Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Zofran Inequities: Migraineurs Use It & Need It Too


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Why will my insurance only pay for Zofran for pregnant women?

Phenergan and Reglan do not work for me. Additionally, Reglan gives me the creepy crawlies and jimmy legs. Furthermore, Zofran is a godsend for my nausea and vomiting. It doesn't always do the trick, but more than half the time it does. Those odds are important considering how painful it is to throw up when you have a migraine and how unpleasant throwing up is in its own right.

I just can't understand how morning sickness is really any different than the nausea and vomiting associated with migraines. These symptoms are recognized as some of the most common for people who get migraines. Why in the world should they make it impossible for someone who has been diagnosed with the condition to get the medication that helps? This is especially confusing considering that the price of Zofran has dropped dramatically in the last few months. Since I pay for it out of pocket I know that it costs about $40 for 60 pills. It makes absolutely no sense.


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