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Can anyone give me a ballpark of the cost for the suppressant drugs after a transplant. Just want to get an idea, know no one can give me exacts but any info would help. Thanks.
I know of one man who after 5 years stopped taking his prograf. He's 9 years out and doing fine. He's lucky he had a donor whose liver was a perfect match for him, he had no rejection episodes, etc. It's a risk but research is ongoing. Having had my daughter as my live liver donor, and no rejection episodes, I think I'd be a good candidate and am very interested in this subject. Currently I'm on .5mg prograf twice daily, the lowest dosage possible.
I was on the 5mg Tacrolimus(prograf) and when my dosage changed to 1mg capsules I received a few more scripts of 180 each after my dosage change. I tried to give them back to the pharmacy but was told to throw them away. I was going to do that until I thought about the cost of this medicine and heard what one person told me his wife was paying a month after medicaid insurance, her cost for meds was about $4,000.00 a month.
I was told a few years ago, the cost is about 350,000 dollars and after the TP he will be on immunosuppressants, which medicaid may help pay for. My son had GHPP for (genetically handicapped), and they were going to pay for everything. including having a nurse come out to the house. It took me a few thousand phone calls to get all this straightened out. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. I wish you and your son the very best moving forward.
LCP-Tacro is being developed as a once-daily tablet version of tacrolimus, with improved bioavailability and reduced variability in absorption when compared to Astellas' twice daily version of tacrolimus (Prograf worldwide) and its prolonged-release version of tacrolimus (Advagraf in Europe). Clinical trials have demonstrated that LCP-Tacro has a superior bioavailability and PK profile and is expected to provide significant improvements for patients currently on Prograf.
I am 10+ years out from my liver transplant (underlying disease was Hep C) and I would estimate my medications cost $40 per month. I get my main immunosuppressive free right now (Prograf has a program going on currently but I don't know how long it will last) but if I paid the co-pay for it I would be paying $70 more for a total of $110 per month. That isn't cheap but it's certainly not $5,000 per month. I have been on my current doses for at least 6 years.
There is a program which supplies free or reduced cost prograf, the immune suppression med I take. Currently, I've had 2 ERCP's which are out patient procedures for a common complication, scarring/blockage of the bile duct. The two cost around $20,000. But because I have a low income, I get financial assistance at my hospital and didn't have to pay. My advice is to do a lot of web searching. And yes, indeed start fund raisers for your care.
my question is about the number of meds and cost associated with the anti-rejection? Are you viral free or has the transplant be infected? What is your energy level?
I decided to keep reading and researching, checked out my insurance coverage, what it would cost me, (and finished another school semester). I started tx May 04. In retrospect I wish I would have began in Jan and gotten it over with. I guess I just wanted to take every advantage while I could: minimal damage, not over 50, no real problems before tx, etc. That's how I made my decision. It is not a tx you must rush into in 24 hrs or a week, you have time to get yourself informed.
which motivates doctors with incentives - ahem. With the cost of the drugs zooming ... I'm currently unemployed and looking ... I wondered if I might try minimizing dosages to prolong the drugs I get (btw - have to get them thru Canada now - since the last president changed the law from "Medicare helps cover the cost of anti-rej drugs "for the life of the transplanted organ" to .. "we've got ya covered, under Medicare, for only 3 years now.") The U.S.
I'm on a very minimum of immune suppression meds, .5mg prograf twice daily. Many people years out are taking more meds than me. However, our children our not our clones. I went into surgery with no health problems other than my liver. And I feel this is very important, I walked as much as I could up until surgery and afterwords. Granted my energy was ebbing away prior to my transplant and I had days I made it from the bed to the couch and back again. But if I could, I got out and walked.
New Delhi - Gangaram Hospital Hyderabad - Global Hospitals Bangalore - Narayana Hrudayalaya Delhi - Appollo The cost is around 14 - 18 Laks INR. The success rates are as good as any center in US / UK at 85% + Check the Link below for one of the center http://www.globalhospital.net There are few other centers as well Like Christiam Medical Mission Vellore , St Johns Medical Hospital Bangalore. But not inthe scale of the 4 mentioned above.
I'm on a very minimum of immune suppression meds, .5mg prograf twice daily. Many people years out are taking more meds than me. However, our children are not our clones. I went into surgery with no health problems other than my liver. And I feel this is very important, I walked as much as I could up until surgery and afterwards. Granted my energy was ebbing away prior to my transplant and I had days I made it from the bed to the couch and back again. But if I could, I got out and walked.
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