Wow. Express Scripts/Medco must really HATE people who have herpes. This is the second post in a row about trying to get proper treatment for this condition. This time I wrote a prescription for acyclovir, a generic anti-viral. The correct dose for suppression of herpes is 400mg twice a day. That’s what I wrote for.
Of course, they asked me to fill out a prior approval form for it. Now, please note, acyclovir is CHEAP. It’s like, $30 a month cash. It’s the cheapest option for treatment. But, again, like a good little soldier, I filled out their form. And got back this:
Ok. First of all, who the HELL figures out dosages like this? 80,000 mg of acyclovir every three months? What???? So, I did a couple of quick calculations in my head.
400 mg x twice a day = 800 mg/day. 800 mg/day x 90 days = 72,000 mg.
So, this is what I sent back to them.