Pharmacy math

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  1. MILF_Rider

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    Okay. So as I mentioned on my blog post, I was given a presription for 10 mg Cialis by my doctor. I started having headaches after the second pill, and it was interfering with sleep. I saw my doc again Monday and got another prescription for 5 mg. We don't have prescription insurance, we just get reimbursed, but our ability to get prescriptions depends on cash on hand, so sometimes we need to work creatively with our pharmacy. So this gave me some interesting insight into how things don't add up.

    My original prescription was for 12 pills. The price for this was something like $318. At the time, I had a $75 budget until my next payckeck, so I was told 1 pill would be $31, 2 would be $57. I got 2. Bear in mind - 10 mg pills.

    Had I not had the headaches I would've been filling the rest of the prescription instead of seeing my doc this Monday, I don't know the price of 10 pills... We've done partial prescription fills and the total has added up to what it would've been if we got the whole thing... I'd assume that would have been the case... So the next 10 would've been $26 each.

    When I went to fill my new prescription for 6 pills of 5 mg... $39. I asked when I dropped it off, and I thought I was hearing things. When I picked it up, sure enough - $39. Same pharmacy. 150% of the Cialis I bought 1 week prior. 75% of the price. No generics involved.
     
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    Maybe it's a supply and demand thing. If 5mg pills sell in truckloads, they can make them cheaper.
     
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    I have learned to question the pharmacy if something like what you have described comes up... ???
     
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    Drive over the boarder, they're like $.50 in Canada.
     
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    Holy crap $300+!!!

    You can just take 2 5mg and get the same effect as a 10mg for cheaper too, but Im sure you figured that out. I know a person that get pills online from god knows where for real cheap. Ive always been scared to do that though, you dont need a percription.
     
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    There are a couple of ways to handle high drugs prices, one of them may work for you. If you have a friend that has drug insurance, get him to get a prescription and sell them to you at what he pays. Boner pills are prescribed like candy these days. Last time I bought Viagra (and I use Cialis too), I paid $2.91 for each (24 at a time) 100mg tab with insurance, and I could cut them in half in a pinch.

    Another approach, and I do this with a statin drug, is to get scrip for a stronger dose and cut the pills up into the doses you want. I get 20 mg of Lipitor and cut them in half to take 10 mg a day. The cost of those pills is the same for 10mg and 20 mg.

    Good luck
     
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    Does it work for percs and xanax lol

    ... seriously
     
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    Been getting generic Cialis online cheap for many years........
    I do a big order such as x90 10mg then cut them in half with a pill cutter bought in a Pharmacy for $5. The bigger the order the cheaper per pill and with some promos you get an extra pill for every 10 purchased.
    Often I share these with a friend. The last order was stuffed up and I got a double delivery for the price of one so have sufficient stock for about 3 years which is their use by date ;)
    5 mg works just as well as 10 mg but with less side effects such as stuffy nose and aching joints.
     
  9. octavius

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    It is probably the drug company pricing. 5 mg is the "daily dose" and they've probably done some calculations as to what a consumer is willing to pay if they filled a script monthly. Cialis targets its biochemical receptor effectively enough that 10-20 mg will often last 2-3 days with many guys..... Drug companies are pretty evil when it comes to milking their patents so that is probably "built in" to their pricing
     
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    I used to be in business, and learned very early on that ALL pricing is dictated by what the traffic will bear.
     
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    I had 2 100 mg Viagras and I got a bunch of rock hard sessions out of them, 4 or 5 times from just one of them. Theres no way Id take the whole thing but a third of it was almost too much. Unfortunatly I had to eye it out since I didnt have a scale which I really wanted. I would just cut it with a razor blade.

    Bush walker hook me up man! Oh wait your in Australia, damn you..
     
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    Cosmic, buying online it does not matter where you live.
    The site I use is in fact in Mexico and the stuff produced in India and sometimes comes via UK.
    Go figure!
     
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    Yeah I dont know. Ive also taken the generic crap they sell at sex shops and it is the worst feeling ever afterwards. One of them made me feel like I drank a 5th of vodka to the head the night before and that wasnt cool. Not only that but I guess Im really paranoid about it
     
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    Cosmic at your at you should not need ED meds at all.
    Reputably sourced generic Cialis is exactly the same as the genuine so my guess you got sold some real crap or should that be crack?
     
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    Oh no this wasnt generic cialis I took, it was just called 'the red pill' I think. It was crap.

    I had a funny thing with my ex. Walgreen's Benadryl, Waladryl, is so not the same thing as genuine Benadryl. She still doesnt understand that and i lol about it