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Author Topic: Viagra, Levitra and HIV Meds  (Read 1939 times)

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Offline Blond37

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Viagra, Levitra and HIV Meds
« on: December 02, 2007, 05:59:29 PM »

So I have ADDP and also COBRA (from my old job).

ADDP is an open formulary and they will cover levitra or viagra, but they tell me in my case they wont cover viagra because it is contra-indicated with norvir and they wont cover levitra because its contra-indicated with reyataz.

but my cobra insurance will cover all these meds. unfortunately that means i'd have a $25 co-pay.

whats up with that?
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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Viagra, Levitra and HIV Meds
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 06:03:30 PM »
never mind copays and stuff like that when the word "contraindicated" has been thrown around. when i hear that word it tells me to clarify clarify CLARIFY with my healthcare provider before going forward. don't put the cart before the horse

Offline dgr20002

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Re: Viagra, Levitra and HIV Meds
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 06:14:51 PM »
Don't you mean ADAP?  They deny it because those meds do contradict with the HIV meds you take. It is for your own good. Your private insurance doesn't care what the DR prescribes as long as you have a valid R and the insurance co. will pay you just pay your co-pay. It is your responsibility to know what drugs you should not take with other drugs. It mystifies me how you would know to take the Levitra or Viagra though when you have said you can not remember to take your HIV meds.

David

Offline Blond37

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Re: Viagra, Levitra and HIV Meds
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007, 06:17:26 PM »

my doctor is KICK @ss.. i trust him and i have taken them ebfore no prob. my question is why would one insurance says its all good and the other not.
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Offline Blond37

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Re: Viagra, Levitra and HIV Meds
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007, 06:19:11 PM »
Don't you mean ADAP?  They deny it because those meds do contradict with the HIV meds you take. It is for your own good. Your private insurance doesn't care what the DR prescribes as long as you have a valid R and the insurance co. will pay you just pay your co-pay. It is your responsibility to know what drugs you should not take with other drugs. It mystifies me how you would know to take the Levitra or Viagra though when you have said you can not remember to take your HIV meds.

David

here in jersey its ADDP.
2nd, there's a difference between taking a pill before playing and taking meds every day.
3rd, i dont forget, i just dont want to.
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Offline Blond37

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Re: Viagra, Levitra and HIV Meds
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 06:19:57 PM »
Don't you mean ADAP?  They deny it because those meds do contradict with the HIV meds you take. It is for your own good. Your private insurance doesn't care what the DR prescribes as long as you have a valid R and the insurance co. will pay you just pay your co-pay. It is your responsibility to know what drugs you should not take with other drugs. It mystifies me how you would know to take the Levitra or Viagra though when you have said you can not remember to take your HIV meds.

David

and dont get me started on the issue of the state telling me to do something for my own good.
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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Viagra, Levitra and HIV Meds
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 06:23:54 PM »
my doctor is KICK @ss.. i trust him and i have taken them ebfore no prob. my question is why would one insurance says its all good and the other not.

I don't know the official answer, I can only guess the cobra folks might  not be as meticulous in double checking or triple checking contraindications. Shoot, at least the A in ADDP stands for AIDS

Offline Blond37

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Re: Viagra, Levitra and HIV Meds
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007, 06:27:51 PM »
I don't know the official answer, I can only guess the cobra folks might  not be as meticulous in double checking or triple checking contraindications. Shoot, at least the A in ADDP stands for AIDS

its jersey, LOL

and the P stands for program.

officially aids drug distribution program
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Offline dgr20002

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Re: Viagra, Levitra and HIV Meds
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2007, 06:30:52 PM »
OK then ADDP. I was reading back and you said "adap" back in May so that's what I thought you meant. You asked this question then too. Just fill it with the private insurance if you want the drugs.

David

 


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