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I seemed to work well with taking Vimpant, but with insurance is was $600 a month. Any idea of how to get it cheaper. I was exercising before [[treatment:Keppra:5508b44d6bcd6155dd0008e5]] and am weepy, felling sorry for my self.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

You may want to talk to your Dr. ask him/her , if there’s a generic form of that medication, that you don’t have to pay for . Another idea is to find out if there is a different medication that you can try , that may work as good .

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My doctor was giving me “sample packs” while we checked around with insurance. It WAS $600 a month. My wife told him enuff. Try something else.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hello Sawgan and welcome to the site. I am sorry to say there is no way to get it cheaper. The drug [[treatment:Vimpat:5526c9df1fcaa3c8cb000399]] is a controlled substance. Meaning that your health insurance will have to work with FDA for approval to give it to the patient. If the deal isn't worked out, the patient will have to pay full price for the drug. I know because i used to take the drug. Every month when time to refill it would take about 4 to 7 days before getting it refilled. The pharmacy had to clear the refill each month with the insurance first, then the insurance with the FDA second. By that time i have missed 3 to 4 days without to wait for the approval then the pharmacy will call and place the order. There are also the many side effects with this drug that include blurred double vision, uncontrollable shaking of part of the body, headaches and dizziness and drowsiness, and heart issues just to name a few. It was quite an ordeal for me because i couldn't tell if and when i was going to get it refilled or not and the many side effects. So don't feel sorry for yourself at all. Its just how they control who is taking it.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The company itself may be able to help. I got a card for money off each month for 1 year. It helped

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member , You might see if your local Epilepsy Foundation could help you in any way & let them know you weren’t approved for this program. I know my local Epilepsy Foundation was willing to help when I had reached out to them but my insurance finally kicked in & so I opted to use that. If your local Epilepsy Foundation can’t make it where you can afford your medicine then talk to your doctor about it & tell them. You might always could try again applying for that UCB pharmacy patient assistance program until maybe they finally say okay. But our Epilepsy Foundations are there to help us is what I was told, so use those resources. Sending Thoughts, Hugs, Smiles & Prayers. Wishing you all the best. Your friend in Texas, Becky

posted almost 2 years ago
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