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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 sotalol 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 sotalol?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my sotalol?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my sotalol?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does sotalol cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for sotalol when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for sotalol 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 sotalol and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a sotalol co-pay program?Is there a sotalol Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much sotalol?What are the benefits of NowPatient?What is generic sotalol?FDA approval of sotalolActive ingredient of sotalolUS brand name of sotalol and manufacturerUK brand name of sotalol and manufacturerPrescription requirement for sotalolAvailability of sotalol in the UK with NHS prescriptionConditions treated by sotalolHow does sotalol work?Forms of sotalol availableDosage of sotalolDirections for sotalol useWarnings and contraindications for sotalolUse of sotalol if pregnant or planning pregnancyPossible side effects of sotalolInteractions with other drugsSimilar drugs to sotalolSourcesPeople also asked
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my sotalol?

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

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

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 sotalol cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic sotalol 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 sotalol

Sotalol is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of certain types of irregular heart rhythms.

Active ingredient of sotalol

The active ingredient of sotalol is sotalol hydrochloride.

US brand name of sotalol and manufacturer

Sotalol is available in the US under various brand names, including Betapace, Betapace AF, and Sorine. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

UK brand name of sotalol and manufacturer

In the UK, sotalol is available under various brand names, including Sotacor and Sotalex. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for sotalol

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

Availability of sotalol in the UK with NHS prescription

Sotalol is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by sotalol

Sotalol is a beta-blocker, used for the treatment of certain types of irregular heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias.

How does sotalol work?

Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic drug. It works by helping to restore a normal heart rhythm and reduce the frequency and severity of abnormal heartbeats.

Forms of sotalol available

Sotalol is available in the form of oral tablets.

Dosage of sotalol

The dose of sotalol may vary depending on the individual’s specific condition, response to treatment, and other factors. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for sotalol use

Sotalol should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The tablets are usually taken orally, with or without food. Do not take antacids containing aluminum or magnesium at the same time as sotalol. These can decrease sotalols absorption. It is important to take sotalol consistently and at the same time each day for the best results.

Warnings and contraindications for sotalol

  • Low potassium or magnesium blood levels may increase your risk of QT prolongation when taking sotalol
  • It is important to regularly monitor heart rhythm and blood pressure while taking sotalol
  • Tell your doctor if you have heart disease such as a slow heartbeat (bradycardia), sick sinus syndrome, second or third-degree atrioventricular block and don’t have a heart pacemaker), heart failure, recent heart attack, asthma, emphysema, an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), or have had serious allergic reaction needing epinephrine
  • Sotalol may cause life-threatening arrhythmias when taken with other drugs that prolong QT interval (such as tricyclic antidepressants, macrolides, and quinolone antibiotics)
  • You should stop taking Class I or Class III antiarrhythmic drugs before taking sotalol
  • Sotalol may mask the fast heartbeats you would normally feel when your blood sugar level falls too low (hypoglycemia)
  • Sotalol passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Use of sotalol if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of sotalol during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Possible side effects of sotalol

Common side effects of sotalol may include dizziness, lightheadedness, tiredness, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, and digestive disturbances. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Tell your doctor right away if you have new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (such as swelling in your ankles or feet, sudden weight gain, or unusual tiredness). Get medical help right away if you have a life-threatening 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

Sotalol may interact with certain medications, including calcium channel blockers, epinephrine, erythromycin, amiodarone, clonidine, and digoxin. 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 sotalol

Other antiarrhythmic medications, such as amiodarone and propafenone, may be used as alternatives for the treatment of irregular heart rhythms.

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