Posted By Posting
Nov 21, 2008
Elecare and Neocate- rx or not?
Hi Guys! Thanks to you, all is great. DD is doing fab. I wanted to ask you cause I get conflicting answers- are BOTH these formulas available OTC, but some insurances cover one or the other? Our Neocate is covered, but Elecare is not. But, I CAN get neocate is not updated, they are unaware!, thank goodness!
Nov 21, 2008
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
Elecare is available OTC - look at I got some of Allie's formula there, though it helps to shop around to see if you can get the best price.
Nov 21, 2008
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
Elecare on eBay is the way to's as cheap as it gets there and it's plentiful. My insurance doesn't cover it either...phhhhh
Nov 21, 2008
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
If you are using elecare I can't help you there. It might be worth talking to your dd ped and asking about filing through Apria. That is who we get our formula from. They are medical supply company that the doctor can put a script for you. Apria will file with your insurance. It isn't looked at like a prescription through your insurance but a medical claim or like a piece of equipment. Our prior insurance covered the cost of the formula, shipping and all. Nothing out of pocket. Which was a life saver considering what we pay in premiums and copays to go to the doc every week sometimes, twice or more. The new insurance we pay only $30 a month. It is well worth it! I hope you can get some info from them. It will all depend on your insurance though. -Amanda
Check with your
doctor first!