My pharmacist told me the price (without insurance) was $87.50! I nearly swallowed my tongue! That is outrageous! And the only insurance I have is Medicare and a supplement. If they don't pay, I will have to skip the colonoscopy. I am on a very fixed income. What have some of you had to pay for this stuff?
9 Apr 2013
If it is not covered, ask your Dr if you can use some other prep. My husbands Dr put him on a clear liquid diet and he was to dissolve an entire bottle of Miralax in a certain amount of gatorade, a gallon if I remember right then had a schedule for drinking it along with four dulcolax at bedtime and he was quite well cleaned out. If it is too expensive, tell the doc to prescribe something less expensive or you will forgo the test plain and simple. They all have favorite preps they just automatically prescribe without thinking about the cost to the poor patient. In fact, most probably have NO idea how much stuff costs. Bring it to his attention and tell him you cant pay that kind of money for a prep! I assure you there are other cheaper options.
8 days ago
I don't think there's a reasonable explanation for the price. The ingredients are worth approx. $28, after conversion of the indicated amounts on the bottle.
PEG-3350: 29.6 mmol/L x 2L = 59.2 mmol x 3350 g/mol = 198.32 g x $384.60/kg = $25.42
Potassium chloride: 14.2 mmol/L x 2L = 28.4 mmol x 74.55 g/mol = 2.12 g x $219/5 kg = $0.10
Sodium chloride: 59.8 mmol/L x 2L = 119.6 mmol x 58.44 g/mol = 6.99 g x $437/10 kg = $0.30
Sodium sulfate: 52.8 mmol/L x 2L = 105.6 mmol x 142.04 g/mol = 14.99g x $516/25 kg = $0.31
Sodium ascorbate & ascorbic acid: 29.8 mmol/L x 2L = 59.6 mmol x 198.11 g/mol = 11.81g x $153/1 kg = $1.82
Total price ingredients: ~$28
I've asked the company and I'm curious about the justification.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
expensive. Pharmacy said maybe Trilyte would be less expensive. Thank You
1 answer • 13 Mar 2010
Why is oaxicillin liquid in bags for intravenous use so expensive? And I have 5 large unopened bags?
... of it in my refrigerator, they were giving it to my sick mother who mysteriously died 3 days ago. Medicare paid 75 thousand dollars just for this ...
1 answer • 15 Mar 2013
Today my new primary Dr gave me sample pack of Viibryd. I told her that my insurance wouldn't pay for drug but she said well you've tried ...
5 answers • 16 Oct 2013
I attempted to use a savings card from helprx.com along with my employer insurance from BCBS. Pharmacist said the card info stated that it was not ...
3 answers • 14 Nov 2013
... copayment was $17 for 90 day supply. Now I have been forced into obsmacare & Medicare D. I am told since this is a vitamin supplement ...
0 answers • 4 Feb 2015