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Thread: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

  1. #1
    Hoges in WA Guest

    Default OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    1. Diabex 500
    2. Coplavix 75/100
    3. Caduet 5/80

    Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    the counter?

    I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.

    Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.

    Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.

    I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    supply with me or not.

    thanks

    Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)

  2. #2
    Christopher Helms Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    On Feb 26, 6:11*am, Hoges in WA <tzhogan...@bigpond.net.au> wrote:
    > Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    > 1. *Diabex 500
    > 2. Coplavix 75/100
    > 3. Caduet 5/80
    >
    > Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    > the counter?
    >
    > I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    >
    > Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    >
    > Ah, who cares. *it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    >
    > I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    > supply with me or not.
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. *But soon to be
    > Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)



    Bring your own supply. Healthcare in the US is not a right; it's a
    racket.

  3. #3
    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    In article <C56ap.11370$[email protected] .com>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    > 1. Diabex 500
    > 2. Coplavix 75/100
    > 3. Caduet 5/80
    >
    > Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    > the counter?
    >
    > I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    >
    > Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    >
    > Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    >
    > I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    > supply with me or not.
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    > Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)


    Can you find out the name of the active ingredient? Caduet is sold in
    the US under that brand, but the others don't seem to be. I don't want
    to say anything further because I don't have reliable information beyond
    that point.

    They won't be over-the-counter. Generally speaking if it actually
    treats a medical condition it won't be.

  4. #4
    Hoges in WA Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    On 26/02/2011 10:03 PM, J. Clarke wrote:
    > In article<C56ap.11370$[email protected] bigpond.com>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >> Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    >> 1. Diabex 500
    >> 2. Coplavix 75/100
    >> 3. Caduet 5/80
    >>
    >> Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    >> the counter?
    >>
    >> I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    >>
    >> Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    >>
    >> Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    >>
    >> I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    >> supply with me or not.
    >>
    >> thanks
    >>
    >> Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    >> Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)

    > Can you find out the name of the active ingredient? Caduet is sold in
    > the US under that brand, but the others don't seem to be. I don't want
    > to say anything further because I don't have reliable information beyond
    > that point.
    >
    > They won't be over-the-counter. Generally speaking if it actually
    > treats a medical condition it won't be.


    OK, understand the scrip bit (wonder if they'd accept my current one?
    Probably not.)
    Anyway, CoPlavix is Clopidogrel Hydrogen Sulfate 75mg with Aspirin 100mg.
    Diabex is Metformin Hydrochloride 500mg.
    Thanks for chipping in - my head's spinning from all the stuff we still
    have to do to get out of here!!
    Hoges in WA


  5. #5
    pavane Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.


    "Hoges in WA" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:C56ap.11370$[email protected] pond.com...
    | Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    | 1. Diabex 500
    | 2. Coplavix 75/100
    | 3. Caduet 5/80
    |
    | Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    | the counter?
    |
    | I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    |
    | Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    |
    | Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    |
    | I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    | supply with me or not.
    |
    | thanks
    |
    | Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    | Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)

    A good reference for pricing is the Pharmacy section of
    www.drugstore.com
    at which you will find that Coplavix and Diabex are not
    sold under those names in the US; you can look under
    the generic names, of course. Having a valid prescription
    is another question.

    pavane



  6. #6
    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    In article <3H8ap.11389$[email protected] .com>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > On 26/02/2011 10:03 PM, J. Clarke wrote:
    > > In article<C56ap.11370$[email protected] bigpond.com>,
    > > [email protected] says...
    > >> Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    > >> 1. Diabex 500
    > >> 2. Coplavix 75/100
    > >> 3. Caduet 5/80
    > >>
    > >> Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    > >> the counter?
    > >>
    > >> I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    > >>
    > >> Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    > >>
    > >> Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    > >>
    > >> I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    > >> supply with me or not.
    > >>
    > >> thanks
    > >>
    > >> Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    > >> Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)

    > > Can you find out the name of the active ingredient? Caduet is sold in
    > > the US under that brand, but the others don't seem to be. I don't want
    > > to say anything further because I don't have reliable information beyond
    > > that point.
    > >
    > > They won't be over-the-counter. Generally speaking if it actually
    > > treats a medical condition it won't be.

