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Is the cost of your clotrimazole 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 clotrimazole 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 clotrimazole?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my clotrimazole?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my clotrimazole?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does clotrimazole cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for clotrimazole when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for clotrimazole 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 clotrimazole and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a clotrimazole co-pay program?Is there a clotrimazole Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much clotrimazole?What are the benefits of NowPatient?FDA approval of clotrimazoleUS brand name of clotrimazoleUK brand name of clotrimazoleAvailability of clotrimazoleNHS prescription (UK) for clotrimazoleUses of clotrimazoleMechanism of actionWarnings and precautions for clotrimazoleUse in pregnancyUse in breastfeedingSide effects of clotrimazoleDosage forms of clotrimazoleDosage of clotrimazoleInteractions with other drugsSimilar drugs to clotrimazoleSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my clotrimazole?

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

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

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 clotrimazole cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using clotrimazole. 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 clotrimazole. 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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FDA approval of clotrimazole

Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of various fungal infections.

US brand name of clotrimazole

Clotrimazole is available under various brand names, including Lotrimin AF, Mycelex, and Gyne-Lotrimin. These brands are manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of clotrimazole

In the UK, clotrimazole is available under the brand name Canesten. Canesten is manufactured by Bayer plc.

Availability of clotrimazole

Clotrimazole is available over-the-counter (OTC) and as a prescription medication. The availability may vary depending on the formulation and country-specific regulations.

NHS prescription (UK) for clotrimazole

Clotrimazole is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

 

Uses of clotrimazole

Clotrimazole is used for the treatment of skin infections such as athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), ringworm (tinea corporis), jock itch (tinea cruris), and other fungal skin infections (candidiasis). It may also be used to treat pityriasis (tinea versicolor).

Mechanism of action

Clotrimazole topical cream belongs to the class of drugs known as azole antifungals. It works by inhibiting the growth of fungi and preventing them from reproducing.

Warnings and precautions for clotrimazole

  • For external use only: Clotrimazole should be used externally as directed. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes
  • Allergic reactions: If you are allergic to clotrimazole or other antifungal medications, inform your healthcare provider
  • Medical conditions: Inform your healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions, especially liver disease

Use in pregnancy

Consult your healthcare provider before using clotrimazole if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is essential to weigh the potential benefits and risks.

Use in breastfeeding

Clotrimazole is generally considered safe to use while breastfeeding. However, consult your healthcare provider for individualized recommendations.

Side effects of clotrimazole

Common side effects of clotrimazole may include:

  • Skin irritation
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Burning at the site of application

Get medical help right away if you have a life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, 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.

Dosage forms of clotrimazole

Clotrimazole is available as an antifungal cream, lotion, ointment or solution.

Dosage of clotrimazole

The amount of clotrimazole cream applied to the affected area may vary depending on the formulation and the specific condition being treated. It is important to follow the instructions and drug information provided by a healthcare professional.

Interactions with other drugs

Clotrimazole may interact with certain medications, including anticoagulants (blood thinners) and some oral antidiabetic drugs. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, non-prescription over the counter medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to clotrimazole

Other antifungals similar to clotrimazole include imidazole, itraconzole, and ketoconazole.

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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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