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What medicines do you use in your country?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Mohit0460, Mar 28, 2020.

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  1. Mohit0460

    Mohit0460 · Newbie

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    Medicines have always taken a toll on your pocket .Please tell me what prescriptions do you use?
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Is there a reason why you want to know what other people are prescribed?
     
  3. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Mohit0460

    Please indicate why you need to know this information.
     
  4. Mohit0460

    Mohit0460 · Newbie

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    Hi unbanracer,
    I actually want this information to be aware that i am not being looted and everyone is using just the same prescriptions.I am very skeptical.
     
  5. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Well, instead of asking about everybody elses medication, tell us whether you are T1 or T2 and what medication you've been given. We will give you some feedback on how common it is.
     
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  6. Civis

    Civis · Newbie

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    Drop the condescending "Well" and project an understanding and appreciation of why someone is seeking information. Surely your communications training,as a staff member,would help with improving your empathy!

    I'm a Type 1 Diabetic on an Insulin Pump using Novo Rapid insulin, Metformin and Semaglutide to help achieve good control.
     
  7. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    It was a valid question being asked in regards to someone wanting to know what people are using, which can be quite personal to the individual. Perhaps you could drop the accusations which are unfounded.
     
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  8. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Well, different people in different countries have different prescription and drug charges. Drugs are also sold under different brand names in different parts of the world. Different countries also have somewhat different treatment protocols.
    For instance, in the UK, we pay National Insurance, part of which goes to fund the National Health Service. Some prescriptions for medication are charged at a flat rate, but many people get their prescriptions without a charge. People who have diabetes and are on diabetes medications do not pay for their prescriptions.

    @Mohit0460 if you tell us where you are, what drugs are being used, their brand names, etc. then you are more likely to get answers that are useful to you.

    In addition, sometimes we get people trying to do research on this forum with the intention to target members with spam or advertising (both are against the forum rules), so asking a few questions to find out what is actually being asked, is a perfectly reasonable response.
     
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  9. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    This medication list is in my sig on this forum, and I have no qualms in sharing it.

    Xarelto
    Digoxin
    Tambocor
    Bisoprolol
    Olmetec
    Rosuvastatin
    Airomir
    Symbicort 400
    Spiriva Respimat
    Omeprazole
    Diclofenac
    Prolia
    Antroquoril Cream
    Sigmacort Cream

    There is no T2 medication on the list anymore as I have been off Metformin for over a year.

    As I have PBS concession card the scripts cost me $6.60 each, when I have filled 48 scripts I then go on to the safety net with all medication being free for the rest of the year.

    I also get NDSS subsidised bgl testing strips at $1.20 per 100 box.
     
  10. Martinjd

    Martinjd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I pay £104 per year this then covers all prescriptions
     
  11. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I no longer take any diabetic medication, but as an old age pensioner who paid National Insurance contributions all my working life, my few non-diabetic ones are currently paid for out of this.
     
  12. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I don't mind saying it's on my profile page anyway.

    Pyridostigmine 360 mg daily
    Prednisolone 15 mg daily
    Losartin potassium 50 mg daily
    Alendronic acid 70 mg once a week
    Simvastatin 40 mg daily
    Lansoprazole 15 mg daily
    Ventolin inhaler
    Adcal-D3 3000 mg per day chewable tablets
    Soluble Asprin 75 mg per day
    Furosemide 20 mg per day
    Fluconazole 50 mg daily
    Co-Trimoxazole 960 mg per week on Monday then Friday
    Folic Acid 5 mg daily
    Metformin 500 mg per day
    Adcal +D3 twice daily

    As I am in the UK and a) Am over sixty
    b)Have Myasthenia Gravis
    c) Am on metformin a diabetes medication

    I pay nothing for these medications.
     
  13. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Novorapid.

    Paid for by my taxes.
     
  14. mike@work

    [email protected] Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hypurin Porcine daytime
    Tresiba at night
    Apurin
    Amlodipine

    Paid for by taxes + insurance.

    I agree, that it would have been more polite, if you would have described your own situation first...
     
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  15. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I'm retired so paid for by taxes paid over many years working.
     
  16. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to be off-topic, but I'm worried now: is "Well,[...]" considered condescending in English? I'm used to the Dutch equivalent of "Nou, [...]", so I use it in English a lot too. Am I being a snob? If so, do let me know!!!
     
  17. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    No. Not in my book. I use it the same way you do and I am English. It can be condescending but can also be used in explanation or exclamation.
     
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  18. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. That's a big relief. :)
     
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  19. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Using 'well' is not, in my opinion condescending.

    It is possible (in English) to be condescending saying just about anything ;) but it is all about the tone of voice and manner of delivery.

    Since this forum is written, tones of voice are irrelevant.
    Besides, it is always better to assume that people are being polite, and react accordingly.
    The few exceptions usually make their intentional offensiveness very clear, and at the point just hit the Report button and then ignore them. :)
     
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  20. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. :) You and @zand are saving me a panic attack this morning, haha. :)
     
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