Even with prescription insurance, it is relatively expensive. I will pay whatever it takes to control my glaucoma but I keep hoping there is some light on the horizon
Hi: I have a suggestion, if you are willing to talk to your doctor about it. Combigan is a combination drop for glaucoma that contains 0.2% brimonidine (an alpha agonist) and timolol (a beta blocker). They work together to lower intraocular pressure. Both of these agents are available separately as generic eye drops - a 15 mL bottle of the 0.2% generic brimonidine runs about $26 and a 10 mL bottle of the timolol costs roughly $8, for a total of $34, probably much less than what you pay for Combigan ($150-$200 per month??). Your doctor would have to rewrite your prescriptions and indicate the appropriate number of drops from each bottle, and you would have to be willing to be compliant with using two different eye drops each day. I think your doctor could do this if you ask, and explain your situation. Wal-Mart tends to have the best prices. Cheers and good luck!
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