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

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

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

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/hydrochlorothiazide cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide

bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).

Active ingredients of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide

The active ingredients of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide are bisoprolol fumarate and hydrochlorothiazide.

US brand name of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide and manufacturer

bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide is available in the US under various brand names, including Ziac. It is manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide and manufacturer

In the UK, bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide combination is not available.

Prescription requirement for bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide

A prescription (Rx) is required for bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide in the US.

Availability of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide in the UK with NHS Prescription

bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide (hctz) is not available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide

bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It combines two medications with different mechanisms of action to help lower blood pressure effectively.

How does bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide work?

Bisoprolol belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by blocking the effects of certain chemicals in the body, such as adrenaline, which can increase heart rate and blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic that helps the kidneys remove excess salt and water from the body, reducing fluid volume and lowering blood pressure.

Forms of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide available

bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide is available in the form of oral tablets.

Dosage of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide

The dosage of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide may vary depending on the individual’s blood pressure levels and other factors. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage instructions provided by a healthcare professional.

Directions for bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide use

bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide 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/hydrochlorothiazide regularly to maintain blood pressure control.

Warnings and precautions for bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide

  • bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide should be used with caution in individuals with certain medical conditions, such as heart failure or kidney problems. Dose adjustments may be necessary
  • Do not stop using this medication if you have chest pain (angina) or heart disease without speaking to your doctor first
  • 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
  • Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, sinus bradycardia, heart failure, lung disease, an overactive thyroid, high calcium, or low potassium levels, any muscle diseases or skin cancer

Use of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide during pregnancy

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

Use of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide while breastfeeding

bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide should not be used while breastfeeding. It is important to discuss alternative options with a healthcare provider if breastfeeding is desired.

Possible side effects of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide

Common side effects of bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide may include dizziness, tiredness, constipation, dry mouth, low blood pressure, increased urination, and electrolyte imbalances. Serious side effects are rare but can include shortness of breath, rapid weight gain, slow heart rate (bradycardia), and eye pain. Promptly report any adverse effects to a healthcare provider. 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, colestipol or cholestyramine, lithium, digoxin, and NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen and naproxen). 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/hydrochlorothiazide

Other medications used for the treatment of hypertension include other beta blockers and thiazide diuretics.

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