... humira is not covered even with a drug plan. Dr put me on Symponi and I've been on it since Jan. I am not doing as well as I did before. Would love to go back to humira but can't afford it on my own. Any help out there? Had no side effects on humira. Shots would burn but it was over quickly
Check with the manufacturer. A lot of times they have financial assistance to help pay for your medication. There are other biologics that work just as well as Humira such as Embrel or Actemra. You can look online and see what other drug companies assist with payment.
I'm surprised Humira worked for you for that long! Symponi didn't work well for me either. I am having good results with Actemra. Check around.
Good Luck. I hope this helped.
Also many of these Insurance companies have what is called a step therapy where the doctor has to try the ones on there formulary and then if they don't help they well have a prior auth. the doctor can fill out and get them to pay for the one that works for you. It is a real pain but it's worth a try give your insurance company a call and ask them about this. in the meantime go to the top of this page and enter Humana in the search bar several things well come down and look for help from the manufacture sometimes for some people they well make special exceptions for if you qualify. And if your on Medicare some Pharmacies can bill them direct for injectable medications you might look around and see if you have like a CVS OR specialize pharmacy.
- Humira Information for Consumers
- Humira Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Humira (detailed)
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