I have BC/BS Federal program, the 20 days for 20 packets is going to cost me $50.00 copay, but the pills cost at least that much and I am only taking 2 pills a day for the past week, but I do notice a difference, hope it continues.
When I started VSL#3 DS, I was on 1 packet for day. At that time, I received a box of 20 packets for 20 days too. And the package said that I can refill after 20 days, and not 30 days as with all other medication. So maybe you can check if you can refill every 20 days instead of every 30 days.
Once I felt that it is helping, I discussed it with my doctor and they increased my dosage to 2 packets per day. With this prescript
ion, I am now getting 3 boxes (60 packets) each month for the same co-pay.
My understanding is that VSL#3 DS will be refilled with multiple of 20 packets only. Hope this helps.
Symptoms started in 2004; DXed with left sided UC in 2005 and PanColitis in 2011.
Asacol - until 2011; Colazol - for few months in 2011; Prednisone - now and then from 2011;
Currently - Sulfasalazine, Budesonide, VSL#3 DS, and Mesalamine and Entocort enema as needed.