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Is the cost of your amoxicillin too expensive?

You may qualify for programs where you can pay as little as $0 per fill, subject to income and insurance status.

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NowPatient offers cost effective access to amoxicillin for everyone including those who are uninsured, those who have commercial insurance as well as those who are enrolled into state or federal programs like Medicaid, Medicare Part D, full Low Income Subsidy (LIS, “Extra Help”), TRICARE or Veterans (VA) Benefits.

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OverviewWhat can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my amoxicillin?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my amoxicillin?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my amoxicillin?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does amoxicillin cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for amoxicillin when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for amoxicillin even though I have insurance?Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Medicare or any other federal or state insurance plans?Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Commercial Insurance?How do I check prices for amoxicillin and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a amoxicillin co-pay program?Is there a amoxicillin Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much amoxicillin?What are the benefits of NowPatient?What is generic amoxicillin?FDA approval of amoxicillinActive ingredient of amoxicillinUS brand names of amoxicillin and manufacturersUK brand names of amoxicillin and manufacturersPrescription requirement for amoxicillinAvailability of amoxicillin in the UK with NHS prescriptionConditions treated by amoxicillinHow does amoxicillin work?Forms of amoxicillin availableDosage of amoxicillinDirections for amoxicillin useWarnings and precautions for amoxicillinUse of amoxicillin during pregnancyUse of amoxicillin while breastfeedingPossible side effects of amoxicillinSimilar drugs to amoxicillinSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my amoxicillin?

If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing amoxicillin outside of your plan using the Rx Advantage card, with costs that are usually lower than a typical plan copay. If you elect to use this method, out of pocket costs do not contribute towards your plan deductibles.

If you cannot afford the cash price possibly due to income constraints, then there is the option of applying to state assistance programs like Medicaid. Often, you may be able to receive your amoxicillin without any costs at all. You can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application.

What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my amoxicillin?

If you cannot afford the cash price of amoxicillin using the Rx Advantage card then there is the option of applying to state programs like Medicaid. Often, you may be able to receive your amoxicillin without any costs at all. You can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application.

What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my amoxicillin?

If you are insured with Medicare and have Part D or an Advantage drug plan but cannot afford your copay or co-insurance element (for example if you are in the coverage gap or Donut Hole) then you have a number of options:

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RX ADVANTAGE CARD

You can use the Rx Advantage to purchase the medication outside of your plan at prices that may be lower than you copay or co-insurance element. If you elect to use this method, out of pocket costs do not contribute towards your plan deductibles.

LOW INCOME SUBSIDY

If this is still too expensive or unaffordable then you can apply for federal support like Low Income Subsidy (LIS). To be eligible for Low Income Subsidy, you need to be resident in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. You can check eligibility online at SSA Medicare D Extra Help. You can also call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

MEDICAID

Alternatively, you can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link to the HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application. State Medicaid programs may cover the full cost of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does amoxicillin cost without insurance?

Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase amoxicillin, as either a brand or generic, without the constraints of insurance. By using the Rx Advantage Card, users can save up to 90% on the cost of their medication. The card can be used at over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. Even if you are insured, in most cases the cash price will be significantly cheaper than your existing co-pay. NowPatient is able to negotiate discounts on bulk drug purchases with pharmacy owners meaning you can access lower medication prices at nearby pharmacies using our card that can be conveniently stored in your NowPatient account.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for amoxicillin when using the Rx Advantage Card?

Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for amoxicillin using the Rx Advantage Card. If you are insured, your OOP expense can not be used against your plan deductible, if your plan has a deductible.

Yes. The Rx Advantage card is especially useful for people who have High-deductible health plans (HDHPs). It can be used for insured, uninsured, and underinsured persons.

Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Medicare or any other federal or state insurance plans?

No. We do not bill any federal or state insurance including Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug benefit). When you purchase your medication using the NowPatient Rx Advantage Card, you will be doing so out of pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps in the event you have a plan with a deductible. The out-of-pocket amoxicillin cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.

Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Commercial Insurance?

We do not bill your commercial insurance. When you purchase your medication using the Rx Advantage Card, from NowPatient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps in the event you have a plan with a deductible. The out-of-pocket amoxicillin cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.

