Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:22 PM
I didn't know that was an option until yesterday. Mine is a 90-day supply which I cannot fill at a local pharmacy, but they will ship it to the local pharmacy for me to pick up. Or..... they could just ice it as they say they do, but.............
I'm going to opt for mailing it to the local pharmacy. $28,114.27 is just too costly to treat carelessly.
at $28,114.27 for a 90-day supply, that would make Tasigna less expensive than Gleevec ($29,613 for a 90-day supply), plus Novartis will likely again increase the price of Gleevec in August. They've been increasing the price twice a year, at least since 2009, when I first priced it. The last increase was in Feb.; they're due.
For the benefit of yourself and others please add your CML history into your Signature
02/2010 Gleevec 400mg
2011 Two weakly positives, PCRU, weakly positive
2012 PCRU, PCRU, PCRU, PCRU
2013 PCRU, PCRU, PCRU, weakly positive
2014 PCRU, PCRU, PCRU, PCRU (12/07 began dose reduction w/each continuing PCRU)
2015 300, 250, 200, 150
2016 100, 50/100, 100, 10/17 TFR
2017 01/17 TFR, 04/18 TFR, 07/18 TFR 0.0012, 08/29 TFR 0.001, 10/17 TFR 0.000
2018 01/16 TFR 0.0004 ... next quarterly PCR 04/17
At the earliest opportunity, and whenever possible, lower your TKI dosage; TKIs are toxic drugs and the less we take longterm the better off we are going to be ... this is especially true for older adults.
In hindsight I should have started my dosage reduction two years earlier; it might have helped minimize some of the longterm cumulative toxic effects of TKIs that I am beset with.
longterm side-effects Peripheral Artery Disease - legs (it's a bitch); continuing shoulder problems, right elbow inflammation. GFR and creatinine vastly improved after stopping Gleevec.
Cumulative Gleevec dosage estimated at 830 grams
Taking Gleevec 400mg an hour after my largest meal of the day helped eliminate the nausea that Gleevec is notorious for.
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