I got a prescription for Relpax yesterday, my first one (after other triptans have worked, then stopped). We decided to start with six pills, because it’s expensive, and we don’t know if it will work. Doc says the generic isn’t available yet. Says to sign up for the coupon on-line. Says that the prices among pharmacies vary greatly, so I should then call all the pharmacies to see what my copay would be, telling them my insurance company and that I have the coupon. Says that some will say that they can’t do that, but they can.
I AM SO FRUSTRATED!! None of the pharmacies will tell me anything. I found a website that will actually tell me what the price is at various local pharmacies with the coupon (but of course, not my out-of-pocket, because it doesn’t know my insurance). It turns out that the generic IS available! The price for the non-generic is high everywhere; the price for the generic varies all over. BUT, because he said it wasn’t out yet, I didn’t have the discussion I normally would have with the doc about is the generic satisfactory.
It’s Friday, so what’s likely to happen is that the insurance is going to say that if I want anything but the generic, it needs to be pre-authorized, which cannot, of course, happen before Monday. (Maybe it will even say that if I get the generic . . . .) One good thing is that the lowest price for the generic is amazingly at my usual pharmacy!!
Crossing my fingers . . . .