... hospital and two?
I'm not sure what else I can add. The dr at the hospital who oversaw my general care there prescribed pantoprazole twice a day. My insurance company says the recommended dosage for this medication is once a day. They told me the doctor had to authorize why it needed to be a different dose than the recommended . I can tell you he was extremely rude and condescending to me and to the insurance people also because he did not feel the need to to explain his reasons and felt it was a waste of his time. But he eventually did. Whatever it was he said, the insurance company felt it was not a good enough reason. I had three ulcer which put me in the hospital , didn't know I had a problem until I almost pass out on the toilet with black stool. The hospital did a endoscope which showed the bleeding had stopped, but I was going through the after effects of probably the last three days of a bleeding ulcer. It took them three hours to find a vein for
An IV ... had to eventually get a pic line into my arm and chest. Went all of this and now the insurance will not pay for the medicine prescribed to me!
I did manage to get this doctor to rewrite the prescription for once a day and I have been taking Prilosec in the evening as a substitute. But I am so angry and upset an insurance company can deny a medication a doctor had prescribed because THEY don't believe it is necessary. I suppose this kind of thing happens often but I never had it happen before. I am sure if I fight it they will simply tell me I can pay the difference out of pocket. Which then leads me to the question why am I paying for insurance premiums from my work for something that will not fulfill a doctors order?
- Pantoprazole Information for Consumers
- Pantoprazole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pantoprazole (detailed)
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