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

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

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

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 verapamil cost without insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generic verapamil 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 verapamil

Verapamil is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders.

Active ingredient of verapamil

The active ingredient of verapamil is verapamil hydrochloride.

US brand name of verapamil and manufacturer

Verapamil is available in the US under various brand names, including Calan, Isoptin SR, Covera-HS and Verelan. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

UK brand name of verapamil and manufacturer

In the UK, verapamil is available under various brand names, including Securon. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for verapamil

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

Availability of verapamil in the UK with NHS prescription

Verapamil is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by verapamil

Verapamil is an antiarrhythmic used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), certain heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation, and irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).

How does verapamil work?

Verapamil belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels, which helps to lower blood pressure and improve blood flow. It also helps to reduce the workload on the heart by slowing down the heart rate.

Forms of verapamil available

Verapamil is available in various forms, including immediate-release tablets, extended-release tablets, and injectable solution.

Dosage of verapamil

The dose of verapamil 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 verapamil use

Verapamil should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The tablets are usually taken orally, with or without food. It is important to be consistent when taking verapamil. Take these tablets at the same time each day for the best results.

Warnings and contraindications for verapamil

  • Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, low blood pressure, any other heart problems, a slow or irregular heart rate, or Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • Avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking this medicine
  • Verapamil passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Use of verapamil if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of verapamil during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Possible side effects of verapamil

Common side effects of verapamil may include constipation, dizziness, headache, and low blood pressure (hypotension). Serious side effects include worsening symptoms of congestive heart failure (such as shortness of breath, unusual tiredness, and sudden weight gain). Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider. Get medical help right away if you have a serious side effects such as an allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, worsening shortness of breath, sore throat, chest pain, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, skin rash, blisters, and serious skin reactions.

Interactions with other drugs

Verapamil may interact with other medications, including beta blockers such as propranolol, cimetidine, digoxin, disopyramide, flecainide, certain HIV protease inhibitors, quinidine, lithium, phenobarbital and theophylline. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter nonprescription medications, salt substitutes, herbal products, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential adverse effects and drug interactions.

Similar drugs to verapamil

Other calcium channel blockers, such as diltiazem and amlodipine, may be used as alternatives for the treatment of hypertension and certain heart conditions.

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