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    I understand that I can't get a discount on movantik because I have a medicare part D prescription plan and am not a "commercially insured patient". I'm not sure exactly what a "commercially insured patient" is, I got tired of googling it, but I'm pretty sure I'm not it. It's a shame. I took one and it worked, made me think of a goose. Any body know about getting a price reduction while on a medicare part D prescription plan I'd appreciate hearing about it. Constipation from opioids is rough. They want me to pay $400/month.
    Last edited by da lurker; 04-10-2017 at 05:27 PM.
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    Commercially insured means you have a non-Medicare, non-Medicaid, non-VA private or group insurance plan.

    Where are you pricing buying this out of pocket? I would check with CostCo pharmacy or Walmart (not Walgreens) as they often have significantly lower prices that standard pharmacies. You also might want to check these out: https://www.pharmacychecker.com/bran...ovantik/25+mg/


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    Movantik is a Tier 3 drug. It's a brand name medication that does not have a generic equivalent and that's what makes it so expensive.

    When it's time for 2018 Medicare open enrollment ( some time around mid-October to first week November 2017 ), compare the costs and coverages for the various Medicare Part D plans available in your state. Hopefully you'll find one that has lower prices on Movantik.

    https://q1medicare.com/PartD-Medicar...w-by-State.php
    https://q1medicare.com/PartD-2017-Se...ign=TopLeftBox

    For now though, check this financial assistance program from Astra Zeneca, the makers of Movantik ( pun intended ). Its a different assistance program than their savings card. There's strict eligibility criteria but it does include folks with Medicare Part D insurance. Might be worth a call to talk to someone at A-Z about your situation:

    https://www.pparx.org/sites/default/...cc_clean_0.pdf

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    i did the prior authorization and enrolled in the financial assistance program from Astra Zeneca. Hopefully the Dr. will respond in a timely fashion.

    Can get movantik from Canada for half the price, 200$, but that's still to much for me.
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    [QUOTE=da lurker;1828689]i did the prior authorization and enrolled in the financial assistance program from Astra Zeneca. Hopefully the Dr. will respond in a timely fashion.


    Oh good! Hope you get approved. Every bit of money saved helps.

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