I have had acid reflux for a couple of years. Well, I had it longer than that, but didn't realize it. I never had heartburn, but it often felt like I had a lump in my throat. I thought it might be my thyroid, since I am hypo, so went to see an ENT to have it checked. During the exam, he said, "That feeling is caused by your acid reflux." I said, "I don't have reflux." He said, "Yes, you do."
So, we started the quest to find medicine to treat it. After 5 or 6 different prescriptions, we found one that worked. Zegerid 40 mg 3 times a day. It is a strong medicine, but apparently my reflux was stronger. One pill is supposed to work 24 hours, but it didn't for me. I didn't like taking that much because it has a lot of sodium, but stuck with doctor's orders for a year. Then we decided that I could try 2 a day. Still a heavy dose.
The sucky part, my copay was $40/month. Fortunately, there is a $30 coupon on the Zegerid website, so I kept the copays manageble until this year. My insurance now requires that maintenance meds be bougth in 90 day supplies. The copay went up to $80/3 months. I could still use the coupon, but was still paying $50.
Saturday, I went to pick up a refill and the pharamacist got my meds and said, "That will be $10." I said, "No, it should be $80. There must be a mistake." He informed me that the generic just came out and he filled with that. I was so excited!!!
I just saved $160/year!! I love generic meds!
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