My Cigna insurance plan is limiting me to nine Zolmitriptan pills a month. I can't understand why the limit on so few unless it has to do with cost but I thought generic drugs are so much less expensive for insurance companies. Zolmig and Zolmitriptan are the only drugs that my doctors have found that effectively stop my migraines. I'm having migraines almost everyday now and will soon have to pay out of pocket.
I don't know what it costs, and it tends to make me angry when insurance companies decide you can only have x number of migraines a month treated. There are a few things you can do. You can have your dr write a letter that you need it more. You can also go to rxassist.org and apply for assistance from the manufacturer.
I would start by contacting your insurance company and ask what you would need to submit for an "exception". Many insurance companies, with the right documentation, will make an exception. They may need a letter from your Dr explaining the circumstances and that you were tried on other medications first. With a little leg work, you can probably get them to give you an exception. Once you do get one, be sure that you ask how long the exception is good for (for as long as you are on the drug, every 6 mos, every 90 days?-you may have to provide documentation and apply for exception more than once) Yes, it is a PITA but it is what it is.
- Zolmitriptan Information for Consumers
- Zolmitriptan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zolmitriptan (detailed)
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