Nexium not covered by insurance

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Avatar n tn Now the insurance does not cover protonix, and I wonder whether there are good substitute for protonix? I found that Nexium like prilosec would have a drug interaction with plavix. Any advice for what would be a good substitute for protonix to protect the ulceration of the GI tract and would not interact with plavix at the same time? Thanks.
Avatar f tn My insurance company Drs. said they could not help me, but also denied me seeing a DR, that could. Thay said I had to bring the specialist and go before teir medical board. My husband explained to them, that if it got to that point it would not be a specialist that would be showing up with us. It would be an ATTORNEY! low and behold , I recieved the approval in the mail within a week. Kalio get tough with your ins. co.
Avatar m tn If your doctor has someone who specializes in insurance approvals, by all means give them the first shot at it. If not, you just got to get on the phone yourself and speak to a supervisor (never anyone who answers the phone). Then find out exactly why the medication/procedure was turned down, and most important -- what criteria/documentation would be necessary to reverse the decision plus a contact name and phone number for who and where the stuff goes to.
Avatar f tn I had xrays, pain meds, muscle relaxers (and Nexium, Topomax and Celebrex) and steroid injections (not completely covered by my ins) for over a year. Got better psychologically and spiritually, but not physically. It got too expensive, and I quit getting the injections and weaned off the meds and learned to live with the pain. But the arthritis and digestion problems just got worse.
Avatar f tn Studies have shown Nexium to be consistently the most effective but it is more expensive and not always covered by every health insurance plan. United Healthcare for example does not cover Nexium.
Avatar n tn I have to pay for my own Nexium prescription because it's not covered, but then again, I'm in Canada. I know nothing about what's covered or not in the US.
Avatar n tn could that be causing this? Do i need to see a doctor or a specialist, and if so is acid reflex covered by insurance? Bottom line...i need to get this problem fixed, can you help...
Avatar m tn For example, the plan may cover a drug like esomeprazole (Nexium®) for heartburn only if the patient did not respond well to cheaper drugs. So a patient might first be treated with generic omeprazole (Prilosec®). If this drug doesn’t work well, coverage for a more expensive prescription dose of generic lansoprazole (Prevacid®) might be approved. And only if those drugs have been tried and didn’t work would coverage be approved for a brand-name drug, like Nexium.
Avatar f tn You need them both at the same time. It's not covered by insurance, but only costs about $100. You order the tests online, they e-mail you a lab order and tell you which local lab to go to (usually LabCorp), you get the blood drawn, then in a couple days, the web site from which you ordered will notify you that your results are ready. Your doctor has nothing to do with that part of it, but some doctors will take notice if you take them the results.
365571 tn?1219601346 Its a long story so I thought I would post about it for anyone interested in what it actually means. : ) And I get tired of typing so much! Here it goes.... Gastroparesis basically means that my stomach is paralyzed. Its classified as "sever delayed gastric emptying". I basically live my life nauseated, vomitting, and in pain.
612551 tn?1450025775 Oh Jerry you're not the only one who worries about the cost of meds, some of my meds aren't even covered by my health care plan (PCIP program pre-existing insurance plan). I was paying $352 a month premiums, which was double what I did on United Health Care. Finally they lowered the cost of the premiums by about 40% July1st to $211, so I'll be able to afford more meds or change from generic to brand as my dr's have suggested I do.
Avatar m tn CalGal is right that many will continue to experience problems after cholecystectomy, due to (mostly) other issues, but many more also do not experience issues. I don't have RUQ pain I can notice, but I do get fatigue, irritability, gas, loose stools & steatorrhea problem from my gallbladder. My HIDA EF is only 7% and it began 5 years ago when I was stressed out, and have since returned periodically. The symptoms only arise when stressed. My ultrasound and CT's were normal as well.
Avatar m tn and Intestinal Permeability are not recognized by mainstream medicine, the tests are not covered by insurance and are very expensive, plus there is no absolute science that proves they show what they say. The tests and protocols are only accepted by functional medicine doctors or naturopaths that, also, do not accept insurance and are very expensive. This, too, is because the efficacy of the protocols are mostly anecdotal and can't be proven by science.
Avatar f tn I'm on samples of Dexilant twice a day, but it isn't covered by insurance at that level and I'll be back to once a day in a week. I'm also supplementing with Gaviscon. I'm careful with my diet, sleeping on an incline with my headboard propped 6 inches, not eating 4 hours before sleep, etc... I've been to see a Gastroenterologist and am monitored every 3 months by my Pulmonologist. I also regularly see my ENT.
