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ShilohsMom
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GoodRX.com

Post by ShilohsMom » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:12 am

Hello all,

I've recently joined a Listserve for owners with dogs that have epilepsy and just got an email where they were talking about a site http://www.goodrx.com/. I've looked at it and can Shilohs Keppra way cheaper using their coupon at Walmart although a lot of the other pharmacies had it cheaper than I'm getting it from my vet or that Walgreens was selling it for without a coupon. Savings would be about $75. Me being a bit of a skeptic, was wondering if anyone has used this site and if they've run into any problems?

It would save tons of money if it's as easy to use as it claims.

Colleen
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

SpencerBhumi
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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by SpencerBhumi » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:19 pm

Hi Colleen,

This site looks great. It is difficult for me to accurately compare Australia V USA but at face value I would be saving about 50% on each of my medications. If I was living in the US I would be seriously looking into this.

The site looks especially inviting with respect to diazepam oral solution availability and cost (in light of the many recent posts here about its ridiculous cost and inaccessibility). For affordable access to diazepam solution alone, this site is worth looking at.

The general information supplied (medication varieties, presentation, manufacturer etc) is also interesting and useful.

Let us know if you join/use the program and if it is reliable & valuable. This would be a great blessing for anyone struggling to manage their epi-dog.

Thanks, Colleen.

Trevor & Spencer
Grateful for the good days, weeks (months).

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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by Gentle Jacob's mom » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:15 pm

Hi Colleen,
Thank you so much for posting this. I registered and found Jake's Keppra for ALOT less. If this works we could be saving as much as $100.00 a month. I called the pharmacy and they said that they do honor the coupons. I'm cautiously optimistic. They have to order the brand we get but according to them the coupon should still work. He said that sometimes it's a few more dollars, but still...
Again thank you and I'll let you know how it goes. It might be a couple of days since they have to order it.

Lynne

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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by ShilohsMom » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:41 pm

I try not to be a pessimist, but always weary of the 'if it sounds too good to be true'. However, this could really be a godsend for a lot of us. From what I can tell they may not always be able to offer at that low of a price, but man, it would really help me out a lot on Shiloh's Keppra. Not sure they'd be able to fill the thyroid meds because of the low dosage, but now a days every little bit helps.

Colleen
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

ShilohsMom
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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by ShilohsMom » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:33 pm

My vet called in a prescription for Levetiraceta 500mg 120 tablets. I printed my temp card and the page you get when you click Get Discount. Walmart entered the coupon code and I paid $24.70!!! That's about $100 cheaper than what I had been paying. So happy! Can't guarantee how long that price comes up, but today was a good day. Hope you all are able to use this as well. Every little bit helps, especially when we probably feel we spend so much on drugs, tests and meds.

Colleen
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

Kipsmom
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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by Kipsmom » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:13 pm

Colleen - that is fantastic! This stupid disease is heartbreaking enough that breaking the bank for meds is just adding insult to injury. Great news!
Ellen and Kip
Corgi/Lab/Shepherd mix - 50 lb
750 mg KBr QD
200 mg Zonisamide BID
1250 mg Levetiracetam (Keppra) TID
1st seizure 11/15/2012
In doggie heaven 8/20/13 :-(

Chris Douglas
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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by Chris Douglas » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:15 am

Woo Hoo ... wtg Colleen!!!!!

Chris
Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

Gentle Jacob's mom
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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by Gentle Jacob's mom » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:38 pm

So I went to the pharmacy and got Pb for less (with the coupon), but the generic Keppra coupon didn't work. It turns out that Walgreens just bought them out, and the price isn't the same anymore. So I got on the phone and long story short, I found a local pharmacy that has their own discount program and I'm still going to save $100.00! They told me that sometimes the coupons work, but sometimes there are hidden fees and you wind up with a cost that is a lot more. So the bottom line is that every month I'm going to be price checking. It was interesting though because last June the same local pharmacy that I'm getting it from quoted me a price that was a lot higher. I think GoodRx and other coupon websites are forcing some to drop their prices. That and canadian pharmacy competition. I don't know how long the price will stay this low, but god did we need this. During the last four years that Jake's been on Keppra the prices have been as high as $220.00, then $115.00, $150.00, and now $60.00. These prices go up and down so much it can make a person dizzy.
For now I'm thankful beyond words. Colleen I can't thank you enough for letting us know about this.
Lynne

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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by ShilohsMom » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:46 pm

Every little bit of savings helps, especially when dealing with an epi-dog. Like everybody else, I feel like I'm always going to the vet for blood work, meds or have him re-evaluated. Last month I spent around $450. I'm so happy to be able to pass the info along and hopefully benefit others as well, even if it helps for a month or two, it can be a nice reprieve.
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

Gentle Jacob's mom
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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by Gentle Jacob's mom » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:33 pm

I just got back from the pharmacy and the coupon worked! The total savings this month is $120.00.
I'm in shock!

Thanks again for passing on the information.

Lynne

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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by ShilohsMom » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:11 pm

Woowhoooooo!!!!! I'm so happy for you! I'm really hoping the discount will last a while.
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

MissSpunkyDog
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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by MissSpunkyDog » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:31 pm

FYI, I believe the un-named membership site that they discuss is costco pharmacy. They've got just about the best prices on Keppra, and I'm switching Spunky's prescription over to them when this current month's supply runs out. (90x1000mg = $52 vs. the $160 I pay CVS)

Thanks for the tip about goodrx! This could save many people a whole lot of money.
Chris & Antoinette
Unknown shep. mix (collie/aus?) - rescue Apr 30, '13 @ ~1-2 y/o
97.2mg Pb BID
1,000mg Keppra TID
8ml rectal valium as cluster buster

First seizure: 5/18/13
Recent seizure: 12/25/13

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Re: GoodRX.com

Post by cforecatsmeow » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:57 pm

I need to check out all of these things. I was spending $139.99 a month on the Keppra at Walgreen's with his prescription card and now it will be more that his medicine has increased, albeit slightly. Sam's has a program I've seen where generic Keppra is very cheap monthly but you have to enroll in a Gold Membership, even though it would still be a hell of a lot cheaper than what I pay now. I'm not a fan of Sam's or Wal-Mart but I'm seriously thinking about doing it. I would prefer Costco, but it would be a bit of a drive for me and I have enough to deal with already. Contemplation and the added travel annoy me as I am beat most of the time now :) I will have to try and weigh it all out. It would be nice to save some money.
Cynthia and Epi-Winston
Black Mouth Cur Mix
DOB: 8/2/10
96 lbs.
First Seizure 6/11/13
Last Seizure 1/2/15
Phenobarbital 97.2 bid
Keppra (generic) 937.5 bid, 1125 sid
10 mg Valium tabs as needed
Liquid Oral Valium 5mg/5ml for rectal as needed

cecilia
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Post by cecilia » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:51 pm

The Keppra my Bronson uses is a liquid, I couldn't find it there on the site, does anyone else use a liquid Keppra? I have to get mine from the Vet, curious now as to why I have to use liquid, going to to ask my vet.
Bronson: 5 year old Poodle/Bichon Rescue pup
First Seizure: Oct. 22, 13' after taking Trifexis
Last Seizure: April 18, 14' 9:26 a.m.
Meds: Keppra 100 mg-1.7 mils. every 8 hours
Pheno: 16.2 MG every 12 hours
Zonasamide 50 mg every 12 hours

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