Hi Steffan, welcome to the site and thanks for posting your info.
So - I’m curious - how did you manage to convince your PCP for a prescription? And you even got it covered by insurance - wow, great news. How does your doctor classify it, given you probably don’t have cancer or an organ transplant which is the “normal” method of getting rapamycin?
I’m 71. I’ve been seeing the same primary care physician for 10+ years. He usually just prescribes whatever I ask for, though he would not give me a prescription for medical pot. On my formulary “Prior Authorization” is not required for Sirolimus. Since its an FDA-approved drug, physicians can prescribe it for off-label uses. He prescribed Metformin and I don’t have diabetes, same deal I think. I did switch Medicare Advantage plans during the last enrollment period, specifically because Sirolimus (and Testosterone Gel) were Tier 4 ($100 copay) on my previous plan, and they are both Tier 2 ($3 copay) on my Wellcare plan. My PCP knows I don’t abuse prescriptions and I do my research. He trusts me, plus he had studied it a bit himself. He did not give it to me on the first visit I asked for it. He probably then studied it more and the second time I asked, he prescribed it. Here’s my formulary: Drug List Search | Wellcare
They will if you transfer dollars to euros unless they have changed in the last few days. But, as I said it will cost more and take longer.
I just completed a transaction using Wise to Jagdish using dollars to euros. It will just cost more and take longer because Wise will use the Swift network to make the transfer.
You can make a direct transfer from your bank account to an Indian bank. Your bank will use the Swift network to make the transfer.
Someone here has said you can make a transfer using a Bank of America credit card. I haven’t tried that.
Morlock, what size dose do you intend to take, how often and for how long? 10mg is bigger than the usual 1mg pill. If you are going to use a smaller dose how would you parcel it? Thank you in advance for your response.
Hi James, good questions. Let me try to respond, and also ask for feedback from some other members here who had problems in the past.
Regarding dispute resolution and the rating on Indiamart, we had a few members here convey that they had been scammed by a vendor on Indiamart so we started a list of vendors that were trustworthy. @AlexKChen and @LeeJohn both seem to have been scammed by a vendor called Marksans, you can see the discussion here about what happened: Issues with Canagliflozin import?
I don’t know what ultimately happened with those shipments, but I think they lost their money and got no help from IndiaMart, but perhaps they can update us on that.
As a result of that, we created a new list of vendors that people were having success with, and we have that list here (so you can skip IndiaMart entirely, because after that we decided it was not so trustworthy as a system generally). See: Buy Rapamycin Online - List of Reliable Pharmacies
Never heard of Blue Crystal, and I wouldn’t rely on the rating system on IndiaMart.
The companies Zydus and Biocon are large multinational pharma companies based in India that sell all over the world and have $1 Billion+ US in sales each year. I personally would trust their quality control systems much more than a small company like Kachhela. You can see a discussion here about the suppliers: For Those Who Take Indian Generic Rapamycin, Which do you take?
If their shops are relatively new (under 2 years), or their rating is low, you should be very cautious of it. The scammer I met (Marksans) has high rating 4 stars, but there are only 2 persons rating it, so its rating is not reliable. The most important is that their shops is very new, it only started for 6 months, so be careful of any new shops in IndiaMart.
It would be a good idea to check with each of the vendors you are considering, and get their official response on whether they will replace shipments (re-do shipments) if they get stopped by Canada customs (or any customs agents). If you do this, please post it. Did “Blue Crystal” say they would replace?
He also said they have 100% success with Canadian orders, and sent me screenshots from a messaging app which seem to show completed tracking from IndiaPost to a Canadian destination. Either it is real or he is making a strong effort at scamming, I can’t tell for sure.
When I first started ordering I did a bunch of small orders ($50 to $100) to test out different resellers. Everyone delivered the products as promised. So, generally I think people deliver what they promise.
Both shipments of Rapamycin I placed through NIBA Health were received by me. I was skeptical of scammers at first as well and I had a lot of trouble working out how to deal with customs in Hong Kong. Eventually, I found a solution and everything worked out well. I can say that the vendor was the least of my problems and he helped me overcome my wariness.