I am on two medications that are 'step therapy', Diovan and Tekturna, the Dr. had to fill out a form to get it approved for me through the ins. co. It is just an added process. However, it is a pain in the butt to deal with, first of all you don't know this when you go to get your script
filled so if you don't have any samples or not enough samples left you are SOL. Luckily w/the Tekturna, my ins. co said they would approve one month but I had to have my Doc fill out the form before I could get any refills.
Also, not sure but when can Remicade and Humira go generic? The cost would go down then, right????
At CVS the other day I heard Fosomax is now avail in generic.
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.