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Question: A Cheap Substitute For Lotrel/High Blood Pressure


 iwtsmrff - Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:05 pm

I recently lost my job and my insurance and my prescription for Lotrel (10/40 mg a day) went from $30 a month to $160. I can not afford this and I almost out of my medication. My doctor insists I stay on the Lotrel because it is working for me, however, I can not afford it, and he is not offering me any other help or ideas. With my new, only part time job, with no insurance, I do not earn enough to pay for Lotrel and my other medications along with my bills. Lotrel IS offered in generic form, however, not in the strength I take, so it still cost the same, because I must take two pills a day. A new solution is needed as I must stay on some blood pressure medication or my blood pressure sky rockets (I was in the hospital when I first learned I had high blood pressure, it was at 214/190). If I go off of it for more than two days, I usually average 170/100 (on the meds I'm 130/80 average on a daily basis). So, I am just asking for a cheaper solution. Thank you for your time.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:39 am

User avatar Hi iwtsmrff,
Here are a couple links for your review. Please check into them because there are prescription assistance programs to help people decrease their financial burden. Novartis is the pharmaceutical manufacturer of Lotrel.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
This is a patient assistance program that provide free or low cost medicines to eligible patients.
1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)
https://www.pparx.org
www.needymeds.com may also be able to assist you with a drug discount card.
I hope you find this information helpful! Best wishes!
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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