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

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

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

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 ethosuximide cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic ethosuximide 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 ethosuximide

Ethosuximide is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of absence seizures (petit mal seizures) associated with epilepsy.

Active ingredient of ethosuximide

The active ingredient of ethosuximide is ethosuximide.

US brand name of ethosuximide and manufacturer

Ethosuximide is available in the US under the brand name Zarontin. It is marketed by Parke-Davis (a division of Pfizer).

UK brand name of ethosuximide and manufacturer

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

Prescription requirement for ethosuximide

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

Availability of ethosuximide in the UK with NHS prescription

Ethosuximide is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by ethosuximide

Ethosuximide is an anticonvulsant succinimide primarily used for the treatment of absence seizures/absence epilepsy (petit mal seizures) associated with epilepsy. It works by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

How does ethosuximide work?

The exact mechanism of action of ethosuximide in treating absence seizures is not fully understood. However, it is believed to work by reducing the activity of certain types of calcium channels in the brain. This helps stabilize the electrical activity in the brain and prevent the occurrence of absence seizures.

Forms of ethosuximide available

Ethosuximide is available in the form of oral capsules and oral solution.

Dosage of ethosuximide

The dosage of ethosuximide may vary depending on the individual’s age, weight, and specific seizure type. It is important to follow the medication guide provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for ethosuximide use

Ethosuximide should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is usually taken two to three times a day with or without food. It is important to take ethosuximide regularly to maintain seizure control.

Warnings and precautions for ethosuximide

  • Ethosuximide should be used with caution in individuals with certain medical conditions, such as liver disease or kidney disease
  • It may interact with certain medications, including other antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • Ethosuximide may cause systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Symptoms include chest pain, fever, hair loss, muscle or joint pain, sore throat, skin rash, or trouble breathing
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a serious skin reaction can occur with this medicine
  • Ethosuximide may cause suicidal thoughts and increased depression

Use of ethosuximide during pregnancy

Ethosuximide may cause birth defects. Talk to your caregiver if you’re pregnant or are planning to become pregnant.

Use of ethosuximide while breastfeeding

Ethosuximide may pass into breast milk, but its effects on the nursing infant are not well understood. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before using ethosuximide while breastfeeding.

Possible side effects of ethosuximide

Common side effects of ethosuximide may include dizziness, drowsiness, gastrointestinal disturbances, hiccups, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider. 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

Ethosuximide may interact with certain medications including other medications for seizures such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, valproic acid, sedatives, or tranquilizers. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, dietary supplements, multivitamins, and herbal products, to avoid any adverse effects and potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to ethosuximide

Other antiepileptic drugs used for the treatment of absence seizures include methsuximide, valproic acid and lamotrigine.

Sources

  • FDA Prescribing Information for Ethosuximide
  • MHRA product information for Ethosuximide
  • WebMD – Ethosuximide
  • Drugs.com – Ethosuximide
  • NHS UK

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