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grok1955
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   Posted 7/29/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I just started on TriMix and the local compounding pharmacy is charging $159 for 4ml.  I am using .4 cc so that is 10 doses or $16 per dose. 
 
Are  there any lower costs ways to get TRIMIX the local pharmacy? 
 
 

Age:              54 at surgery (DOB 1955)

Married:        Yes  (31 years)

Gleason:        3+3

Surgery:         Davinci on 06-25-2009, catheter out July 6, 2009

Continancy:   Only some Stress wetness in first months.  No pads since

PSA (post):     Below .10 since surgery

Erection:         1 month :  Pump was effective for intercourse but not satisfying

                       3 months:  Pump with Viagra, Levitra, Cialis (LVC) was better but not much

                       6 months:  Alprostadil (0.6cc) with pump with inconsistent results

                       9 months:  Alprostadil (1.0cc)with pump and LVC was better but inconsistent results

                       12 months:  TRiMix(0.4cc)/Pump/LVC and WOW “Return of the Light Saber”, life is good

                       100% erection for over 2 hours, 85% for another hour or so.  FUN FUN FUN


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 7/29/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I pay about $135.00 but only use 1cc at a time.

Odds are, you won't be able to get the cost of the stuff down too much.
Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


MrGimpy
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   Posted 7/29/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Holy smokes that is high, what part of the US do you live in ?

Mine is in CT and charges me $64 includes 5ml Trimix, 2 ice packs AND overnight shipping

.4 cc's thats is a lot of Trimix, you very likely can cut that down a lot by using the well documented posts that show how to constrict while you inject
Stats:
Age: 52, PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on 01/09/09, Gleason Score = 3+3
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Post Op Path 3+3
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, <0.01 - 3 months post-op
PSA 1/10 undetectable, <0.01 - 9 months post-op
Trimix provides 100% erectile function

Post Edited (MrGimpy) : 7/29/2010 11:05:39 AM (GMT-6)


grok1955
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   Posted 7/29/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mr. Gimpy, can you post the name and phone number of the CT pharmacy - thanks.

By the way, I think the syringe is capble of 1cc (100 units) and I am using 40 units or 0.40cc. I do use the pump a bit and then slide on a ring before injecting.. is that what you mean by constrict?

Age:              54 at surgery (DOB 1955)

Married:        Yes  (31 years)

Gleason:        3+3

Surgery:         Davinci on 06-25-2009, catheter out July 6, 2009

Continancy:   Only some Stress wetness in first months.  No pads since

PSA (post):     Below .10 since surgery

Erection:         1 month :  Pump was effective for intercourse but not satisfying

                       3 months:  Pump with Viagra, Levitra, Cialis (LVC) was better but not much

                       6 months:  Alprostadil (0.6cc) with pump with inconsistent results

                       9 months:  Alprostadil (1.0cc)with pump and LVC was better but inconsistent results

                       12 months:  TRiMix(0.4cc)/Pump/LVC and WOW “Return of the Light Saber”, life is good

                       100% erection for over 2 hours, 85% for another hour or so.  FUN FUN FUN


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 7/29/2010 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Then I guess I use 10 units....Have you tried a smaller amount?
Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


grok1955
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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 7/29/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the advise guys. I will experiment with lower dosages.

Age:                        54 at surgery (2009)

Married:                30 years at surgery (2009)

Gleason:                3+3

Stage:                     T1C

Surgery:                 Davinci on 06-25-2009, catheter out July 6, 2009

Continancy:           Only some Stress wetness in first months.  No pads since

PSA:                        4.10 prior prior to biospy

                                 <.01 since surgery

Erection:                  1 month :   Pump was effective for intercourse but not satisfying

                                  3 months:  Pump with Viagra, Levitra, Cialis (LVC) was better but not much

                                  6 months:  Alprostadil (0.6cc) with pump with inconsistent results

                                  9 months:  Alprostadil (1.0cc) with pump and LVC was better but inconsistent results

                                12 months:  TRiMix(0.4cc)/Pump/LVC and WOW “Return of the Light Saber”, Life is good

                                                      100% erection for over 2 hours, 85% for another hour or so.  FUN FUN FUN


MrGimpy
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Total Posts : 504
   Posted 7/29/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Syringes can also be in 1/2 cc ( 50 unit) capacity

Bryce Labs 800-RX-USA-RX

pump and ring would work to constrict
Stats:
Age: 52, PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on 01/09/09, Gleason Score = 3+3
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Post Op Path 3+3
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, <0.01 - 3 months post-op
PSA 1/10 undetectable, <0.01 - 9 months post-op
Trimix provides 100% erectile function


James C.
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   Posted 7/30/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
grok1955, here's a link to a post that lists some pharmacies for compounding.  If you are considering online and mail ordering, Franck's out of Florida is one used by most guys who have to mail order.  Trimix there was $94 for 5ml, shipped overnight in ice packs.  Bimix is around $50 for 5ml. 
 
 
Francks PHarmacy:  https://secure.francks.com/?action=h_urology
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cX61oNsRQ&feature=channel
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% invloved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, 110gms, Path Report- Stg. pT2c, 110 gms., margins clear
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN


jwalk1063
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Date Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 10/6/2013 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I paid $125 with insurance for 10ml. 3 units works well for me. 5 units works better for maximum firmness. Tried all the pills with no luck. Was very frustrated until my urologest gave me mitrix. Lost a girlfriend over my Ed issue.

azsunshine2013
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Date Joined Aug 2013
Total Posts : 83
   Posted 10/6/2013 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
We paid $110 for 6ml in 3 vials. We get about 35 total doses for the 6ml.
 
