• kirk kirk
    June 30, 2009
    need a generic to replace Zetia so insurance will pay
    kirk kirk
    June 30, 2009

    need generic to replace Zetia

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  • annemonteith December 11, 2014
    annemonteith
    December 11, 2014
    There is not a generic and the earliest one may be available is April 2017. However, most insurance companies have what is called a "step program", which means if you have tried the lower cost alternatives and they did not work then they will authorize this drug. This does not mean that you have to start all over and take drugs that you and your physician know will not work. Your physician will have to fill out a form stating that you previously tried other drugs and either you could not take them because of side effects or they did not work. This authorization is typically good for one year (as long as you do not change carriers) and each year you must get a new authorization. READ MORE
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