My urologist prescribed 5mg Cialis daily at this stage of my recovery stating it will reduce chances of calcification of blood pathways owing to the induced ED from the prostatectomy. He wrote me a 90 day prescript
ion, but advised me that owing to the cost, I could go every other day.
I filled my prescript
ion using my employers mail order pharmacy (required) and they are limiting my prescript
ion to 5 a month and dispensed 15 tablets at a cost of $69.43 ($4.63 per dose). I checked with a local pharmacy about
the cash price for this same 15 tablet and was told that it would cost $89.50 ($5.97 per dose), so my insurance is covering very little of this medication.
I have a few questions for the experienced folks here:
1) Is the pharmacy limit of 5 per month a reasonable dosage level?
2) Should I ask my doctor for 10 mg dosage prescript
ion and cut tablets? Usually the per tablet cost is the same under insurance regardless the dosage.
3) Are there other medication options to reduce chances of calcification? I'm not trying to achieve an erection at this stage, but want to improve my chances in the future.
4) Would a penis vacuum pump achieve the same blood flow action to keep the plumbing exercised at a much reduced cost?
5) Other ideas?