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.
|AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation||www.DepakoteER.com or|
|(800) 222-6885||Depakote and
|Teva Cares Foundation Patient|
|www.tevacares.org or www.rxassist.org||(877) 237-4881||Gabitril|
|Eisai Banzel Patient Assistance Program||www.rxassist.org||(855) 347-2448||Banzel|
|GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to Access||www.BridgesToAccess.com||(866) 728-4368||Lamictal,
Lamictal XR and Potiga
|Janssen Prescription Assistance||www.janssenprescriptionassistance.com||(800) 652-6227||Topamax|
|Lundbeck Onfi Patient Assistance Program||www.ONFI.com||(855) 345-6634||Onfi|
|Lundbeck’s SHARE Call Center||www.lundbeckshare.com||(888) 457- 4273||Sabril|
|Meda Patient Assistance Program||www.felbatol.com||(800) 593-7923||Felbatol|
|Novartis Patient Assistance Foundati||www.rxassist.org||(800) 277-2254||Tegretol,
Tegretol XR and Trileptal
Patient Savings & Support Program
|www.oxtellarxr.com and www.trokendixr.com||(866) 398-0833||Oxtellar XR and Trokendi XR|
|Pfizer, Inc.||www.dilantin.com or www.pfizer.com||(800) 972-9226||Dilantin (extended phenytoin sodium Capsules)
$4 co-pay Card
|Pfizer Helpful Answers||www.PHAHelps.com||(866) 706-2400||Celontin, Dilantin, Lyrica,
Neurontin and Zarontin
Acthar Support & Access
|www.questcor.com||(888) 435-2284||Acthar Gel (ACTH)|
|Recordati Rare Diseases|
|Shire Cares Patient Assistance & Support||www.rxassist.org||(888) 227-3755||Carbatrol|
|UCB Patient Assistance Program||www.rxassist.org||(866) 395-8366 or (800) 477-7877||Keppra, Keppra XR, Vimpat|
|Valeant Patient Assistance Program||www.rxassist.org||(800) 511-2120 or (866) 268-7325||Diastat AcuDial
|VNS Therapy Access Program||www.cyberonics.com||877) 610-1180||VNS Therapy|
The following are websites for information regarding medication assistance:
NeedyMeds.org is a private nonprofit web site that lets you search for patient assistance programs by drug name. For each drug on the list, NeedyMeds.org gives the program name, phone number, application link, eligibility guidelines, application requirements, and program details.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
www.pparx.org 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.
www.rxhope.com 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: email@example.com.
www.togetherrxaccess.com 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 www.rxoutreach.org
Mail order pharmacy providing affordable medications for people in need.
Medicine Shoppe Xubex
(866) 699-8239 or www.xubex.com
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.