Prescription from PH has been sent to local pharmacy. I haven’t been informed that it’s ready yet. Would like to see that my goodrx coupon is honored before declaring this a good process.
Doc didn’t ask for any blood work. I told him I was already getting it from India. But I don’t think he would have asked for blood work in any case.
I think I uploaded a copy of passport, plus the doc asked for selfie, as this suffices for an ‘examination’ in California.
Although the PH website says the max prescription allowed is for three months, he wrote for 540 (180x3) 100mg, and then one refill. So should cover me for more than a year, as a practical matter.
I never actually got the guy to quote a price for the prescription. Maybe you can do better.
I proposed, $100 for 6 months + refill. I didn’t know he would accept my price until PH made a bill for $100 to generate a prescription. Since I had used him initially to get cgm ($70 for ninety days prescription), needed to get a price for this prescription.
Just say how much you want, and how may refills. I wouldn’t volunteer anything beyond that. See what the response is. According to PH support, if you don’t like his price for the prescription, you can contact PH to get assigned to another doc.
If you haven’t enrolled in PH, you will be charged some amount to sign up for whatever it is you want. That should include the prescription. That’s likely less than what I paid, if you can get enough refills included. After the initial sign-up fee, whatever you pay for other prescriptions is according to the doc’s requirement.
But if you haven’t used acarb at all, I recommend getting some from India first. Experience the gas, see if it’s tolerable. From my experiments, grinding the tab, then mixing with food, or mixing in drink (doesn’t really dissolve, stir periodically) to take with food where food mixing is not practical, greatly reduces the gas.