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

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

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

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 clobetasol cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic clobetasol 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 clobetasol

Clobetasol is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of various skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

Active ingredient of clobetasol

The active ingredient of clobetasol is clobetasol propionate.

US brand name of clobetasol and manufacturer

Clobetasol is available in the US under various brand names, including Cormax, Impoyz, Temovate, Olux E, and Clobex. It is manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of clobetasol and manufacturer

In the UK, clobetasol is available under various brand names, including Dermovate and Clobetasone. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for clobetasol

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

Availability of clobetasol in the UK with NHS prescription

Clobetasol is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by clobetasol

Clobetasol is a topical steroid primarily used for the treatment of various skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It helps to reduce inflammation, itching, and redness associated with these conditions.

How does clobetasol work?

Clobetasol belongs to a class of medications known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune response in the affected areas of the skin.

Forms of clobetasol available

Clobetasol is available in various dosage forms, including clobetasol topical creams, ointments, lotions, and solutions. The specific form may vary depending on the brand name and prescribed use.

Dosage of clobetasol

The dosage of clobetasol may vary depending on the individual’s condition, severity of the condition, and response to the medication. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions and drug information provided by the healthcare professional.

Directions for clobetasol use

Clobetasol should be applied to the affected area of the skin as directed by the healthcare provider. It is important to use the medication sparingly and avoid prolonged use to minimize the risk of side effects. Clobetasol foam is used for the treatment of mild to moderate plaque psoriasis. Clobetasol cream, lotion, and spray are used for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Warnings and precautions for clobetasol

  • Clobetasol should not be applied to the face, groin, or underarms unless specifically instructed by the healthcare provider
  • Long-term use or excessive use of clobetasol may increase the risk of side effects, such as thinning of the skin, skin discoloration, increased susceptibility to skin infections and adrenal gland problems
  • Inform the healthcare provider about any other medications being used, as clobetasol may interact with certain medications

Use of clobetasol during pregnancy and breastfeeding

The use of clobetasol during pregnancy and breastfeeding should be carefully considered, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare provider. The medication may be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Possible side effects of clobetasol

Common side effects of clobetasol may include skin irritation, burning, itching, dryness at the treated area, cataracts, glaucoma, and temporary hair loss. Serious side effects are rare but may include skin thinning, unusual tiredness, weight gain, and unwanted hair growth.
Get medical help right away if you have a life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, swelling of your face, tongue or throat, skin rash, and severe skin reactions. Promptly report any adverse effects to a healthcare provider for medical advice.

Interactions with other drugs

Clobetasol may interact with other medications. 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 clobetasol

Other topical corticosteroids used for the treatment of skin conditions include betamethasone, hydrocortisone, and fluocinonide.

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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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