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Is 300 mg. of Gleevec cheaper than 400 mg.?

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#1 Beanie


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:20 AM

Does anyone know if Gleevec is cheaper if you take a lesser dose?  If so, I'm thinking of asking my doctor to lower mine so I don't need to pay as much.  I got to remission really fast so maybe I don't need as much as I am taking.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:32 AM

Beanie, when I was on 400mg of G, my copay was the same as

300mg. It may cost the insurance co. less but it did not affect

my co-pay.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:14 PM

I am on 300 mg. and the cost to my insurance co. was less than it was on 400mg.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:42 AM

You would want to buy 100mg tablets.  They are priced by the tablet, so taking 3 would be cheaper than taking 4.  That is just an economics view.

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