    >
    > OK, understand the scrip bit (wonder if they'd accept my current one?
    > Probably not.)
    > Anyway, CoPlavix is Clopidogrel Hydrogen Sulfate 75mg with Aspirin 100mg.
    > Diabex is Metformin Hydrochloride 500mg.
    > Thanks for chipping in - my head's spinning from all the stuff we still
    > have to do to get out of here!!
    > Hoges in WA


    OK, Walmart has generic Metformin 500 60 tablets for $4US. I can't find
    a reliable online price anywhere for Caduet. I checked several pharmacy
    sites and none list the formulation you describe for Coplavix--they have
    the clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate as "Plavix" but not with the aspirin
    included.

    If it's real important to you to have prices on the others I can call my
    local pharmacy and give you a ballpark.

    Quite honestly though your best bet is to just bring in however much you
    need.

    As a general rule a prescription issued by a physician outside the US
    cannot be filled in a US pharmacy (there may be exceptions but that's
    the general rule). You'd have to find a physician in the US to write
    you a scrip--it shouldn't be a big hassle if you have a copy of your
    records and can show him the meds you're on now, but you'll still have
    to find one and make an appointment and pay for it and he may want blood
    work as well--figure $300-600 out the door before the price of meds.

    I don't know how prescriptions are packaged in AU however in the US the
    standard practice has a label with the pharmacy logo preprinted, with
    the name of the patient, the physician, and the pharmacist, the phone
    number of the pharmacy, the prescription number, the name and dosage of
    the medication, and how often it is to be taken. If they don't do it
    that way in Oz do what you have to to get the pharmacist to type or
    print you up labels with that information--if it looks familiar it's
    more likely to get passed without question. Have the meds in the
    original bottles from the pharmacy with labels attached when you cross
    the border. Get a letter from your physician explaining that he has
    prescribed them for you and what condition they treat.


  7. #7
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    In article <3H8ap.11389$[email protected] .com>,
    Hoges in WA <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 26/02/2011 10:03 PM, J. Clarke wrote:
    > > In article<C56ap.11370$[email protected] bigpond.com>,
    > > [email protected] says...
    > >> Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    > >> 1. Diabex 500
    > >> 2. Coplavix 75/100
    > >> 3. Caduet 5/80
    > >>
    > >> Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    > >> the counter?


    > >> I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    > >> supply with me or not.


    > OK, understand the scrip bit (wonder if they'd accept my current one?
    > Probably not.)


    > Diabex is Metformin Hydrochloride 500mg.


    My HMO sells Metformin for US$19.30 for 400 tablets at retail (for those
    who don't have a drug plan). The brand name here in the US is
    Glucophage.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  8. #8
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.


    On 26-Feb-2011, Hoges in WA <[email protected]> wrote:

    > 3. Caduet 5/80
    >
    > Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    > the counter?


    Scrip required. My presription is not the same strength as you inquire
    about; but the cost will give you an idea. A 90 day supply of 10-20 Caduet
    costs $494 from a large, mail-order provider; prices would be somewhat
    higher at a walk-in pharmacy.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  9. #9
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    On 2/26/2011 6:11 AM, Hoges in WA wrote:
    > Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    > 1. Diabex 500
    > 2. Coplavix 75/100
    > 3. Caduet 5/80
    >
    > Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    > the counter?
    >
    > I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    >
    > Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    >
    > Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    >
    > I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    > supply with me or not.
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    > Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)

    You will need a scrip, probably from a US doctor in order to buy any of
    them. I have some doubts that Diabex is available, most available is
    straight metformin. If I were only going to be here six months I would
    bring the supply with me in a sealed container and be sure you have a
    copy of the script with you to get through customs.

    I took metformin for years but have been on Lantus and Novolog for about
    ten years now with much better control of my blood glucose.

    George in Loosyanna

  10. #10
    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.


    "Hoges in WA" wrote

    > 1. Diabex 500
    > 2. Coplavix 75/100
    > 3. Caduet 5/80


    > I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months' supply
    > with me or not.


