Interferon ribavirin cost

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My doctor told me the cost of the medication is $2,500 a month.
was wondering about the cost of meds. interferon and ribavirin, im checking with my ins. to see what they will cover. i may have misspoke about this thing on i dont think it is herbal? it deals with fatty liver tissue. but its only 50 bucks to read about it so i dont really have anything to lose. going back to doc in 3 mo. not sure why till i decide on tx. if tx takes care of virus, do people go back to normal lifestyle? i do like my beer in the eves.
My prescription co-pays were a total of $70 a month for Incivek, Interferon, and Ribavirin. When I was on only Interferon and Ribavirin, my co-pays were $25 a month. However, I have good drug coverage and insurance companies and prescription drug coverage plans can vary considerable in coverage and in cost. As the others mentioned, Both Incivek and Pegasys have financial assistance programs.
She wrote me a my first prescription for a one month supply of Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) and another for a one month supply of Rebetol (ribavirin). This question regards the cost of these meds. Please let me know if the amounts I paid are in line with what y'all are paying. I filled the prescriptions at the pharmacy of the University Hospital here in Seattle. My experience is that they generally have the best prices on meds in the area.
For a first-time treatment, you should expect 800-1000 mg of ribavirin (dose over 160 lbs/76 kg)/ day and 100 mcg of peglated interferon. The shots come in tiny needled-preloaded syringes that you can administer to yourself once/week. The average USA cost for me was about $1200/month for the meds. You may try contacting Roche as sometimes they can supply discounted or free meds, depending on your situation.
here in the States, the cost for 24 weeks pegylated interferon/ribavirin, if purchased by cash out of pocket would cost (roughly) USD $14,000. (AUD $13,675). The interferon requires refrigeration; it is shipped overnight in cold-pack cooler containers.
After 48 weeks my insurance considered my extension to 72 weeks experimental - and C2C paid for ALL of my drugs for the next 6 months (the interferon and riba) and mailed them directly to my house. They are EXTREMELY pleasant and I would start there. The ribavirin cost will go by how many pills you need to take a day and how long you will be on treatment. Ditto with the interferon (duration of treatment).
My copay is $328 for four shots of neupogen. I thought it was going to be $2000. My ribavirin and interferon cost $628 out of pocket. Thank God for my hard working, very supportive husband! Thank all of you, for posting. I have read a lot of supportive and informative info that has really helped me.
I contacted my insurance company today to ask about the price of the meds for triple treatment. A 3 month supply of interferon, ribavirin, & Victrelis would cost $180.00 (so about $60 a month) I thought it was going to be a lot higher. But I forgot to ask about "rescue drugs". Not sure how that works and how much that would be. Any one have an idea?
There seems to be a renewed interest in the Tapering off the Interferon and Ribavirin as some are getting closer to the EOT or are in the planing stages as to what to do. Most are aware that being on these meds for so long that the body had become adapted to the higher than normal levels of the interferon in the body and are concerned about when treatment is stopped what will be the lasting effects if any, after stopping abruptly.
The current standard of care costs for pegylated interferon/ribavirin is roughly USD $20-25,000/year billed to insurance; meds only. It can become substantially more expensive if other drugs like Procrit or Neupogen are required as well. I’m not sure we have a picture of cost structure for the PI drugs Telaprevir or Boceprevir yet; although industry analysts are projecting an additional $20,000 if memory serves.
The meds alone are in the USD $25,000 range per year; this only covers the interferon/ribavirin. If rescue drugs like Procrit, Neupogen or others are required, they can become *really* pricey. Office visits to the doctor, procedures such as liver biopsy, U/S scans etc additionally drive the cost up; we had a CPA track her hard costs and $65,000/year was paid out by either her or her insurance company. Others with more complex situations have reported costs in excess of $200,000/year.
I can't give you the breakdown but my four week cost of interferon (1800 once a week) and ribavirin (weight-based, 1000mg per day) is about $1900, i.e. about one thousand pounds.
Fueloep and colleagues retrospectively analyzed the effect of ribavirin monotherapy followed by standard combination therapy (pegylated interferon plus ribavirin) on initial decline in HCV viral load and overall treatment outcomes. Addition of ribavirin reduces the risk of relapse after completing treatment, and therefore increases the likelihood of sustained virological response (SVR) to interferon-based therapy.
Hi All, My bro in law had been diagnosed Hep C long time back and was on interferon inj in the UK, now he has a relapse and i wanted to know the cost of interferon and ribavirin inj in india?
What is the current cost of Telaprevir, Ribavirin, and Interferon ? I'm wondering what the total cost would be, as well as each drug. I will be starting treatment in about 6 weeks, or less, hopefully.
That is only the cost of the Incivek - you still need to add in the cost of interferon and ribavirin and any additional rescue drugs you might need. I figure my regular treatment cost over $200,000 in total. Thank God for insurance.
I have HCV genotype 2 and hope to start treatment later this year, expecting 24 wks of interferon/ribavirin. I have good insurance, but am wondering what these meds will cost out-of-pocket. Would appreciate hearing from folks who are currently treating with these 2 meds and what the costs are.
The price of telaprevir is $49,200 for the course of treatment, and boceprevir costs between $26,400 and $48,400 for the full course. Those prices do not include the cost of pegylated interferon and ribavirin
The prior standard-of-care, Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ Incivek (telaprevir), when added to two other drugs (interferon and ribavirin) cures at most 80% of treatment-naive HCV patients after 24 weeks, with nasty toxicity. In a similar combination, Sovaldi cures roughly 90% of patients in half the time, with virtually no side effects.
The treatment CAN COST up to 100,000 when you add everything in to the cost. The Interferon is supposedly only $20,000 for tx but then you need to add in the cost of rescue drugs like Epogen/Procrit which is $6,000 for a 5 week supply (at 2x a week) or a 10 week supply of once a week. Figure that cost is somewhere around an extra $30,000 on it's own.
Aprox $25-30,000,this is not including the rescue drugs if they are needed as these can cost just as much or more...
Does the recent study showing that higher doses of riba don't appear to increase chances of SVR w/geno 2's change your opinion that you gave previously on riba dosing? I'm going to re-post it here, since it was sort of anonymous under another thread and others may be interested: "Your goal going into tx is to do 24 weeks just once - and to defeat this monster virus. With that in mind, ask for and get the highest does you can of riba.
My PCR's cost about $400 and the CBC's cost about $50. Doctor's appointments vary, but, other than the initial cost, the fees billed to the insurance company don't seem to be too high. And then there is the biopsy? I have been wondering about this, since I had a laproscopic surgical biopsy - and it cost in total, about $2600 -- how much does the needle biopsy cost? Just curious, me being the old anal retentive accountant type bean counter.
I am counting my blessings this morning. My Pegasys plus ribavirin Tx is paid for. I am wondering how much this Tx would have cost me.
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