Anybody Taking Prilosec? I Need Advice.
Posted 13 December 2006 - 04:03 AM
What MG is the prescription written for? I take 40 mg 2x a day and because the RX kind comes in 40 mg its covered. I would try again and appeal the insurance saying no to this much needed med! This is a big monthly experience for people and unless you don't have insurance I do not see why they fight it when it is also an RX.
Let me know what happens on this.
If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.
Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:26 AM
I was just reading a post (Patty's?), and it's true that you can argue with the insurance company! At one point a few years ago I needed a particular narcotic pain killer and found that the time release pills were limited to 2 per day regardless of the mg. I preferred to get 4/day in the smallest mg. strength so I could adjust the dosage by need instead of being stuck with 2 stronger ones which couldn't be chopped, and the pharmacist told me to call my ins. co. At that point they gave me an override without the doctor's paperwork, probably because I was arguing for being able to take less when needed. They probably never got a call like that before. If there is a reason for needing a particular prescription, like the difference between OTC and Rx Prilosec, you can get a doctor's override, or just badger the ins. co. like my husband did for me (lol). I do hope it works out for you!
Best wishes to you,
Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:11 AM
Posted 13 December 2006 - 12:00 PM
My insurance has a $10 co pay for generic meds, a big difference from paying $45.00/mo for 30 days of Prilosec 2x/day.
Why didn't I look into this sooner? Mush brain.
Posted 13 December 2006 - 12:17 PM
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 13 December 2006 - 12:32 PM
Incidentally, there are NO possible side effects listed on the package. My surgeon said that most people don't know this about Prilosec. (maybe that's why! )
He brought this up to me because I was still having cramping and loose stools 6 weeks after surgery. He said that 6 weeks is a normal recovery time but if it continued, even with acidophillus, then he wanted me to stop the Prilosec for awhile to see if that was causing it before he went back in surgically to look around. This was 8 months BEFORE my Diffuse scleroderma diagnosis - so now I assume my GI problems are that.
Has anyone else ever been told of this side effect from Prilosec? When my surgeon said I may have to go off it I was a little concerned because there's no way I can survive without it! Heartburn and reflux too, too bad.