Yes you read that right. My husband has had kidney failure for 25 years now, and we have kept it stage 4. It did go to stage 5 when he had emergency surgery, but after a few weeks I got it back to stage 4.
His potassium has been high the last few times we saw his nephrologist, and he has given up bananas, oranges, and Brussel sprout. He doesn’t like avocado, so that’s not a problem.
The doctor said that there is a new powder that works well, and has very few side effects, so he gave us a prescription. I took it to the pharmacy, and veltassa 8.4 powder isn’t covered by my husband’s insurance. Of course we didn’t get it, and I phoned the doctor’s office to see if it is ‘medically necessary’, and he would have to contact the H.M.O., or prescribe something else.
Still waiting on a response from him.
How can anyone on a pension afford this kind of medication.