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Is the cost of your pravastatin too expensive?
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NowPatient offers cost effective access to pravastatin 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 pravastatin?
If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing pravastatin 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 pravastatin 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 pravastatin?
If you cannot afford the cash price of pravastatin 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 pravastatin 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 pravastatin?
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 pravastatin cost without insurance?
Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase pravastatin, 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 pravastatin when using the Rx Advantage Card?
Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for pravastatin 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 pravastatin 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 pravastatin 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 pravastatin cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
How do I check prices for pravastatin 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 pravastatin 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 pravastatin co-pay program?
Generic medications like pravastatin do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of pravastatin. You can search the brand name of pravastatin 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 pravastatin Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?
Generic medications like pravastatin do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of pravastatin. You can search the brand name of pravastatin 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 pravastatin?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using pravastatin. 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 pravastatin. 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 pravastatin and manufacturer
Pravastatin is available in the US under the brand name Pravachol. It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb.
UK brand name of pravastatin and manufacturer
Pravastatin is available in the UK under the brand name Lipostat. It is manufactured by Bristol Laboratories.
Is pravastatin available in the UK on the NHS?
Pravastatin is available on the NHS in the UK. It can be prescribed by healthcare providers for eligible patients.
Prescription requirement for pravastatin
Pravastatin is a prescription medication and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.
FDA approval of pravastatin
Pravastatin has received FDA approval for the treatment of high cholesterol levels and the prevention of cardiovascular events.
Active ingredient of pravastatin and mechanism of action
The active ingredient in pravastatin is pravastatin sodium. It belongs to a class of medications known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins. Pravastatin works by inhibiting an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase, which is involved in the production of cholesterol in the liver. By inhibiting this enzyme, pravastatin helps lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein), and triglycerides and increases HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels reducing the risk of cardiovascular events.
Uses of pravastatin
Pravastatin is primarily used for the treatment of high cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia) and the prevention of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in individuals at high risk. It is often prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes lifestyle modifications, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Forms of pravastatin
Pravastatin is available in the form of oral tablets. The specific strength and formulation will depend on the prescribed dosage and the brand.
Dosage of pravastatin
The dosage of pravastatin will vary depending on the individual’s cholesterol levels, medical history, and response to the medication.
Take pravastatin at least 1 hour before or 4 hours after taking cholestyramine or colestipol. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
Contraindications and warnings for pravastatin
- Inform your healthcare provider about any medical conditions, especially liver disease, kidney disease, and a history of muscle problems
- Pravastatin may interact with certain medications, including other cholesterol-lowering drugs, certain antibiotics, and immunosuppressants
- Regular monitoring of liver function and cholesterol levels may be necessary during pravastatin therapy
- Avoid consuming large quantities of grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking pravastatin, as it may increase the risk of side effects
- Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to pravastatin
- Breast-feeding is not recommended while using pravastatin, as it will pass into breast milk
Side effects of pravastatin
In clinical trials ommon side effects of pravastatin may include:
- Digestive problems
Pravastatin may cause muscle problems leading to rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy. Tell your doctor if you develop signs of adverse effects such as muscle pain, weakness (especially with unusual tiredness), or signs of kidney problems.
Interactions with other drugs
Pravastatin may interact with certain medications, including clarithromycin, colchicine usp, cyclosporine, daptomycin, erythromycin, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, and niacin ,those that affect liver function and those that increase the risk of muscle-related side effects. It is important to inform a healthcare professional about all the prescription drugs, over-the-counter treatments and supplements you are taking, to avoid potential drug interactions.
Do not take any products containing red yeast rice products while taking pravastatin. Some red yeast rice products contain lovastatin, a statin. This may increase the risk of serious muscle and liver problems. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop nausea, vomiting, yellowing of the eyes and/or skin, dark urine, loss of appetite, weight loss or abdominal pain.
Similar drugs to pravastatin
Other medications, such as atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, and simvastatin may be used as alternatives to pravastatin to reduce LDL cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.
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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