i have very bab nerve damage in my feet, and can't afford to buy this drug,can any one help me in obtaining this drug.
You may have a Dr. willing to supply you w/samples for an indeterminate length of time. If he has good relationships w/the pharm reps, he should be able to get samples whenever he asks if they are available. Since I do not know the price of Lyrica, and it appears that you have no ins. to cover such a drug, the only other answer i can think of is to ask if you have tried Elavil, aka Amatriptyline? It is a drug that's been around forever and although technically in the category of anti-depressants, it is now used for other things and neuropathy in legs and feet, restless leg syndrome, nerve damage, are some things some Dr.'s RX it for, so if you have never tried it... Good luck, there is also the Gabapentin, aka Neurontin for same but not certain if that is as cheap as the Elavil, still worth checking in to if you have not already.
You can also try contacting the manufacturer of Lyrica directly by mail and tell them your circumstances and see if they are willing to help you in any way. Squeaky wheel gets the oil, that's all i can say, but never hurts to ask, all you can do is get turned down.
Here a site that will list by drug what programs the manufacture has available:
There are a few places that for a fee will do all the work for you. I am still doing my due dillengence on this and cant not recommend them but here is a link:
They charge $20.00 per drug or if you have just one then $30.00 thats per month. They also have a set up fee that is $40 or 50 and I believe thats a one time charge.
When I am trying to mdecide if I want to do business with a company I usually go here:
Just be aware that anyone can say anything so use that place as a starting point .
There is help available for folks that truely can not afford to buy their meds. I get a little miffed when I hear these stories of people choosing between eating cat food (or the cat depending where you are from ) (sorry that was in poor taste no pun intended) and buying their meds. These big Pharma's have always had these programs. They could in my opinion do a mbetter job of letting people know about them and raise the ceiling on income limits but in any event it is possible to get your meds free or greatly reduced.
Good luck and let me know how you fare
I am going on Medicare this Sept. My insurance with not paid for Lycria. I have been taking Lycira 300 mg twice a day for awhile. It has been increase slowly over the past 2 1/2 years. I suffer from intense sting... pain in the foot. The Lycira will cost me $322.00 a month. I will have to pay for it, because I can not live with the pain. Pfier company will help you, but you can only make so much money within a year. Like one person said, your doctor might be able to help you, if they can talk to Pfier company. I am hoping my doctor can help me before I pay this amount for a medication. Sept 2010 is went I going to need help too.
I am in basically the same situation.I have peripheral neuropathy due to chemotherapy I had in 2006 for breast cancer.It is on my complete left side and even radiates into my ear and eye and gives me splitting headaches and I had 19 lymph nodes removed and both breasts removed so I also deal with swelling from lymphedema and pain,numbness and tingling in my left arm all the way to my fingers.I have chest wall pain that cuts my breath off.I have neuropathy in both hands and feet from the chemo then was diagnosed with Diabetes in March 2010.I was on Lyrica for 4 years because I was covered by my husbands insurance plus I had Medicare and Medicaid because I ended up 100% disabled and on Social Security at 33 years old!
I no longer have husbands insurance since he lost his job in February.I have been fighting Humana ever since because they won't cover my Lyrica.They wanted me to try Neurontin,I did.It did nothing.I told them this is the kind of pain that make people commit suicide,it is horrendous!!! You can get help at www.copays.org/resources/pain.php.It also has alot of info that will help you.Let me know if it helps,I will keep you in my prayers.
Hello... Asking for samples and contacting the pharmacudical company are both great suggestions. Also, see if your doctor has any coupons there for Lyrica in the office. For example, I work for a doctor's office and was just able to give my friend's mother a coupon for her prescribed Lunesta- it gave her free prescriptions for one year! Wishing you the best of luck!
Patient Care Program with Pfizer, Inc. 1-866-706-2400 or 1-877-486-5367. Your doctor should be able to start the process but if not, call them! I think they are located in St. Louis and I spoke to Jeannette, I believe. This was a little over a year ago cos Medicare pays for it now. Good Luck to you!
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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