Rx For Medical Food " Axona" Insurance Coverage?

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NEEDNAMENDA Says:


Has anyone been able to get their insurance company to cover this prescription?
Our prescription coverage dept refers us to the medical coverage dept, and back and forth they go.
It is an RX, but it is considered a 'medical food'......
This is for Alzheimer's



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David Says:

Hi Neednamenda,

How much do they charge you for the Axona 'medical food'? If there's any other way for you to save money, I would consider trying out an Rx Savings Card (such as the one MedsChat offers "here") to help cut the cost of your prescription up front. Therefore if you don't get medical coverage for it, you can still save money in other ways.

Also wanted to note that according to the manufacturer, the main ingredient of Axona is 'caprylic triglyceride'; a type of fatty acid found in coconut or palm kernel oil. Seems to me like you could simply add either one of these types of oils to your diet from the grocery store if all else fails; as I don't see what makes this any different than getting a prescription for Axona? If there are any differences I'd be interested in finding out how they managed to turn a readily available oil from the grocery store into a formula that requires a prescription. Something about that just doesn't add up.

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Pharmacist 6 Years Says:

I don't know of any insurance that covers it, but you can buy it at wholesale price if you go directly through the manufacturer's mail-order program. Call: 1-866-331-6440


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