Insurance has refused to pay for this med because it says my husband is too old.
There is nothing that gives a specific age when it should be stopped. Caution is advised in older people because their kidneys can be compromised and this can lead to problems with the level of medication in the blood, and then to low blood sugar and some kidney problems. For an insurance company to arbitrarily put an age to it and refuse to pay sounds like just another way they are trying to save money. There are new meds out, but the insurances don't want to pay for them because they are very expensive. His dr may be able to appeal it if he can show he's monitoring him closely.
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