The only medicine that works is Tussionex Pennkinetic ER suspension, and the insurance only covers the generic. The Generic Hydrocodone-Chlorpheniramine does not work!
My wife has Sjogren's Syndrome. She has a continual dry cough due to this condition. What to do?
- 23 Mar 2012 by skymanhill
- 23 Mar 2012
- dry cough, tussionex pennkinetic, cough, sjogren's syndrome, generic, medicine, insurance
Added 23 Mar 2012:
F.D.A.states that the generic is an approved substitute for Tussionex. However they allow up to 25% difference betwwen generic and brand name drugs in pharmacology and formulation. My wife does not have a cough due to a cold, flu, etc. It is due to Sjogren's Syndrome per 5 different specialists.
Have you tried appealing with your insurance company? Call the members services or customer service number on your card and find out what you need to do to see if they can make an acception. In some cases it works, especially if you can get one of her drs to go to bat for her and supply documentation that the generics dont work for her and that she needs the brand name. Your only other choice is to pay out of pocket for it. You might look into seeing if the makers have an assistance program. There are also some places you can go online to get assistance with meds that are too expensive that are not covered like needymeds.org and Copay Relief Program (www.copay.org) and Partnership for Prescription Assistance (www.pparx.org). Try an appeal with your insurance company first though. It may be possible to get them to pay.
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