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

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

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

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 clomipramine cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic clomipramine 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 clomipramine

Clomipramine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression.

Active ingredient of clomipramine

The active ingredient of clomipramine is clomipramine hydrochloride.

US brand name of clomipramine and manufacturer

Clomipramine is available in the US under the brand name Anafranil. It is manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of clomipramine and manufacturer

In the UK, clomipramine is available under the brand name clomipramine. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for clomipramine

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

Availability of clomipramine in the UK with NHS prescription

Clomipramine is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by clomipramine

Clomipramine is an anticholinergic primarily used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

How does clomipramine work?

Clomipramine belongs to a class of medications known as tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). It works by increasing the levels of certain neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine and serotonin, in the brain. This helps to improve mood and alleviate symptoms of depression.

Forms of clomipramine available

Clomipramine is available in the form of oral capsules.

Dosage of clomipramine

The dosage of clomipramine may vary depending on the individual’s condition, age, and response to the medication. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for clomipramine use

Clomipramine should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is usually taken orally, with or without food. It is important to take clomipramine consistently and continue the prescribed treatment course.

Warnings and precautions for clomipramine

  • Clomipramine may cause certain side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, and constipation. It may also increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior, particularly in children and young adults. Close monitoring is necessary during treatment
  • It may interact with certain medications, including MAO inhibitors and other antidepressants. Inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • Tell your doctor if you have asthma, chronic bronchitis, glaucoma, heart problems such as coronary artery disease, heart disease or heart attacks, liver problems, mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, or hyperthyroidism

Use of clomipramine during pregnancy

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

Use of clomipramine while breastfeeding

Clomipramine passes into breast milk. The use of clomipramine while breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare provider, considering the potential risks and benefits for the mother and the infant.

Possible side effects of clomipramine

Common side effects of clomipramine may include drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, eye pain, weight gain and constipation. Serious side effects are possible but less common. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider. Get emergency help if you have life threatening side effects such as arrhythmia, tachycardia, seizures, hepatic failure, or an allergic reaction.

Interactions with other drugs

Interactions with certain medications may occur when using clomipramine. These may include monoamine oxidase inhibitors such as linezolid, methylene blue, phenelzine, selegiline, and tranylcypromine, clonidine, phenytoin, anticoagulants such as warfarin, cimetidine, haloperidol, lithium, medication for high blood pressure, certain drugs for heart rhythm such as flecainide, methylphenidate, quinidine, sedatives, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as citalopram and fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline, St. John’s wort, and thyroid medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs and over-the-counter supplements you are taking to avoid potential adverse effects and drug interactions.

Similar drugs to clomipramine

Other medication similar to clomipramine include amitriptyline, fluvoxamine, imipramine, nortriptyline, and desipramine.

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