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Is the cost of your pramipexole 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 pramipexole 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 pramipexole?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my pramipexole?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my pramipexole?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does pramipexole cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for pramipexole when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for pramipexole 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 pramipexole and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a pramipexole co-pay program?Is there a pramipexole Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much pramipexole?What are the benefits of NowPatient?US brand name of pramipexole and manufacturerUK brand name of pramipexole and manufacturerPrescription requirement for pramipexoleFDA approval of pramipexoleIs pramipexole available in the UK on NHS?Mechanism of actionUses of pramipexoleDosage of pramipexolePrecautions and warnings for pramipexoleSide effects of pramipexoleInteractions with other drugsSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my pramipexole?

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

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

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 pramipexole cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pramipexole is available in the US under the brand name Mirapex, and Mirapex ER which are manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

UK brand name of pramipexole and manufacturer

Pramipexole is available in the UK under the brand name Mirapexin, which is also manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Prescription requirement for pramipexole

Pramipexole is a prescription medication in both the US and the UK. It is not available over the counter and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.

FDA approval of pramipexole

Pramipexole has received FDA approval for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome.

Is pramipexole available in the UK on NHS?

Pramipexole is available on the NHS in the UK. It can be prescribed by healthcare providers for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome.

Mechanism of action

Pramipexole dihydrochloride is a selective dopaminergic agonist that works by stimulating dopamine receptors in the brain. It may be used alone or with other medicines such as levodopa. It helps to treat the symptoms of Parkinson disease and restore dopamine activity, which is deficient in Parkinson’s disease and implicated in restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Uses of pramipexole

Pramipexole tablets and extended-release tablets are primarily used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and impaired movement. It is also used for the treatment of restless legs syndrome, a condition characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs, usually accompanied by uncomfortable sensations.

Dosage of pramipexole

Pramipexole dose will vary depending on the condition being treated, as well as the individual patient’s age, weight, and overall health. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by a healthcare professional.

Precautions and warnings for pramipexole

  • Pramipexole should not be used in individuals who have had an allergic reaction to the medication or any other ingredients in the formulation
  • Pramipexole may cause new or worsening mental status and changes in behavior, including psychotic behavior during treatment or when starting or increasing dose
  • It is important to inform your healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions, especially kidney disease, liver problems, or hypotension (low blood pressure), as well as any medications you are currently taking, as they may interact with pramipexole
  • Pramipexole may cause drowsiness or dizziness. It is important to tell your doctor if you suffer with sleep disorders such as daytime sleepiness or somnolence, and to use caution when engaging in activities that require alertness, such as driving or operating machinery
  • The use of pramipexole during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare provider, as it may have potential risks to the fetus or nursing infant

Side effects of pramipexole

In clinical trials, common side effects of pramipexole (incidence > 5% and more than placebo) may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, sedation, dry mouth, dyskinesia (unusual body movements), postural changes, and constipation. It may also cause more serious side effects, such as hallucinations, confusion, trouble breathing due to an allergic reaction, or compulsive behaviors. It is important to seek medical attention if you experience any severe or persistent adverse effects.

Interactions with other drugs

Pramipexole may have drug interactions with certain medications, including other dopamine agonists, dopamine antagonists, antipsychotics, cimetidine, metoclopramide, and medications that affect dopamine levels in the brain. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications and supplements you are taking to avoid potential adverse events.

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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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