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Is the cost of your bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my bisoprolol?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my bisoprolol?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does bisoprolol cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for bisoprolol when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a bisoprolol co-pay program?Is there a bisoprolol Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much bisoprolol?What are the benefits of NowPatient?What is generic bisoprolol?FDA approval of bisoprololActive ingredient of bisoprololUS brand name of bisoprolol and manufacturerUK brand name of bisoprolol and manufacturerPrescription requirement for bisoprololAvailability of bisoprolol in the UK with NHS prescriptionConditions treated by bisoprololHow does bisoprolol work?Forms of bisoprolol availableDosage of bisoprololDirections for bisoprolol useWarnings and precautions for bisoprololUse of bisoprolol during pregnancyUse of bisoprolol while breastfeedingPossible side effects of bisoprololInteractions with other drugsSimilar drugs to bisoprololSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my bisoprolol?

If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol?

If you cannot afford the cash price of bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol?

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 bisoprolol cost without insurance?

Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase bisoprolol, 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 bisoprolol when using the Rx Advantage Card?

Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.

How do I check prices for bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol co-pay program?

Generic medications like bisoprolol do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of bisoprolol. You can search the brand name of bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?

Generic medications like bisoprolol do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of bisoprolol. You can search the brand name of bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol?

Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using bisoprolol. 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 bisoprolol. 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 bisoprolol?

Generic bisoprolol 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 bisoprolol

Bisoprolol is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of various cardiovascular conditions, including hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure.

Active ingredient of bisoprolol

The active ingredient of bisoprolol is bisoprolol fumarate.

US brand name of bisoprolol and manufacturer

Bisoprolol is available in the US under various brand names, including Zebeta. It is manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of bisoprolol and manufacturer

In the UK, bisoprolol is available under various brand names, including Cardicor and Emcor. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for bisoprolol

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

Availability of bisoprolol in the UK with NHS prescription

Bisoprolol is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by bisoprolol

Bisoprolol is an antihypertensive primarily used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure. It belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers (beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent). Taking bisoprolol prevents heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.

How does bisoprolol work?

Bisoprolol works by blocking the effects of certain chemicals in the body, such as adrenaline, which can increase heart rate and blood pressure. By reducing the workload on the heart and relaxing blood vessels, bisoprolol helps lower blood pressure and improve heart function.

Forms of bisoprolol available

Bisoprolol is available in the form of oral tablets.

Dosage of bisoprolol

Your dose of bisoprolol may vary depending on the condition being treated, your age, and other individual factors. If you forget to take your medication take the missed dose as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage instructions provided by a healthcare professional.

Directions for bisoprolol use

Bisoprolol should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is usually taken once daily, with or without food. It is important to take bisoprolol regularly to maintain blood pressure control and heart health.

Warnings and precautions for bisoprolol

  • Bisoprolol should be used with caution in individuals with certain medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or liver disease. Dose adjustments may be necessary
  • Do not stop taking bisoprolol suddenly without speaking to your doctor first. Stopping bisoprolol may cause angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, or heart attack
  • It may interact with certain medications, including other blood pressure-lowering medications and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • Bisoprolol may mask the symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in patients with diabetes

Use of bisoprolol during pregnancy

The use of bisoprolol during pregnancy should be carefully considered, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare provider.

Use of bisoprolol while breastfeeding

Bisoprolol may pass into breast milk but is generally considered safe to use while breastfeeding. It is recommended to consult a healthcare provider before using Bisoprolol while breastfeeding.

Possible side effects of bisoprolol

Common side effects of bisoprolol may include tiredness, dizziness, and low blood pressure (hypotension). Serious adverse effects include shortness of breath, rapid weight gain, slow heart rate (bradycardia), eye pain, and bronchospasm (chest tightness, difficulty breathing). Get medical help immediately if you have an allergic reaction. Symptoms may include hives, trouble breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Interactions with other drugs

Bisoprolol may interact with other medications, including calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem and verapamil, clonidine, other beta blockers, diuretics and rifampin. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to bisoprolol

Other beta blockers used for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions include metoprolol, carvedilol, and atenolol.

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