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Old 05-20-2019, 03:54 PM
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I've been on Warfarin for 2 years but the bruising is becoming an ever increasing problems a sharp bump into the corner of a dresser or stubbing a toe on a chair leg has even caused several hematoma's over the years.
Doctor suggested Eliquis because it significantly reduces these problem but my Rx insurance plan does not cover it . My pharmacy wants $1050 for a 30 day supply. Tried talking to the Rx insurance company and the drug manufacturer who offers a $10 coupon for eligible patients but not a big surprise I don't qualify because of income/assets. You need to be destitute and not have any assets to get it for $10.
How the heck can the price vary between $10 and $1050 for the same drug?
Now the real shocker, if I walk into a pharmacy and give them the doctor prescription the cost is $461 without using an insurance card. This really pisses me off because we're forced to be covered under a drug plan. I pay $56 per/mo for an insurance drug plan so I can pay a higher price then if I didn't have a plan. Is this crazy or what?
BTW: I'm on Medicare with United Healthcare Walgreens plan D
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I pay $84 a month for Eliquis, the info that comes with it tells me how much I saved with my insurance, I think retail was $564 last time I looked. It keeps going up in price every couple of months. I have medicare and I carried my health insurance into retirement
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Garlic and more water. They won’t tell you that. Onions.....
let thy food be thy medicine let thy medicine be thy food
Old 05-20-2019, 04:10 PM
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I started taking it a couple months ago. $563/month at Walgreens. Luckily my insurance covers it so far 100%.
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The number of people showing up in the ER slowly bleeding out is incredible....all on eliquis or xarelto....no reversal agent yet....it does what it says it does....blood thinner....be aware....
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after 20+years on Coumadin I just switched to Eliquist , wife does the shopping, three months supply cost $5.00 thru our drug plan.

As per the doctor,there is a reversal drug, available in the ER’s
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Just pay the $461 and don't file it with insurance.
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Originally Posted by Flatland fisher View Post
I started taking it a couple months ago. $563/month at Walgreens. Luckily my insurance covers it so far 100%.
does it prevent the bruising ?
Old 05-20-2019, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post
Garlic and more water. They won’t tell you that. Onions.....
let thy food be thy medicine let thy medicine be thy food
I'm Italian so we eat plenty of garlic, drink 3-4 bottles of water daily, and have 2 slices of bermuda onion everyday
Still bruising
Old 05-20-2019, 04:44 PM
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Pharmacist here...was the $1000 price including your deductible?? Do you take other meds? You ha've to consider the donut hole and deductables that may apply. If you pay for it with no insurance involved, it will not go towards either. Also , look for a goodrx coupon, crazy discounts offered. Also,, call around more for quotes. Sams clubs,etc offer discounts and don't require membership in the rx dept
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post
Garlic and more water. They won’t tell you that. Onions.....
let thy food be thy medicine let thy medicine be thy food
So without knowing the underlying condition why a doctor has prescribed eliquis you are counseling that we abandon eliquis for garlic and water is that a true statement?

The mind truly boggles!!!
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Originally Posted by jpcanning View Post
after 20+years on Coumadin I just switched to Eliquist , wife does the shopping, three months supply cost $5.00 thru our drug plan.

As per the doctor,there is a reversal drug, available in the ER’s
Andexxa is the FDA approved antidote for both eliquis and Xarelto.
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Originally Posted by Robalomann1 View Post
Pharmacist here...was the $1000 price including your deductible?? Do you take other meds? You ha've to consider the donut hole and deductables that may apply. If you pay for it with no insurance involved, it will not go towards either. Also , look for a goodrx coupon, crazy discounts offered. Also,, call around more for quotes. Sams clubs,etc offer discounts and don't require membership in the rx dept
Not sure about the deductible. Yes, I take many other meds.
I am continuing to look for options and continue on Warfarin while looking.
After hearing about the serious side effects of Eliquis I'm not sure but I may be better off just staying on Warfarin. Summer months are hardest because of the clothing, some days the bruising looks like I fell out a window.
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Slight a-fib.I get 3 months of eliquis,2 pills a day for $80.Insurance covered it,no problem.
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Check and see if you can use the OptmumRx mailorder supplier as an alternative to Walgreens. The are part of United Healthcare.
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post
Garlic and more water. They won’t tell you that. Onions.....
let thy food be thy medicine let thy medicine be thy food
I respect your opinion but please don't follow that advice for stroke protection from atrial fibrillation. I do have the background to make my claim.
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Originally Posted by Rags View Post
does it prevent the bruising ?
I haven't noticed any bruising. The couple small nicks and cuts I've had haven't been bad at all as far as bleeding.
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I respect your opinion but please don't follow that advice for stroke protection from atrial fibrillation. I do have the background to make my claim.
Nora four stroke prevention due to implanted defibrillator IE pacemaker or for prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism.
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You can get it from a Canadian pharmacy for as little as $99 for 60 tablets and that is for the branded product, not a generic. I use the Canadian "pharmacies" all the time for some drugs since 2005 and I now have a Medicare Advantage policy, which doesn't always have the best price. It's easy. If you are hesitant to use them, look for a pharmacy in your area that specializes in Canadian pharmacy purchases.

https://www.canadianpharmacyworld.co...d/Eliquis/5+mg
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Originally Posted by RIDE2GETHER View Post
So without knowing the underlying condition why a doctor has prescribed eliquis you are counseling that we abandon eliquis for garlic and water is that a true statement?

The mind truly boggles!!!
I say MOST all issues are from what we put and don’t put in our bodies.

Doctors say..........you have an Eloquis deficiency?😳

hope everyone one feels better and less bleeding regardless of what approach you choose

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