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natural44
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   Posted 1/4/2011 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
My Dr. still has not agreed to writing me for caverject, bimix or trimix yet...but out of curiousity..how much is each of these without insurance?  I have insurance but just curious of about the cost of any or all of these meds. 
 
Thanks guys!
age 44
RRP 9-28-10
gleason 3+3=6
pathology report all clear
11-1-10 PSA 0.02
bladder control 3 weeks post cath. removal
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some noctural erections stated 12-01-10

RCS
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   Posted 1/4/2011 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I pay $75 for 5 ml (500 units) of trimix.  I use 2 units per injection.  Therefore, there are about 250 injections per 5 ml.  That comes to about $0.30 per injection.  Throw in the cost of needles and alcohol wipes and I guess that I'm at about $1.00 per injection.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/4/2011 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Caverject is much more expensive. I an going to find out if I can get generic from compounding pharmacy today. Will post what I find out.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

natural44
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   Posted 1/4/2011 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Is that about the standard cost of trimix from everyone else across the USA? and trimix has to be refrigerated correct? and caverject does not need to be refridgerated???
age 44
RRP 9-28-10
gleason 3+3=6
pathology report all clear
11-1-10 PSA 0.02
bladder control 3 weeks post cath. removal
Osbon pump works great!
some noctural erections stated 12-01-10

MrGimpy
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   Posted 1/4/2011 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Natural,

Price depends on which compounding pharmacy you use. For me 5ml full strength Trimix is $64 delivered in ice packed box overnight

Ins will not cover Trimix, but they will cover the syringes, Alcohol wipes are cheap at any drug store. To make life so much easier, safer and accurate pick up an auto-injector. You never see a needle enter your skin and you can easily adjust the depth if need be

Cost per erection is way less than even generic ED oral drugs AND it works every single time once you dial in the correct dosage and procedure

James C.
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   Posted 1/4/2011 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I pay $97 for a 5ml vial of Trimix, compounded locally. At 15 units per dose, I get 33 doses from a vial, so figure $2.93 per dose. I pay $58 per 5ml vial for Bimix, compounded locally. At 30 units per dose, so it costs about the same per dose as Trimix, since I have to take twice as much. Last I checked the Caverject was around $35 to $40 per shot. I don't know if there is a generic equivelent, so will be waiting Jeff's answer.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh, next in Jan & Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Post Edited (James C.) : 1/4/2011 10:54:41 AM (GMT-7)


summer boy
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   Posted 1/4/2011 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I got 10ml Tri-mix 5.88/0.6/18 for $85.00 which is 1000 units. I use 20 units per dosage, so I get 50 doses  or $1.70 per dose. Relatively inexpensve compared to pills and works everytime.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/4/2011 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I just talked to the pharmacist and he said Prostaglanden (acts like caverject) runs $35 for 5ml.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

walleye
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   Posted 1/4/2011 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I went the injection/caverject route for about 4 years. OUCH! I wound up with a mass of intercavernousal scaring like you wouldn't belive. In Feb.09 I had an inflateable implant put in. After about 6Months it started to collapse during intercourse. The uro said the implant was too small for my size. He replaced it with one that was 7cm longer and 5cm bigger around in Feb.10. It works very well! As for the cost of alprostadil, that sounds about right. All I can think about is that jab and OUCH! If I had it to do over again, I would have went with the implant right from the git go.
Mild ED- viagra 01
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heart attack 11-10-06 3 stints placed
ED worse-scarring and pain from inj.
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AMS 700 prosthesis found to be to small because of pre-op scarring
AMS 700 IPP removed and replaced with Coloplast Titan OTR 27-02-10
Non-smoker for 4 years now!
Coloplast IPP working very well

natural44
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   Posted 1/4/2011 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
does prostaglandin require script? is it actually used the same? not finding alot online about its use for this purpose.....
age 44
RRP 9-28-10
gleason 3+3=6
pathology report all clear
11-1-10 PSA 0.02
bladder control 3 weeks post cath. removal
Osbon pump works great!
some noctural erections stated 12-01-10

James C.
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Total Posts : 4453
   Posted 1/4/2011 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Being FDA controlled drugs, all the seperate components of the injectables require a prescription. In addition the trimix and bimix requires a specialized compounding pharmacy.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 01/11-.09
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Post Edited (James C.) : 1/4/2011 2:56:12 PM (GMT-7)


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/5/2011 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes prostaglandin does require a script. You must get it from a coumpund pharmacy. I spoke to a pharmacist yesterday and he told me it works exactly like Alpristidal (Caverject) but much less expensive. His price is $35 for a 5ml vile.

Walleye: I would jump at the implant but thanks to my BCBS insurance will not cover it. Thus I must wait for 65. Hope I can hang that long. I may have to pull the trigger and pull some retirement money.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better
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