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Old 06-20-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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Low-Cost Crestor Alternatives

Is there a lower cost alternative to crestor for lowering cholesterol?

I have insurance that requires a home delivery service to be used for certain medications. Crestor is one of them. But I still have to pay a pretty hefty price for it. I don't like to use the home delivery because it can take up to 2 weeks from the order to actually arrive at home. My personality is such that I'm likely to forget to order it in time. So I prefer something I can get at a local pharmacy.

Crestor will cost me $150 for a 30 day supply from the pharmacy because it is supposed to be purchased through home delivery at somewhere between $25 and $75 for 30 days worth. When I ask the insurance what a lower cost alternative might be, they say they can't tell me because it is up to a doctor to recommend meds.

Are there lower-cost alternatives to Crestor? Cholesterol is flirting with 200 without it - sometimes down to 180ish, or up to 205-210.

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Old 06-20-2010, 08:31 AM   #2
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Re: Low-Cost Crestor Alternatives

Originally Posted by Snidley View Post
Are there lower-cost alternatives to Crestor? Cholesterol is flirting with 200 without it - sometimes down to 180ish, or up to 205-210.
Is this total cholesterol or LDL or ???

Cleaning up your diet, increasing exercise, and losing body fat should help your blood cholesterol numbers, but not everyone will be able to improve them to the point of not needing drugs (though that may allow using less drugs even in that case).

There are many other drugs, including both statins (of which Crestor is one) and non-statins, used for blood cholesterol. You may want to ask your doctor if there are others that are appropriate for your situation that may be less expensive.

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