I have had a awful time finding a medication my insurance will pay for for bladder spasms. I read somewhere that it could be used for such a purpose and before I go to the Doctor I would like to know if this is something I can suggest for them. None of the other drugs he has given me to get filled can I afford and insurance will not pay for so I need help!!!
Do you know why you have them? Azo might help you, that's over the counter. Most of the new meds out for that are available thru the manufacturers assistance plan. If the dr could give you some samples then you can apply for help from the manufacturer. Insurance cos shouldn't be allowed to not pay for a needed a med. I would take a list of what they would pay for to my dr. You can get this if you call customer service for your insurance. There is an older med for bladder spasms called urispas (flavoxate) that they might pay for. Also hyoscyamine might be something they'd pay for.
Have you tried plain old over the counter AZO Standard or some other form of Phenazopyridine (store generic). It is not expensive.This is what I use for bladder spasms and it works quite well. The only downside is that it turns your urine a bright orange and it stains everything it comes in contact with. It can stain your toilet bowl, your panties (underwear), clothing etc. so you need to wear a panty liner if you dont want your clothing ruined. I'm not sure if Baclofen would help with bladder spasms or not. It might be worth a try. It can be sedating to some people though.
- Baclofen Information for Consumers
- Baclofen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Baclofen (detailed)
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