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maxolon just is not cutting it.

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#1 platnium

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

Can anyone give me an idea on how much zofran is?

I have horrible morning sickness and am considering it as maxolon is not cutting it.

#2 indi17

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

I just paid $61 for 10 tablets ohmy.gif I break them in half and only take 4mg at a time 1-2 times a day depending how bad the MS is. HTH wink.gif

#3 Ally'smum

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

It is $9 per wafer, I just paid $36 for a prescription of 4. It is very expensive but considering I can't work or function without it I think it is worth it.

They can be broken in half but I don't know how effective that is as I have always just taken a whole one.

#4 TrifectaOfTerrors

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

When I was pg I had the same problem and was quoted $115 for 10 tablets everywhere I looked.

My OB then told me to get it from the pharmacy attached to the hospital I was booked in to and I found that I could get it there for about $30.

Not sure where you are, but I am in Melbourne and this was 2 years ago.

#5 platnium

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

Fantastic! That's defiantly more affordable then missing work for the next few weeks!!!

#6 Starrydawn

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

Usually between $60-$110  for ten depending on pharmacy Ondanestron is the same thing and a bit cheaper than actual Zofran. It comes in wafer form usually to avoid throwing the tablet back up.

It cost me a fortune as I had to have a constant supply and took 2-3 4mg a day.

#7 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

I have zofran, just checked it is actually ondansetron 8mg in tablet form and I paid $25 for 20tablets.

My OB actually sent me to the pharmacy as they are so cheap, they also do mail orders I'm sure, not sure if interstate though. I'm in Sydney if you want the details.

#8 Lishyfips

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

I'm told the 8mg tabs or wafers broken in half are a cheaper way to buy than 4mg.

I had a script from my GP filled at my hospital pharmacy (just happened to be there for an appointment). It was - get this - $36 for 10 x 8mg Zofran wafers. The pharmacist said hospitals pay a lot less than chemist shops because they buy huge quantities. Might be worth calling a few hospitals near you to see if their pharmacy can fill your prescription.

Aside from my new bargain hospital supplier, in the past I've paid $80ish for Zofran 10x8mg tabs and a nice pharmacist at my doctor's clinic saw me buying a few packs and gave me Ondasetron 10x8mg wafers for $65 instead of the $75 he charged the first time. You could always ask a pharmacist if they can give you a bit of a discount as you may be on these drugs for a while.

If you have private health insurance extras you may be able to claim some money back - get the pharmacist to give you a proper printed receipt (not just a docket).

Hope you don't need it for too long. I know it's expensive when youre paying full price but I just think of it in terms of coffees - it's worth the price of a few skinny lattes each day not to feel like death!

Edited by Lishyfips, 19 February 2013 - 08:33 PM.

#9 DeeofAdelaide

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

Shop around for sure - I had huge price variations.

And def get the highest mg and break them, that also cuts the cost down.

But for those of us who just puke and puke and puke and get dehydrated etc and have to work/care for people its just a life saver.

I had to take it until the day before I had them...and even then had to pull over on the way to hospital for the section to puke.

God, thank god I never have to do that again.

#10 live_love_laugh

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

My OBGYN recommended a nearby compounding chemist that makes their own. So so much cheaper ( I can't remember exactly by maybe $30 for 25 and they worked perfectly.

If was a carlingford chemist in Sydney in the shopping centre. Maybe a local compounding chemist offers the same?

Edited by live_love_laugh, 19 February 2013 - 08:42 PM.

#11 JaneLane

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Wow everyone seems to have gotten it really cheaply compared to me!

I had HG with both pregnancies with not even being able to sit up in bed and only able to crawl the the bathroom to throw up nothing but bile over 10 times a day.  Zofran cut back the vomiting to maybe 8 times a day, still not able to leave bed except for being just about carried to hospital for rehydrating on drips.

I paid well over $100 everytime and I seem to think it was more like $160. There weren't very many in the pack either. I was told I had to pay full price as I wasn't a cancer patient who are able to buy theirs cheaply.

#12 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

Live_love_laugh my OB sent me to the compounding chemist in carlingford as well.

It's called Sydney compounding chemist.

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