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Anyone tried glp1

Discussion in 'Incretin Mimetics' started by xtessa1x, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. xtessa1x

    xtessa1x Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    xtessa1x Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I have looked at the link... Thanks..... However I guess the real question is if anyone taking this drug has had problems with their pancreas as I have had pancreatitis in the past and all he report's I have read says theses drugs can cause pancreatitis ant cancer..
     
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    I'm on trulicity. Started about 2.5 months ago. I do not have a history of pancreatitis. If you read the product inserts, many of the diabetic meds have the same risk. If the cancer you are referring to is the thyroid cancer, it is not the usual thyroid cancer that many people get. It is a rare type of cancer that runs in families. It has been seen in mice but not in people. Hope this helps even if it is a few months later.
     
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    My nephrologist put me ozempic and tresiba today (I am a Canuk). The tresiba is covered by our provincial drug plan but the ozempic is not (ozempic is a GLP-1 agonist) and the initial 6 week course is $470! Each month thereafter is $249. What are your drug costs in the UK? Ours are real hit and miss...it’s frustrating as all get out.
     
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    My nephrologist put me ozempic and tresiba today (I am a Canuk). The tresiba is covered by our provincial drug plan but the ozempic is not (ozempic is a GLP-1 agonist) and the initial 6 week course is $470! Each month thereafter is $249. What are your drug costs in the UK? Ours are real hit and miss...it’s frustrating as all get out.
     
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    In the UK, individuals with long-term conditions such as diabetes do not pay anything towards their drug presciptions as it is covered by the NHS. According to Diabetes Times, the cost to the NHS works out at £2.62 per day (as one semaglutide pen which contains 4 x once weekly doses, (all doses, including needles) costs £73.25, for a daily cost of £2.62). https://diabetestimes.co.uk/novo-nordisk-uk-launches-ozempic-semaglutide/

    I think you're likely to get more replies if you start your own thread rather than add to an old one.

    Edited to add link.
     
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    Doh! Sorry - I wasn’t paying attention to the dates.
     
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    We're very lucky here, the NHS pays for EVERYTHING an NHS doctor prescribes, if you go private I'm not sure how that works. With certain conditions (Diabetes included) all medications are free, otherwise prescription charges are £9 per item
     
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