Patient Assistance Programs

A number of drug companies have patient assistance programs and independent websites to help individuals access specific medications. These programs offer epilepsy medication assistance and discounts for patients who cannot afford their medications.

The Epilepsy Foundation provides these details for informational purposes only. These programs are not run by the Foundation. Please contact the manufacturer of your epilepsy medication if you don’t see it listed.

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Phone Number
Medication(s) Covered:
AbbVie Patient Assistance or
(800) 222-6885Depakote and
Depakote ER
Teva Cares Foundation Patient
Assistance Program or 237-4881Gabitril
Eisai Banzel Patient Assistance 347-2448Banzel
GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to 728-4368Lamictal,
Lamictal XR and Potiga
Janssen Prescription 652-6227Topamax
Lundbeck Onfi Patient Assistance 345-6634Onfi
Lundbeck’s SHARE Call 457- 4273Sabril
Meda Patient Assistance 593-7923Felbatol
Novartis Patient Assistance 277-2254Tegretol,
Tegretol XR and Trileptal
Superus Pharmaceuticals
Patient Savings & Support Program and 398-0833Oxtellar XR and Trokendi XR
Pfizer, or 972-9226Dilantin (extended phenytoin sodium Capsules)
$4 co-pay Card
Pfizer Helpful 706-2400Celontin, Dilantin, Lyrica,
Neurontin and Zarontin
Questcor Pharmaceuticals
Acthar Support & Access
Program (ASAP) 435-2284Acthar Gel (ACTH)
Recordati Rare Diseases
Reimbursement Hotline or
(866) 209-7604Peganone
Shire Cares Patient Assistance & 227-3755Carbatrol
UCB Patient Assistance 395-8366 or (800) 477-7877Keppra, Keppra XR, Vimpat
Valeant Patient Assistance 511-2120 or (866) 268-7325Diastat AcuDial
and Mysoline
VNS Therapy Access Programwww.cyberonics.com877) 610-1180VNS Therapy

The following are websites for information regarding medication assistance:

NeedyMeds is a private nonprofit web site that lets you search for patient assistance programs by drug name. For each drug on the list, gives the program name, phone number, application link, eligibility guidelines, application requirements, and program details.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance or (888) 477-2669
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is a joint effort of American drug companies, medical organizations, and government agencies to inform patients about patient assistance programs. The PPA offers a toll-free helpline as well as online application wizard and program information.
This is a free resource designed to help connect patients who cannot afford their prescription medications with patient assistance programs.

RX Hope or (877) 267-0517
This website provides information on patient assistance programs available for each medication.

This is a website with information, news, and a database that are all designed to help you find out about ways to get affordable, or free medications. The database includes information on the pharmaceutical companies’ patient assistance programs, or programs that provide free medication to low-income patients. RxAssist was created by Volunteers in Health Care, a national, nonprofit resource center for health care programs working with the uninsured. Email:

Together RX or (800) 444-4106
This is a website with information, news, and a database that are all designed to help you find out about ways to get affordable, or free medications. Eligible individuals can enroll until December 31, 2013 and continue to use their Together Rx Access Card until the program end February 28, 2014.

Veteran’s Affairs Veteran’s Benefits
This website provides information about benefits for veterans.

The following provide brand and/or generic medications at a discount: (Talk with your doctor before substituting a generic for a brand name drug you are currently taking)

Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services, Rx Outreach Medications
(800) 769-3880 or
Mail order pharmacy providing affordable medications for people in need.

Medicine Shoppe Xubex
(866) 699-8239 or
Services include the Patient Assistance Program for generics medications, Discount Drug Program, Free Medication and Diabetes Care Kits & Supplies, Discount Diabetes Supplies and Co-pay Assistance Program.