Expense of Nexium

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   Posted 8/4/2012 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone.  Just a quick question for you.  After years of ignoring my GERD I finally went back to the doctor for another prescription.  (A previous one had some unacceptable side effects.)  The Nexium worked great.  I just finished the samples that were given to me and the doctors office called in a prescription to my pharmacy
I don't have health insurance and I am in the US.  But I always use the needymeds.org card that Kitt told us about...so I wasn't worried.  But even with that card the cost was $200.00 for a month supply!  shakehead
The company that makes Nexium is willing to give out coupons for $50.00 per each presription for a year (and I know I'd qualify).  But I still can't afford that.  I went online and found Northwest Pharmacy in Canada and it appears I can get it there for about $80.00 before shipping and handling.  The site says it is CIPA certified.  But I don't know anything about what is valid certifications.  Has anyone here ordered their meds or this meds from outside the company before?
Just looking for any type of feedback.

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   Posted 8/4/2012 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
It's risky to get medicine outside of country. You don't know what your getting.

Have you tried RXrelief.com? They claim 75% off then get it at Walmart.
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   Posted 8/5/2012 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi CassandraLee,
Canada isn't like a third world country somewhere.  I would be inclined to trust the Canadian pharmacy you're considering.  Here's an about.com link discussing the use of online pharmacies:
You mentioned CIPA certiified...here's information about what that's all about.
From what I read there, it sounds as if it would be a perfect alternative.  Check it out!
I'm glad you asked the question, because I'm likely to follow your lead and start getting some of my meds there, too!  We live in NYS just south of the Canadian border, so it doesn't seem all that foreign to me!
Good luck!  Let us know how it goes.
Best wishes,
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Date Joined Jul 2012
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   Posted 8/9/2012 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I have medical insurance, but not RX coverage. When my dr. prescribed Omeprazole I joined the Walgreens Prescription savings plan. It's $20.00 for the year. When I was taking 40mg/day they were 54.00 - when I jumped up to 80mg/day it went up to 108.00 - still not great, but a helluva lot better than what it would be without the plan.

Personally, I would definitely trust the meds from Canada! But, after shipping and handling, you might be able to get it for the same price in the US at your pharmacy. If you call Walgreens (hopefully there is one in your area) and talk to the pharmacy they will let you know how much your Rx would be if you join the plan. If you don't have a Walgreens in your area, I think other places like CVS, walmart, target, etc have similar plans.
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