Absolutely LIVID... Manufacturer backorder!!

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Registered: 10-27-2011
Absolutely LIVID... Manufacturer backorder!!
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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 6:06pm

Okay, I called to get my refill of generic Lovenox from my pharmacy yesterday. Usually it takes one day to get the meds in and I pick them up. Well, it turns out that the generic version is on MANUFACTURER BACKORDER! I've called a few pharmacies and they all are getting the same thing. One told me that another woman was frantically calling pharmacies this morning for it. Thankfully I have three doses left of my prescription which will give me the time to drive 40+ miles to the nearest pharmacy that has the quantity I need.

I can switch to brand but my local pharmacy only has 6 in stock and I need 30. Hopefully that isn't on backorder also. The copay is $22 more but I'll save that in gas not having to drive 40+ miles one way. If I can't find enough to fill my prescription, it looks like I may be switching to Heparin early.

This is ridiculous. I have to call several pharmacies in order to get my son's meds and now I have to run all over hell's half acre to get my Lovenox!! THIS SUCKS!!

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Registered: 12-28-2010
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 11:13am

How frustrating! I don't have any special prescriptions that would cause me to worry -- but it must be horrible for you! I hope you can get the meds you need!!

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 12:41pm

I can't imagine how frustratin n scary it must be facin possibly not bein able to get the meds you need. I hope you get sorted, KUP!

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Registered: 10-27-2011

I spent the extra money and bought the brand name Lovenox.

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Registered: 01-22-2010

Phew! Panic over!

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