March 25, 2010

Make a call & save some money

Wow, lack of sleep must have really gotten to me yesterday. For a second there I forgot I even posted anything. But that my friends is the toxins kicking in. Looks like encephalopathy is setting in. Its OK though because I took my meds today;)
And we are doing everything we can to keep it under control.

Take my new medication for example. Anyone ever heard of or been on Xifaxan? Well when my Dr told me it could be expensive, he was NOT kidding around. The original price was almost a $1000. But with our insurance that knocked it down to a $360 and change. Now while most people might cringe at that price, I am no stranger to ridiculously priced medication. When I was pregnant I had to take Lovenonx injections, twice a day and that was $80 a week. Luckily Ive had a nice break. My coumadin and other meds I am currently on are all$10 a bottle. The Prevpac I was on the last two weeks was only $100. Thank God I'm about done with that. And now I get his with this.

Anyways, what I really wanted to say, I am still trying to find a way to come up with the money for these medications. The case manager at my lawyers office suggested I call the manufacture of the drug and see if they have any rebates or coupons, so I did. And guess what, I am being mailed 3 $75 rebates as I type:) So just a quick tip if you need some help. Call and ask. The worst they can say is no. They might beable to point you in the direction of someone who could help though.


  1. That's fantastic! I learned early on if you want coupons the company is the best place to start! I am so glad you found good news with them and it can bring down the price some.

  2. Great suggestion! I really think it's such a crime to price medication out of the reach of people. It all seems to come down to the patents that companies hold that really does not allow for competition (and better drug development) to bring prices down. But more power to you for being so resourceful and sharing this bit for information.