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pineapple
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I am curious what the current monthly or weekly costs are for IV Rocehpin. (at whatever dose you take)

If you have approx. costs for dressing changes, tubing, syringes, , other costs associated with IV care etc that would be helpful as well.

Feel free to pm if you don't feel comfortable posting publicly. I would just like to know what we are getting into before a decision is made. Thank you.

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Using the generic IV Ceftriaxne is much cheaper... for the supplies and drug it can cost anywhere from $600- $1,000 per week. Dressing changes are done by your home health care nurse, I don't know how much that costs w/o insurance paying for it. Good luck!
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I Use Branded Roche Rocephin 2gm which comes with the water to mix for IV Push (so everything) and it is 17 Euro. Then the syringe with needle costs 20 cents.

I am on 6 days a week so my monthly cost is 408 Euro which is $535.00 per month.

You can also get Rocephin IM for injection but this is more expensive for some reason.

So Drug is $535.00 per month
Syringes with needles are 20 cents
Tegaderm 50 in a box which lasts 25 weeks is 18 Euro's
Saline flushes that are 5 Euro's for a box of 20
Dressing packs just under 2 Euro

So my total monthly cost everyting all in for IV is approx $560.00

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pineapple,

go to top to stcky post there; has info galore on this subject. that's why we had this on-going subject made PERMANENT at top. [Big Grin]

if the last 2 posts of info for you aren't there, please copy them there for others who need up to date info.... thanks [Smile]

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Betty,

I posted this question because I wanted the most current information. That thread was started years ago. Prices can change dramatically in a short amount of time depending on manufacturing supply/demand, manufacturing quality issues, etc.

Does anyone else have current pricing info for Rocephin and supplies? Thanks

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I am currently using ceftriaxone, 2gm a day.

Due to the ineptitude of a pharmacy, I ended up having to pay for 2 days worth of treatment. The bill included: heparin, saline, dressing kit, gloves, line extensions, ceftriaxone, etc. Everything needed for 2 days including the nurses supplies for changing the dressing. The bill was $312.

That adds up to about $4500 a month. Actually a bit less because the dressing kits are only needed weekly.

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Anyone using a mail order pharmacy besides Infuserve? Anyone paying out of pocket with Coram?

Curious if more people could provide out of pocket costs.

Thanks in advance.

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We paid $282 for 2gx25 vials of ceftriaxone at the Harris Teeter Supermarket pharmacy a few months ago. This was for the med in powder form that had to be reconstituted in saline for IV admin.
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We are paying $720/week + $200 for home health care.

$720 covers Rocephin (2 grams), saline, heparin, IV tubing, alcohol swabs, gloves, dressing changes, and various odds and ends.

We are using a Lyme literate home care service. PM if you want some info.

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FYI-
My latest purchase of Rocephin was from Costco and was the cheapest by far for me. The label says:

"Ceftriaxone 1 gram vial APO 10 pack"

I purchased 120 grams this way for about $540. So taking 2 grams per day for 30 days would be $270 plus about $30 misc supplies. I self administer with a PICC line and have blood drawn for testing each week (lab costs for me are paid for by Medicare).

Hope this helps!

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Costco is the cheapest I've found unless you are fortunate to have a good relationship with your understanding pharmacist. Mine (bless them) sells me my 2gr/day dose of Ceftriaxone at only a 10% mark up of what it costs them (around $4.67/gram or $280 for 30 days). You can always ask and hope you find a sympathetic ear with the ability to help you out.
I get by mixing my own drugs for a PICC push and having my housemate change my dressing. After the whole everything the IV and medication costs around $500 dollars a month. Good Luck!

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