My insurance won't cover Androgel or Testim, and when I found out it would cost over $300 a month, I realized I just couldn't afford the treatment. I am 43 and my test number is 288, so I am trying to find a way to afford these meds. Are there Rx meds with the same affect for less money?
Well it looks like the drug and insurance companies have found a new way to get money out of us. Can you appeal the decision not to cover it? Its not like you were ancient and seeking treatment for a hormone imbalance. There are places to get help to pay for things. First try the manufacturer of the med prescribed. Check out their web site and see what they offer. Here are some other places to try:The CoPay Relief Program 1-866-512-3861 or www.copay.org; or Suddenly Senior www.suddenlysenior.com/patientassistantprograms.html; or Needy Meds www.needymeds.org; and Partnership for Prescription Assistance 1-888-477-2669 or www.pparx.org www.freemedicine.com www.access2wellness.com
I had the same issue. With a little research I found that there are "Compound Pharmacies" that will mix up a generic alternative for you. Testosterone is not a patented drug. The compound pharmacy I use mixes it in a coconut oil lotion. It is only $45 a month. It does not absorb as fast as Testim. I know, because when I use the Testim sample the Dr gave me, I get a bit of a rush, similar to a cup of coffee. The compound stuff doesn't do that. I have been using it for about 3 months, and my blood levels are back to normal
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