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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:58 pm 
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I wanted this separate from the constipation thread because its a specific, related question that I think could save people a lot of money; and I'm not actually asking about constipation or solutions for it.

Do you know if Miralax, being OTC now, can be Rx by a doctor? Sorry, not clear enough, I know it can be prescribed by a doctor because mine did so, so feel free to ask yours. Now, if insurance will pay for it - does anyone know? Also helpful would be examples about Claritin (seeings its OTC but used to be Rx).

I assume they should, seeing you can still fill ibuprofen/naproxen Rx @ dosages above standard/recommended.

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Walgreens was fast. My doctor only wrote a 15-day/dose supply (according to Miralax's 30-day, once daily weight) but I bet I could/you should have her write BID or just double the quantity if need be... according to all the reviews I'm reading, most people take a full cap (liquid or powder) each day (whereas here I've read of people often taking half a cap each day or one cap every other day)... might be helpful?

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Like much of medicine/insurance it depends. MA in Minnesota has been covering Miralax, most employer based commercial policies do not because it is OTC.
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I am prescribed omeprazole though it is available OTC. I think the formula is extended release, although I'm not positive about that. It just definitely depends on what your individual insurance will cover. It saves me a lot of money going through my insurance to get omeprazole instead of paying out of pocket.

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