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Any Agencies That Provide Assistance For Overly Expensive PD Medication

Any Agencies That Provide Assistance For Overly Expensive PD Medication

My doctor (Dr Perlmutter in St Louis) has prescribed additional carbidopa to be taken with my regular medication in hopes of eliminating severe chest pains we feel are caused by the carbidopa–levodopa (Sinemet). Unfortunately, the cost of carbidopa alone (no generic available) is an astounding $700 a month with my portion being half of that! These chest pains (not heart related; not GERD or acid related) have gotten worse and worse and I really need this medication.

Are any of you aware of any… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Try The Assistance Fund. www.theassistancefund.org

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Try Goodrx, I used it for my husband's prescription for the extra Copadopa cut the price to 44$.

edited, originally posted 4 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I was on carbodopa as a way of cutting down on nausea and getting too sleepy to drive in the middle of the day. It cost $498.a month. That was during the Medicare donut hole. After a year of paying that, decided it was not worth it and instead cut carbo / levo by a half tablet, with Dr approval, and much better. Dr tried to find cheaper source but did not find one. Hope you do better. Aloha

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

try Pharmacy King in Canada you will need to have your dr. send them a prescription request . i get my Azilect there and it is much cheaper

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

The manufacturer might

posted over 3 years ago
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