Topic: Well crap (exemestane)

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Posted on: Dec 21, 2021 07:54PM

Posted on: Dec 21, 2021 07:54PM

Nancy2581 wrote:

now I know why not a lot of people are on exemestane (aromasin). $60 for a 30 day supply and that’s with insurance. Out of pocket CVS said $499. Holy cow. Those of you who take it may I ask what you pay?

Thanks

Nanc

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/21/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/28/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 21, 2021 08:09PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

I pay $15.00 for a 30 day supply and I take a generic not the Aromasin brand name. I just went on Medicare but I was paying that amount prior to Medicare as well.

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Dec 21, 2021 08:19PM - edited Dec 21, 2021 08:20PM by Nancy2581

exbrnxgrl - lucky you. I will be paying $60 for 30 days and that's the generic. I paid $2.16 for letrozole, but still convinced it was the letrozole that shot my cholesterol up so I'd rather pay the $60

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/21/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/28/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 21, 2021 08:28PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

nancy,

I belong to an all inclusive HMO, and did before Medicare as well, so my whole medical/prescription coverage works a bit differently than most traditional insurance in the US. Are there ways to shop around for better prices or can you contact the manufacturer to see if they have discount programs?

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Dec 21, 2021 08:41PM Nancy2581 wrote:

possibly I’ve been checking into any coupons that might work. My oncologist is running the BCI test on me to see if I even need to continue with an AI. Fingers crossed I get to stop. Should know in about 4 weeks so they sa

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/21/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/28/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 22, 2021 03:18AM gb2115 wrote:

I'm going to be starting exemestane here in a couple of months once my ovarian suppression kicks in. I'm pretty sure I saw it was no cost. My Cigna plan through work has a list of preventative meds that are free. My tamoxifen was always free through them. I know that's not typical probably. That said, my out of pocket is going up and other things are about to cost more, unfortunately.

Dx IDC in Oct 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes. Mammaprint low risk luminal A, Lumpectomy + rads + tam. Age 38. 5/21 Dx IDC. 1.3 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Gr 2. Age 42
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Dec 22, 2021 05:45AM sunshinegal wrote:

Would GoodRx be worth checking? I haven't used the app myself but it sounds like people do get better prices through it for a variety of meds.

Dx 10/7/2010, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/22/2021, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 22, 2021 07:26AM betrayal wrote:

Under my previous prescription insurance, I paid nothing for exemestane. Now under Medicare, my prescription plan (not through Medicare though but through husband's ex-employer) charges me $47 for a 90 day supply and this is the generic version from Breckinridge. However, after 2 failed attempts, in the past 5 years, with other AI's due to severe side effects, I'll gladly pay for it for the next 1.5 to 4.5 years (7 or 10 years total). I don't know why it is so expensive for even the generic versions but found out during a recent hospitalization that it is non-formulary due to cost and had to bring in my supply from home.

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 3/30/2016 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 22, 2021 08:52AM hersheykiss wrote:

In my area, GoodRx offers home delivery through GeniusRx. For exemestane, a 30-day supply costs $32 with free shipping.

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Dec 22, 2021 09:02AM marinochka wrote:

I have Cigna and it is much less(generic) in CVS.

Dx 11/4/2019, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR- Surgery 12/19/2019
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Dec 22, 2021 09:11AM Nancy2581 wrote:

thanks everyone. I have Blueshield of CA. I may check goodrx, thanks for the tip

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/21/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/28/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)

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