Headache - how can I get imitrex cheaper? Medicare will only cover 9 monthly. How can I get more?
- 13 Oct 2012 by magdaresto
- 13 October 2012
So medicare has decided you can only have a few headaches a month, lol..you can contact Glaxo, the manufacturer or you can try web sites like freedrugs.com or partnership for prescription assistance. Here's a website for you to check out help at glaxo. us.gsk.com/html/healthcare/healthcare-our-programs.html
There is a generic form of imitrex called Sumatriptan. It comes in the same various forms that imitrex comes in. Perhaps your medicare will allow you more of the genetic version. I use the imitrex nasal spray and my insurance will only allow me six a month so I definitely understand what you're going through. At any rate, it should be worth checking out. I hope this helps some.
FYI. When Medicare restricts a med purchase you can ask the doctor to write a letter to ask for additional approval as an appeal.
Two of my meds are that way. Medicare does pay for them. I don't know what kind of expense you are talking about but the out of pocket would be more than $2500 per month without the appeal for me. Perhaps you can check this option out.
The only problem with getting from the manufacturer is you may violate Medicare rules. Call Medicare to see what you need to appeal.
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