My walgreens has been out my Femhrt for at least 5 weeks. They say it is a manufactor back order. My hot flashes are not on back order. There is not a generic. So what is the best replacement for this hormone replacement? Or is the manufactor going to start manufactoring Femhrt.
I too found suddenly that femhrt was on backorder but luckily caught my mail order prescription company before they substitued with another drug that clearly was not a substitute. I called the manufacturer direct, 800-521-8813,as there is a toll free number on the bottle. I was directed to an answering machine, but I left a clear message with my phone number, and they called back within a few hours. The spokes woman who returned my call stated the plant producing this product has been out of production for at least 2 months. She would not say why, or what plant was involved, but could only say they have plans to continue to produce the product in the future, but could not say WHEN!! They need to hear from customers like us who rely on this product, as there is no substitue in the market. I could not even begin to tell you the number of prescriptions my doctor tried until we found femhrt.
It was an awful ordeal of trial and error and I want my femhrt back! Unlike some of you, I was lucky enough to secure a 3 month prescription at a small Mom & Pop pharmacy, but all of the big box stores like Walgreens and CVS are bone dry. PLEASE CALL the Manufacturer and Complain! We want our FEMHRT BACK!
There is no manufacture's back order. You can contact Warner Chilcott's customer service at 1-800-521-8813 to verify. I was told by my CVS Pharmacy the item was no longer available it was on back order - I had to take the generic, which did not work for me. Contacted Caremark who stated the same initially, when I called them back after hearing from the manufacture, I was told it had to be appealed in order to be covered. Called CVS back and was told it was now available.
I'm a little late to this issue but I have a suggestion that worked for me. I used to take the low dose Femhrt but lost my prescript ins and needed something less expensive. I went to the Jinteli higher dose and I cut the pill in half. It doesn't always cut perfect but it's so much cheaper that id you lose a couple halfs it's OK. Now the 90 day supply last nearly 180 days so I'm paying less than I did with insurance and the Jinteli works great. I've been taking it for several years.
- Femhrt Information for Consumers
- Femhrt Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Femhrt (detailed)
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