    Is that 6 months max an OZ max or a US Customs one? I have no idea how much
    you are allowed to take into the country. I would find out first though and
    if it has to be in checked baggage or can't be in checked baggage. Simpler
    actually if you have a friend where you are going to, to arrange to mail it
    and in carry on have just a 1 month supply.


  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    On Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:58:09 -0600, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 2/26/2011 6:11 AM, Hoges in WA wrote:
    > > Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    > > 1. Diabex 500
    > > 2. Coplavix 75/100
    > > 3. Caduet 5/80
    > >
    > > Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    > > the counter?
    > >
    > > I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    > >
    > > Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    > >
    > > Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    > >
    > > I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    > > supply with me or not.
    > >
    > > thanks
    > >
    > > Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    > > Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)

    > You will need a scrip, probably from a US doctor in order to buy any of
    > them. I have some doubts that Diabex is available, most available is
    > straight metformin. If I were only going to be here six months I would
    > bring the supply with me in a sealed container and be sure you have a
    > copy of the script with you to get through customs.
    >
    > I took metformin for years but have been on Lantus and Novolog for about
    > ten years now with much better control of my blood glucose.
    >
    > George in Loosyanna


    Maybe his doctor would be willing to write prescriptions for
    medications available here in the US. He's going to need an American
    Dr contact anyway (in case he needs one) so he can kill two birds with
    one stone on his next Dr's appointment.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  12. #12
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    On Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:11:12 +0800, Hoges in WA wrote:

    > Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    > 1. Diabex 500
    > 2. Coplavix 75/100
    > 3. Caduet 5/80
    >
    > Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    > the counter?
    >
    > I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    >
    > Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    >
    > Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    >
    > I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    > supply with me or not.


    There is no guarantee that a doctor in the U.S. will write you the
    same scripts you have in Australia. It all depends on which drugs
    he's "promoting" at the time you see him (and any medical insurance
    you have). Some drugs are probably not even available in the U.S. and
    vice verso.

    So bring your own drugs.

    -sw

  13. #13
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.


    "Hoges in WA" <[email protected]> wrote
    > Diabex is Metformin Hydrochloride 500mg.



    Metformin needs a scrip. It is cheap though. I can get 180 tables for $10.
    Actual price, not the co-pay.


  14. #14
    Kent Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.


    "Hoges in WA" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:C56ap.11370$[email protected] pond.com...
    > Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    > 1. Diabex 500
    > 2. Coplavix 75/100
    > 3. Caduet 5/80
    >
    > Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    > the counter?
    >
    > I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    >
    > Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    >
    > Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    >
    > I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months' supply
    > with me or not.
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    > Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)
    >
    >

    All Perscription and some OTC drugs cost substantially more in the US than
    anywhere in the world, frequently by a factor of three to one. Make sure
    what you're bringing will pass US Customs. Rarely they may not allow
    something and that would be a horror for you.

    Have a great trip. I've never met an Aussie that wasn't a friend almost
    immediately.

    Kent




  15. #15
    Kent Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:11:12 +0800, Hoges in WA wrote:
    >
    >> Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the US
    >> 1. Diabex 500
    >> 2. Coplavix 75/100
    >> 3. Caduet 5/80
    >>
    >> Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them over
    >> the counter?
    >>
    >> I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    >>
    >> Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    >>
    >> Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    >>
    >> I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    >> supply with me or not.

    >
    > There is no guarantee that a doctor in the U.S. will write you the
    > same scripts you have in Australia. It all depends on which drugs
    > he's "promoting" at the time you see him (and any medical insurance
    > you have). Some drugs are probably not even available in the U.S. and
    > vice verso.
    >
    > So bring your own drugs.
    >
    > -sw
    >
    >

    That's going a little far Sqwertz. Physicians don't promote drugs. They
    prescribe what works with the least side effect.




