Ribavirin cost

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476246 tn?1418874514 I know I'm posting terribly much today, but my brain is hyperactive and quite clear today, so I'm trying to use it while it lasts. Dosage Ribavirin 1000mg Considering that I have read that the sx of Riba can be agitating and might make it difficult for you to sleep, would it make sense to take it. Deb_c430 mentions on another thread, if I may quote, that if she takes her riba to late it does cause more agitation and sleeplessness.
Avatar n tn This month I filled my second prescription for ribavirin. This prescription was filled with generic Rebetol at a cost of $90 for the same quantity. This was a very pleasant surprise. Can anyone comment on the efficacy of the generic vs the non-generic ribavirin?
Avatar m tn hello again, thanks to all the people that responded. 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 hepititusccure.net 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 3 Pharmacokinetics The terminal half-life of ribavirin following administration of a single oral dose of ribavirin is about 120 to 170 hours. The total apparent clearance following administration of a single oral dose of ribavirin is about 26 L/h. There is extensive accumulation of ribavirin after multiple dosing (twice daily) such that the Cmax at steady state was four-fold higher than that of a single dose. http://kadmon.com/files/ribasphere-tablets-pi.
1722607 tn?1335751458 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?
Avatar n tn 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).
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I don't have the greatest insurance and don't know what the new meds will cost yet. Any and all information is appreciated! (I have never treated before, geno 1a, stage 2.5 fibrosis). Also, as a side question, any information on getting treatment in Canada would be helpful. My husband has dual citizenship and I'm wondering if that might be an option for me. Thanks!
Avatar m tn Can you please tell me just how much does treatment cost? I'm sure it depends on lenth of treatment but a rough estimate would help, I had no idea it was that high.
Avatar n tn If they have, they'll probably describe the packaging. If all that checks, and yours are 200 mg Ribavirin, don't worry about it. I hope it's less expensive! Rebetol capsules (SP) have been going for about $10 each, and Copegus (Hoffmann La Roche) for about $6.75; Fischer Pharmacy has been able to sell Ribavirin for around $1.25 per pill. Obviously competition is good for prices.
Avatar n tn My doctor told me the cost of the medication is $2,500 a month.
223152 tn?1346981971 Based on the fact that interferon monotherapy is not effective, it's effective with ribavirin, and at full strength, I would rather have my ribavirin working at full strength when I start my interferon than have it take awhile after my interferon to get to full strength. There IS data on the amount of time it takes for ribavirin to get to full concentration AND there is data on the efficacy of ribavirin together with interferon.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I just got $500.00 to help me with my copays for pegasys & ribavirin from the HealthWell foundation.Contact them or the Genentech Access Solutions.I've only got 2 1/2 months left.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn It sounds like you will be taking Pegasys, Ribavirin, and a protease inhibitor (Incivek or Victrelis). Your doctor was giving the cost of the meds if you were paying out of pocket (with no insurance or assistance). Depending on which meds you are one, his figure is low. However, if the pharmacy said your insurance company approved the medications and that your payment will be $29 a month (your co-pay), then that is what you should be paying. There should be no surprises.
5133061 tn?1374984125 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.
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Avatar m tn My tax person wants to know what the entire cost of treatment is even though my insurance is paying. I believe she's trying to get me an exemption on the allowable deductible I can take for Medical Expenses. Does any one know what the cost of interferon and riboviran is?
Avatar n tn 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.
483814 tn?1214315080 My medication sheet, or what ever you call the page that has instructions warnings etc for my interferon showed the cost. I never cost printed on the slip. For four injections it cost $2,498.09. That is over $600.00 per injection. I am shocked.
Avatar n tn 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.
13100769 tn?1445372717 New Guidance Section Thursday, August 20, 2015 The following new section of the HCV Guidance has been released, Overview of Cost, Reimbursement, and Cost-Effectiveness Considerations for Hepatitis C Treatment Regimens.
Avatar m tn I also recently learned I have relapsed after completing the 12 week treatment with Solvadi and Ribavirin. I have Hep-C, genotype 2. The virus went undetectable after 4 weeks and remained that way 6 weeks after completing treatment, then showed up in a blood test done at the 12 week marker after treatment. Needless to say I was heartbroken. I was diagnosed in 1993 and have significant cirrhosis. I will keep hoping for a new drug protocol that will knock it out once and for all.
Avatar f tn They told me that I could do the Pegasys/Ribavirin and be cured by July or to wait until August for when the new treatment is approved by my health insurance and be cured by October (by the way, I have genotype 2a). Me, being the type of person whom likes to take care of things immediately decided on the older treatment. I'm currently waiting on the call so they can FedEx me the medications.
Avatar n tn showed no difference in the SVR rate in patients with genotypes 2 and 3 infections using ribavirin doses ranging from 800 to 1,200 mg daily. Thus, the issue can be narrowed to optimizing therapy for genotype 1 patients." Speaking as a SVR-hungry Geno 1, I wonder if it would be the height of idiocy to increase my daily ribavirin dosage from 1000 mg to 1200 mg? I've been taking the lower amount, according to the current weight-based regime.