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Is the cost of your lurasidone too expensive?
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NowPatient offers cost effective access to lurasidone 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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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my lurasidone?
If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing lurasidone 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 lurasidone 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 lurasidone?
If you cannot afford the cash price of lurasidone 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 lurasidone 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 lurasidone?
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 lurasidone cost without insurance?
Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase lurasidone, 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 lurasidone when using the Rx Advantage Card?
Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for lurasidone 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 lurasidone 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 lurasidone 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 lurasidone cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
How do I check prices for lurasidone 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 lurasidone 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 lurasidone co-pay program?
Generic medications like lurasidone do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of lurasidone. You can search the brand name of lurasidone 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 lurasidone Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?
Generic medications like lurasidone do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of lurasidone. You can search the brand name of lurasidone 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 lurasidone?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using lurasidone. 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 lurasidone. 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 lurasidone and manufacturer
Lurasidone is available in the US under the brand name Latuda, and it is manufactured by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
UK brand name of lurasidone and manufacturer
Lurasidone is available in the UK under the brand name Latuda, and it is also manufactured by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Availability of lurasidone
Lurasidone is available as a prescription medication in both the US and the UK.
FDA approval of lurasidone
Lurasidone has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents aged 13 to 17 years, as well as for the treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults as monotherapy or as adjunctive therapy with lithium or valproate.
Is lurasidone available in the UK on NHS?
Yes, lurasidone is available in the UK with a National Health Service (NHS) prescription.
Mechanism of action
Lurasidone is an atypical antipsychotic agent that works by modulating the activity of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine and serotonin. It is a full antagonist at dopamine D2, serotonin 5-HT2A, and 5-HT7 receptors, which helps to normalize their activity and improve symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar depression.
Uses of lurasidone
Lurasidone is primarily used for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents aged 13 to 17 years. It is also indicated for the treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder in adults.
Dosage of lurasidone
The dosage of lurasidone may vary depending on the specific condition being treated, individual patient factors, and the healthcare provider’s assessment. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider. Lurasidone is available in tablet form with various strengths (e.g., 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg). The appropriate dosage will be determined by your healthcare provider based on your specific needs.
Forms of lurasidone
Lurasidone is available in tablet form for oral administration. The tablets come in various strengths.
Precautions and contraindications for lurasidone
- Avoid eating or drinking large amounts of grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking lurasidone
- Lurasidone may cause a serious condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)
- Lurasidone is metabolised via cytochrome P450 (CYP3A4). It is recommended to reduce the dose of lurasidone to half when combined with CYP3A4 inducers such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, and St. John’s wort
- This medication has a black box warning for an increased risk of death in elderly patients with dementia
Is it safe to take lurasidone if I am pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant?
It is important to consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant before taking lurasidone. The use of lurasidone during pregnancy should be carefully considered, as it may pose risks to the unborn baby. Your healthcare provider can provide guidance based on your individual situation.
Is lurasidone safe to use while breastfeeding?
Lurasidone may pass into breast milk, and its use during breastfeeding should be discussed with your healthcare provider. The potential risks and benefits for both the mother and the baby should be evaluated, and a decision should be made based on the specific circumstances.
Lurasidone may increase levels of prolactin in the body. This may result in an increase in the production of unwanted breast milk.
Interactions with other drugs
Lurasidone may have drug interactions with certain medications, including diltiazem, ritonavir, azole antifungals such as ketoconazole, and voriconazole, certain HIV protease inhibitors such as nelfinavir, macrolide antibiotics such as clarithromycin, rifamycins such as rifampin, and antidepressants such as fluoxetine. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications, supplements, or herbal products you are taking to avoid potential interactions.
Side effects of lurasidone
Common side effects of lurasidone may include drowsiness, dizziness, somnolence, nausea, constipation, weight gain, akathisia (restlessness), increased cholesterol, and extrapyramidal symptoms (e.g., tremor, muscle stiffness). Lurasidone may cause a significant drop in blood pressure. It is important to contact your healthcare provider if you experience any serious side effects or persistent adverse effects.
Similar drugs to lurasidone
Quetiapine, lamotrigine, aripiprazole, olanzapine, risperidone, lithium.
- “Latuda Prescribing Information.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- “Lurasidone (Latuda).” British National Formulary, British Medical Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
- “Lurasidone.” NHS, National Health Service (UK).
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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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