Levemir flex pen and Victoza pens with no insurance. Any ideas on how to afford them or alternates?

By russosborne Latest Reply 2014-06-20 17:20:56 -0500
Started 2014-06-20 01:36:12 -0500

New here.
I've been a type 2 for a long time. I am supposed to be taking 60 units of the Levemir twice a day and 1.2 of the Victoza once a day, plus I am on Metformin.

To avoid a long story, now I am out of both the above. The Levemir is like $600 or more a month without insurance, and the Victoza is about $800, according to a couple of pharmacies here .
Has anyone had any luck getting the prices down? Or come up with anything else? I was paying less than $100 each when I had insurance.

Trying to find a job with insurance but most jobs here are temporary with no benefits.


3 replies

Chevy Vega
Chevy Vega 2014-06-20 17:20:56 -0500 Report

In regard to Victoza, this is from their web site;

As part of our continued commitment to those living with diabetes, our Diabetes Patient Assistance Program (PAP) provides free medicine to those who qualify. Patients and caregivers in need of assistance can learn more by calling the Novo Nordisk PAP toll-free at 1-866-310-7549.

Chevy Vega
Chevy Vega 2014-06-20 17:17:41 -0500 Report

In regard to Levemir, this is from their web site;

Diabetes Patient Assistance Program
Novo Nordisk is committed to helping people with diabetes by making our products available to people who need but cannot afford them. People with diabetes who meet the eligibility requirements can receive LevemirĀ® or any other Novo Nordisk product free of charge with no time limits, as long as they maintain their eligibility.
You can find the Patient Assistance Program application and guidelines at the Novo Nordisk Diabetes Resource website, or get more information from a program representative by calling 1-866-310-7549.

neverlowbg 2014-06-20 10:32:17 -0500 Report

You could ask your dr for free samples they usually have one or two laying around in there fridge or look into state or federal benefits for prescriptions if on unemployment talk to you rep they have programs for meds and also food stamps available for the unemployed also look on drug manufactures website or call them some will help with discounts or free meds. I would say cobra from your last job would help but in past I found it to be more exspencive per month than actual meds I was on and if unemployed how do they expect you to pay for cobra coverage