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Holly
24th September 2012, 05:10 PM
Ok, those of you with Cavaliers on Lyrica in the US, where are you buying it? We are picking up 60 (25 mg) pills at Walgreen's today for $201.00 but I think in reality, we are going to need at least 3/day which means 90 pills. I just called CostCo and it's $300/90 pills. Is it cheaper anywhere??? These prices are crazy. I know the patent is up in Oct but the pharmacist said it will likely go down about 10% at that time and in March go down to a more manageable price. Suggestions? I do have some filled from Diamondback Compounding Pharmacy that was much cheaper, but it's the generic Pregabalin, made in India, I believe, and it's not FDA approved so I have been worried about using it. I can't seem to get an answer from anyone as to where they buy their Lyrica. Help!

Charlifarley
24th September 2012, 06:16 PM
Hi Holly,
I can't really help you as I live in Ireland, but from a cost perspective, I've discovered it doesn't seem to matter what strength you buy, the cost per pill is the same. There is a shortage of Lyrica here at the moment - for pets anyway - I've had to buy Bosco's from the human pharmacy as my vet can't get it for me.

Pat
24th September 2012, 07:16 PM
Hi Holly,
I can't really help you as I live in Ireland, but from a cost perspective, I've discovered it doesn't seem to matter what strength you buy, the cost per pill is the same. There is a shortage of Lyrica here at the moment - for pets anyway - I've had to buy Bosco's from the human pharmacy as my vet can't get it for me.

Holly - remember when we were discussing this with Carol and she recommended getting a larger size and splitting the dose? I've done that with many drugs (esp. sildenafil/Viagra, enalapril before it was generic and even pimobendan capsules because I needed an odd dosage) and this can save a good deal of money. I use East Marietta compounding pharmacy, and they charged a very minimum amount (I think $15) to split several bottles of pimobendan capsules for me. I split tablets myself. I was happy to let the compounding pharmacy do the division as it seemed to be more accurate. I can't remember if the drug comes in capsules or tablets. I'm sorry I didn't remember to mention that when we spoke last night, but the post above reminded me.

Pat (still home sick if you want to phone me)