How do I check prices for amoxicillin and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?

You can search for the prices at nearby pharmacies using our website. Simply search your medication and enter your ZIP Code and we will show you the price of your drug at nearby pharmacies. If you are happy with the quote, you need to create an account with NowPatient and generate your card. Next, simply go to the pharmacy and fill your amoxicillin Rx. Ask the pharmacy to run the card and check the price, even if they tell you they have another card they use. Your card is stored safely in your NowPatient account.

Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?

No. The Rx Advantage prescription savings card is FREE to use and store for NowPatient users.

Is there a amoxicillin co-pay program?

Generic medications like amoxicillin do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of amoxicillin. You can search the brand name of amoxicillin and check to see if a co-pay program exists. Co-pay cards are programs run by pharmaceutical companies that offer you a direct way to lower your out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs for eligible patients. The copay cards essentially allow physicians to prescribe medications that are clinically preferred.

Is there a amoxicillin Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?

Generic medications like amoxicillin do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of amoxicillin. You can search the brand name of amoxicillin and check to see if a co-PAP exists. PAPs are programs that are run and sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. They offer uninsured, insured, or underinsured individuals access to high-cost brand-name medications, which may otherwise be unaffordable.

What should I do if I take too much amoxicillin?

Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using amoxicillin. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you've used too much amoxicillin. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

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What is generic amoxicillin?

Generic amoxicillin refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of various bacterial infections.

Active ingredient of amoxicillin

The active ingredient of amoxicillin is amoxicillin.

US brand names of amoxicillin and manufacturers

Amoxicillin is available under various brand names in the US, including Amoxil, Moxatag, and Trimox. These medications are manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand names of amoxicillin and manufacturers

In the UK, amoxicillin is available under various brand names, including amoxicillin capsules, amoxicillin oral suspension, and amoxicillin tablets. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for amoxicillin

A prescription (Rx) is required for amoxicillin in both the US and the UK.

Availability of amoxicillin in the UK with NHS prescription

Amoxicillin is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is commonly used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including lower respiratory tract infections, ear infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and certain sexually transmitted infections.  Amoxicillin is sometimes used to treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). This is an infection often found in people with stomach ulcers. If you are prescribed amoxicillin for this reason, you may be prescribed dual therapy or triple therapy.

How does amoxicillin work?

Amoxicillin belongs to a class of medications called penicillin antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and interfering with the synthesis of bacterial cell walls. This helps to eliminate the bacteria causing the infection and treats the associated symptoms.

Forms of amoxicillin available

Amoxicillin is available in various forms, including oral capsules, tablets, chewable tablets, and oral suspension.

Dosage of amoxicillin

The dosage of amoxicillin may vary depending on the specific infection being treated, the severity of the infection, and individual patient factors. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for amoxicillin use

Take amoxicillin exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication can be taken with or without food. It is important to complete the full course of treatment even if the symptoms improve before the completion of the prescribed duration. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up. Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Warnings and precautions for amoxicillin

  • Amoxicillin may cause allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in individuals with a known allergy to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics. It is important to inform the healthcare provider of any allergies
  • Inform your doctor about all medications you are taking to ensure the safe and effective use of amoxicillin. This will help prevent any potential drug interactions or complications that may arise when combining multiple medications. Remember to include both prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements or vitamins you are currently taking
  • It may interact with certain medications, including other antibiotics, oral contraceptives (birth control), and certain anticoagulants. It is important to inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • Amoxicillin should not be used in patients with mononucleosis (viral infection)

Use of amoxicillin during pregnancy

Amoxicillin is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider before using any medication during pregnancy to assess the potential risks and benefits.

Use of amoxicillin while breastfeeding

Amoxicillin is considered safe to use while breastfeeding. The small amounts that may pass into breast milk are unlikely to harm the breastfeeding infant. However, it is always recommended to consult with a healthcare provider before using any medication while breastfeeding.

Possible side effects of amoxicillin

Common side effects of amoxicillin may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and skin rash. Serious side effects are rare but can include severe allergic reactions, and liver problems. Always speak to a healthcare professional for further medical advice.

Similar drugs to amoxicillin

Other antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections include penicillin, cephalexin, and azithromycin.

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The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

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