Does that sound correct??
Is the insurance covering it at all or is it a non formulary drug? Sometimes drugs that need prior auth or non-formulary you have to pay the entire out of pocket price. What did the pharmacy say-did you question the price? Some meds are very expensive. I'm not sure on this one. I tried looking up and couldnt find a price for this one. There is another version that is similar called Ziana and it is pretty cheap. You might ask your Dr about it.
The other poster is incorrect.
Ziana -- $287.99 for 30 g tube and $566.99 for a 60 g tube
Veltin -- $221.99 for 30g and $421.55 for 60 g
(source: ePocrates(r) 8/2013)
Both are used for acne and oftentimes prescription plans will not cover medication they deem to be cosmetic OR they will only cover that which is available in generic. As these are relatively new to the market, they are not available in generic form (and don't expect them to be soon).
Online coupons or coupons from your dermatologist may be your best bet if it's not in your formulary for coverage. Or talk to your doc about less expensive alternatives (there are lots!)
(I understand this response is late but I know there are others out there with the same question!)
- Veltin Information for Consumers
- Veltin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Veltin (detailed)
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