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Is the cost of your temozolomide too expensive?
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NowPatient offers cost effective access to temozolomide 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 temozolomide?
If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing temozolomide 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 temozolomide 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 temozolomide?
If you cannot afford the cash price of temozolomide 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 temozolomide 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 temozolomide?
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 temozolomide cost without insurance?
Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase temozolomide, 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 temozolomide when using the Rx Advantage Card?
Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for temozolomide 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 temozolomide 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 temozolomide 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 temozolomide cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
How do I check prices for temozolomide 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 temozolomide 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 temozolomide co-pay program?
Generic medications like temozolomide do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of temozolomide. You can search the brand name of temozolomide 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 temozolomide Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?
Generic medications like temozolomide do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of temozolomide. You can search the brand name of temozolomide 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 temozolomide?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using temozolomide. 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 temozolomide. 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 temozolomide?
Generic temozolomide (TMZ) 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 temozolomide
Temozolomide is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of certain types of brain tumours, including glioblastoma multiforme and anaplastic astrocytoma.
Active ingredient of temozolomide
The active ingredient of temozolomide is temozolomide.
US brand name of temozolomide and manufacturer
Temozolomide is available in the US under the brand name Temodar. It is manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc.
UK brand name of temozolomide and manufacturer
In the UK, temozolomide is available under various brand names, including Temodal and temozolomide. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.
Prescription requirement for temozolomide
A prescription (Rx) is required for temozolomide in both the US and the UK.
Availability of temozolomide in the UK with NHS prescription
Temozolomide is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.
Conditions treated by temozolomide
Temozolomide is primarily used for the treatment of certain types of brain cancer, including glioblastoma multiforme (in combination with radiotherapy in patients newly-diagnosed with cancer and then alone) and anaplastic astrocytoma (in patients with refractory cancer that has worsened during therapy with nitrosourea and procarbazine). It has also been shown to be effective against melanomas.
How does temozolomide work?
Temozolomide is an alkylating agent that works by damaging the DNA of cancer cells, inhibiting their growth and causing them to die. It is specifically designed to target rapidly dividing cells, such as cancer cells.
Forms of temozolomide available
Temozolomide is available in the form of oral capsules.
Dosage of temozolomide
The dosage of temozolomide may vary depending on the individual’s condition, medical history, and response to the medication. It is important to follow the drug information and patient information provided by the healthcare provider.
Directions for temozolomide use
Temozolomide should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. Take temozolomide capsules on an empty stomach with a glass of water. It is important to swallow the capsules whole and avoid chewing or crushing them.
Warnings and precautions for temozolomide
- Temozolomide may cause certain side effects, including nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and a decrease in blood cell counts. It may also increase the risk of developing other types of cancer
- Tell your doctor if you are allergic to temozolomide or dacarbazine before starting treatment
- Your will be monitored for your full blood counts and bone marrow function while taking temozolomide
- Use birth control to prevent pregnancy while taking temozolomide. If you become pregnant, speak to your doctor for medical advice
- This medication passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor if you are planning to breastfeed
Possible side effects of temozolomide
In clinical trials common side effects of temozolomide may include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, constipation, loss of appetite, and hair loss. Serious side effects are possible but less common. Serious side effects include signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, and ongoing cough. Promptly report signs of 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.
Interactions with other drugs
Temozolomide may interact with other medications, including live vaccines. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter nonprescription medications, salt substitutes, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential adverse effects and drug interactions.
Similar drugs to temozolomide
Other chemotherapeutic agents used for the treatment of brain tumors include carmustine, lomustine, and temozolomide with other chemotherapy drugs.
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