The biggest problems with the new meds are the COST. My insurance covers them, but they have made all non generic meds on a percentage pay basis. So for a formulary med, it is 20% with a minimum of $20-to a maximum of $100, I think. and Non formulary if more with a minimum of $25 to maximum of $250 per med. Methadone is the absolute cheapest long term med available. As Oxycontin has been reformulated and no longer available generically, I found it to run about $800 or more a month. They have put out the cards for $70 -$75 off , but I think it is only with no insurance. I think it is strange that oxycontin never had much difference in the cost whether it was generic or name brand. BUT if I got generic and the actual cost was around $600, I paid $5, and if it was name branc and the cost was $700 or a little more, I paid $40, now all that has changed to where I would have to pay up to $250 per script per month. Makes no sense.
I thought you were looking for the correct name Proventil, sorry. I did not know you meant it sounded like it. One of the reasons that many meds are not covered by insurance, is that so many are used for things they were not originally meant for, and therefore the diagnosis and med do not agree. It is pathetic that to use meds, to be able to get out of bed or move, we are labeled, and disdained. Some of the pharmacists are friendly, and treat me well while others treat me like I am breaking the law or something by filling my scripts every month. I have been a RN for a long time, and never judged anybody for their pain, and I rarely talke about mine, as nobody really wants to hear about it. I just take my meds in private, and keep quiet. Per my new dr. (the other left town) I was changed from methadone to oxycontin, Believe me it should always go the other way. I did it over 5 or 6 months, and still the methadone left my body missing it. The oxycontin I do not like. It gives me a headache, and makes me feel unwell, but the physcian likes it. Hopefully, now that my co ppay for it has risen so high, he will consider changing me to another med.
I wish you well,