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Is the cost of your capecitabine too expensive?
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NowPatient offers cost effective access to capecitabine 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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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my capecitabine?
If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing capecitabine 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 capecitabine 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 capecitabine?
If you cannot afford the cash price of capecitabine 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 capecitabine 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 capecitabine?
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:
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).
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 capecitabine cost without insurance?
Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase capecitabine, 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 capecitabine when using the Rx Advantage Card?
Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for capecitabine 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.
Is it legal for me to pay cash for capecitabine even though I have insurance?
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 capecitabine 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 capecitabine cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
How do I check prices for capecitabine 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 capecitabine 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 capecitabine co-pay program?
Generic medications like capecitabine do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of capecitabine. You can search the brand name of capecitabine 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 capecitabine Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?
Generic medications like capecitabine do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of capecitabine. You can search the brand name of capecitabine 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 capecitabine?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using capecitabine. 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 capecitabine. 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 capecitabine?
Generic capecitabine 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. Capecitabine is an anti-cancer (antineoplastic or cytotoxic) chemotherapy drug.
FDA approval of capecitabine
Capecitabine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of certain types of cancer, including breast cancer and colon cancer.
Active ingredient of capecitabine
The active ingredient of capecitabine is capecitabine.
US brand name of capecitabine and manufacturer
Capecitabine is available in the US under the brand name Xeloda. It is manufactured by Hoffmann-La Roche.
UK brand name of capecitabine and manufacturer
In the UK, capecitabine is available under various brand name, Xeloda. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.
Prescription requirement for capecitabine
A prescription (Rx) is required for capecitabine in both the US and the UK.
Availability of capecitabine in the UK with NHS prescription
Capecitabine is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.
Conditions treated by capecitabine
Capecitabine is primarily used for breast cancer (in combination with docetaxel), rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, end-stage renal disease, and colorectal cancer. It is classed as an antimetabolite drug, that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells.
How does capecitabine work?
Capecitabine is converted into its active form, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), in the body. 5-FU is an antimetabolite that interferes with the production of DNA and RNA in cancer cells, leading to their destruction.
Forms of capecitabine available
Capecitabine is available in the form of oral tablets.
Dosage of capecitabine
The dose of capecitabine will vary depending on the specific cancer being treated, the individual’s body surface area, and other factors. It is important to follow the patient information provided by the healthcare provider.
Directions for capecitabine use
Capecitabine tablets should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The tablets are usually taken twice daily with food. It is important to take capecitabine consistently and complete the prescribed treatment course. Capecitabine should be stored away from heat, moisture, and light, at room temperature.
Warnings and precautions for capecitabine
- Capecitabine may cause severe side effects, including gastrointestinal toxicity, gastric ulcers, hand-foot syndrome, skin reactions, tiredness, chest pain, an increased risk of heart problems, and hair loss
- Capecitabine may interact with certain medications, including anticoagulants like warfarin. Tell a healthcare professional about all medications and supplements you are taking, to help avoid drug interactions
- If you suffer from low levels of an enzyme called DPD (dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase), you may have a higher risk of severe or life-threatening side effects
- Capecitabine can temporarily lower the number of white blood cells in your blood,this increases the chance of you getting an infection. It can also lower the number of platelets, which are necessary for proper blood clotting
Use of capecitabine during pregnancy
Capecitabine should not be used during pregnancy. It may cause harm to the unborn baby. Effective contraception should be used during treatment, and women should avoid getting pregnant while taking capecitabine.
Use of capecitabine while breastfeeding
Capecitabine should not be used while breastfeeding. It may pass into breast milk and harm the nursing baby. Breastfeeding should be stopped during treatment with capecitabine
Possible side effects of capecitabine
In clinical trials common side effects of capecitabine included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throats, skin rash, constipation, tiredness, allergic reactions, and hand-foot syndrome (palmar-plantar syndrome). Serious side effects are also possible. Seek prompt medical attention if you have any concerning symptoms or adverse effects.
- FDA Prescribing Information for Capecitabine
- MHRA product information for Capecitabine
- WebMD – Capecitabine
- Drugs.com – Capecitabine
- NHS UK
NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.
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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