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Is the cost of your ciprofloxacin 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 ciprofloxacin 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 ciprofloxacin?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my ciprofloxacin?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my ciprofloxacin?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does ciprofloxacin cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for ciprofloxacin when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for ciprofloxacin 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 ciprofloxacin and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a ciprofloxacin co-pay program?Is there a ciprofloxacin Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much ciprofloxacin?What are the benefits of NowPatient?What is generic ciprofloxacin?FDA approval of ciprofloxacinActive ingredient of ciprofloxacinUS brand name of ciprofloxacin and manufacturerUK brand name of ciprofloxacin and manufacturerPrescription requirement for ciprofloxacinAvailability of ciprofloxacin in the UK with NHS prescriptionConditions treated by ciprofloxacinHow does ciprofloxacin work?Forms of ciprofloxacin availableDosage of ciprofloxacinDirections for ciprofloxacin useWarnings and precautions for ciprofloxacinUse of ciprofloxacin if pregnant or planning pregnancyPossible side effects of ciprofloxacinInteractions with other drugsSimilar drugs to ciprofloxacinSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my ciprofloxacin?

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

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

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 ciprofloxacin cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic ciprofloxacin 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 ciprofloxacin

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

Active ingredient of ciprofloxacin

The active ingredient of ciprofloxacin is ciprofloxacin hydrochloride.

US brand name of ciprofloxacin and manufacturer

Ciprofloxacin is available in the US under various brand names, including Cipro and Proquin XR. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

UK brand name of ciprofloxacin and manufacturer

In the UK, ciprofloxacin is available under various brand names, including Ciproxin and Ciloxan. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

Prescription requirement for ciprofloxacin

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

Availability of ciprofloxacin in the UK with NHS prescription

Ciprofloxacin is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin is used for the treatment of various bacterial infections, including bronchitis, sinus infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and gastrointestinal infections. It may also be used to treat patients who have come into contact with anthrax.

How does ciprofloxacin work?

Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of medications called quinolone antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the growth and replication of bacteria, thus helping to eliminate the infection.

Forms of ciprofloxacin available

This medication is available as oral ciprofloxacin tablets, extended-release tablets, oral suspension, and eye drops.

Dosage of ciprofloxacin

The dosage of ciprofloxacin may vary depending on the type and severity of the infection, as well as the individual’s age, weight, and kidney function. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for ciprofloxacin use

Ciprofloxacin should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. It is usually taken orally, with or without food, and should be taken at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day. Do not take this medication with dairy products, or with calcium-fortified juice.

Warnings and precautions for ciprofloxacin

  • Ciprofloxacin may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
  • Ciprofloxacin may increase the risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture, particularly in older adults. It is important to promptly report any signs of tendon pain or swelling to a healthcare provider
  • Tell your doctor if you have arthritis, low blood sugar, an aneurysm or blood circulation problems, liver or kidney disease, or low potassium levels, before starting treatment
  • Ciprofloxacin may make muscle weakness worse in patients with myasthenia gravis
  • Ciprofloxacin passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Use of ciprofloxacin if pregnant or planning pregnancy

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

Possible side effects of ciprofloxacin

In clinical trials common side effects of ciprofloxacin may include nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and rash. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Get medical help right away if you have an allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, swelling of your face, tongue or throat, skin rash, and blistering or peeling of the skin. Promptly report any adverse effects to a healthcare provider.

Interactions with other drugs

Ciprofloxacin may interact with other medications, including anticoagulants such as warfarin, antipsychotics such as clozapine, cyclosporine, medications to treat diabetes such as chlorpropamide, glimepiride, and glyburide, methotrexate, phenytoin, probenecid, ropinirole, theophylline, tizanidine, antacids containing calcium, aluminum or magnesium hydroxide, didanosine, sevelamer, or sucralfate.
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 ciprofloxacin

Other fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as levofloxacin, ofloxacin, and moxifloxacin, may be used as alternatives for the treatment of bacterial infections.

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