My insurance company is raising the price nadolol 7 times what I have been spending for it and I amlooking for a substitute before contacting my Doctor.
Propranolol & Nadolol are the same type of drug, but they are the generic for DIFFERENT Brand name drugs. Check with your physician. Propranolol is the generic that is used for Inderal. I used this drug years ago for migraine control. Then after about 18 years I was switched to Nadolol which is the generic for Corgard. My cost for Nadolol took the same kind of price hike that you are mentioning. Both of these GENERIC drugs have soared in price in the last six months. They both work well for me. Considering propranolol and Nadolol are both generics the prices being charged are nothing less than Criminal. Both the middleman and insurance companies may be taking advantage of the public. But, make no mistake the drug companies are charging exorbitant prices for popular generic drugs now.
If more people complained, these drugs could qualify for the same type of class action lawsuit that resulted in the Synthroid case. In that case just as with propranolol & Nadolol they charged the same for brand name and generic.Generic drugs are exactly that generic, and should cost much less. Otherwise just give us the higher quality brand name! I have run into the same problem this year. I can't find Nadolol cheaper anywhere.
Whether or not Propanalol is a substitute for Nadalol depends on what condition you have. They are not the exact same chemical, even though they are in the same 'family' of medications (beta blockers). Was nadalol prescribed by your family doctor or by a cardiologist? You need to ask why did he/she prescribed nadalol, and why not another beta blocker or even a completely different type of medication? I take nadalol because for my particular condition it is the most effective beta blocker. Since when does an insurance company increase or set the price of medications? I've never heard of such a thing, but I don't live in the USA.
I have also been on Nadolol for years and I'm on medicare too. Mine went from $7 to $90 in 2 years, Obama Care! My doctor switched me to Aterolol I think is what it is called. I have been on it for three weeks and I am short of breath and since yesterdat=y my pulse has gone from 72 to 100 and BP from 120/70 to 149/90. I'm calling her tomorrow to change. I don't think it is as good or the same as Nadolol just my opinion, she was following my direction to keep the price down because this year my entire disablity check is almost all going to doctors and the pharmacy. Our raise this year equaled a whole dollar for me and with the cost of medicare gone up I lost $24.00 total!! Some raise!!!
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