I use 1 gram of Estrace Cream three days a week. I receive a 42.5 g tube every three months. While the math is right, one tube seems to last only slightly more that 2 months. I use the applicator that comes with it, filling only to the 1 gram mark each time. Insurance does not allow me to reorder until the end of the 3 month period, which means I go without for 3 weeks. (I use this medication for an autoimmune disease and experience painful flares when I miss a dose.) Has anyone else had the same problem of running out of medication too soon? What am I doing wrong?
I had the same issue with Estrace cream. I was using 2 grams a day for two weeks as per my Doctor
and I also got the 42.5 g tube... And, it only lasted 14 days. I am completely out and I can not get a refill for two more weeks!! I am calling the Estrace company tomorrow and also the drug and food administration about this. I saw another question posted in January where a gal was having the same issue. So this is definitely a problem. Such an expensive drug..
So you are not doing anything wrong.
This is sad and I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one this is happening too. They are cheating people and getting away with it. I thought it was just a fluke with the first tube... had to get a refill to continue using as prescribed and my pharmacy had to contact my RX Ins Co to get a waiver to refill the RX sooner. Also contacted the company that makes this and they said to send copy of receipt to reimburse for the co-pay. I want them to correct the problem as they are cheating so many of us. It is just wrong.
Maybe they need a class action law suit filed against them. grrrrr
I guess we all need to be screaming about this in order for them to correct the problem
I was so relieved to find this thread. I have been using Estrace for over a year, and I have the same problem with the tube not lasting the three months it is supposed to last. I keep track of the number of grams I get according to the applicator, and it never exceeds 28. That means we are overdosing on estrogen and overbuying Estrace. This is unacceptable.
I have had the same issue. I take one gram twice a week, and the 28 doses per tube sounds in line with what I was finding. On the second tube, the pharmacy gave me a ”vacation emergency refill” but that was all used up in early June and the pharmacy said my next refill couldn’t be until August! I spoke to my gynecologist and she rewrote the prescription for three times a week... I’m still to use it only twice a week but will be able to refill sooner. So grateful she believed me and was willing to work with me for a reasonable solution.
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