Apparently a lot.
Its not just what IS in a name, but what isn’t.
8% of those suffering Adrenal Insufficiency are because of an Autoimmune condition. Generally, if it’s autoimmune you will have other conditions as well.
These conditions need to be taken into account when drugs are prescribed.
In New Zealand we have Government Subsidies to pay for medications. As long as the medication is on the list approved by Pharmac then it costs $5.00 each time you get a script. Derek normally gets enough Hydrocortisone for 3 months at a time.
The catch with this is he is limited to one brand, and only one brand.
Derek’s Adrenal Insufficiency is not autoimmune thankfully, but his Antiphospholipid Syndrome is. With Derek’s warfarin he is given options of original or generic brand. There are two option, so if he has problems or side effects on one, he can change to…
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