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NowPatient offers cost effective access to oxcarbazepine 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 oxcarbazepine?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my oxcarbazepine?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my oxcarbazepine?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does oxcarbazepine cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for oxcarbazepine when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for oxcarbazepine 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 oxcarbazepine and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a oxcarbazepine co-pay program?Is there a oxcarbazepine Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much oxcarbazepine?What are the benefits of NowPatient?What is generic oxcarbazepine?FDA approval of oxcarbazepineActive ingredient of oxcarbazepineUS brand name of oxcarbazepine and manufacturerUK brand name of oxcarbazepine and manufacturerPrescription requirement for oxcarbazepineAvailability of oxcarbazepine in the UK with NHS prescriptionConditions treated by oxcarbazepineHow does oxcarbazepine work?Forms of oxcarbazepine availableDosage of oxcarbazepineDirections for oxcarbazepine useWarnings and precautions for oxcarbazepineUse of oxcarbazepine during pregnancyUse of oxcarbazepine while breastfeedingPossible side effects of oxcarbazepineInteractions with other drugsSimilar drugs to oxcarbazepineSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my oxcarbazepine?

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

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

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 oxcarbazepine cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic oxcarbazepine 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 oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of epilepsy, including partial seizures and generalized tonic-clonic seizures.

Active ingredient of oxcarbazepine

The active ingredient of oxcarbazepine is oxcarbazepine.

US brand name of oxcarbazepine and manufacturer

Oxcarbazepine is available in the US under the brand names Oxtellar XR, and Trileptal. It is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

UK brand name of oxcarbazepine and manufacturer

In the UK, oxcarbazepine is available under the brand name Trileptal. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for oxcarbazepine

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

Availability of oxcarbazepine in the UK with NHS prescription

Oxcarbazepine is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine is an anticonvulsant primarily used for the treatment of epilepsy. It helps to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in individuals with epilepsy. It may also be used to treat bipolar disorder.

How does oxcarbazepine work?

The exact mechanism of action of oxcarbazepine in the treatment of epilepsy is not fully understood. It is believed to work by stabilizing the electrical activity in the brain, thereby preventing abnormal and excessive firing of nerve cells that can lead to seizures.

Forms of oxcarbazepine available

Oxcarbazepine is available in the form of oral tablets, extended-release tablets, and oral suspension.

Dosage of oxcarbazepine

The dosage of oxcarbazepine may vary depending on the individual’s age, weight, and the specific condition being treated. It is important to follow the medication guide provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for oxcarbazepine use

Oxcarbazepine should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is usually taken orally, with or without food (on an empty stomach). It is important to take oxcarbazepine consistently and continue the prescribed treatment course.

Warnings and precautions for oxcarbazepine

  • Oxcarbazepine may cause certain side effects, including dizziness, drowsiness, and allergic reactions. It may also increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Close monitoring is necessary during treatment
  • It may interact with certain medications, including other antiepileptic drugs and medications that affect liver function. Inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • Tell your caregiver if you are of Chinese, Indian, Korean, Thai, Malaysia, or Filipino descent. There is an increased risk of life-threatening allergic reactions called Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis in people of Asian ancestry
  • This medication may cause a reduction in your sodium level. Signs of low sodium include nausea, tiredness, headache, and confusion

Use of oxcarbazepine during pregnancy

The use of oxcarbazepine during pregnancy should be carefully considered, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare provider. The medication may be used during pregnancy if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Use of oxcarbazepine while breastfeeding

Oxcarbazepine is excreted in breast milk. The use of oxcarbazepine while breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare provider, considering the potential risks and benefits for the mother and the infant.

Possible side effects of oxcarbazepine

Common side effects of oxcarbazepine may include dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, double vision, nausea, vomiting, and headache. Serious side effects are possible but less common. Symptoms may include skin rash, hives, blistering, swollen glands, flu-like symptoms, or yellowing of your skin or eyes. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider.

Interactions with other drugs

Oxcarbazepine may interact with other medications including oral contraceptives (birth control pills), calcium channel blockers such as felodipine, diazepam, other medications for seizures such as carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and valproic acid, proton-pump inhibitors, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, dietary supplements, multivitamins, and herbal products, to avoid any adverse effects and potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to oxcarbazepine

Other antiepileptic medications used for the treatment of epilepsy include carbamazepine, eslicarbazepine, lamotrigine, phenobarbital, and phenytoin.

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