Would like info on your pharmacy, if that is possible.
Themister just fell into the Medicare "donut hole" last month. One 90 day RX of Xifaxan put us in, one will nearly, get us out. He needs to be on this to keep at functional. Lactalose alone just does not cut it.
The cost for my husband is about
$1,300 per month. His cost was almost $500 per month of the $1,300, his co-pay. We now must pay 100% until we pay the $4,750 (known as the coverage gap). Needless to say, his Social Security Disability is not enough to support his illness. Only $100 more than one month of Xifaxan. I make just enough more to keep us from getting other help. I have been thinking of driving to get his meds across the border. A lot of folks do that in AZ. I have done that years ago when I had a place on the beach in Mexico as a 2nd place...but waiting on RX insurance. I never had a problem with out of US pharmacies, but that was a long time ago.
Hope this helps Kierstin. It sounds like you have a better solution, one that may help many that post here. Hugs to you, themiz
Edit..and another edit ; )After posting above, I realized I did not post the mg. per day and dosage. Not certain what others here take, so I will attempt to break this down so you have an idea for your future use.
The Candadian pharmacies I checked were 200 mg tabs @ a cost of $5.00 USD per tab. Themister is RX'd 550 tabs, one morning, one night. (1100 mg per day). If I cut his dose to 1000 mg, with his doc's approval, it would be $25 per day with the Canadian pharmacy. $750 USD per month. I see you had 100 tabs of 400 mg for $146.
Luckily, we have a new doc (gastro/hepa) appt this afternoon. I will discuss dosage with him and report back. I would love to hear other costs for folks in other countries. Good luck with the TIPS. Best care, themiz
Post Edited (themiz) : 6/4/2013 11:38:48 AM (GMT-6)