Cost of RX, especially 6MP

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   Posted 2/4/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I just picked up my 6MP prescription and it was $60!  For a one month supply!  Usually my co-pay is $10, the pharmacist said maybe my insurance changed it in January. They said to make sure my dr has let the insurance company know that I must take it, that not taking it isn't an option.  Does anyone else pay a high amount? 

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   Posted 2/4/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah pentasa about broke was even more! scripts nowadays for crohns are sooooo crazy high....only cheap thing is pred and who wants that..****

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005. I deal with daily arthritis ALL over my body, cystic acne, & fibromyaglia. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently on Remicade every 4wks, 20mg Pred, Asacol, 75mg Imuran, etc.

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   Posted 2/4/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
If you will be on it for awhile you can probably get it cheaper mail order. My insurance only lets me get 3 months of maintenence meds at a regular copay and then if I don't go mail order it goes up to $70 or something. Call your insurance... that is probably why. If you do the mail order it will not only go back to the old copay but usually you get 3 months at a time and only pay the price of 2 normal pharmacy copays.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!

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   Posted 2/5/2008 3:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I use a mail order it is alot cheaper for my meds. I get 3 months supply of all my meds that I take. It has saved my alot of money.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 2/5/2008 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it possible you have a deductible you have to pay before you get the discounted rate? I have to pay full price at the beginning of the year up to $85 and then after that I get the discounted co-pay rate.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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   Posted 2/5/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
6MP and Pentasa are nothing compared to Humira - I have a $2,200 deductible and had to pick up my Humira the first week in Jaunary - $1,387 for a one month supply!!! The pharmacy thought I was crazy when I picked it up and didn't complain. I hit my dedectible by the end of February then my scripts cost nothing so it is just January and February that are tough months. MB
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