Mar 05, 2011 - 8:28 am
My physician wrote me a prescription for Emend for the nausea. His nurse claims it would be the perfect medicine for my "type" of nausea. I have been taking compazine and zofran and they are just not cutting it. The problem is I have no prescription coverage and the Emend is $150 per pill. It is a three tablet dose that lasts six days. I would need 4 packs to finish up and that would be $1400. HOLY cow!!! I got paperwork for the ACT program but was told by his nurse that the chances of getting any assistance is very slim as this medication is for "chemo-induced" nausea and not "radiation-induced". She said they consider my use "off-label" and therefore would not approve it. My best friend's work-out buddy is an RN that manages a chemo clinic in North FL and she is trying to get me some samples. My Dr.s nurse also said this was almost unheard of, she has never been succesful in getting her hands on any samples. So there you have it...I just wondered if any of you might have any suggestions or experience with this drug.