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hey Sarah provigil went generic now so maybe your insurance will cover it? I am taking 200mg I can half the pills .
Hi I was rx.ed Provigil but my insurance denied me too. They did accept Ritalin , I've been on it a week .. It helped a little with the fatigue but I was being cautious , I never took a full dose ( I'm sensitive to many drugs) I see neuro tomorrow and am going to try to get Adderall instead , its suppose to have a smoother effect.
I've ordered through Canadian pharmacies via the internet in the past and had no problems. Right now my co-pay through insurance is about the same as what I would pay full price from Canada so it doesn't make sense to purchase outside the US. If that changes I would order Canadian drugs again. I DID have trouble with a US company calling me and offering controlled substance drugs.
I then looked into other assistance programs, but they require enrollees to be without insurance, and giving up my health insurance is just not practical. So I then considered drug discount cards and the best deal I could find was a 10% discount, a cost that is still too prohibitive. So I am left with the real possibility of either using what little savings I have to cover this medication, until my savings are exhausted, or to go without one of the only medications I've found that helps me.
About two weeks ago I asked the pharmacist if switching to generic Provigil would reduce my copay. I was told my cost on Nuvigil and generic Provigil is the same --- 30 doses with a co-pay of $75. Enjoy your good fortune Lulu. Your insurance always seems to treat you well.
i have been taking vyvanse which has been one of the best medications that i have been given over the last several years---unfortunately, it is expensive without insurance. i have been having to pay around $158 dollars a month for it. provigil didn't do a whole lot for me.
, or stood the 4 hours of tests and asked intelligent questions and remembered as many of his answers as I do, driven home, etc. I'm going to research whether insurance covers Provigil for fatigue from Sjogren's Syndrome, in case I get that diagnosis. The improvement in my quality of life was so dramatic that it was amazing to me. It made me feel ABLE instead fo disabled. It doesn't fix everything, but it helped me a heck of a lot. Enough on this subject already! Had to vent.
Now my prescription insurance is balking about paying for Provigil and requires preauthorization! What the heck is that, except another bureaucratic hurdle to scare off the faint of heart, or the weary. It seems to me that a prescription *IS* a preauthorization, for heaven's sake. If a doctor doesn't want a patient to get whatever substance, he or she won't prescribe it. I've been through this before, and it's maddening. Not surprised, though.
On Provigil I could only tolerate a small dose (had to cut the pill down - with permission from my doc). Provigil is more expensive than Nuvigil and many insurance companies won't cover Provigil. The drug company lowered the cost of Nuvigil to get people to switch. My week long testing of Nuvigil has been fantastic. It has greatly improved my mental cognition. I thought I was "fine" on Provigil but on day one of Nuvigil I immediately saw a difference.
A co-worker called this week with a question about our insurance - she was denied provigil/nuvigil, even though her doctor contacted the insurance company and appealed the decision. She suffers great fatigue and the sample helped her a lot. She was wondering if I had any clues as to how others get this drug approved since it is not an MS drug.
Hi Kathy I had the same problem with my insurance paying for the Provigil.. It would have cost me over $300 a month. $10 a pill , I bought three to see what they were like. I only took a half of one and felt strange, so I knew it wasn't for me. The next thing I tried was Ritalin . That made me very tense and sort of angry and some tachycardia.. now I'm on Adderall RX and its just right :). I started out with 5mg because of my rapid heart rate worries .
Adderall is allowed under my insurance, Provigil has to be pre-authorised. I was supposed to see doc today, but they called this am, he's sick! Rescheduled for tomorrow. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. BTW, the neuro I recently saw is going to suggest to my PCP a pain Clinic. Do they take over perscribing pain meds? No experience of one. Anyone seeing one? I know it's last minute, but would really appreciate some input. I work swing shift, so will check back after work tonight.
I'm afraid that the Ritalin will give me tachycardia, as a similar medication did several years ago. Now I'm thinking; will my insurance even cover the Ritalin, without a diagnosis? I should grab my formulary... It lists Adderal as a tier 2 drug, with a higher co-pay; other amphetamine salt drugs (generics) are tier 1, and it doesn't list needing a prior authorization. The side effects look a lot worse than those listed for Provigil.
I didn't answer your question because I don't know anything about Provigil. There are also people here with CFS, including myself, who only have so much energy to spend on forum. Some days I can't even post. So I hope you will understand. The only suggestion I have is to make sure your physician knows that you don't feel safe driving because of your extreme fatigue. I would think then that he would be obligated to do something.
