Dan portier 2009-08-01 15:46:04
A couple of newbie questions:
1) Is $30 per b**** the going rate for EDEX?
2) Is there any better cost alternative to using the kits for EDEX?
The kits consist of a dry powder vial plus a pre-filled syringe to
reconstitute the powder into an injectable liquid. EDEX is also
available in individual vials but I can’t understand how you would use
individual vials since you need to use a pre-filled syringe with (l.2
mL sterile 0.9% sodium chloride) to reconstitute the EDEX powder into
an injectable liquid.
Metay2 2009-08-01 15:46:56
EDEX powder in vials is a possible cost-saving option, because you can
obtain sterile solution for diluting the product and syringes,
separately…often for far less money than the pre-filled kits cost.
Ask for syringes with a 27.5 guage needle or thinner…approx 1/2″
long. Good Luck
D 2009-08-01 15:47:02
Thanks for your reply Mike;
After further research I can get 4 kits of 20 Mcg EDEX for about $112
or $28 per use at Walmart.
Also after further research I did find 0.9% sodium chloride available
separately in iv bags of bulk quantities. I probably could find it in
non-bulk. But then I would have to deal with the problems of keeping
things sterile during the process of getting the sodium chloride into
a syringe to inject into the dry-powder vial.
But even If I accomplished this and solved the problem of keeping the
liquid sterile, the cost of mixing separately would still be between
$22-$25 per use (I think). So I’m going to use the kits.
Thanks anyway for your input. I was just suffering from initial
sticker price shock.
Metay2 2009-08-01 15:47:16
Also, consider asking your doctor about the possibility of trying
Tri-mix. EDEX is a brand of a drug called alprostadil, which is one
of the 3 ingredients in Trimix. I buy & use Trimix and the cost
breaks down to about $7.00 per shot/dose. Good Luck