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Re: Risedronate/Actonel

Re: Risedronate/Actonel

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Posted by Crystalclear on December 15, 2000 at 23:24:06:

In Reply to: Re: Risedronate/Actonel posted by Pat on December 13, 2000 at 18:24:13:

: : I also was unable to take Fosamax due to stomach pain and also chest pain. I tried Miacalcin but began to have emotional and mental problems such as depression and anxiety. My Doctor has prescribed Actonel. Two 5mg tablets one day per week. I don't know as yet if I will have side effects from this dosage. Has anyone else tried Actonel one day per week?I have severe idiopathic osteoporosis and have been taking Actonel for 3 months with no problems at all. I just found out today that my insurance carrier will not cover it anymore. They will only cover Fosamax,didronel and calcitonin,which I have already tried. It looks like I will now have to fight this out. It totally makes no sense at all. Is anyone else having this problem with their insurance carrier?
Hi Pat,
I am having the same problem with my insurance. I have been having to obtain samples from my Doctor as I have been denied coverage for the Actonel prescription. I am presently appealing the denial, but from what I have learned this is very common. Much of the decision whether to cover a prescription or not is determined by who is working on the claim that day and what kind of a mood they are in. It is a clerical decision, not a decision made by medically trained personel. I am not having any bad side effects with the Actonel and would like to continue to take it, but if I can't get insurance coverage and can't keep getting samples I will have to discontinue due to cost. I hope you can straighten out the problem with your insurance carrier also. I don't understand why there is a problem getting Actonel covered.

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