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Learn more about folic acid and see what savings options may be available to you that can help bring down the cost of your medication.

Options may include Rx Advantage Card, Copay assistance & Coupons, or Patient Assistance Programs. Suitable for insured, underinsured or uninsured individuals. Pay as little as $0 per fill.

Manufactured by various FDA-approved generic manufacturers.

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Rx Advantage Card for folic acid

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Use our trusted Canada Pharmacy partner, Prescription Help, for your folic acid. It’s suitable if you are cash paying, uninsured or insured and cannot afford your copays.

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Copay Assistance for folic acid

Unfortunately, the FDA-approved generic manufacturer for folic acid does not offer a co-pay assistance program at this time. Please check back regularly as this situation may change.

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Patient Assistance Programs for folic acid

Unfortunately, the FDA-approved generic manufacturer for folic acid does not offer a patient assistance program at this time. Please check back regularly as this situation may change.

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Learn more about folic acid

What is folic acid?

What is folic acid?

FOLIC ACID is a B vitamin that is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is folic acid available in?

What dosages is folic acid available in?

FOLIC ACID is available as a 1 mg oral tablet.

What is folic acid used for?

What is folic acid used for?

FOLIC ACID is a dietary supplement used to treat megaloblastic anemias due to a deficiency of folic acid (as may be seen in tropical or nontropical sprue) and in anemias of nutritional origin, pregnancy, infancy, or childhood.

How does folic acid work?

How does folic acid work?

FOLIC ACID is a dietary supplement that does many important things for the body. It helps to treat anemia by making new red blood cells.

How do I take folic acid?

How do I take folic acid?

FOLIC ACID is typically taken by mouth with dose ranges from 0.1 mg to 1 mg by mouth per day. The maximum dose depends on your age. Your provider will decide the dose based on your age and certain health conditions.

Is it safe for me to take folic acid?

Is it safe for me to take folic acid?

FOLIC ACID is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have shown previous intolerance to the drug.

folic acid Common Side Effects

folic acid Common Side Effects

  • Most therapeutic dose of FOLIC ACID are well tolerated and do not produce side effects
folic acid Serious Side Effects

folic acid Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with FOLIC ACID. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Serious allergic reaction: rash, trouble breathing, vomiting, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on folic acid

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on folic acid

  • There are no major drug interactions listed for FOLIC ACID. However, you should always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking
Who makes folic acid?

Who makes folic acid?

Many store brand and generic versions.

Is folic acid safe in pregnancy?

Is folic acid safe in pregnancy?

FOLIC ACID is safe to take during pregnancy.

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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my folic acid?

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

If you cannot afford the cash price of folic acid 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 folic acid 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 folic acid?

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 folic acid cost without insurance?

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

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

How do I check prices for folic acid 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 folic acid 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 folic acid co-pay program?

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

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

I am insured but I do not qualify for patient assistance or copay assistance for folic acid. Is there any other form of assistance that can help with the costs of my existing copays or co-insurance?

There are a number of resources available such as charitable foundations that may be able to provide assistance for your folic acid:

Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) assistance for folic acid

If you are having trouble paying for your folic acid medication due to unaffordable copays or deductibles, the Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN), may be able to assist you. To qualify for PAN assistance for folic acid you will need to meet one or all of the following criteria:

  • Your income is below 400% of the federal poverty level
  • folic acid is prescribed for an approved FDA indication
  • You live in and receive treatment in the United States or U.S. territories, even if you do not have U.S. citizenship
  • You have Medicare insurance coverage that covers folic acid
  • If folic acid is listed on PAN's list of covered medications

You can check the Patient Access Network Foundation Website for more information.

HealthWell Foundation Copay Program for folic acid

If you are having trouble paying for your folic acid medication due to unaffordable copays or deductibles, the HealthWell Foundation Copay Program may be able to assist you. To qualify for assistance for folic acid you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • You live in and are being treated in the United States
  • You are insured and your plan covers folic acid
  • If folic acid is listed on the HealthWell Foundation's list of covered medications

You can check the HealthWell Foundation Website for more information.

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program for folic acid

Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief program exists to help reduce the financial distress you or your family may face when paying for your folic acid treatment. If you qualify and can demonstrate the need, the foundation will provide you with direct payment covering co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles. To qualify for assistance for folic acid you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • You must be currently insured and have coverage for folic acid
  • You must have a confirmed diagnosis and treatment plan
  • You must reside and receive treatment in the United States
  • Your Income must fall at or below 3000r 4000f the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration for the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in the household
  • Applications can also be completed by contacting the program sponsor, toll-free at 866-512-3861.

You can check the Patient Advocate Foundation Website for more information.

What should I do if I take too much folic acid?

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