1516249 tn?1423465385 It is your Insurance that is proving to be BANE instead of BOON. What if you did not have Insurance? Without medical insurance medical fraternity would just leave your colon and stomach as it is and would not suggest you any such options as they know that they cannot make any money out of you, and Also without insurance you would save yourself from endless tests that you subjects yourself to just because you have that INSURANCE with you and you want to just make use of it.
Avatar f tn I've also been advised to go to an oral specialist and a naturopath (neither of which is covered by my insurance) to get help. I should mention that in 1979, I became quite ill with pelvic peritonitis and was on massive doses of antibiotics, IV and pills, for over 2 months. That was when I developed my first thrush infection. Since that time, I have never failed to get thrush and vaginal yeast in response to these drugs.
Avatar n tn Google it and see what you think. I'm thinking it matches my symptoms , but testing is not covered by most insurance companies.
Avatar n tn If he sends me to the right labs, pharmacies, testing clinics, etc, those parts should still be covered by my insurance. Thank you for your well-wishes. This has been so frustrating. I realize I have not been assertive enough, regarding my care, and that part is my fault. I just get so embarrassed, when a doctor gives me that "You're crazy for thinking THAT could be it" look, when I tell them my symptoms and ask about diagnoses.
Avatar m tn I highly recommend you consult an alternative type of doctor, they can be hard to find and sometimes not covered by insurance. I gave up trusting the general medical field years ago, usually they just want to make money off unnecessary procedures. Do more reseach and may God bless you and your little one.
Avatar n tn However nexium being stupidly expensive and not covered by my insurance, I avoid the reflux by just avoiding the foods now. (since this was several years ago, my beer reaction wasnt so intense, so i was still drinking beer, and i would usually drink a beer or two at night, and put up with what was then just a mild runny nose.
Avatar n tn I am thinking of going back to the clinic and working back up to one step below my last dose. Not covered by insurance so gotta wait as the appts aren't cheap by any means. I still have the FMS/CFS/CLD/MM of course...and that is a daily battle Im just learning to deal with.. MY ENT was great thruout it all and the best doc I've had in ages...wish he was able to treat my for my other ailments! Anyway, sorry for the long delay in response, but better late than never??? :0) Take care...
Avatar n tn and ask them, they might be able to call in a prescription too that could be covered by your insurance and may be cheaper than otc. I was also told Pepcid was okay, but I cwould call first and ask your Dr. At some point the milk stopped working for me too and I needed some help, you can only eat so many Tums a day....
Avatar m tn P24 antigen test not covered by the insurance. 4. Can stress trigger yeast infection. 5. I also take nexium for hyperacidity. Would that cause it? 6. How soon std symptoms appear after exposure. Please reply.
Avatar m tn he prescribed for me aciphex but i have not taking it yet is not covered and i did my own research i found out and please correct me if im wrong. clarithromycin might help that.
Avatar m tn I'm not a doctor so I don't really know how safe xolair is. you should be on cpap for sleep apnea which can cause diabetes, it's really a terrible disease. symbicort and dulera have helped a lot and singulair. if you have an attack then you should go to the ER I tried allergy shots but you have to be on it for at least a year for it to work I think.
Avatar n tn Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Thanks, Kevin, M.D.
Avatar n tn Another doc confirmed that I seem to have PVC/PACs RVOT randomly. I went for a RF ablation ( cost $31,000 covered by insurance ) but unfortunately they were not detected so doctor advised to live with them as these are probably harmless and symptomatic only. Since 3 days, I' ve been having terrible episodes of palpitations, stomach burning sensation, left chest pain ( stabbing that would come and go ) I feel like all my nerves or muscles are weak and cramped. I feel nervous all the time.
Avatar m tn It began in 1976 and re occurs every 5 to 6 years. I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out.
Avatar n tn After 8 months of tests, meds, bland diet , They have now suggested Aciphex for heat and Elavil for pain in the abdominal area? We are thinking a Ct or Mri could be a helpful test ? I am not one who enjoys medication or the way my CNS reacts. What about a Natural Doctor? I so enjoy the hospital and my specialists But still overwhelmed and hungry . Share your experience or what road has helped Have you found no relief with tums before meals and liguids as well?
Avatar n tn Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Thanks, Kevin, M.D.