Auvi-Q

Posted on: Wed, 11/13/2013 - 10:40am
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Joined: 11/13/2013 - 17:28

I am searching for some advice on having Auvi-Q being declined by prescription insurance. I recently had this occur and would like to know if it is possible to submit a request to have them reconsider this ruling. I have sent off an email to my prescription company but have not yet received a response. They will cover Epi-pens but not Auvi-Q.

Has anyone else experienced this and what course of action did you take? I have hope that there is something I can do. The Auvi-Q is much smaller in size, which makes it easier to carry, and the speaking instructions will definitely walk anyone through a stressful life threatening ordeal.

Thank you in advance for your responses!!!

Posted on: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 1:08pm
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Joined: 07/08/2014 - 19:34

My school nurse told me about this, and it's smaller and less embarassing. But when my mom tried to order it, a twinjector thing came in the mail. We are very disappointed but are vigilantly working on ordering one for me.

Posted on: Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:46pm
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Joined: 03/13/2014 - 16:46

We had a similar problem. Auvi-Q has some discounts available. If you did not get a coupon for $0 Co-Pay from your doctor, you can sign up with Auvi-Q at https://www.auvi-q.com/sign-up.
Our insurance did not cover since they considered the EPI pen a lower cost equivalent that provides the same medicine dose.
We were persistent, the pharmacy worked with us and we got a discount but not the full discount. It was more expensive than our normal EPI pen renewal. So, we get an EPI pen for the Nurse's office and an Auvi-Q for my daughter's personal kit.
With her increasing independence in HS, the chances that she could have a reaction with someone less familiar with the needed medication increases. The "talk it through" aspect of the Auvi-q is the selling point for us ... and the smaller profile. She can finally buy cuter (smaller) purses!

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