I'm prediabetic and overweight (a lot) and am trying desperately to figure out HOW people get a Rx for Victoza for weight loss only. BC/BS has denied pre-auth and says that I must be a Type 2 (only pre at this time) to be approved. I've seen several comments where people got this medication for weight loss without being prediabic or diabetic and, well, I'm just trying to figure out how to get that approved through my insurance...
I have heard of Dr's giving out samples to people and that's how they get it, but they don't get insurance coverage if they were to get a prescription. Maybe you can hear something different from other folks out there?
Have you heard about Saxenda? The drug is approved for use in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obesity) or adults with a BMI of 27 or greater (overweight) who have at least one weight-related condition such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol (dyslipidemia). It was FDA approved in 2014.
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While I am diabetic, and my Dr did prescibe this hoping it would help me lose some weight, I was not one of the lucky ones. It did curtail my appetite, but it wasn't til I cut way back on the carbs that I lost any weight. The best way to lose weight is to push away from the table. No sodas or other sugary drinks, no potatoes, no rice or pasta, no white flour and sugar. It sucks, but it works.
There's a new weight loss drug called "Contrave". My dr prescribed it, my ins wouldn't cover it.
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