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Olaparib/ lynparza insurance coverage

My doctor has prescribed Olaparib, and pills, and i’m shocked to learn that my copay under Medicare is > $2,240 for 120 pills. Are any of you taking this drug, recently approved for Non BRACA gene ovarian patients? If so, what is Your copay And under what insurance plan? Also , what is your experience with Olaparib?

Thank in advance for your information.!

Lois

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I have been on the Lynparza capsules 8 capstone twice a day for 10 month I was just switched to the new formulation tablets of two tablets twice a day.

I am often fatigued, tired and have little appetite. I have slight nausea and heartburn at times. But overall it is not bad.

As for costs my first month it was almost $4000 then I fell in and out of the donut and from that point on $680 until they switched to the new formulation and it is now $825 so less pills less dosage and more money. I guess when the new year begins the first month will be $$$$ and then back to catastrophic coverage of a mere $800.

Hope it helps

Lin

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Yes, this is very helpful, Lin. I’m grateful For your response!

Hope you’ll continue to feel as well as you have to date.

Appreciatively,

Lois

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Did you try for patient assistance? Look online for Astra Zenica and Me. You can try to call them and see if you can apply.

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Yes and hopeful I'll be approved. Thank you for responding Jane

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What about the costs of the other PARP inhibitors? Rucaparib and Niraparib? I also see that the pharmaceutical co that produces it has a financial assistance program.

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I have been on Rubraca now for 3 months. The side effects are stomach issues/nausea, feeling tired, water retention and pain in my fingers and toes. My Dr. said my side effects are similar to those experienced by his other patients on Rubraca. I had neuropathy when starting Rubraca but did not experience this level of pain. When the pain is bad, I need to take a pain killer. I do not pay any out of pocket for any chemo. My medical group in northern CA covers the cost not covered by insurance. The same was true when I was on my Carbo, taxol, and Avastin treatment last summer.

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My doctor told me I Wasn't a candidate I also had the non braca gene. I'm on avastin and it has shrunk my tumors. I'm always fatigued and had a good Ct scan. Hopefully you find a way to handle this. Wishing you warm

Hugs, sister warrior.

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Thank you, Malka; Ia ppreciate your information. I'll ask my doctor about Avastin as well, and I thank you for your good wishes , which I send to you as well.

Lois

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First go for patient assistance program from AZ. Hopefully they will do their best. However if still it remains non-affordable then u may find out generic of this product from Bangladesh or India i think.

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