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SteveinMechanicsburg
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Posted - Nov 07 2019 :  4:04:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the past, I glossed-over these postings. Now, I have a reason to care greatly. I take Breo Ellipta and Spiriva. (If I had to, I'd either take the Spiriva every other day or try to quit it completely.) So, my questions are:

Can Breo Ellipta be obtained from a foreign pharmacy?
How much does it cost for the one-month inhaler?

Can Spiriva be obtained from a foreign pharmacy?
How much does it cost for the one-month inhaler?

What problems, if any, might I encounter with this means of obtaining medications?
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Okay, I just did a search. Looks like ADC and another place (which I have promptly forgotten) are possible sources. ADC does not offer Breo Ellipta but I may be able to find a cheaper substitute.

Edited by - SteveinMechanicsburg on Nov 07 2019 4:13:37 PM

Jocopd
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USA
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Posted - Nov 07 2019 :  5:05:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think the majority of us use ADC (all day chemist) I mean right now the Spiriva capsule form which is Tiova is $45 for 3 months worth and that is most people's co pay for one month in the states.

You will have to pay shipping unless you order over a certain amount or you hit a sale when shipping is free - about 3-4 times a year they do that

Watch out for the dose, make sure you order the right dose. I have messed up a few times cause I got excited over the Advair inhaler and ordered the low dose - same on the Spiriva - there is an inhaler form but it is only 9mcg while most of us are using 18 mcp.

Billing can be tricky depending on how you do it. I use a credit card and have to jump thru a hoop or two each time but not a big deal. Others use checking.

You can skip past the prescription screen, just answer the question about allergy or something there.

Others prefer a Canadian pharm but to be honest the prices I saw there were the same as in the states and it would not let me get past entering a prescription.

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jmrommes
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Posted - Nov 07 2019 :  7:46:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spiriva is available from ADC, as stated. Breo probably isn't and won't be for some time; not until the patent is ended. Canadian or Mexican pharmacies probably would offer better prices, but not by a lot.

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klm49
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USA
51 Posts

Posted - Nov 08 2019 :  6:29:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveinMechanicsburg

In the past, I glossed-over these postings. Now, I have a reason to care greatly. I take Breo Ellipta and Spiriva. (If I had to, I'd either take the Spiriva every other day or try to quit it completely.) So, my questions are:

Can Breo Ellipta be obtained from a foreign pharmacy?
How much does it cost for the one-month inhaler?

Can Spiriva be obtained from a foreign pharmacy?
How much does it cost for the one-month inhaler?

What problems, if any, might I encounter with this means of obtaining medications?
===========
Okay, I just did a search. Looks like ADC and another place (which I have promptly forgotten) are possible sources. ADC does not offer Breo Ellipta but I may be able to find a cheaper substitute.



I use Alldaychemist, no problems and I pay by E-CHECK. I see some here use inhousepharmacy.vu and when I looked they sell Breo Elipta.
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Sandy9s
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Posted - Nov 08 2019 :  7:21:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I purchase Incruse Ellipta across the border into Progreso, Mexico. Its cost was $45 last week. ADC does not sell this product. The Breo Ellipta and Incruse Ellipta are both fairly new products. I was surprised to see that Mexico had them.

The copay on my Part D is $47 for the Incruse Ellipta. Next year there will be a $360 deductible BEFORE I go to $47/month for this medicine and Advair!

I will purchase both Advair and Incruse Ellipta in Mexico. Then I purchase Crestor through ADC in India.

My Part D is useless to me! I only keep it in case I get cancer or something and need cancer drugs........

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SteveinMechanicsburg
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122 Posts

Posted - Nov 09 2019 :  07:41:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ha!! inhousepharmacy.vu is in Vanuatu! I could buy 3 months of Breo Ellipta for $90 per month. I wonder how they do it - same stuff but cheap . . . HOW do they do it? I wonder if I even need a Rx? (That is getting pretty close to "too good to be true" territory.)

Edited by - SteveinMechanicsburg on Nov 09 2019 07:49:15 AM
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klm49
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USA
51 Posts

Posted - Nov 09 2019 :  2:55:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveinMechanicsburg

Ha!! inhousepharmacy.vu is in Vanuatu! I could buy 3 months of Breo Ellipta for $90 per month. I wonder how they do it - same stuff but cheap . . . HOW do they do it? I wonder if I even need a Rx? (That is getting pretty close to "too good to be true" territory.)


Some pharma companies sell/manufacture overseas too and it is cheaper.
I have never used Inhouse nut have seen it mentioned quite a few times.I have never ordered from them because I get what I need from ADC.
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MDC
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Posted - Nov 12 2019 :  7:17:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well I use both for different medicines. I use ADC for Spiriva and Symbicort. Spiriva is cheaper to buy a 90 day supply with the inhaler @
$40.00. Cheaper than w/o inhaler, go figure. I use the Spiriva inhalers that I accumulated over the years but theirs works just as good.

Symbicort is better than USA version for me. My Dr. is from India and she says they get around patent by using a different delivery system, powder versus USA mist. The dosage shown 200/6mcg is due to difference in measuring powder and liquid mist. But they are equivalent.

I use Inhouse for steroids (500 5 mg) because I buy once a year and it is convenient. Crestor is cheaper with part D, highest I have seen it $2 for 30 40mg. Sale on Flonase now with short expiration date $2 for 120 doses. Expiration dates are a joke. Drugs have shown to go as long as 10 years over in right conditions and remain 90% efficient.

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Edited by - MDC on Nov 12 2019 7:26:26 PM
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