18 for 90 day supply I paid $100 Modafinil (Provigil generic) insurance paid $6,118.79 for 90 days of generic drugs I paid $20 It's not just the DMD's that are so priced out of range of people without insurance.
I recommended adderall instead of provigil/nuvigil because adderall can be found for less than a dolor a pill and provigil/nuvigil are at least ten dollars a pill.
For my body it is much better than Provigil. With my mail order pharmacy the cost for 90 days (1 pill per day) is $970.20 without insurance and with my insurance the cost to me is $220.91. I believe this one is worth every penny. My insurance had never approved Provigil so my doctor was giving me samples. The Nuvigil is lower in cost so my insurance company approved it without much of a fight.
for some kind of sleeping meds because I can't sleep but it all cost so much that without insurance I can not get it. Why in the world do they charge so much for it??? I always think if I can sleep through the bad times I can make it but the only sleep I can get is if I take xanax or somas. Was out of xanax and broke down and took somas. I had not been taking them. So now I have let myself down. I swear, I hate this stuff!! I hate it so much.
Now I have the energy to do that. My insurance company has approved Nuvigil. Yeah. The cost without insurance is about $340 for a 30 day supply ( 1 pill per day). My insurance covers much of that. You can get a coupon on line for a one week "free sample". I am optimistic for the first time in several years. This works great for me. As we all know though, we are different and what works for one may not work for another.
I'm also on Provigil. Currently my insurance company won't pay for it but I am getting enough "samples" from my doctor. My doctor tried me on Vynasse (whatever the spelling - new one that starts with a V). I had a horrible time using that. I felt like a rabbit on speed. I wanted to get up and start doing jumping-jacks but since my legs weren't working at that time that wasn't an option. It took a lot of will-power not to just get up and try and run around.
My neuro suggested maybe trying Ritalin.....he says Provigil is the best, but it is kind of pricey even w/ my insurance.......So is Provigil worth it? ....Has anyone tried Ritalin? Has anyone had any weird s/e w/ either med??? I would be very grateful for any input....
A $100 copay gets me a three month supply, which is by far less than the cost of buying it online and definitely beats the cost of a good defense lawyer. But the question was bouncing around in my head and I thought this wise group would have some thoughts. It is interesting that this drug is considered so dangerous here in the US while it can be purchased over the counter in Europe.
Perhaps motives and intentions led elsewhere? So even without a generic, insurance providers are making decisions for some of us about which drug we're using - - and the deciding factor is usually who's giving the best discount. I didn't look on extavia.com but I kind of doubt it says much about this. Not that they should. After all, it really IS good stuff for MS and they want to sell some.
Nuvigil was similar, but also kept me from sleeping. I had good success with Provigil, but it is too expensive and my insurance wouldn't cover it, so I'm now giving Amantadine a try. I've only been taking it for five days, but I seem more alert and able to keep going, but more scatter-brained. I hope that gets better! I've been accomplishing a lot more. Everyone reacts differently.
I then looked into other assistance programs, but they require enrollees to be without insurance, and giving up my health insurance is just not practical. So I then considered drug discount cards and the best deal I could find was a 10% discount, a cost that is still too prohibitive. So I am left with the real possibility of either using what little savings I have to cover this medication, until my savings are exhausted, or to go without one of the only medications I've found that helps me.
After icing, I took my Provigil Rx to my pharmacy, and my (great) pharmacist dropped what he was doing and ran it to see if my insurance would cover it. Not without trying something less expensive (generic Ritalin) first. The pharmacist faxed the info. to Dr. S.
Am I doomed to feel like this the rest of my life, or should I insist on trying some different meds, knowing I may have to try several of them before I find anything that helps my symptoms. Also, the darn meds cost so much -- I do have health insurance but it only covers part of the cost.
When I was on Rebif, it cost me $40 a month, although the cost billed to my insurance was about $2100 a month. My Tysabri is also costing me $40 a month, because they are putting it under prescription fees vs medical treatment fees. I then also pay $7 a month so far, as my copayment for the infusion itself. Altogether, I shell out around $240 a month, just in copays for medications - which is after my deductible has been met, as well as my out of pocket cap for the year.
Living with fatigue since my neurological symptoms started in Feb '08, I've found that Provigil is the only thing that helps improve my focus and mental clarity enough for driving, doing paperwork, going to doctor's appts., etc. Without a diagnosis, my insurance doesn't cover it. My last rx in March cost $357; I called other pharmacies and they quoted around $390. As my carefully rationed suppy is running out, and I have to prepare for my appt.
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