  16. #16
    Kent Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:58:09 -0600, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 2/26/2011 6:11 AM, Hoges in WA wrote:
    >> > Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the
    >> > US
    >> > 1. Diabex 500
    >> > 2. Coplavix 75/100
    >> > 3. Caduet 5/80
    >> >
    >> > Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them
    >> > over
    >> > the counter?
    >> >
    >> > I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    >> >
    >> > Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    >> >
    >> > Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    >> >
    >> > I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    >> > supply with me or not.
    >> >
    >> > thanks
    >> >
    >> > Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    >> > Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)

    >> You will need a scrip, probably from a US doctor in order to buy any of
    >> them. I have some doubts that Diabex is available, most available is
    >> straight metformin. If I were only going to be here six months I would
    >> bring the supply with me in a sealed container and be sure you have a
    >> copy of the script with you to get through customs.
    >>
    >> I took metformin for years but have been on Lantus and Novolog for about
    >> ten years now with much better control of my blood glucose.
    >>
    >> George in Loosyanna

    >
    > Maybe his doctor would be willing to write prescriptions for
    > medications available here in the US. He's going to need an American
    > Dr contact anyway (in case he needs one) so he can kill two birds with
    > one stone on his next Dr's appointment.
    >
    > Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
    >

    <
    A prescription written in another country cannot filled in the US legally.
    The prescription has to be filled in the same state that prescription was
    written, The Dr. has to have a license to practice in that state. All
    medical licensure is by state. The internet has probably changed all of
    that. I'm sure our government is trying to figure out how to deal with that.








  17. #17
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    On 26/02/2011 4:08 PM, Kent wrote:


    > That's going a little far Sqwertz. Physicians don't promote drugs. They
    > prescribe what works with the least side effect.


    When I broke my collar bone the ER doctor wrote me prescription for 20
    Oxycontin and instructions to take 1 or 2 every 4 hours as needed and I
    had to go to my family doctor for a refill. The late night pharmicist
    grilled me about the prescription and disagreed with the doctor's
    instructions, saying to not to take then unless I was in pain, never
    take more than one at a time and to wait at least an hour before taking
    another one. That scrip didn't last long, because I was in a lot of
    pain. Family doc gave me a scrip for 30, which lasted about a week. When
    I went back to see him he asked how many I had left and I told him I had
    four, to which he commented that was good, that I was not abusing them,
    so he gave me a renewal for 60. But no repeats and he said I would have
    to come back for another scrip but that he would prefer not to. His
    feeling was that it was probably the most effective pain medication for
    me, but that it is very dangerous.

    After my recent surgery I was given lots of dilaudid at first but
    started cutting back before I was released from the hospital. I was sent
    home with a scrip for Tyelnonol 2, still narcotic but less potent. I was
    advised that healing would be faster if pain was controlled, but to be
    careful with pain medication because of the side effects.

  18. #18
    Kent Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.


    "Kent" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:ikbqiu$1s7$[email protected]..
    >
    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:58:09 -0600, George Shirley
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 2/26/2011 6:11 AM, Hoges in WA wrote:
    >>> > Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the
    >>> > US
    >>> > 1. Diabex 500
    >>> > 2. Coplavix 75/100
    >>> > 3. Caduet 5/80
    >>> >
    >>> > Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them
    >>> > over
    >>> > the counter?
    >>> >
    >>> > I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    >>> >
    >>> > Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    >>> >
    >>> > Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    >>> >
    >>> > I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    >>> > supply with me or not.
    >>> >
    >>> > thanks
    >>> >
    >>> > Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    >>> > Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)
    >>> You will need a scrip, probably from a US doctor in order to buy any of
    >>> them. I have some doubts that Diabex is available, most available is
    >>> straight metformin. If I were only going to be here six months I would
    >>> bring the supply with me in a sealed container and be sure you have a
    >>> copy of the script with you to get through customs.
    >>>
    >>> I took metformin for years but have been on Lantus and Novolog for about
    >>> ten years now with much better control of my blood glucose.
    >>>
    >>> George in Loosyanna

    >>
    >> Maybe his doctor would be willing to write prescriptions for
    >> medications available here in the US. He's going to need an American
    >> Dr contact anyway (in case he needs one) so he can kill two birds with
    >> one stone on his next Dr's appointment.
    >>
    >> Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
    >>

