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Aug 19, 2010
kavyamom
Prevacid capsule - insurance issue, HELP!
As I had posted in an earlier email, the generic Prilosec capsule didn't suit Kavya at all. So, we are now trying the Prevacid capsule. My GI wrote a prescription for generic Prevacid capsules and the cost for 30 capsules is $120 and my insurance will only cover a part of it and I would end up paying $88! That is pretty ridiculous. Anyway, I have bought the prevacid OTC capsules for now ($13 for 14 capsules) to see if this is even going to work for Kavya. I called my insurance (Great West/Cigna) and the person I talked to didn't really know much and couldn't give me a proper answer as to why I have to pay so much for the generic prevacid but she is going to look into it further and get back to me in the next few days. I am sure it is because Prevacid is OTC now but she is going to confirm that. Do any of your insurance plans cover generic Prevacid in a more reasonable way? Do any insurance plans cover the Prevacid OTC? We have tried the prevacid solutabs, prilosec compound, generic prilosec capsules, and nexium and none of those suited her. So, now the last thing to try is prevacid capsule and I can't believe now I am having insurance issues.
Aug 19, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
I had the same problem when Prevacid went OTC. The generic version was $120 until I met me out of pocket max. It was ridiculous. It made not sense that the generic version was substanialy more expensive than the generic but it is what it is. It has to do with the patents. I just purchased the Prevacid over the counter at Costco. It is pretty cheap that way. I have switched him over to Zegrid now which is about the same cost. And yes, Prevacid OTC is the exact same med as it was when it was by prescription only.
Aug 19, 2010
kavyamom
Thanks, Karen. Do you know how much the Prevacid OTC costs at Costco? I am not a member but if it is significantly cheaper then I might think of joining. My pharmacy charges $13 for 14 capsules. Also, I see that it is available on amazon.com for $18 for a 42 count (that is a really good deal)...only not sure if it is safe to get medicine from there...mainly concerned about the storage and transportation since packages from them usually are hot to the touch and I think these meds are supposed to be kept at a moderate temperature.
Aug 19, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
It was $18 for a 42 count. I did see it at Walgreens and Walmart the other day for $21 for a 42 count. Keep looking, especially in the bigger stores. The higher the count you can find the cheaper it is.
Aug 19, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Have you gotten your buffer baby kit yet?
Aug 20, 2010
kavyamom
I haven't ordered the BB kit yet. I am trying the prevacid capsule on its own for now since I want to see if this even suits her. So far it is looking good...no screaming or all night congestion like she felt with the solutabs, prilosec capsule, nexium, etc. She actually got a 5 hour stretch at night which is very rare for her.
Aug 20, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Great to hear!!
Check with your
doctor first!