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

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

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

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).

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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 dorzolamide cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic dorzolamide 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 dorzolamide

Dorzolamide is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of high eye pressure associated with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Active ingredient of dorzolamide

The active ingredient of dorzolamide is dorzolamide hydrochloride.

US brand name of dorzolamide and manufacturer

Dorzolamide is available in the US under various brand names, including Trusopt and Cosopt. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

UK brand name of dorzolamide and manufacturer

In the UK, dorzolamide is available under various brand names, including Trusopt. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for dorzolamide

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

Availability of dorzolamide in the UK with NHS prescription

Dorzolamide is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by dorzolamide

Dorzolamide is primarily used for the treatment of high eye pressure associated with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

How does dorzolamide work?

Dorzolamide belongs to a class of medications called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, which plays a significant role in the production of fluid within the eye. By blocking this enzyme, dorzolamide reduces the amount of aqueous humor (fluid) produced and effectively lowers intraocular pressure (IOP).

Forms of dorzolamide available

Dorzolamide is available in the form of eye drops.

Dosage of dorzolamide

The dosage of dorzolamide may vary depending on the individual’s specific condition and response to the medication. It is essential to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for dorzolamide use

Dorzolamide eye drops should be used exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The specific instructions may include the frequency of use and the number of drops to be applied to the affected eye.

If you wear soft contact lenses, they should be removed before using the eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting. This is because bottles of eye drops contain preservatives which can affect soft contact lenses.

If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least ten minutes apart.

If you miss a dose of dorzolamide, take it as soon as you remember unless it is close to the time for your next scheduled dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not double up on doses to make up for a missed one.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Warnings and precautions for dorzolamide

  • Dorzolamide may have certain risks and potential side effects. Discussing these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication is important
  • Dorzolamide contains a sulfonamide component, which can potentially cause an allergic reaction in individuals with a known sulfonamide allergy. If you have a history of sulfa allergy, it’s crucial to inform your healthcare provider before starting dorzolamide
  • Dorzolamide may interact with other medications, so it is important to inform the healthcare provider about all the medications being taken
  • It is important to inform a healthcare professional about all the medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements. They can evaluate the potential adverse effects and make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the medications

Drug interactions for dorzolamide

  • If you are taking dorzolamide along with systemic beta-blockers, such as propranolol or metoprolol, you may experience a further reduction in heart rate and blood pressure. This can lead to symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. Regular monitoring of your blood pressure and heart rate is essential in this case
  • Dorzolamide may interact with certain seizure medications, such as phenytoin or carbamazepine, and affect their effectiveness. It’s important to inform your healthcare provider if you are taking any seizure medications to ensure your treatment plan is optimized
  • Eye drops containing preservatives: If you are using other eye drops that contain preservatives (such as benzalkonium chloride) it’s important to space out the administration of dorzolamide and these eye drops to prevent any potential interactions. Your healthcare provider can provide you with specific instructions on how to properly use these medications

Use of dorzolamide if pregnant or planning pregnancy

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

Possible side effects of dorzolamide

Common side effects of dorzolamide may include:

  • Mild eye discomfort, such as burning, stinging, or itching, after using dorzolamide eye drops. These sensations are usually temporary and tend to subside on their own. However, if the discomfort persists or worsens, it’s advisable to consult your ophthalmologist
  • Dorzolamide might cause temporary blurred or abnormal vision. This side effect usually lasts for a short duration, and vision returns to normal once the medication is discontinued. However, it’s important to report any significant changes in vision to your eye care professional promptly
  • Dorzolamide eye drops may occasionally cause dry eyes and redness in the eye. These symptoms are typically mild and transient but should be reported to your doctor if they persist or worsen. Your ophthalmologist may recommend using artificial tears to alleviate the dryness and redness
  • Dorzolamide eye drops may cause a bitter taste in the mouth. This side effect is usually mild and temporary, but if it becomes bothersome, consult your ophthalmologist for possible alternative treatments

In rare cases, some individuals may experience allergic reactions to dorzolamide. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include severe eye itching or swelling, difficulty breathing, or rash. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider.

Similar drugs to dorzolamide

Other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, such as brinzolamide and acetazolamide, may be used as alternatives for the treatment of high eye pressure.

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