-6)