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Is the cost of your methocarbamol 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 methocarbamol 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 methocarbamol?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my methocarbamol?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my methocarbamol?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does methocarbamol cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for methocarbamol when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for methocarbamol 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 methocarbamol and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a methocarbamol co-pay program?Is there a methocarbamol Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much methocarbamol?What are the benefits of NowPatient?What is generic methocarbamol?FDA approval of methocarbamolActive ingredient of methocarbamolUS brand name of methocarbamol and manufacturerUK brand name of methocarbamol and manufacturerPrescription requirement for methocarbamolAvailability of methocarbamol in the UK with NHS prescriptionConditions treated by methocarbamolHow does methocarbamol work?Forms of methocarbamol availableDosage of methocarbamolDirections for methocarbamol useWarnings and precautions for methocarbamolUse of methocarbamol if pregnant or planning pregnancyPossible side effects of methocarbamolInteractions with other drugsSimilar drugs to methocarbamolSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my methocarbamol?

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

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

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 methocarbamol cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic methocarbamol 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 methocarbamol

Methocarbamol is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of muscle spasms and discomfort associated with acute musculoskeletal conditions.

Active ingredient of methocarbamol

The active ingredient of methocarbamol is methocarbamol.

US brand name of methocarbamol and manufacturer

Methocarbamol is available in the US under various brand names, including Robaxin and Robaxin-750. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

UK brand name of methocarbamol and manufacturer

In the UK, methocarbamol is available under various brand names, including Robaxin-750. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for methocarbamol

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

Availability of methocarbamol in the UK with NHS prescription

Methocarbamol is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by methocarbamol

Methocarbamol is used for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.

How does methocarbamol work?

The exact mechanism of action of methocarbamol is not fully understood, but does possess a general CNS depressant effect. It is believed to work by depressing the central nervous system, which leads to a reduction in muscle spasms and pain.

Forms of methocarbamol available

Methocarbamol is available in the form of oral tablets.

Dosage of methocarbamol

The dosage of methocarbamol tablets may vary depending on the individual’s specific condition and response to treatment. It is important to follow the drug information provided by the healthcare provider.

If you forget to take your tablets take them as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time.

Directions for methocarbamol use

Methocarbamol should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The tablets are usually taken orally, with or without food. It is important to take methocarbamol with a full glass of water.

Warnings and precautions for methocarbamol

  • Methocarbamol may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
  • If you have kidney disease, seizures, or myasthenia gravis, let your doctor know before you start treatment
  • It may cause drowsiness and dizziness. It is important to avoid activities that require alertness until the effects of the medication are known
  • It is not known if methocarbamol passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding
  • Drinking alcohol will increase the sedating effect of methocarbamol

Use of methocarbamol if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of methocarbamol during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Possible side effects of methocarbamol

Common side effects of methocarbamol may include drowsiness, sleepiness, lightheadedness, upset stomach, blurred vision and headache. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Promptly report any concerning adverse effects to a healthcare provider.

Speak to a healthcare professional right away if you have signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, trouble breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Interactions with other drugs

Methocarbamol may have drug interactions with certain other medications, including opioid pain relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone, or oxycodone), or other muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, or cyclobenzaprine). It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over-the-counter treatments, vitamins, herbal products and supplements you are taking to avoid potential interactions.

Similar drugs to methocarbamol

Other muscle relaxants used for similar conditions include cyclobenzaprine, baclofen, carisoprodol, diazepam, lorazepam and tizanidine.

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