You don’t have to read the online rosacea forums for very long to see the outrage at how much rosacea sufferers, especially in the US, pay for Rosacea Prescriptions.
The answer is actually not straight forward. A lot will depend on which country you live in and and what sort of medical insurance you have access to.
A lot will also depend on whether generic copies of the treatment are available.
Some prescriptions also have rebate programs where for a period of time the out of pocket cost for a prescription fill is reduced.
Rosacea Sufferers Missing Out?
Does the expense of a prescription stop you from using a treatment that you really need ?
Prescription Insurance Working?
Can you use your insurance to get hold of the prescriptions you need?
Example Prescription Costings
I recently asked for a new prescription for generic metronidazole and for Finacea from my dermatologist and when I went to pick them up I was totally blown away by the cost! Fortunately I have a medicare prescription insurance plan so my out of pocket cost for each of these was $40. However, the paper I was given said that the metronidazole would have been over $300 and the Finacea would have been over $200. Is that accurate??
Thomas Barrows, MD wrote:
I was spending a little over $200 a month on Oracea and I found that it worked very well. However, I switched to once a day dosing of generic Doxycycline 100 mg and find the results are the same and it now only costs me about $5 a month for therapy.
Sarah G wrote:
I’d be willing to pay up to $100/month (still way overpriced) for Oracea. However, they insist on charging well over $300. Right now I have a card from the manufacturer to get the meds for $25 month for the next year or so…so they get me liking it so I stay on it. I still won’t be able to afford $300.
I have now used up the Oracea card that allowed me to get the Oracea 3 times and today the pharmacy wanted $86 for a 30/day supply. Not sure what I’m going to do at this point.
… for a one month supply of Oracea and I can get it in Germany for 48 euro. And thats for a box of 56 capsules, almost 2 months worth.
Sue says via email:
Today at Walmart in LA they wanted $485 for a 30 day supply of Oracea. Guess I will take 50 mg of doxycycline. What Galderma charges for oracea is criminal in my opinion.
How Much Did You Pay ?
Please would you let us all know how much you paid for your latest prescription.
This will be a great help to other sufferers who are thinking about embarking on a new regime. Thanks so much.
I’m sure a lot of people are especially waiting to find out just how much a Mirvaso Prescription costs.