Cabergoline and Levemir Approved!

Discussion in 'Acromegaly / IAA / Cushings Cats' started by Mary Ann & Baby, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Mary Ann & Baby

    Mary Ann & Baby Member

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    So excited that my vet finally approved a switch to Levemir for Baby AND she approved Cabergoline! Oh Happy Day! :joyful: Besides Diamondback/Wedgewood (they merged), any other places to check on pricing?

    Also, how many boxes of Levemir cartridges (or pens) do you guys usually order at one time? I just ordered three boxes of 5 because of Baby's huge doses and to save on the shipping from Marks Marine. Anyone else ever order more than that at one time?

    Thanks all!
     
  2. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    That's wonderful. What changed vets mind?

    I've actually never ordered from Marks. I've got them from supply closet cuz I didn't have a script at the time.

    The cab from Wedgwood for Olive came to $127.50 including shipping for 2 month supply for me.
     
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  3. Ana & Frosty (GA)

    Ana & Frosty (GA) Well-Known Member

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    That’s great news.

    And Paula, I am so glad to see how Olive’s numbers are still improving! Yay.
     
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  4. Mary Ann & Baby

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    I "kind of" :nailbiting: bombarded her with all the studies, both formal and informal, plus an email from an internal medicine vet that recommended the Lev and Cabergoline - also had a couple of our gracious FDMB member's vets on the back burner who have used the Levemir and Cabergoline that agreed to talk to my vet if necessary. (Thank you! :))
     
  5. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    You did what you had to. And it worked! What kind of follow up is your vet doing if any? Olive has a 1 month check which is next week then she said again in 3-4 months then if everything is good 6 months to a year..
     
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  6. Mary Ann & Baby

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    She hasn't said anything yet. I'm sure when the Cabergoline is here she will want to set up some follow up appts.
     
  7. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    When are you planning to switch to Levemir? I wouldn't switch to Lev and start cabergoline at the same time.

    Can't help you on the numbers of Lev packages. I can buy it cheaper than Marks from my local store in Canada so just did one box at a time.
     
  8. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck with the cabergoline. I know how challenging the high BG numbers can be.

    I buy Leo's levemir from Alan Hamman on the supply page, and I get 5 pens in a small box. Good turnaround time and always well packaged.
     
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  9. Mary Ann & Baby

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    The Levemir arrives late this week and I will start that first. How long do you suggest she be on the Lev before adding the Cabergoline?
     
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  10. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    I'd give it a week or two. Some cats react strongly to the insulin change, especially with IAA in the picture. It'd be best to be on a more or less stable dose before adding cabergoline. Cabergoline also seems to take a week or two before it's effects happen, so that gives a little cushion as well.
     
  11. Bronx's dad

    Bronx's dad Well-Known Member

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    I also order 3 boxes of 5 each time, since Mark's will charge $25 shipping if you order 1, 2 or 3 boxes. Shipping doubles I think if you order more than 3 boxes.
     

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