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No benzodiapines are covered under medicare. There are other drugs that are used for anxiety such as Vistaril, Atarax, or Buspar. The first two are antihistamines and the last is in my opinion ineffective. The only option is to use antidepressants with antianxiety properties like the SSRI's-Zoloft or Paxcil, or the SNRI's like Effexor or Cymbalta.
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Trazadone is often used as a sleep aid due to its sedating effects, so you might ask your physician for that. I have no idea about stand alone drug plans, but I do know that medicare supplements do not cover benzodiazapines as well. Medicare covers the sleep medicattons, Amnien, Sonata, and Lunestra as well as trazadone.. I hope that has helped. I am sorry I misread the part about stand alone plans, but i would speculate that the cost6 would far exceed the cost of Klonapin (clorazepam) which is fairly cheap.
Have you tried trazadone-it is only prescribed at night due to the sedation it causes
Again sorry I could not mprovide a stand alone drug plan
I am going to opt out as possibly another expert has infomation that can help re insurance.
Yes Ralphs response is the right one. Trazedone is the way to go. The only other non addictive sleep meds that I have seen work are in the anti histamine family, eg, benadryl and vistaril. I think Trazedone (an anti depressant) is the most benign of meds. Its covered by insurance.
You can also ask for benedryl or vistaril which are "stand alone drugs" but I would go with Ralphs recommendation of trazedone first. I think he answered your question..
they are all stand alone drugs stephan. all covered by medicare d
You know Ralph gave you a very precise and expert answer on this and we have both listed quote "stand alone" drugs that are covered by med d, so you can choose to accept the information or opt out.good luck
No stephan there is not but then that is not what you asked. You specifically asked for a medicine that would help you that was covered by med d. You never asked about benzos. Reread your query.
You asked a simple question and were given expert answers. You never asked specifically about benzos and had you we would have both told you that they are not covered by med D and that they are very addictive and all the rest.
If you are addicted to klonopin than you need to tell your prescriber and take it from there.
You never asked that question. If you had wanted the advice of an expert you got that with Ralph and now its just up to you. You never asked the question you are posing tonight.
Again you have my very best wishes and of course the most important thing is that you find relief as soon as possible, so its unfortunate that we were not able to help you more at JustAnswer. I know NYPresbyterian very very well and I have to say that you are being treated at one of (if not the) best facilities in the world.
I know we have agreed to drop this ridiculous argument but I have to add one small thing. And that is that a large number of benzo studies were done at Columbia NY Pres and I would so like you to find some relief.
so no you cant break the price but I would turn it back on your physician and ask for either a non benzo alternative or you can ask them to write you scripts through NY Pres pharmacy and No, I am not hopeful about that. I havent seen that done in years.
I hope you get some relief. Arguments or no, its important that you feel better soon.
Ultimately that is what is important.
Good Luck Stephan and feel better.