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#1 greendaychick

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 02:22 AM

I havent got my prescription for my ACCUTANE but I am really curious as to how much this stuff is gonna cost me...my insurance ( HUMANA) covers it but im afraid of the cost...I hope its not like $100 bux or worse! shock.gif

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 02:26 AM

Humana covers my sotret. I have to get the generic under my plan but they all, generic and the real thing, cost $50 for a month's worth for me.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 02:36 AM

thats actually good value considering what it can help and permenantly cure you from acne. also keep in mind that their price was purposely raised 3 times to prevent people from taking it. its real manufacturing cost is something like $20 a months supply

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 04:33 AM

I'm from the Uk and it cost me about £400 for a 5month course I think thats like $750 but it may be cheaper in the USA

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 01:20 PM

Ihope mine is only $50 bux cause if not damn I am gonna be broke out the ass!

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 03:49 PM

I have the generic brand called clavaris and i pay $15 a month! My 5 month course of clear skin will cost a total of $75... cant beat that! eusa_dance.gif

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 05:14 PM

QUOTE(Jen121 @ Jun 6 2006, 10:49 PM) View Post

I have the generic brand called clavaris and i pay $15 a month! My 5 month course of clear skin will cost a total of $75... cant beat that! eusa_dance.gif



Holy Shit.

QUOTE(_lara_ @ Jun 6 2006, 11:33 AM) View Post

I'm from the Uk and it cost me about £400 for a 5month course I think thats like $750 but it may be cheaper in the USA



Is that with insurence? How much do derms cost over there?

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 08:52 AM

Without insurance, my Amnesteem would cost me a bit over $300 a month. With insurance, I pay $15. Super great. Yay for insurance! eusa_dance.gif

QUOTE(dollyapples @ Jun 7 2006, 09:50 AM) View Post

Without insurance, my Amnesteem would cost me a bit over $300 a month. With insurance, I pay $15. Super great. Yay for insurance! eusa_dance.gif


PS. Not to mention the monthly blood tests and derm visits! Without insurance, this treatment can be very pricey! shock.gif

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 09:08 AM

I'm pissed because I just opened my mail, and my blood tests for last month were $180!! They didn't cover it because they said I have a "preexisting condition." Well, I'm trying to appeal it because I've never been diagnosed with "cystic acne" before. I wonder if I can get all my lab work done in a ghetto cheaper place, geez. As long as they keep paying for accutane...

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 03:07 PM

I'm in Canada and it's $100 ($80 USD) for a pack of 30 of the 40mg.
The 30 pack of 10mg costs $50 ($40 USD).

I had to wait for my insurance benefits to kick in before going on accutane!

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 04:10 PM

Belgium:
10 EUR for a big box of 60 pills (20 mg)
Derm visit: 25 EUR each time
bloodtests: 1,68 EUR

God I love living here!

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 04:22 PM

I should be taking amnesteem here within the next few weeks. My pills will be around $400 a month.

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 12:50 PM

Yea thats one thing I was wondering...I do believe my insurance only covers the generic brands...so when I get accutane it will be generic but that shouldnt matter should it? Its just a different name but the same pill right?? confused.gif

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 01:28 PM

Uk here.
220 for first two months via private medical care.
£120 each time to see derm.

And I'm getting the 2nd two months (and derm visits) on NHS (nice dermy eusa_dance.gif smile.gif )

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 03:16 PM

Norway:
300 USD for 100 capsules of 20mg (but you get 90% refunded from the government)
5 USD for blood tests.
25 USD for a decent moisturizer, which you'll need.

It's an expensive treatment, but the government refunds 90% automatically when your dermatologist fills out a form. You'll have to pay about 1500 USD for a complete treatment though, but it'll be refunded after a while.

We usually don't have separate medical insurances in Norway, because everyone has good coverage by default.


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Posted 08 June 2006 - 04:26 PM

Derm Visits $10
Lab $0
Sotret per Month $5

My Boyfriend has Fantastic insurance and eventhough we're not married I still qualify as a "domestic partner" since we live together.

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 04:48 PM

All of my dr visits/labwork was free. Prescriptions for a month's worth of Claravis were $3. Hubby's in the military. Gotta love the govt' insurance for dependents!

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 05:21 PM

Dermatologist: FREE
Blood tests: FREE
Accutane 90mg/month : 300$ CAD (250USD) per month : with insurance - FREE

I love living in Canada wink.gif
Health care owns in this country.

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 11:22 PM

40 mgs.- 50 pills cost me 7 euros

Everything else is covered by insurance.

Incidentally a 100 pack of 40 mgs. pills cost 92 euros without insurance. I love it!!!

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 11:38 PM

mine is 70 bucks if i want name brand and 20 bucks for generic (with insurance obviously).

oh yeah and i recommend name brand since there was study that found that the generic accutane was less potent.

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I'd much rather "waste" money and keep my health. Accutane is a serious drug and not something to mess around with. I personally am very attached to my liver (physically and emotionally).


You usually have symptoms if your liver or other internal organs are being damaged (pain). I think taking it without a doctor is pretty safe especially if youve already been on it the past and know how your body reacts.