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    Other Care: Druggs does anyone know how to get EMEND and have it paid for and does it really help. It is $400.00

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    RachelB asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Does anyone understand EMEND It costs $400.00
    I live in O.C. Ca and didn't have insurance MSI is helping.

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      SueRae1 (Best Answer!)

      Emend (at lots of other drugs to help with treatment side effects) is expensive. I was lucky my insurance covered it,(I paid $40 a pill) and it turned out I didn't need it. On the other hand I am paying almost $200 a shot for Nupergen (with out insurance it would 400-500) to help with my white blood cell growth - i need three shots a cycle. I was lucky and got a grant fro the Healthwell foundation to help defray the costs. Many Pharma companies provide assistance for drugs Phizeer supplied me with Sutent at no cost, and Norvatis did the same with Afinitor. Call up and ask for the patient assistance department, and they will let you know how to apply for help.

      about 4 years ago
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      karen1956

      I took Emend when going through chemo 6 1/2 years ago....luckily my health insurance paid for it.....I never went without it, so I can't help with what its like without it. My insurance is through my husband's work....but I do worry if I ever had to get my own insurance..

      about 4 years ago
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      Many drug companies have a "compassionate use" policy in which they may cover all or part of the cost of the drug. I would contact the maker and inquire about their policy.

      about 4 years ago
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    Tomorrow I have 1st round of Chemo RCHOP
    I have stage3 non Hodjkins lymphomia. Yes I'm scared. We live in Calif and we did'nt have insurance

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      HeidiJo

      I also had R-CHOP. I did take Emend once before surgery and one pill cost us $30 with our insurnace. I get really nausous in general, so I had a lot of nausea with chemo. I tool Ativan and Zofran, which worked pretty good, but I also took home remedies. Ginger helped a lot and sea bands. Hang on there, it is scary, but you can do it!

      about 4 years ago
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      CVWeisler

      I took EMEND and it was a life saver, i bet if you ask your oncologist there may be samples there you can take , i was given a sample to help me through the nausea,it wouldnt hurt to ask, ask for a generic med that is similar to EMEND which will be a lot less out of pocket

      about 4 years ago
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      Sofi

      I hope your first round of R-CHOP went okay. I had 6 rounds. Yes, it's scary and can be hard--everybody's different as they say--but you will get through it. I am so sorry that you have insurance issues on top of everything, and that's why I am writing. Someone mentioned Neulasta for low blood counts. That is something the oncologists seem to prescribe as a matter of course, and it is incredibly expensive. (Someone told me it is $8,000 a shot.) I had one experience and found that it is also incredibly painful (for me). Sometimes Claritin can help with the bone pain that goes with it, but I opted to not take the Neulasta even though insurance would have paid. Instead I got acupuncture which helped my blood counts. (This is controversial, but, for me, it worked.) The other option was to wait for 4 weeks between treatments so that blood counts would come up on their own. In MN there are places that will provide acupuncture for free, so perhaps you could find someone in CA. Acupuncture has a lot of benefits, and many oncologists recommend it for side effects in general.

      I wish you all the best.

      about 4 years ago
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    Celebration: Today my results from bone marrow biopsy came back clean!!
    Oh Thankyou God!