I went to get my naldolol filled and they told me that its not available from the manufacturer. I go to walgreens. I then checked with cvs and rite aid and got the same story. I emailed teva and was told there is no shortage from them. Is this same thing happening thru out the country or is this something the local distributor has dreamt up? I've called my dr for a substitute, but I am so curious as to what is really going on. I see a price raise in the near future, lol
I do know for certain there's a national shortage on several prescription meds just from being in the hospital. I could also see some smaller manufacturers going out of business or being bought out by the bigger pharmaceutical companies so you have to take there product and its their choice whether or not it comes in generic. It's horrible. But the large pharmaceutical companies have cornered the market. :-(
I needed GelKam-a gel fluoride made by Crest. All I could find was a liquid by Crest. It started making sores in my mouth. I got serious about GelKam, called over 20 pharmacies in 3 counties-found it at a mom and pop a block from my radiation-oncology center. It's so little that, even the nurse didn't notice it. I told her it's between the Arab bakery and the outlaw bike shop.
Me too, as a patient.
I used to pay a few dollars for 3 months, until the end of last year. Now my copay is $27 for generic, about 5 times of old price. The pharmacy said my insurance carrier is paying about $200 now, instead of $40 last year (my cost is a copay). And Teva said no shortage? Something fishy here.
My doctor replace it with another old drug for $2 every 3 months. Nice to have competitors out there.
I have purchased 30 pills nadolol at 40mg strength for the last 2 years at an average of $6. Last fall (2012) the price went up to over $70, now it is $118 for the same number & strength of pills ! This is over a 1800% price increase. My pharmacy Costco said this was temporary due to a production issue with one of the manufacturers. He said since the remaining manufacturers have limited supply capability they now have an opportunity for "price gouging" on this drug. If that's the case then they in my opinion they are bastards ...
I changed pharmacys for my nadalol 20MG went from 5$ to 80$ for months supply. Got two 90 day prescriptions for $25 each time, now at the new pharmacy (Walgreens) it went from 25$ to $130 for the 90 day. My blood pressure has been excellent with nadalol 20mg and lisinopril, but you can bet it went up when I heard the price. I did not purchase it.
- Nadolol Information for Consumers
- Nadolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nadolol (detailed)
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