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Ursidiol cost?

Jess5377
Jess5377

Why is ursidiol so expensive? With my insurance a 30 day supply is 76.00 and a 90 day supply is 106.00. Is that what you all pay? I have not reached my deductible for 2019 yet and I am newly diagnosed and was just prescribed this medicine on 1-8-19 and for this 1st time getting it filled its costing 254.00 but that includes my deductible. Any suggestions on how I can get the price down?

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Also my dr. Said no sodium at all. He only wants me to drink water and to start cutting out meat. Is this normal? I currently weigh 197lbs and I have 6 months to get down to 175lbs ( follow up visit.) Any suggestions on what I should be eating or any good recipes you guys have used. My email is jessicamorgan29@gmail.com

monamayy
monamayy
in reply to Jess5377

I also have to loose weight. The American liver foundation makes these wonderful cooking videos.


Michi1
Michi1
in reply to Jess5377

Jess, I am a health coach. I’ll send you a health history consultation form and we can talk abiut it, no obligation. Everyone is different.

I only pay $3 for 90 pills (one month supply) of generic Actigall, labeled Ursodiol.

Jess5377
Jess5377
in reply to claygi

How do you get it at that price?

claygi
claygi
in reply to Jess5377

I have very good medical insurance (Blue Shield), a “Cadillac” plan. I’m a public employee, and my job provides this plan.

Have you looked on goodrx.com?can get a monthly coupon

4pjx__
4pjx__
in reply to Pamela4475

I agree! Good RX that's how I get my prescription.

iagra
iagra
in reply to 4pjx__

I only see 250 mg ursodiol on goodrx. 500 mg is not available? Thanks.

4pjx__
4pjx__
in reply to iagra

I just looked it up too. It says 250 mg but that is not what it said about a month ago. I don't see a price for the 500 mg this time.

I checked their site but they dont have a discount for the 300mg. I see one for the 250mg and 500mg

Pamela4475
Pamela4475
in reply to Jess5377

Ask your doc to write it differently due to price.... usually they are happy to help

If your in the US you can download the app Goodrx to get discounts on Urso.

Is that dollars i pay 40 euro for 90 days supply in ireland

Yes, it is dollars

We can thank that jerk who raised the price of the Epipen. He bought one of five urso manufacturers and raised the US price tenfold. All the others followed suit. Our US healthcare system at its best!

I work 40 hrs a week and just spent almost an entire paycheck just on this medicine and on the multivitamin the dr has recommended. Its absurd I'm literally working to buy meds. It's a shame they are allowed to raise the price so high knowing millions of people need this and will have to take it for their life time. Big pharmaceutical here in the U.S. is out if control.

Jess, it is ridiculous...that’s why when you vote you research the position of your candidate and write to your representatives about prescription prices...imagine having no insurance or the elderly...I’m a pharmacy tech and what I see it an absolute shame....GoodRx has been the only place I’ve found with a big enough discount....and those prices vary widely around the country...

I had to change insurance companies to get a prescription I could afford for urso. I changed from HealthNet to Moda. Healthnet put urso into a tier 4 drug which was in the hundreds for a 90 day supply. I now have Moda in which it is a tier 2 drug which costs me $60 for a 90 day supply. I take a 500 mg twice a day. I am in Oregon.

Extremely lucky to be in the UK where we have our amazing NHS. Because I have an under active thyroid too and am reliant on thyroxine all my meds are free. If I didn’t qualify for free prescriptions I would still only pay a modest fee per med per rx of £8.80, or you can pre-pay per 3 months and it’s even cheaper.

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