So, I went to fill my Apidra prescription the other day and was told that the pharmacy is having trouble getting it because there is a manufacturing shortage? It's just for the vials, not the pens, from what I understand. I went to another pharmacy just to check, and they said they were having the same problem getting it too. Anyone have any insight on this or know what's going on or how long I can expect to not be able to get it?
That's what I thought too! But I'm having trouble getting the vials now. Ugh. Hopefully it won't last 6 months! I don't want to have to switch to Humalog or something.
That's odd, Erin, since Apidra just sent me the notice I copied above in the last week or so! Are you sure it isn't just your pharmacy? I would contact Apidra themselves to see if they know anything about this.
So, I checked with my pharmacy and then another pharmacy chain in the area, and they are both having trouble getting Apidra vials. Both of them told me it's on a "manufacturer's back order". I'm not sure what that means, but I guess the pharmacy doesn't have any control over that. Maybe it's just an issue in my area or something? Also, thanks for the tip about that "no-pay" copay! Amazing!
Interesting! I just called in a prescription refill for Apidra. In an e-mail from the pharmacy, I was told that I had a partial order ready. I called the pharmacy, and they said they had only one bottle for me, not the two that I had ordered. I didn't know that I had ordered two.
After reading this posting, I called the pharmacy, and asked the pharmacist about a rumored Apidra shortage. She said that they have several customers who use it and hadn't had trouble keeping it in stock.
I'll be getting the second bottle, just to be safe. Thank you for the heads up!
I probably could spare a vial, if you need it.
Thanks! I'm all set for now, I just placed my order ahead of time like I normally do, and they said they were having trouble getting it in. Weird. Hopefully it's just in my area and just a short-term distribution problem or something. Thanks for offering, though!
I just filled my first rx for Apidra pens through Walgreen's mail order service. They had no shortage and accepted the no-co-pay coupon with no questions at all. So free insulin until December of 2013. I was very happy about that.
I hope the Apidra works out well for you. I really like it and have had no problems with using it.
Yeah, my pharmacy had the Apidra pens, just not the Apidra vials which I use because I take it via pump. but I've since been able to get them. Hopefully it was just a one time thing!