I completed 48 wks in Sept 2004. I as on Pegintron and 800 mg Rebetol/Ribaviran. My Peg cost (via Ins) was $1319 monthly and my Rebetol was $1052. The last 3-4 months I took the generic Ribaviran (in lieu of Rebetol) which was only $695 monthly. You may want to check into the generic. It has only been approved & on the market since last summer or I probably would have been on it the entire tx.
Good luck with your tx.
I gather you do not have inaurance that pays for the meds?
I glanced at the price charged to my insurance by the pharmacy and it said about 4,000 for pegasys and about the same for copegus, for a 3 month supply. Maybe there is an online store that charges less?
Thank you all for your help. I guess my med prices are not out of line. Also, I did not know about the availability of a generic version of ribavirin, which is significantly less expensive than the branded version. That information alone will save me about $500 a month. Thanks very much for the heads up!
I get mine through Prescription Solution. My cost for the Pegasys was $5.60 and $2.30 for the ribovin
You indicated that you get Pegasys for $5.60 through perscription solution. Was that a typo. I'm finding $560.00 on line. Is tha Perscriptionsolutions.com?
My Pegasys and Ribavirin are approx $2,500 a month. I pay a co-pay of $5.00 for the riba and $10 for the Peg each month.