... and that's what prompted the BMD test only to reveal severe osteoporosis. I am so disappointed that forteo didn't help at all. Since I've only taken it for a year, I will stay on it for another year. In the meantime, my doc. is doing more blood work and 24 hour urine test to see if she missed anything. ... (14 replies)
... Hi: When someone is referring to specialty pharmacies, all that means is a medical distributor provides the med, and mails it to you usually via Fed Ex. Some insurance co.'s, like mine, uses a specialty pharmacy to fulfill the prescription. I use CareMark, for the Forteo, but all they do is fill the rx and mail it to me, in ice, with a bill, and they don't do any kind of... (8 replies)
... My insurance has declined to pay for Forteo. ... (8 replies)
... I will probably only have to pay a $20 copay per month if I make the final decision to go on Forteo, as my doctor has suggested. They hold classes on it at the medical center I go to, and I'm going to one of March 9. The first month supply is free under that arrangement, which I'm sure will help, but my doctor must tell my script insurance company why I need to go on it,... (8 replies)
... The profit the pharmaecutical companies make is just ridiculous. My insurance was terrific and I didn't have to pay anything for it. ... (8 replies)
... to make sure it would be covered, but decided to just add it to the other meds I take...I cannot imagine the challenge some must have that must pay out of pocket for this!...... ... (8 replies)
... Hi: Your mom is really lucky she can get it free... I don't know why it's so expensive, except that it's a genetically engineered drug.
My Dr can only give me one free every 3 months, because she has plenty of others taking it so it has to be divided evenly. I don't know what I'm going to do when I hit the coverage gap, in Medicare Part D, because then I will have to pay... (8 replies)
... My Mother is also on Forteo and it has helped her a great deal. My question is why is it so expensive in the first place? ... (8 replies)
... Eli Lily won't pay or assist in paying for forteo if you already have insurance, which the op has. ... (15 replies)
... Hi: See my answer to this question under the "Forteo" thread above your's.
Hope it helps!!! (8 replies)
... Hi paprbkrtr...I'll be finished with the Forteo injections in March. ... (21 replies)
... Hi DB, yes Forteo is available in Canada. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Aleta: When I went to the class they told us to leave the needle in to the count of 5, but I worried about counting too fast and whether I was getting the whole shot. Anyway I now count to 10 and am sure I'm getting it all.
Once you get to a certain point on the pen you can tell by looking at the lines how much went in, but that won't happen until the plunger moves... (3 replies)
... Can you ask the PA if his insurance is paying for the Forteo beyond the 24 mos? ... (17 replies)
... idn't think the second scan was much of a difference, but 4 Drs told me that was the normal increase to see, in that amount of time, while on Actenol. I started Forteo a couple of months later and my last scan was in May 07, so there was approximately 27 mos between the first and last scan. ... (21 replies)
... My Dr believes that you can't take Forteo with a BP's. ... (21 replies)
... had many spinal fusion due to fx's. From the people I've talked to that have had Kypho, they all varied in the amount and length of pain they had. I've been on Forteo for 19 months and my scores are incredible, I increased my bmd by one whole point. ... (17 replies)
... are you going to. I went to an endocrinologist once and she mentioned it and I said I couldn't afford it and she didn't offer any help. I am not low income but paying for it would probably make me so. I could pay half probably. I will pursue it if it is the only option which it seems it is. My regular Dr. ... (14 replies)
... I've been on Forteo for 15 mos with no side effects and excellent bmd results. I would consider forteo at any age because it's worth it. ... (6 replies)
... Thank you SO much! I am encouraged. I never would have thought about that much Vit D, so I will ask about that as well. Can I ask how much you end up paying per month for Forteo? ... (6 replies)