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Old 10-23-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Narcolepsy - what are some of the cheapest medication?

I was just diagnosed with Narcolepsy. The doctor prescribed Nuvigil. Of course he would prescribe me a newer medication. I looked up the price on my insurance website and "my" cost is $150 every 90 days. I already take two other medications that are $100 every three months. I'm not going to take another one. Are there any other good medications for Narcolepsy that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

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Re: Narcolepsy - what are some of the cheapest medication?

You might ask Dr to prescribe generic Ritalin sustained release, which can be taken once or twice a day and comes in different strengths. I think it is the cheapest of all the meds used-methylphenidate. It should be much more reasonable, and you can call around to different pharmacies to get the lowest price.

 
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Re: Narcolepsy - what are some of the cheapest medication?

there's also Modafinal which is the generic to Provigil, similiar to Nuvigil. I take it. Cathy

 
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Re: Narcolepsy - what are some of the cheapest medication?

Thank you for your reply!

 
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Re: Narcolepsy - what are some of the cheapest medication?

ritalin is very addictive...best to avoid, and it gives you the gitters.
I prefer Xyrem at night to keep me in stage two sleep longer, and modafilin daily if needed...neither addictive/ does not give you the gitters.

also...look up and contact CARING VOICE COALITION they WILL help you pay for your medication co-pays.
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greetings! you also should check out CARING VOICE COALITION...they have been a tremendious financial assistant.

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