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Is the cost of your carvedilol too expensive?

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NowPatient offers cost effective access to carvedilol 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 carvedilol?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my carvedilol?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my carvedilol?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does carvedilol cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for carvedilol when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for carvedilol 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 carvedilol and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a carvedilol co-pay program?Is there a carvedilol Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much carvedilol?What are the benefits of NowPatient?What is generic carvedilol?FDA approval of carvedilolActive ingredient of carvedilolUS brand name of carvedilol and manufacturerUK brand name of carvedilol and manufacturerPrescription requirement for carvedilolAvailability of carvedilol in the UK with NHS prescriptionConditions treated by carvedilolHow does carvedilol work?Forms of carvedilol availableDosage of carvedilolDirections for carvedilol useWarnings and contraindications for carvedilolUse of carvedilol if pregnant or planning pregnancyPossible side effects of carvedilolInteractions with other drugsSimilar drugs to carvedilolSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my carvedilol?

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

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

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 carvedilol cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic carvedilol 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 carvedilol

Carvedilol is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of heart failure and high blood pressure.

Active ingredient of carvedilol

The active ingredient of carvedilol is carvedilol.

US brand name of carvedilol and manufacturer

Carvedilol is available in the US under various brand names, including Coreg and Coreg CR. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

UK brand name of carvedilol and manufacturer

In the UK, carvedilol is available under various brand names, including carvedilol Actavis. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

Prescription requirement for carvedilol

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

Availability of carvedilol in the UK with NHS prescription

Carvedilol is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by carvedilol

Carvedilol is used for the treatment of mild to severe heart failure, angina (chest pain from heart disease), and high blood pressure (hypertension). It may also be used after a heart attack to help improve your chance of survival if your heart is not functioning adequately.

How does carvedilol work?

Carvedilol belongs to a class of medications called beta-blockers. It works by blocking certain receptors in the heart and blood vessels, causing vasodilation which helps to lower blood pressure  and reduce the workload on the heart.

Forms of carvedilol available

Carvedilol is available in oral tablets and extended-release capsule forms.

Dosage of carvedilol

The dosage of carvedilol tablets or capsules may vary depending on the individual’s specific condition and response to the medication. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for carvedilol use

Carvedilol should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. It is usually taken orally, with or without food. The extended-release capsule version should be swallowed whole. Not crushed or chewed. If you forget to take a dose of carvedilol, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Take your next dose at the usual time.

Warnings and contraindications for carvedilol

  • Carvedilol may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
  • Carvedilol should be used with caution in individuals with certain medical conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or heart block
  • Carvedilol may mask the warning signs of low blood sugar if you are diabetic
  • Carvedilolpasses into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before using carvedilol when  breastfeeding
  • Tell your doctor if you have a heart rhythm problem, such as sick sinus syndrome

Use of carvedilol if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of carvedilol during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It may not be recommended unless the benefits outweigh the risks.

Possible side effects of carvedilol

Common side effects of carvedilol may include dizziness, lightheadedness, tiredness, low blood pressure (hypotension), chest pain, weight gain, a slow heart rate (bradycardia), trouble breathing, and shortness of breath. Serious side effects include allergic reactions, Raynaud’s, and worsening symptoms of depression.

Interactions with other drugs

carbidopa/levodopa may interact with other medications, including clonidine, digoxin, diltiazem, epinephrine, fluoxetine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), verapamil, angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), calcium channel blockers, and diuretics.
It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medication, multivitamins, and supplements (especially iron supplements) you are taking, to avoid potential drug interactions and adverse effects.

Similar drugs to carvedilol

Other beta-blockers, such as metoprolol and bisoprolol, may be used as alternatives for the treatment of heart failure and high blood pressure.

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