Your monthly Banzel cost savings if eligible
The Banzel patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Banzel, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Banzel patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Banzel assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider are:
- I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
- I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
- I meet certain income eligibility requirements
How do I apply for the Banzel patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Banzel patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Banzel.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Banzel assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Banzel patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Banzel.
Is NiceRx a Banzel coupons provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Banzel patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Banzel samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Banzel coupons, discount cards, or Banzel copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Banzel if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Banzel medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.
How much does Banzel cost without insurance?
Banzel prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Banzel oral suspension (40 mg/mL) typically costs $1,850 for 460 milliliters.
How much does Banzel cost with insurance?
The copay for Banzel will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Banzel with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Banzel?
Banzel is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Eisai Inc. It is indicated for adjunctive treatment of seizures (epilepsy) associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) in pediatric patients 1 year of age and older, and in adults.
What doses of Banzel are available?
Banzel is available in film-coated tablet form, in the following doses: 200 mg, 400 mg, Oral suspension: 40 mg/mL
Please read the medication guide and always speak with a healthcare professional about your medical condition or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Banzel active ingredients
Banzel contains rufinamide, (an anti-epileptic drug), as the active ingredient. Rufinamide is thought to work by acting on the sodium channels in the brain that carry excessive electrical charges that may cause seizures.
Banzel side effects
The most common side effects of rufinamide in clinical trials compared to placebo include:
- Tiredness, sleepiness, drowsiness
In rare instances, Banzel can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- New or worsening depression
- Suicidal thoughts and unusual changes in mood or behavior
- Central nervous system reactions
- Multi-organ hypersensitivity reactions
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Banzel against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Banzel to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Banzel drug interactions
Banzel can interact with other medications. These include:
- Hormonal contraceptives may be less effective
- Drugs that shorten QT interval
- Other CNS depressants
- Lamotrigine, triazolam
- Antagonized by phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone, carbamazepine
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Banzel. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Banzel if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient rufinamide
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Banzel
- Have familial short QT syndrome
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – Banzel may make certain types of birth control pills less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best birth control methods for you while you take Banzel. Patients who are pregnant are encouraged to enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry. This can be done by calling the toll-free number 1-888-233-2334
Talk to your doctor for medical advice before using Banzel if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Banzel
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known if Banzel will pass into breast milk
- Have renal impairment – adjust the dose for the loss of drug upon dialysis
Banzel is the trademark brand name for rufinamide manufactured by Eisai Inc. A generic version of rufinamide is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Banzel savings through NiceRx.
The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.