Posted 8/4/2006 8:58 AM (GMT -6)
Recently I had knee surgery. I was doing horribly with pain and stiffness for about a week afterwards, probably because I can't take NSAIDS. I tried taking pepcid before an Aleve, but it led to GI problems quickly. I realized that I somehow HAD to take the NSAIDS, and remembered how well Aciphex worked for me several years ago. I got an Rx for Aciphex, and hubby picked it up and brought it home. Unfortunately, it wasn't on our Insurance's network list and 30 pills cost almost $180!!! I wish hubby had refused to get it........but I really needed it if I was going to take getting over this pain seriously.
I called the insurance company to beg for help and they said no.........and asked why didn't I try protonix? I don't think that drug was even on the market, when I was treated several years with Aciphex. Plus.....it would take a couple months of trying several different meds (on the insurance co's list), to know if one was going to work or not, and I need help NOW with the heathy recuperation of my knee.
Has anyone found that protonix works just as well as Aciphex? I know that we all have different reactions to different drugs........but was wondering what the general response is to protonix? Wasn't it taken off the market once.......oh....maybe I'm thinking of Propulsid. Anyhow...... what do you all think of Protonix?
I'm unfortunately screwed with this $180 med. Maybe I can sell it on eBay? hahaha
Aciphex company does give a $30 rebate, which I will send in.
Has anyone ever called a drug company and begged for a price break??
Thanks for your help!