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my doctor wants me to try a drug called PROTOPIC because of an itch I have that steroids don't seem to work on the problem I have. my insurance does not pay for this drug and it is very expensive, is there any drug out there that works similar to  PROTOPIC.

Hi Anthony,
If steroids do not work, Protopic is your best alternative. Some insurers offer special authority coverage if the drugs they cover have not worked. Ask if your doctor can apply for special authority.
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Eric Brandt, B.Sc. Pharm


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