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Such a Thing as Bargain-Priced Olux?
I just refilled the prescription of Olux Foam for my husband.
It has gone up $30.00 since we last had it filled.
It is now $160.00. I
looked it up at Canadian Drugs and they don't seem to handle it.
Is there somewhere we can get it cheaper?
We are retired and my husband is on Medicare with a Blue Cross Blue
Shield of NC Supplement. Thanks,
Response: I wasn’t able to
find an online outlet, Pat.
Olux is a
foam-based compound of clobetasol propionate, one of the prescription-only
high-potency topical corticosteroids.
Originally it was promoted for treatment of scalp P and, for lots
of people, it worked as good as the infamous Skin-Cap.
Skin-Cap was available OTC (over-the-counter; i.e., without
prescription) in the U.S. until it was determined and reported to the
FDA that it contained clobetasol propionate.
(For more on this story, look-up “Skin-Cap” in the Archives.)
Olux works so well, in fact, that many flakers started using it on
lesions other than scalp and, eventually, the manufacturers got it
approved for use on skin lesions, too.
Since I started using it on my scalp I’ve not needed to bother
with my expensive compounded concoction (my derm calls it scalp
cocktail) that I would have to occlude overnight under a shower cap.
To learn more about Olux, visit its web site:
If anyone knows how to obtain Olux Foam for less than $160 per can, please drop me a line and I’ll forward to Pat S. -Ed