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Wed Apr 13 20:06:47 UTC 2011

Is there any program to help pay for my type two medines ?
Asked By: ray274  

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my doctor wants me to go on victoza in addtion to the other medines I'm already taking. When I called my insurance about how much victoza will cost me Iwas shocked over $400 for three month supply in addtion to the cost of the other medicines. Idon't know how to pay for this I'm stressing out . Ray
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2011-04-15 14:53:26.0

Hello ray
Victroza or Liraglutide has just been approved by the FDA. It is a brand new name brand medication.. Therefore it will be very expensive and most insurance companies are going to want you to try more traditional meds first. Be frank with your doctor. Tell the doctor that the cost of this medicine is prohibitory. Tell your doctor that in order to be adherent, you must be able to afford the medications you use to treat your Diabetes. Sometimes doctor want to try new things and do not consider the cost involved. Try to work within your insurance formulary medications. If you fail on the formulary medications, then your doctor can submit a letter of medical nessecity asking for approval of a non-formulary med. Your insurance company will review all the meds you have tried, then consider paying for the expensive med.
Answered By: Rita Juray
Accreditations: RN, MLT-ASCP, CCM, CDE
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2011-04-16 22:04:52.0

There are patient assistance programs for meds. You can try contacting the manufacturer-a lot of times, they will give meds away to people who meet certain income requirements. Also, Wal-Mart has $4 prescriptions for many T2 meds that successfully manage diabetes (Metformin, glipizide to name a couple.) These are the traditional meds and work very well. See if your doc can switch you to these as they are very inexpensive at Wally World. :)
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