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    Is it really taking that long to get approval? @Cevapa? Is ALFARE for CMPA? The gastroenterologist might have meant that last time but he wrote something like "alfa?" for DS to try. I ended up getting him allerpro because that seems to be the closest "alfa" i could find at the pharmacy.

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    Default prescription formula

    @Ngaiz unfortunately not on a health care card - costs us just under $40 for 8 tins (can't complain, still cheaper than other formula)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    Is it really taking that long to get approval? @Cevapa? Is ALFARE for CMPA? The gastroenterologist might have meant that last time but he wrote something like "alfa?" for DS to try. I ended up getting him allerpro because that seems to be the closest "alfa" i could find at the pharmacy.
    Unsure how long it actually takes as it took me a week of calling the paediatrician's office to chase up the script, they kept saying the delay was with Canberra and needing approval.
    (If we run out they also give us free tins but we make sure we call them when we pick up the last script)

    Unsure about CMPA, DS is not lactose intolerant but regular formula was not agreeing with his little tummy. Works wonders for us. Our pharmacist is awesome too and orders it for us (he always has it next day so we don't wait long)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevapa View Post
    @Ngaiz unfortunately not on a health care card - costs us just under $40 for 8 tins (can't complain, still cheaper than other formula)
    I have very extensive knowledge of the PBS and that doesn't seem right. If you have a look at the pic attached you can clearly see that with an Authority Script it should be $6.20 for 8 tins (or how ever many is approved) with a Concession card. If you are still using it I would be querying this with the pharmacist or taking scripts elsewhere. Charging you above the co-payment for a medicine with no brand premium is fraudulent.

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    Here you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    Here you go.
    Hi
    I don't have a concession or health care card

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevapa View Post
    Hi
    I don't have a concession or health care card
    Sorry I totally misread your post. I though it said even though you had one you were being charged $40

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    Hmm...I was always told that lactose problem is secondary. I wonder if we should give those CMPA formula a go. Anyway, I think we will stick with lactose free for now. It has been a long battle to find a formula that works for him.

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    @Ngaiz: you said you work at the pharmacy. Can you check if aptamil de lact is on PBS authority? Two pharmacists have told me that it is but the paed said it isn't when i went to get it from the paed office. I checked online and it seems like it is.

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    Yes it is. You can get up to 5 tins with 5 repeats. I'm sure it has restrictions though and can check those at work tomorrow.


 

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