I'm possibly screwed


#1

So apparently my insurance is paying nearly half for my Vraylar 4.5 mg but I have to save $660 or near that to be able to get it.
I only have so much supply of the 3mg blister packs…
I might ask my pdoc for a med change on APs that will either cost less or be fully covered.


#2

Vraylar is similar to rexulti and abilify. Abilify is generic now.


#3

I think my problem with Abilify was the dose wasn’t high enough for me, I only did 10 mg and it didn’t satiate my symptoms. I may ask to go back on it, just on a higher dose if possible.
Thanks for the suggestions.


#4

Try Latuda, and apply for the Sunovion Patient Assistance Program. They will cover the meds for 1 year and then you reapply.


#5

Yeah I was on abilify 10mg but I’m on 15mg now and it’s working out better than 10mg. I’m more stable.


#6

Latuda huh? I’ll research into it and see if my insurance covers it first, I’ll also check the SPAP while I’m at it.


#7

Oh, that’s good to know! I’ll definitely bring up the possibility with my pdoc then.


#8

I recently started Vraylar 1.5 mg, but luckily medicare covers all but $8, which I pay when I pick it up. I’d say if it’s working for you, you can write to the pharmaceutical company that makes it and see if they can help. I’ve done this before.


#9

Oh, I’ll see what I can do then, because I mean if I have to, I’ll find something similar that’s hopefully covered.
I’ve personally never written to a pharmaceutical company before.


#10

If you go to the website for the medication, it should have a way to contact them at the bottom. When I did it, I filled out a paper copy and sent it in.


#11

Ur doctor may have samples for free


#12

I don’t think doctors would be cool with trying out different samples. You need st least s month of constantly taking them to see the effects of each instead of a few day sample or such. Never heard of sample meds lol.


#13

You’re flying too close to the sun trying new brand name meds and being dependent on them. Always make sure you have a long term plan in place to pay for your medication.


#14

There is for sure financial assistance for this drug. Call corporate. They will help.


#15

The sample meds are packs of the medicine the doctor may have, usually when starting out a medicine but not always. If they have them you can get a months worth. I was given them back when I was getting on rexulti, and it was free.


#16

Ohh okay! I didn’t know that. Well now I know! :slight_smile:


#17

So update, I found my backup meds of generic Risperdal and Abilify, along with blister sample packs of Vraylar, to cover me until I see my pdoc about a med change.
I compiled a list of meds that are covered by my insurance and hope he can suggest one from the list for me to take, I feel like Seroquel/Quetiapine will be the least worrying one though, or possibly Olanzapine.