My insurance claims that lovonox is a "special" perscription and must be purchased via mail order or pay full price from my local pharmacy.
Lovenox is fairly widely used. It is a low molecular weight Heparin so people who are on Coumadin often use Lovenox to "bridge" for surgery since Lovenox doesnt carry the bleeding risks but will still protect against clots so the person will start Lovenox and taper coumadin, be off coumadin and be on only Lovenox for the surgery then after start coumadin again along with Lovenox then stop Lovenox when the INRs are at the desirable levels thus providing the "bridge". It is VERY expensive. It sounds like your insurance is asking for "prior authorization" possibly, and may only cover the drug under their mail order supplier so they can get it at a negotiated price. This is common with insurances and costly drugs. But Lovenox is pretty commonly used. It is just the expense factor that makes is "special"
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