Peter is right in that the cocktail makes a difference in the cost.  Here is Dave's cocktail and the usual prescribed strength that I found on the Trimix site.
 
  Usual prescribed strength Dave
C-Papaverine 18 - 25mg 18 mg
Phentolamine 1  - 2mg 1 mg
Prostaglandin E1   10 - 25mcg 8.5 mcg
bottle size   2ml

Post Edited (azsunshine2013) : 10/6/2013 9:56:50 PM (GMT-6)


PeterDisAbelard.
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   Posted 10/6/2013 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Trimix comes in a variety of strengths. Before you guys compare the number of units you use you need to talk about how much of the drugs is dissolved in each ml. The more concentrated mixes cost a bit more per vial but a vial lasts longer because you need less (because it is more concentrated). You might ask your compounding pharmacy about "super" trimix. It costs me about half-again as much but I get three times as many jabs so using it reduces my cost per jab by half.

There have been various (confusing) threads about the various concentrations. Here is one I remember:

www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=2436627
60
Slow PSA rise 2007-2012: 1.4=>8
4 bxs 2010-2012:
1)neg (some inflammation),
2)neg,
3)positive 1 of 14 GS6(3+3) 3-4%, 2nd opinion GS7(3+4)
4)neg.
Mild Pre-op ED
DaVinci RRP 6/14/12. left nerve spared
Path: pT3a pN0 R1 GS9(4+5) Pos margins on rt
Start 24 mo ADT3 7/26/12
Adjuvant IMRT 66.6 Gy 10/17/12 - 12/13/12
Leaky but better, Trimix, VED
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jwalk1063
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Date Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 10/7/2013 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Can someone explain these mixtures to me. Very confusing. My vial says

7.5mcg/30mg/4mg but doesn't tell what each is. The container says to inject 10 units, but doctor gave verbable of 3 units. Is 10 units 1cc? Wish I had knew the metric system.

azsunshine2013
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Date Joined Aug 2013
Total Posts : 83
   Posted 10/7/2013 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
jwalk: the bottle should have the names above the numbers, probably separated by slashes as well.

Here is my guess:
Prostateglandin comes in mcg: so yours is probably 7.5mcg

Cpap starts at usually 18mg so yours is probably the 30mgs

Phentolimine is usually the lower mg so yours is probably 4mg

1cc equals 1ml
SI is International System of units
The US uses the Imperial System
cc is cubic centimeter
A metric unit of volume equal to one hundredth of a liter
1 ounce = 29.574 ml
1cc -= .001 liter
Husband (age 62): Da Vinci on May 9, 2013
Gleason: 3+3
14 core biopsy: 1 small spot of cancer found on one core.
Pathology good: cancer contained in the prostate, Gleason did not change.
3 month PSA: <.1

I am not a member of the medical industry and anything I say is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Water Guy
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   Posted 10/7/2013 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Grok, I get 5ml vial of double strength Trimix for $110 and I use .25ml per injection from my local compounding pharmacy here in Birmingham. The same vial of single strength is $75
AGE 63 Dx age 61 with fam hist of PC
PSA
1.5 5/09
2.5 6/10
3.5 12/10 ref URO
5.25 3/11 DRE Neg
BX 4/13/11 2 of 12 cores + both sides 15% & 20% GS7(3+4)
RALP nerve-sparing 6/8/11 path G7 pT2C, Marg-Lymph-Sem-Vas-PNI- organ confined 60% tumor involved 69grms
100% dry 7/3/11
post PSA
9/11 <0.07
12/11 <0.04
3/12 <0.01
6/12 <0.01
9/12 <0.01
3/13 <0.01
TRIMIX 100% ED

bluebird123
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Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 425
   Posted 10/7/2013 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
$69 for 5 ml vial of double strength trimix. Pharmagen Labs.
800 798-7279. They are located in Stamford, CT. Their business is almost entirely mail order. Formerly Bryce Laboratories.
7/12 PSA 5.2
8/12 Biopsy, 7 out of 12 cores positive, 5% to 70%, 6 cores G6 and 1 core G7 (3+4)
Age 60, diagnosed and treated at age 59
RALP October 2012, Gleason 3+4, negative margins
Continent

Post Edited (bluebird123) : 10/7/2013 9:09:48 AM (GMT-6)


PeterDisAbelard.
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   Posted 10/7/2013 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Jwalk,

10 units is .1 cc and also .1 ml. There are 100 insulin 'units' in 1ml. Since we use insulin syringes we usually talk about the volume injected in units. But, as I said above. How much of the drugs is in a 'unit' depends on the concentration (which varies).
60
Slow PSA rise 2007-2012: 1.4=>8
4 bxs 2010-2012:
1)neg (some inflammation),
2)neg,
3)positive 1 of 14 GS6(3+3) 3-4%, 2nd opinion GS7(3+4)
4)neg.
Mild Pre-op ED
DaVinci RRP 6/14/12. left nerve spared
Path: pT3a pN0 R1 GS9(4+5) Pos margins on rt
Start 24 mo ADT3 7/26/12
Adjuvant IMRT 66.6 Gy 10/17/12 - 12/13/12
Leaky but better, Trimix, VED
Forum Moderator - Not a Medical Professional
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