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Graybeard

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Are any of you getting Nuedexta from VA? I think I read that somewhere recently. Can't get it from Long Beach VA, and my neuro wants to know.

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Not sure, but I think Max might be. Have to wait till he comes back to know. I know he's said something about it not too long ago
 

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If your VA doctor prescribes Nuedexta, he may have to justify the expense because Nuedexta is not on the VA's national formulary. It costs $600 monthly.
 

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Max definitely it prescribed, but whether from VA or private neuro is an unknown.
 

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I've tried twice to get Neudexta from the pharmacy on Davis-Monthan AFB but they say they will not order or ever carry it. The person I get that from is a pharmacy volunteer, but I get the impression that because the drug is a compound, they're not allowed by DoD regulations to carry it. All that said, I haven't tried to get it from the VA here in town, but it sounds like any military-associated health care facility may be constrained by the same regs.
My Tricare EOB shows a bottle of 60 capsules is nearly $700 but fortunately the co-pay is only $17.
 

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>Are any of you getting Nuedexta from VA?

yup, for swallowing ...

DEXTROMETHORPHAN 20MG/QUINIDINE 10MG CAP
 

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>Are any of you getting Nuedexta from VA?

yup, for swallowing ...

DEXTROMETHORPHAN 20MG/QUINIDINE 10MG CAP

Same here... comes in the mail from the Durham, NC VA. Just started this month, so we'll see if it does anything.
 

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>Just started this month, so we'll see if it does anything.

changes in swallowing? I am going to restart rsn ....
 

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>Just started this month, so we'll see if it does anything.

changes in swallowing? I am going to restart rsn ....

PBA... just another fun little trinket that comes with the ALS bundle!:evil:
 

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I love hate it. On it, I can now drink liquids without aspirating, and it lessens the crying, but it causes more trembling, which I address with CBD lotion: buyhemjoba.com . I average less than one pill a day.

I still choke on phlegm, which I rid with the cough assist.
 

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Jeff great to see you back!
 

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>Jeff great to see you back!

Ditto that!

what's PBA?
 

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PBA - pseudo bulbar affect. Also called emotional lability.

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Any drug that is not on the formulary can be had if the VA doctor can justify it and is willing to do so.
 
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