I am a senior and part D Medicare does not include benzonatate for coughs. My cough is from scar tissue in the lungs, not a cold.
I'm looking for a substitute on my health ins. formulary. Medicare denied me after I sent an appeal. The Rx is $135. Per month! I am on a SS fixed income.
How can they deny me when my cough is not due to a cold? Any suggestions? I'm desperate as the benzonatate is the ONLY medication that actually works for me. The other narcotic and non-narcotic pill and elixir do nothing.
Tessalon - Is there another Rx tablet which can be used as a substitute to benzonatate 200 mg.?
- 7 Aug 2016 by Croniccough
- 23 January 2017
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I am in the same boat -lung issue related cough and this is the only med that seems to work. If anyone comes up with an alternative, please share. Thank you!
I have asthma and can't take otc cough meds. Have you talked to your doctor and asked them to give you a prior authorization? It may solve the problem. IIRC, if a doctor says a drug is necessary and has no alternative, the insurance company has to cover it.
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