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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pharmacy Won't Pay For Cymbalta Unless I Pay Double CoPay

So my mail order pharmacy calls today, it's the pharmacist himself no less. Been having a bit of a go round over my nutsy-leg cramp medicine, Cymbalta. Doctor wants me to take 90 mg, pharmacist says 60 mg is the highest dose past titration, they will not pay for higher dose, and it is not recommended. They will however let me take a 60 mg and a 30mg pill each day providing I pay 2 co-pays. Whaaaa? It gets safer the more money I spend? Time to call the doctor again, oh joy!


Muffie said...

I thought Cymbalta was an anti-depressant. That's what the TV ad says. Does it work for leg cramps, too?


awb said...

Muff - I was told it was indicated for leg cramps, spasms, or some such thing, can't say it has done much for that, but has made a difference with the depression.


Stuff could always be worse said...

I agree, I did not know Cymbalta was good for leg cramps. I am desperate for finding anything for leg cramps!

awb said...

Kim - I'm certain my primary gave me Cymbalta for both reasons, don't know how well I think it's done, but she did give it to me for them.


Diane J Standiford said...

Leg cramps, I take banana a day, Valium as needed, exercise bike, stretching---it got better, now MS DX 20 yrs--gone with above.

awb said...

Diane - I was going to do the banana thing, couldn't do the copay, HA!