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

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

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

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 glimepiride cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic glimepiride 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 glimepiride

Glimepiride is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Active ingredient of glimepiride

The active ingredient of glimepiride is glimepiride.

US brand name of glimepiride and manufacturer

Glimepiride is available under various brand names in the US, including Amaryl. These medications are manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of glimepiride and manufacturer

In the UK, glimepiride is available under various brand names, and the manufacturers may vary.

Prescription requirement for glimepiride

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

Availability of glimepiride in the UK with NHS prescription

Glimepiride is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by glimepiride

It belongs to a class of drugs called sulfonylureas, which work by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin and helping the body use insulin more efficiently. Glimepiride helps improve glycemic control and reduce the risk of complications associated with diabetes. Glimepiride is only suitable for people with type 2 diabetes and is not recommended for those with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.

How does glimepiride work?

Glimepiride belongs to a class of medications called sulfonylureas. It works by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas and increasing the sensitivity of tissues to insulin. By increasing insulin production and improving insulin utilization, it helps to lower blood sugar levels and prevent complications associated with high blood sugar. Taking glimepiride as prescribed can help manage diabetes and improve overall health.

Forms of glimepiride available

Glimepiride is available in the form of oral tablets.

Dosage of glimepiride

The dosage of glimepiride may vary depending on the individual patient’s condition, response to treatment, and other factors. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider. If you forget to take a dose of glimepiride, it is important to take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. It is not recommended to take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you have any concerns or questions about missed doses, it is best to consult with a healthcare professional. Remember, it is important to take glimepiride consistently as prescribed to effectively control your blood sugar levels.

Directions for glimepiride use

Glimepiride should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. It is usually taken once daily, preferably with breakfast or the first main meal of the day. It is important to take the medication consistently at the same time each day. Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Warnings and precautions for glimepiride

  • Glimepiride may cause low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). It is important to monitor blood sugar levels regularly and be aware of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia
  • Glimepiride is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to glimepiride or other sulfonylureas
  • It may interact with certain medications, including other antidiabetic drugs, certain antibiotics, and certain cardiovascular medications. It is important to inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • People with a specific enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency must use caution when taking sulfonylureas. Combining these drugs may cause hemolytic anemia

Drug interactions

When taking glimepiride, it is important to be aware of potential drug interactions to ensure the medication’s effectiveness and avoid any adverse effects. Here are some drugs that may interact with glimepiride:

  • NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin can increase the risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) when taken with glimepiride. It is important to monitor your blood sugar levels closely if you are taking these medications together
  • Beta-blockers such as propranolol and metoprolol are commonly used to treat conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease. They can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar, making it difficult to recognize and treat hypoglycemia. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is essential when taking glimepiride with beta-blockers
  • ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors) like lisinopril and enalapril may enhance the hypoglycemic effects of glimepiride, leading to a greater risk of low blood sugar. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended when using these medications together with glimepiride
  • Diuretics can increase the risk of low blood glucose when taken with glimepiride. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels is important in this combination
  • Certain antibiotics like fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin) and sulfonamides (sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim) may interact with glimepiride, leading to an increased risk of low blood sugar. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels is important when using these medications together

It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list of drug interactions with glimepiride. Always inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal supplements. They can help determine if there are any potential interactions or if adjustments need to be made to your glimepiride dosage. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) when taking glimepiride and any other medications. Some common signs of low blood sugar include drowsiness, confusion, weakness, sweating, shaking, and hunger. On the other hand, high blood sugar can cause symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, and fatigue.

Use of glimepiride during pregnancy

Glimepiride is generally not recommended during pregnancy. Consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to discuss alternative treatment options and medical advice.

Use of glimepiride while breastfeeding

Glimepiride is generally not recommended while breastfeeding. Consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to discuss alternative treatment options.

Possible side effects of glimepiride

Common side effects of glimepiride may include hypoglycemia, weight gain, dizziness, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Serious side effects are rare but can include severe allergic reactions and liver problems.

Similar drugs to glimepiride

Other medications used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus include metformin, insulin, and other sulfonylureas such as gliclazide and glipizide.

Sources

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