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Old 07-15-09, 09:56 PM
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Vyvanse so expensive anyway to get it cheaper?

Right now I'm on 20mg Adderall Generic brand. I was thinking about trying Vyvanse, because of the all day effects rather than a short 3 hours. Anyways my mom was talking to the pharmacy and they were wanting like $100, Why!? is there anyway to get it cheaper?
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Re: Vyvanse so expensive anyway to get it cheaper?

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Right now I'm on 20mg Adderall Generic brand. I was thinking about trying Vyvanse, because of the all day effects rather than a short 3 hours. Anyways my mom was talking to the pharmacy and they were wanting like $100, Why!? is there anyway to get it cheaper?
Doesnt your insurance policy cover this type of thing?

Damn... i'm so glad im in the UK and not America.
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Re: Vyvanse so expensive anyway to get it cheaper?

My first (so far, only) bottle of 30 x 50mg Vyvanse was $159 at WalMart, and I called CVS just for fun to find it a "mere" $154. I have high-deductible private insurance, and it took the price all the way down to $130.

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Re: Vyvanse so expensive anyway to get it cheaper?

I get it for free from Shire's patient assistance program. I HIGHLY suggest checking it out if you are low income. If you qualify- you get a free year of medication.
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Re: Vyvanse so expensive anyway to get it cheaper?

If you go to the Vyvanse web site, you can get a "coupon" for $50(US) off one prescription. I did that when my last Dr wanted me to try it. So it was great to get a discount for yet another med that I was taking for a "trial run". (It wasn't the drug for me.)

On that same screen, I do see the above-referenced "Patient Assistance Program".

http://www.vyvanse.com

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Re: Vyvanse so expensive anyway to get it cheaper?

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I get it for free from Shire's patient assistance program. I HIGHLY suggest checking it out if you are low income. If you qualify- you get a free year of medication.

I'm so lucky to have stumbled upon this thread. I just picked up my first 30-day supply of Vyvanse yesterday and had to pay $154. I am, currently, on a very low income and receive another medication through the manufacturer's patient assistance program that would otherwise cost $400 for a 30-day supply. Earlier today, I was on Shire's site trying to find an application or even a phone number/e-mail to contact someone who handles that program directly. I'm so hopeful now to hear that they do have a program. Could you possibly e-mail me the contact information for whomever you obtained the application from? It would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Vyvanse so expensive anyway to get it cheaper?

Shire has both a US, and now, a Canadian Patient Assistance Program.

The US site and application is:
http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/con...ientassistance

The Canadian application is:
http://www.shirecanada.com/en/shire-...m_Mar_2012.pdf

I can't find the Canadian program on their Website, but doubt they would cancel it. The Canadian income thresholds are much lower than the US ones, probably because we pay very little for our regular medical care.
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