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Old 07-30-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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Cost of medications

I had an idea that maybe we can start a thread about the different costs of medications. I know each pharmacy is different and there are different dosages but I think it would be a good idea to have a general list of prices.

Please keep in mind these are cash prices without insurance for 30 days worth

Savella 50mg. 60 count is $160
Savella 100mg. 30 count is $76 (if you choose to halve a pill 2x a day)
Soma (generic) 350mg. 90 ct. $39
Trazadone 50mg 30ct. $4
Hydrococdone 5/500 90 ct $11
Hydrocodone 7.5/325 90 ct $74

If anyone else wants to contribute what you pay, I will sort everything by type of medication and calculate the average price.

 
Old 07-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Re: Cost of medications

gosh what's with the huge difference of Hydrocodone prices?!?

 
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Re: Cost of medications

I was told it was due to supply and demand and there's more of a demand for hydrocodone with lower APAP

 
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Re: Cost of medications

The higher dosage of tylenol are being phased out as the FDA has determined that while they are going to continue to force manufacurers to put tylenol in opiates, they wont allow more than 350 mg per tablet. The pharmacies are trying to get rid of their remaining stock, in particular chains where they have a stock in a warehouse somewhere. The dirty little secret is that more people die from too much tylenol than from the opiates.

 
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Re: Cost of medications

I think that's a wondeful idea, its about time the govt agencies did something right. I have always been hesitant about tylenol products since I heard about a girl who died from taking cold medicine (she had the flu, thought nothing of taking it as directed for 2 weeks)

 
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Re: Cost of medications

sure enough they are phasing out he higher APAP as they changed some folks I know to the lower 325 dosage.
The deal on the prices is just crazy, as I find huge differences in the pharmacies, but here is the cheapest I have found in my area, before my insurance kicked in and now I take different pain killers that cost a fortune, was on Hydro but take percocet, kadian and oxycontin ,well here it goes thank god insurance covers all but my soma now.


Hydrocodone 10/500 #120 $38.00

Soma/Carisoprodol/ Qualitest 350MG #120 $36.00

Kadian brand/Activis 80MG #60 $428.00

Kadian Watson/Generic 80MG #60 $411.00

Kadian Watson/Generic 80MG #60 $676.00
this is an insurance price but I had to include it as they are robbing the insurance

Oxycontin Brand 10MG #20 54.00
was for emergency just started the tolerance issues

good luck with finding affordable meds everyone

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Re: Cost of medications

Neck Issue Guy, do you take any nerve meds such as lyrica or cymbalta I could include with the prices? I know I am not the only one who has to pay out of pocket for prescriptions I know I have heart failure everytime my doctor suggests a new med, hoping I can afford it. I want to create a list that is comprehensive so I can tell my doctor right away if I can't afford it as opposed to making a return trip and bothering the office staff for something new. I am not familiar with all the narcotics out there but here is what I am still looking for (and please let me know if I am missing anything)

Nerve Medication
Lyrica
Cymbalta
Neurotin

Muscle Relaxers
Flexoral
Zanaflex
Skelaxon

Narcotics
Hydrocodone
Oxycodone
Oxycontin
MS Contin
Diudid
Opana
Fent Patch

Misc
Lidoderm Patch

 
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Re: Cost of medications

My prices are from Sam's club and as I've written elsewhere...with all the big box stores...by law, you do NOT have to have a membership to use their pharmacy. So someone should always call and check their prices as well. However...you can get even a better price on some meds with the membership so it's all about seeing if it works out cost wise per year.

I pay the $40 membership yearly fee to Sam's club so I not only save on my meds but fill up my tank at their gas station which is $.30 less PER gallon which is HUGE savings around my area. Two tanks of gas pays for the membership itself so it's totally worth it.

And yes...even though Walmart and Sams are the same company...it's best to call each to check pricing as it's different in many of them as the Sams has better negotiating power in some areas of the country.

Anyway...here are my prices...unfortunately the MSContin 30mg just went up in price as they changed the generic brand...but still really good prices.

These are all prices for generic meds WITHOUT insurance so many people will pay even less with insurance.


OxyIR 5mg (90 pills) is $18.90
MSContin 30mg (60 pills) is $67.14
MSContin 15mg (60 pills) is $31.85
Flexeril 10mg (60 pills) is $8.00
Ambien 10mg (30 pills) is $17.21

 
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Re: Cost of medications

ya I take Lyrica 300MG #60 Insurance pays 178.29 I havent payed cash for it but it gives an Idea though.
and my lisinopril 10MG #30 is 6.78 insurance prices though
and my Percocet from watson are
10/325 #90 125.24 cash but insurance is right there with that one for some reason,but at another can get the Mallincrap for 35.00 bucks
I couldn't afford these meds if it wasn't for the insurance, if it goes I have got a big problem because all my Meds are $1389.00
This is terrible as the cost is unreal good luck everyone gettin meds

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Re: Cost of medications

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ya I take Lyrica 300MG #60 Insurance pays 178.29 I havent payed cash for it but it gives an Idea though.
and my lisinopril 10MG #30 is 6.78 insurance prices though
and my Percocet from watson are
10/325 #90 125.24 cash but insurance is right there with that one for some reason,but at another can get the Mallincrap for 35.00 bucks
I couldn't afford these meds if it wasn't for the insurance, if it goes I have got a big problem because all my Meds are $1389.00
This is terrible as the cost is unreal good luck everyone gettin meds
I switched from Percocet to the OxyIR not only because after a few years, I started getting a lot of nausea and acidity in my stomach from the acetaminophen. As well as it's much less expensive. So just know that it's an option for you. If you have been on it for awhile, I would switch no matter what myself as the acetaminophen doesn't really make any difference so I don't like having it in every pill I take. I can always take Tylenol at home if I ever have a fever and this way I add an Advil when needed for inflammation.

 
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Re: Cost of medications

Thank you everybody for your responses. Right now I am trying to finish the nerve medications. I have neurotin, savella, cymbalta, and lyrica. Are there any I am missing?

 
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Re: Cost of medications

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I think that's a wondeful idea, its about time the govt agencies did something right. I have always been hesitant about tylenol products since I heard about a girl who died from taking cold medicine (she had the flu, thought nothing of taking it as directed for 2 weeks)
If they were to do something right they would quit forcing manufacturers to put the tylenol in to start with, or better yet get the heck out of our business and leave the Dr's to practice medicine.

 
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Re: Cost of medications

Okay I got the nerve medications finished. Sorry for the delay, yesterday was a pretty good day pain wise so I took the kiddos to the pool.

Drug Dose Price Per Pill
Savella 50 $2.62
Savella 100 $2.43
Lyrica 25 $3.57
Lyrica 50 $3.52
Lyrica 75 $3.52
Lyrica 100 $3.52
Lyrica 150 $3.52
Lyrica 225 $3.57
Neurotin 300 $2.52
Neurotin 600 $4.94
Neurotin 800 $5.75
Gabapentin 300 $0.26
Gabapentin 600 $0.82
Gabapentin 800 $0.95
Cymbalta 20 $6.04
Cymbalta 30 $6.64
Cymbalta 60 $6.70

 
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Re: Cost of medications

Pretty...are those for generic or brand medications? It seems pretty high so I am wondering...thanks..

 
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Re: Cost of medications

The only medication that has a generic is Neurotin, the generic is listed as gabapentin. I found most of the prices on the cosco pharnacy website.

 
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