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Is the cost of your lansoprazole 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 lansoprazole 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 lansoprazole?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my lansoprazole?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my lansoprazole?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does lansoprazole cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for lansoprazole when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for lansoprazole 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 lansoprazole and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a lansoprazole co-pay program?Is there a lansoprazole Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much lansoprazole?What are the benefits of NowPatient?US brand name of lansoprazole and manufacturerUK brand name of lansoprazole and manufacturerIs lansoprazole available in the UK on the NHS?Prescription requirement for lansoprazoleFDA approval of lansoprazoleActive ingredient of lansoprazole and mechanism of actionUses of lansoprazoleForms of lansoprazoleDosage of lansoprazolePrecautions and warnings for lansoprazoleSide effects of lansoprazoleInteractions with other drugsSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my lansoprazole?

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

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

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 lansoprazole cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using lansoprazole. 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 lansoprazole. 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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US brand name of lansoprazole and manufacturer

Lansoprazole is available in the US under the brand names Prevacid and Prevacid SoluTab. It is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

UK brand name of lansoprazole and manufacturer

Lansoprazole is available in the UK only as a generic. It is also manufactured by several generic pharmaceutical companies.

Is lansoprazole available in the UK on the NHS?

Yes, lansoprazole is available on the NHS in the UK. It can be prescribed by healthcare professionals for eligible patients.

Prescription requirement for lansoprazole

Lansoprazole is a prescription medication and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.

FDA approval of lansoprazole

Lansoprazole has received FDA approval for several indications, including the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the healing and maintenance of erosive esophagitis, the treatment of certain stomach ulcers, and the treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Active ingredient of lansoprazole and mechanism of action

Lansoprazole belongs to a class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The active ingredient in lansoprazole is lansoprazole itself. It works by reducing the production of acid in the stomach by inhibiting the proton pump in the gastric parietal cells. This helps alleviate symptoms and promote healing of certain gastrointestinal conditions.

Uses of lansoprazole

Lansoprazole reduces the amount of acid in your stomach and is primarily used for the treatment of GERD, which includes the relief of heartburn, regurgitation, and other symptoms associated with excessive stomach acid. It is also used for the healing and maintenance of erosive esophagitis, the treatment of certain stomach ulcers, gastric ulcers, and duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori infection, and the treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Forms of lansoprazole

Lansoprazole is available in the form of delayed release oral capsules and orally disintegrating tablets (SoluTab). The specific strength and formulation will depend on the prescribed dosage and indication.

Dosage of lansoprazole

The dosage of lansoprazole will vary depending on the specific indication and individual patient factors. If needed antacids may be taken alongside this medication. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

Store lansoprazole at room temperature. Take lansoprazole capsules whole. Do not crush, chew, break, or open the capsules. If you forget to take your medication, take it as soon as you remember, but skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for your next dose.

Precautions and warnings for lansoprazole

  • Lansoprazole may interact with other medications, so it is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and herbal products
  • Long-term use of lansoprazole may be associated with certain risks, such as an increased risk of bone fractures, vitamin B12 deficiency, and certain gastrointestinal infections. Regular monitoring and appropriate supplementation may be necessary
  • Lansoprazole should not be used in certain medical conditions or situations, so it is important to inform your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, including any allergies or other health concerns
  • Speak to your doctor if you are pregnant, or become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding. It is not known if lansoprazole is passed into breast milk
  • Lansoprazole may reduce magnesium levels in your body. Let your doctor know if you have ever had a low level of magnesium, potassium, calcium, or sodium in your blood
  • Also, let your doctor or pharmacist know if you are allergic to similar drugs (such as omeprazole, dexlansoprazole, or, pantoprazole)

Side effects of lansoprazole

Common adverse effects of lansoprazole may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Joint pain and skin rash

It’s possible to have a serious allergic reaction to lansoprazole. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience any serious side effects.

Interactions with other drugs

Lansoprazole may interact with other prescription drugs, including certain antiviral drugs, such as atazanavir, nelfinavir, rilpivirine, anticoagulants such as warfarin, certain antifungals such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, digoxin, erlotinib, methotrexate, sucralfate, tacrolimus, theophylline, and certain medications metabolized by the liver. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

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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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