View Full Version : Generic Cellcept
07-01-2009, 12:58 PM
Anyone on it? Any news about it?
I know the transplant folks are avoiding it but Cellcept is EXPENSIVO.
07-01-2009, 03:40 PM
Just wondering myself our part of the bill for cellcept every month is $150.00 which I dont complain cause it is like over $1500 before our prescription card
07-01-2009, 04:04 PM
I am almost out of Cellcept, so next rx I am getting generic. i will let you know how it does when I do. Kathy
07-01-2009, 05:56 PM
Kat.... Let me know too, how it works because cellcept is kicking my ass $$$$. I do get a little relief by doing mail order they give a really good discount for a 90- day supply. In Michigan I would typically pay 200.00 a month, but with mail order I pay 250.00 for 90 days; so it really saves me money. I have prescription coverage thru Caremaek Cvs. Try contacting ur Rx provider to see if they can relieve ur pockets.
07-02-2009, 05:38 AM
I have been on brand cellcept for 5 years now and my insurance just made me get generic. It could be coindience but I have had increased swelling in my ankles since starting the generic form on Saturday. I am also on lyrica which was just stopped because it was causing some swelling and still could be the culprit. But I just feel that the generic for of cellcept has something to do with it. I am going to contact my nephrologist today. I am interested in hearing everyones responses. There's no doubt that it's cheaper, but I'm still skeptical and I am a nurse. THese things don't typically bother me but I am not so sure about this one.
07-02-2009, 09:00 AM
I don't think Loverly83 will mind, but she had wrote this on our financial forum. I thought it may help you...Love. O
http://forum.wehavelupus.com/image.php?u=15034&dateline=1237675122 (http://forum.wehavelupus.com/member.php?u=15034) Loverly83 (http://forum.wehavelupus.com/member.php?u=15034) http://forum.wehavelupus.com/images/styles/lupus/statusicon/user_offline.gif
My CellCept was very expensive, and even though I have insurance and prescription coverage I was having a hard time covering the cost each month. So, I went onto Roche's website (the maker of CellCept), and found that they had a patience assistance program. I called and talked to the woman, and thought if I was eligible for anything it would just be a little help, because I don't qualify for any type of other assistance. BUT, when I filled out the paperwork and sent it in they called me back and told me I would be receiving my CellCept 100% free, and on top of that they mail it right to my house.
If you are having a hard time covering a prescription, I'd highly recommend checking out the maker's website for information on assistance, because it has worked really well for me.
07-10-2009, 11:32 AM
i have been on cellcept since February and just refilled with the generic cellcept about 3 weeks ago... as far as I can tell, it's working just like the brand name did..