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Omg, valtrex $256/mo. Normal?

Clerner

Senior Member
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Sarasota Florida
Wow, just got generic valtrex. Taking 1000 mg 3x/day. One month of 3 g is $256 at walgreens.( insurance paid $724) Is this normal? Is there another place that is cheaper?
 

minkeygirl

But I Look So Good.
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Left Coast
I paid $10. It depends on your insurance. Call around. Pricing can vary.

@Clerner adc is reliable.

@Hip I just ordered from a new place. When I get my order, which shipped 2 days later, I'll let you know.

They have AV But not Valcyte. Valtrex is about $1.66 includes shipping but they have a few doses snd generics
 

Vineyard1

Senior Member
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Through my insurance I pay $15.00 for a 3 month supply only if I use their mail order system...otherwise 3 grams is well over $ 250.00
 

Andielyn

Senior Member
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Pharmaceutical costs in the US are out of control. I fully get the need for R&D, etc. but the cost that goes into direct-to-consumer marketing and marketing to doctors is inflating med costs. One med, 30 pills/30 day supply that my daughter takes is over $8,300/month. Yes, that's right. Insane. Okay, off my soapbox. @Clerner I hope you find a cheaper source like the mail order ADC recommended.

As an update on the acyclovir and how it's working for me, I just had a PEM crash but it only lasted 3 days, one migraine, bad joint/muscle aches and weakness, and bad fatigue, but overall compared to past crashes not as hard or long in duration. So still remaining hopeful that the antivirals are having a positive effect. ~Andielyn
 

Clerner

Senior Member
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249
Location
Sarasota Florida
Pharmaceutical costs in the US are out of control. I fully get the need for R&D, etc. but the cost that goes into direct-to-consumer marketing and marketing to doctors is inflating med costs. One med, 30 pills/30 day supply that my daughter takes is over $8,300/month. Yes, that's right. Insane. Okay, off my soapbox. @Clerner I hope you find a cheaper source like the mail order ADC recommended.

As an update on the acyclovir and how it's working for me, I just had a PEM crash but it only lasted 3 days, one migraine, bad joint/muscle aches and weakness, and bad fatigue, but overall compared to past crashes not as hard or long in duration. So still remaining hopeful that the antivirals are having a positive effect. ~Andielyn
Glad it is going pretty well for you. Only on my 2nd day of valtrex but only 1 g. I'm slowly working my way up to 3 g. Good luck!