    > <
    > A prescription written in another country cannot filled in the US legally.
    > The prescription has to be filled in the same state that prescription was
    > written, The Dr. has to have a license to practice in that state. All
    > medical licensure is by state. The internet has probably changed all of
    > that. I'm sure our government is trying to figure out how to deal with
    > that.
    >
    >

    More: In general a doctor can write prescriptions to be filled by a pharmacy
    only in the state where he/she is licensed to practice. A pharmacy cannot
    accept a prescription unless it was written by someone licensed that that
    state. However, it appears that the feds and some states have changed that,
    I'm sure, because of the internet.

    This looks like a good site regarding prescriptions from discount places.
    http://eldercareabcblog.com/now-lega...gs-cautiously/

    Kent






  19. #19
    Hoges in WA Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    On 27/02/2011 2:43 AM, cshenk wrote:
    >
    > "Hoges in WA" wrote
    >
    >> 1. Diabex 500
    >> 2. Coplavix 75/100
    >> 3. Caduet 5/80

    >
    >> I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    >> supply with me or not.

    >
    > Is that 6 months max an OZ max or a US Customs one? I have no idea
    > how much you are allowed to take into the country. I would find out
    > first though and if it has to be in checked baggage or can't be in
    > checked baggage. Simpler actually if you have a friend where you are
    > going to, to arrange to mail it and in carry on have just a 1 month
    > supply.

    It's the maximum that can be supplied in Oz under the Pharmaceutical
    Benefits Scheme. My M-i-L lives in the far west of Az so I could send
    some there - we are freighting 6 boxes of stuff there to pick up on our
    way through.
    Hoges in WA

  20. #20
    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: OT. Cost of prescription tablets in the US. Need some assistance.

    In article <ikbqiu$1s7$[email protected]>, keh6444
    @ana.yahoo.com says...
    >
    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:58:09 -0600, George Shirley
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> On 2/26/2011 6:11 AM, Hoges in WA wrote:
    > >> > Would someone be kind enough to tell me what the following cost in the
    > >> > US
    > >> > 1. Diabex 500
    > >> > 2. Coplavix 75/100
    > >> > 3. Caduet 5/80
    > >> >
    > >> > Also, do you need a scrip to buy them in the US or can you get them
    > >> > over
    > >> > the counter?
    > >> >
    > >> > I've tried googling but get heaps of commentary but no hard data.
    > >> >
    > >> > Obviously, as in all these cases, I'm asking for a friend.
    > >> >
    > >> > Ah, who cares. it's tubby old me that needs to know.
    > >> >
    > >> > I'm trying to work out if it's worth bringing the maximum 6 months'
    > >> > supply with me or not.
    > >> >
    > >> > thanks
    > >> >
    > >> > Hoges in WA (as in Western Australia, not Washington. But soon to be
    > >> > Hoges in Fla. as in Florida)
    > >> You will need a scrip, probably from a US doctor in order to buy any of
    > >> them. I have some doubts that Diabex is available, most available is
    > >> straight metformin. If I were only going to be here six months I would
    > >> bring the supply with me in a sealed container and be sure you have a
    > >> copy of the script with you to get through customs.
    > >>
    > >> I took metformin for years but have been on Lantus and Novolog for about
    > >> ten years now with much better control of my blood glucose.
    > >>
    > >> George in Loosyanna

    > >
    > > Maybe his doctor would be willing to write prescriptions for
    > > medications available here in the US. He's going to need an American
    > > Dr contact anyway (in case he needs one) so he can kill two birds with
    > > one stone on his next Dr's appointment.
    > >
    > > Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
    > >

    > <
    > A prescription written in another country cannot filled in the US legally.
    > The prescription has to be filled in the same state that prescription was
    > written, The Dr. has to have a license to practice in that state. All
    > medical licensure is by state. The internet has probably changed all of
    > that. I'm sure our government is trying to figure out how to deal with that.


    Funny, I've had scrips written by a physician in MA filled at pharmacies
    in CT with no problem, no questions, and no hassle whatsoever.





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