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... 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)
... Eli Lily won't pay or assist in paying for forteo if you already have insurance, which the op has. It would be nice if they would help people who's insurance won't cover it, but as long as you have insurance you don't qualify. ... (15 replies)
Paying for Forteo
Feb 20, 2007
... 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)

... donut hole "also" but I'm getting my pens free from my dr until I'm out of the 3850.00 gap. I've been in the coverage gap for 4 months now, and luckily my dr provided the med, because she doesn't think I have the option of stopping it. ... (7 replies)
... I know exactly the feeling that you must have. I have thought about this and even wondered how much variance in forteo results might be accounted for because of mishandling of the drug in the supply chain. ... (9 replies)
Nov 30, 2007
... 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)
Forteo price
Jul 12, 2005
... a month with no drug coverage. I don't think people on insurance under 65 really realize the problem that we have paying for drugs. I know I didn't when I had insurance thru where I worked or my husband worked. it is really a problem. ... (8 replies)
... you had blood tests done before the Forteo, like you mentioned, then that would explain how the dr knew your Calcium and Thyroid was normal. There are many test for different glands etc that are determined through blood tests. ... (7 replies)
Pardon My Brag
Jul 22, 2007
... ision to make, and I wish you well with it. My dr is also a osteo research physician, working on the DARC gene, and she is holding to the idea that I can't take forteo beyond the 24 mos. ... (30 replies)
... CynnAnn, I did the Aredia treatments for my osteoporosis for almost 2 years and then my insurance refused to pay for it. Aredia has not been approved by the FDA for treatment of osteoporosis, because it is on the market as a Breast cancer drug, therefore, insurance companies can deny payment if used for osteoporosis. ... (12 replies)
... for two years and it didn't do any good and got worse. So now I am on Forteo. That had better help !!! There are no more options. I am not the only one that has taken it and Actonel also that sometimes does not work for whatever reason. ... (6 replies)
... and a rheumatologist shoved a prescription for Fosamax across the desk at me. I tore it up. ... (12 replies)
... same thing on my first scan because I couldn't figure out why someone hadn't ordered it yet with my family history of osteo, plus I have every single risk factor for it i.e. early non surgical meno, caucasian, slim build, many back problems, and disc disease all of which contribute to getting osteo. ... (7 replies)
Another newbie
Nov 10, 2013
... 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)
... dical necessity including all the treatments you have tried prior to using it. If the doctor also documents what will occur if you do not get treated, that might help scare insurance or whatever agency into paying. Can you get a repeat scan showing any decreases in bone density since your doctor recommended Forteo for you? ... (6 replies)
Scared of Doctor
Sep 5, 2005
... your picking up a prescription. Pretending to take prescribed medications won't treat the disease. I tried the Fosamax and couldn't tolerate it but I've been on Forteo for a year with no side effects, and increased bone density. ... (2 replies)

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