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Is the cost of your sildenafil 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 sildenafil 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 sildenafil?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my sildenafil?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my sildenafil?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does sildenafil cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for sildenafil when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for sildenafil 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 sildenafil and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a sildenafil co-pay program?Is there a sildenafil Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much sildenafil?What are the benefits of NowPatient?What is generic sildenafil?US brand name of sildenafil and manufacturerUK brand name of sildenafil and manufacturerIs sildenafil available in the UK on the NHS?Prescription requirement for sildenafilFDA approval of sildenafilActive ingredient of sildenafil and mechanism of actionUses of sildenafilForms of sildenafilDosage of sildenafilPrecautions and warnings for sildenafilSide effects of sildenafilInteractions with other drugsSimilar drugs to sildenafilSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my sildenafil?

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

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

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 sildenafil cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

US brand name of sildenafil and manufacturer

Sildenafil is available in the US under the brand name Viagra and Revatio. Both are manufactured by Pfizer Inc.

UK brand name of sildenafil and manufacturer

Sildenafil is available in the UK under the brand names Viagra and Revatio. Viagra 25mg, 50mg and 100mg is manufactured by Pfizer Limited. Revatio 20mg is also manufactured by Pfizer Limited.

Is sildenafil available in the UK on the NHS?

Sildenafil is available on the NHS in the UK. It can be prescribed by healthcare providers for eligible patients.

Prescription requirement for sildenafil

Sildenafil is a prescription medication and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.

FDA approval of sildenafil

Sildenafil has received FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Active ingredient of sildenafil and mechanism of action

The active ingredient in sildenafil is sildenafil citrate. It belongs to a class of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. Sildenafil works by inhibiting the enzyme PDE5, which regulates blood flow in the penis. By inhibiting PDE5, sildenafil promotes the relaxation of blood vessels and increases blood flow, leading to improved erectile function.

Uses of sildenafil

Sildenafil is primarily used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), a condition characterized by the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual activity. It is also used off-label for other conditions, such as pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Forms of sildenafil

Sildenafil is available in the form of oral tablets. The specific strength and formulation will depend on the prescribed dosage and the brand.

Dosage of sildenafil

The dosage of sildenafil will vary depending on the individual’s needs and response to the medication. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

Precautions and warnings for sildenafil

  • Sildenafil should not be taken by individuals who are taking nitrates (such as isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, or nitroglycerin) as the combination may lead to a severe drop in blood pressure
  • Tell your doctor if you have heart problems (such as heart disease, heart attack or life-threatening irregular heartbeat, angina or chest pain, or heart failure), kidney or liver disease, high blood pressure or low blood pressure, Peyronie’s disease, painful or prolonged erections (priapism), sickle cell anemia, leukemia, multiple myeloma, or eye problems (such as retinitis pigmentosa, or  NAION (non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy))
  • Sildenafil may interact with certain medications, including other medications used to treat erectile dysfunction
  • It is important to seek immediate medical attention if an erection lasts longer than four hours or if you experience sudden vision loss
  • Sildenafil does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sildenafil passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Side effects of sildenafil

Common side effects of sildenafil may include:

  • Headache
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Flushing
  • Upset stomach
  • Nasal congestion
  • Back pain

Get medical help right away if you have any serious side effects such as an allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, skin rash, and severe skin reactions. Promptly report any adverse effects to a healthcare professional for medical advice.

Interactions with other drugs

Sildenafil may interact with certain medications, including nitrates, alpha-blockers, medications that increase the risk of bleeding, azole antifungals (such as itraconazole or ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin and erythromycin), HIV protease inhibitors (such as saquinavir), and ritonavir. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter nonprescription medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential adverse effects and drug interactions.

Similar drugs to sildenafil

Other medications for the treatment of erectile dysfunction include tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra).

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