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11-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
brfitzp
 
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Cheaper Pentasa?

So I've been on remicade since May but I'm having some odd side effects lately and just googling the side potential problems has scared me off of it (even though i did my research before starting)

My doctor suggested I might do well with pentasa however they are trying to charge me $250 for it a month with insurance.

Anyone know of a cheaper pharmacy for it? Is it possible to order it online from somewhere?

I can't afford 250 a month for this and the remicade is covered completely because it was administered in the hospital every time.
11-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
Jmrogers4
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Try Costco. GI wrote Rx for 3 months at a time and we pay $80 every 3 months
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Mom to Jack (18) dx Crohn's 2/2010
Vitamin D -2000mg
Remicade - started 1/9/14; 7.5ml/kg every 6 weeks
Centrum for Him teen multivitamin
Past meds: Imuran/Azathioprine; allopurinol; methotrexate; LDN; Prednisone; Apriso; Pentasa; EEN

Husband dx Crohn's 3/1993
currently none due to liver issues
11-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
brfitzp
 
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Sounds great. That's far better than my 250. I'll find out about it asap. Thanks.
11-26-2013, 12:34 AM   #4
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I don't know what insurance you have but I think BC/BS has a mail order plan that is cheaper.

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11-26-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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Try Costco. GI wrote Rx for 3 months at a time and we pay $80 every 3 months
Can you order it by mail from Costco?

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11-26-2013, 09:02 AM   #6
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yes, they have a mail order service
11-26-2013, 09:04 AM   #7
brfitzp
 
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So I looked at costco they wanted 198 for a month supply with my insurance. I called my insurance company and they set me up with a mail order like you said. Its $70 every 3 months, its a great price. Thanks for the help everyone
01-10-2014, 11:19 AM   #8
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I just went thru this same ordeal. Recently diagnosed w/ Crohn's and prescribed Pentasa. Publix wanted $1800 for a 3 mo supply. Called BCBS of Fl and through their mail-order pharmacy Prime, I'm able to get the 3 month prescription for $125.
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