Anagrelide: Do you switch? How to cover costs?
I have seen several state here that they are taking anagralide. After 8 years of taking Hydroxyurea (Hydrea) my doctor wants me to change to ANAGRELIDE. When he called in the prescription, my pharmacy called me to ask if I knew that it would be $400 for a 1 month supply? Of course, I had no idea. I asked if my Medicare Part D was not covering it, he said that it was and that was my part. We are living on SS and a Veterans Disability and do not have that kind of money. I also have other expensive medications. So, my question is this: does anyone out there have suggestions for how I can afford to get this medication if I decide to follow the doctors recommendations? My platelets are at 795,000 and although they have been pretty well controlled in the past, he feels it is causing my red and white cells to be lower than they should be, since the Hydrea targets all three, not just the platelets.