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Is the cost of your silver sulfadiazine too expensive?
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NowPatient offers cost effective access to silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine?
If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine?
If you cannot afford the cash price of silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine?
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 silver sulfadiazine cost without insurance?
Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase silver sulfadiazine, 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 silver sulfadiazine when using the Rx Advantage Card?
Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
How do I check prices for silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine co-pay program?
Generic medications like silver sulfadiazine do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of silver sulfadiazine. You can search the brand name of silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?
Generic medications like silver sulfadiazine do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of silver sulfadiazine. You can search the brand name of silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using silver sulfadiazine. 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 silver sulfadiazine. 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 silver sulfadiazine?
Generic silver sulfadiazine 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 silver sulfadiazine
Silver sulfadiazine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of burns.
Active ingredient of silver sulfadiazine
The active ingredient of silver sulfadiazine is silver sulfadiazine.
US brand name of silver sulfadiazine and manufacturer
Silver sulfadiazine cream is available in the US under the brand name Silvadene, SSD, and, Thermazene. It is manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies.
UK brand name of silver sulfadiazine and manufacturer
In the UK, silver sulfadiazine is available under various brand names, including Flamazine and generic versions. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.
Prescription requirement for silver sulfadiazine
A prescription (Rx) is required for silver sulfadiazine in both the US and the UK.
Availability of silver sulfadiazine in the UK with NHS prescription
Silver sulfadiazine is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.
Conditions treated by silver sulfadiazine
Silver sulfadiazine is a sulfa drug, primarily used to prevent and treat wound infections in second and third-degree burns. It is applied topically to the burned areas to prevent or treat infections.
How does silver sulfadiazine work?
Silver sulfadiazine works by releasing silver ions that have antimicrobial properties. These ions help to prevent and treat infections by inhibiting the growth of various bacteria and fungi commonly found in burn wounds.
Forms of silver sulfadiazine available
Silver sulfadiazine is available in the form of a cream or ointment for topical application.
Directions for silver sulfadiazine use
Silver sulfadiazine topical cream should be applied directly to the burn wound as directed by the healthcare provider. It is usually applied once or twice daily, following proper wound cleaning and debridement.
Warnings and contraindications for silver sulfadiazine
- Silver sulfadiazine topical antibacterial should not be used in individuals with a known allergy to sulfonamides or silver
- Use caution when applying silver sulfadiazine to large affected areas of the body or in patients with renal impairment, as the medication may be absorbed into the bloodstream and can cause side effects
- Tell your doctor if you have an enzyme deficiency (G6PD or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase), kidney disease, liver problems, or a low white blood cell count
Use of silver sulfadiazine during pregnancy and breastfeeding
The use of silver sulfadiazine in pregnant women and during breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It may be used if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
Possible side effects of silver sulfadiazine
Common side effects of silver sulfadiazine may include temporary skin discoloration, itching, and burning or stinging at the application site. Serious side effects include, signs of infection (sore throat, fever, chills), signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness, weakness, fast heartbeat), kidney problems, and liver problems. Get medical help right away if you have 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
Silver sulfadiazine may interact with certain medications. 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 reactions and drug interactions.
Similar drugs to silver sulfadiazine
Other topical antimicrobial agents used for the treatment of burns include mafenide acetate and bacitracin.
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