Insulin Penns

By Michael_1960 Latest Reply 2011-10-16 13:26:08 -0500
Started 2011-09-28 19:38:56 -0500

I would like to know where I can get my lantus solostar insulin penns for less than $190.00 I have no insurance, so all my medicine is an out of pocket expense. Please help.

21 replies

kdroberts 2011-10-16 13:23:49 -0500 Report

Just a heads up, pretty soon the apidra solostar pens will be rationed and you will need a doctors note in addition to the prescription to get them. This will be in place for 5 months or so due to a worldwide shortage. The flip side is until the end of April 2012 the manufacturer is giving away the vials for free. I think free insulin for 6 months is worth a little inconvenience.

sundown420 2011-10-01 13:07:24 -0500 Report

Hi, Michael I work for a doctor's office and help people all the time with no insurance. You can go to the lantus website and get the discount card for prescriptions. They also have a program to get the insulin directly from them with their patience assistant program. The income guidelines are pretty high. Hope this helps. Let me know if you can't find it and I will email any info you need.

redcamel 2011-09-29 23:55:18 -0500 Report

Michael I am type 2 and use pills but my income is low enough that the company that makes Januvia sends it to me free.

Michael_1960 2011-10-01 18:43:24 -0500 Report

Yeah I work full time and I doubt if they would help me much, I've got some leads on here that I will try, thanks.

diabetesfree 2011-09-29 12:31:03 -0500 Report

If your income level is low enough, you can qualify under the Novo Nordisk patient assistance program for free insulin. It isn't the same brand, but my own Doctor has prescribed them pretty much interchangeably. You can find an application and details on how to qualify at their website . Hope this helps!

saber32 2011-09-29 09:33:22 -0500 Report

I have no insurance ether but I singed up to get a free pharmacy dicount card all of my medicans are at the pharmacy are about $5.00 a pills I take 5 differint pills I just pay now $15.00 I use to pay like $200 for all my meds try and order this card for your shelf the web site is """" or if you want to call the the number is 1-877-513-1935 I used the card for two years I never had a problem cannot pay for my meds since i got the card it also called ""health benefits network""

kdroberts 2011-09-28 20:17:20 -0500 Report

Do you 100% need the pens? Vials may work out considerably less expensive.

Armourer 2011-10-02 01:36:39 -0500 Report

Luckily I have insurance, still my cost is about $200 a month. I use both Lantus & humalog pens. To cut on cost I once asked what the difference is between syringes & pens and my pharmacy said 1 cent. So I splurge and keep going with the pen. My meds were $500 a month two years ago, I cut out the "feel good" meds for arthritis, pain, & such, and switched to generic. Made a big difference!

Michael_1960 2011-09-28 20:32:12 -0500 Report

Yes, it makes it more easy for me to use.

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2011-09-28 20:49:55 -0500 Report

Is it $190 per pen? For that money I can get a 1000U vial, 100 syringes and alcohol swabs with a little money left over. Maybe it is time to bite the bullet and switch to vials if cost is important to you. Vials and siyringes may be less convenient to use but what price are you willing to pay for the convenience of a pen.

kdroberts 2011-10-16 13:26:08 -0500 Report

Apidra vials retail around $90, when the period of free vials is over you might want to look at getting it from another pharmacy.

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2011-09-28 21:25:52 -0500 Report

Sounds like a bargain. $100 a month to manage your diabetes is not bad, not bad at all. Good luck in finding a less expensive source but with name brand medications it is tough.

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