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Refilled my Xarelto prescription today at CVS (my Medicare prescription plan's preferred pharmacy).  1st prescription of the new year, so it's time to meet my prescription deductible.

 

I take the lowest dose, 2.5 mg, twice a day (which is the standard monthly dose for that strength) so 60 pills, one month supply.

 

And the cost?  $541.  All out of pocket because my deductible is $500.

 

Good RX is of no help with Xarelto.

 

As I said, ouch.


Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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Re: Xarelto-ouch, ouch, ouch

I feel your pain. My husband is in the same situation. 
He will be 75 next year and then hopes to qualify for the Watchman procedure which will eliminate the need for xarelto.

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Re: Xarelto-ouch, ouch, ouch


@Cwoldie wrote:

I feel your pain. My husband is in the same situation. 
He will be 75 next year and then hopes to qualify for the Watchman procedure which will eliminate the need for xarelto.


 

@Cwoldie - I take Xarelto because I had blood clots.  They've been tapering me down and I'm hoping that I'll fully come off of it in late February, but I am not holding my breath on that.

 

My best to your husband.


Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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Re: Xarelto-ouch, ouch, ouch

@gidgetgh Ouch, indeed!

 

My dentist recommended a root canal & crown for a back molar. Delta may pay some, but they aren't very generous on root canal procedures and I know I'll have to pay half of the crown's cost. Ouch for me too. Not good news for the start of 2023.

 

Hoping the cost of  your Xarelto will be much less for the rest of the year.

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Re: Xarelto-ouch, ouch, ouch

I just laid out 7,000 for a dental implant, inurance poaid 1500, my bill in total was 8500. Hoping to get a tax break on it

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Re: Xarelto-ouch, ouch, ouch

Both me and my husband have crown replacements in the next month or so.  I have dental insurance, but it's pretty much worthless since they won't pay for the crown my dentist will give me.  They will pay for the cheapest crown available, and of course, it's not full price for even that.

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Re: Xarelto-ouch, ouch, ouch


@laluzdelmundo wrote:

@gidgetgh Ouch, indeed!

 

My dentist recommended a root canal & crown for a back molar. Delta may pay some, but they aren't very generous on root canal procedures and I know I'll have to pay half of the crown's cost. Ouch for me too. Not good news for the start of 2023.

 

Hoping the cost of  your Xarelto will be much less for the rest of the year.


@laluzdelmundo , I used to have Delta Dental through my company.  They were really good back then.  Glad I got my braces while still on them.

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Re: Xarelto-ouch, ouch, ouch

With no generic yet, patients will feel the sting. Plus, there's a big draw right now. Xarelto is much easier, for patients and their treatment team to manage, than older meds of its class. The demand is there. 

 

What upsets me is that it probably costs less than a dime per tab (just guessing), for this med to be produced. Of course, they will just say the cost has to factor in necessary research. True, to a certain extent, but still...ouch.

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Re: Xarelto-ouch, ouch, ouch

I know how that is. I have COPD and the inhalers are very expensive, too. No generic for that either. Of course, you can get generic Viagra. Where's the justice?

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Re: Xarelto-ouch, ouch, ouch


@gidgetgh wrote:


 

@Cwoldie - I take Xarelto because I had blood clots.  They've been tapering me down and I'm hoping that I'll fully come off of it in late February, but I am not holding my breath on that.

 

 

@gidgetgh 

 

Not sure if you know my history with blood clots, but been through it, started in 2002, with 1 of the most dangerous types. Most recent was because of a blood clot in my left arm, which my doctors believe, was caused by an IV placement during my Heart Catheterization procedure.

 

Prescribed Eliquis for 8 weeks. Fortunately my Hematologist discovered it and his offices Pharmacist gave me enough samples to cover those 8 weeks.

 

Since you said "they are tapering me down and hoping to come off it in late February", just curious as to the type/location, and possible cause, if it is known.

 

I understand your privacy if you don't wish to reply.

 

hckynut 🇺🇸

 

 


 

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