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Is the cost of your fluocinolone too expensive?
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my fluocinolone?
If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing fluocinolone 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 fluocinolone 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 fluocinolone?
If you cannot afford the cash price of fluocinolone 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 fluocinolone 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 fluocinolone?
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:
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).
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 fluocinolone cost without insurance?
Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase fluocinolone, 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 fluocinolone when using the Rx Advantage Card?
Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for fluocinolone 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.
Is it legal for me to pay cash for fluocinolone even though I have insurance?
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 fluocinolone 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 fluocinolone cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
How do I check prices for fluocinolone 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 fluocinolone 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 fluocinolone co-pay program?
Generic medications like fluocinolone do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of fluocinolone. You can search the brand name of fluocinolone 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 fluocinolone Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?
Generic medications like fluocinolone do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of fluocinolone. You can search the brand name of fluocinolone 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 fluocinolone?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using fluocinolone. 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 fluocinolone. 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 fluocinolone?
Generic fluocinolone 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 fluocinolone
Fluocinolone is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for various dermatological conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and allergic reactions.
Active ingredient of fluocinolone
The active ingredient of fluocinolone is fluocinolone acetonide.
US brand name of fluocinolone and manufacturer
Fluocinolone is available in the US under various brand names, including Synalar and Derma-Smoothe/FS. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.
UK brand name of fluocinolone and manufacturer
In the UK, fluocinolone is available under various brand names, including Synalar. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.
Prescription requirement for fluocinolone
A prescription (Rx) is required for fluocinolone in both the US and the UK.
Availability of fluocinolone in the UK with NHS prescription
Fluocinolone is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.
Conditions treated by fluocinolone
Fluocinolone is commonly used to treat a range of inflammatory skin conditions, including dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. It is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Additionally, ongoing research explores the potential off-label uses of fluocinolone in emerging areas of dermatology.
How does fluocinolone work?
Fluocinolone belongs to the class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by reducing inflammation, itching, and redness associated with skin conditions.
Forms of fluocinolone available
Fluocinolone is available in various forms, including topical creams, ointments, and topical solutions.
Dosage of fluocinolone
The dosage of fluocinolone may vary depending on the specific skin condition being treated, the severity of the condition, and other individual factors. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Directions for fluocinolone use
Fluocinolone should be applied as directed by the healthcare provider or as indicated on the product packaging. It should be applied to the affected area of the skin and gently rubbed in.
Topical corticosteroids are generally applied to the affected area as a thin film from two to four times daily depending on the severity of the condition. In hairy sites, the hair should be parted to allow direct contact with the lesion.
Store at room temperature. Do not freeze. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Warnings and precautions for fluocinolone
- Fluocinolone should not be used on open wounds or areas with skin infections
- Fluocinolone is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the drug or any of its components
- Caution should be exercised when using fluocinolone in patients with active untreated infections, as it may suppress the immune response. Additionally, long-term use of a steroid like fluocinolone on large areas of the body should be avoided due to potential systemic absorption and adverse effects
- Monitor for signs of adrenal insufficiency during treatment with fluocinolone, especially when used for prolonged periods or on extensive areas of skin
- Don’t use fluocinolone cream to treat perioral dermatitis (rash around the mouth)
- Prolonged use of fluocinolone may cause side effects, such as thinning of the skin, skin discolouration, and increased risk of infections
- Use with caution with patients with preexisting skin atrophy
- It is important to avoid contact with the eyes when using fluocinolone
- Parents of pediatric patients should be advised not to use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants on a child being treated in the diaper area, as these garments may constitute occlusive dressings
- Adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings.These reactions include: burning perioral dermatitis, contact dermatitis, folliculitis skin atrophy and striae
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding before starting treatment
Drug interactions of fluocinolone
There are some potential interactions to consider:
- Using multiple topical medications simultaneously can increase the absorption of fluocinolone through the skin, leading to an increased risk of side effects. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about any other topical products you are using, including over-the-counter creams, ointments, or lotions
- Concurrent use of oral or injectable corticosteroids with fluocinolone may increase the risk of systemic side effects such as adrenal suppression, Cushing’s syndrome (roundness of your face, weight gain, or a hump between your shoulders) and immunosuppression. Close monitoring and adjustment of dosage may be required if both medications are necessary
- Concurrent use of fluocinolone and anticoagulants e.g. warfarin may increase the risk of bleeding. It is important to closely monitor for any signs of bleeding, such as easy bruising or prolonged bleeding from cuts or injuries, and seek medical attention if necessary
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Always inform a healthcare professional about all prescription drugs, supplements, and vitamins you are taking before starting fluocinolone. They can provide guidance on any potential interactions and adjust your medication or dosages if necessary.
Possible side effects of fluocinolone
Common side effects of fluocinolone may include burning, itching, irritation, or redness at the application site. If these side effects persist or worsen, it is important to contact a healthcare provider.
Similar drugs to fluocinolone
Other corticosteroids, such as hydrocortisone and betamethasone, may be used as alternatives to fluocinolone for the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions.
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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