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Is the cost of your mupirocin too expensive?
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NowPatient offers cost effective access to mupirocin 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 mupirocin?
If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing mupirocin 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 mupirocin 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 mupirocin?
If you cannot afford the cash price of mupirocin 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 mupirocin 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 mupirocin?
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 mupirocin cost without insurance?
Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase mupirocin, 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 mupirocin when using the Rx Advantage Card?
Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for mupirocin 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 mupirocin 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 mupirocin 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 mupirocin cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
How do I check prices for mupirocin 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 mupirocin 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 mupirocin co-pay program?
Generic medications like mupirocin do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of mupirocin. You can search the brand name of mupirocin 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 mupirocin Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?
Generic medications like mupirocin do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of mupirocin. You can search the brand name of mupirocin 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 mupirocin?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using mupirocin. 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 mupirocin. 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 mupirocin?
Generic mupirocin 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 mupirocin
Mupirocin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of certain skin infections.
Active ingredient of mupirocin
The active ingredient of mupirocin is mupirocin.
US brand name of mupirocin and manufacturer
Mupirocin is available in the US under the brand names Bactroban, and Centany. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.
UK brand name of mupirocin and manufacturer
In the UK, mupirocin is available under the brand name Bactroban. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.
Prescription requirement for mupirocin
A prescription (Rx) is required for mupirocin in both the US and the UK.
Availability of mupirocin in the UK with NHS prescription
Mupirocin is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.
Conditions treated by mupirocin
Mupirocin is an antibacterial ointment used for the treatment of impetigo and skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Mupirocin is also used for the treatment of superficial MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections.
Mechanism of action?
Mupirocin is an antimicrobial that works by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis, thereby preventing the growth and multiplication of bacteria.
Forms of mupirocin available
Mupirocin is available as topical ointment and nasal ointment dosage forms. Mupirocin ointment should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, direct light, and out of the reach of children.
Dosage of mupirocin
The dosage of mupirocin may vary depending on the individual’s specific condition and response to treatment. The treated area may be covered with a gauze dressing. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.
Directions for mupirocin use
Mupirocin should be applied topically as directed by the healthcare provider. It is usually applied to the affected area of the skin or inside the nostrils.
Warnings and contraindications for mupirocin
- Mupirocin may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
- Mupirocin is for external use only and should not be used in the eyes, mouth, or vagina
Use of mupirocin if pregnant or planning pregnancy
The use of mupirocin during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks. It is not known if mupirocin passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Possible side effects of mupirocin
Common side effects of mupirocin may include skin irritation, itching, or rash at the site of application. Serious side effects are rare. If any severe allergic reactions or adverse effects persist, seek immediate medical advice from a healthcare professional.
Interactions with other drugs
Mupirocin may interact with other medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, nonprescription over-the-counter medications, supplements, and herbal products to prevent drug interactions.
Similar drugs to mupirocin
Other topical antibiotics used for the treatment of skin infections include fusidic acid, neomycin, and bacitracin.
- FDA Prescribing Information for Bactroban
- MHRA product information for Bactroban
- WebMD – Mupirocin
- Drugs.com – Mupirocin
- NHS UK
NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.
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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