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Betoptic S Patient assistance program

Is your Betoptic S medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Betoptic S medication with our help.

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  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf
  • Secure: Your personal and medical information is safe with us
  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf

NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

An introduction to NiceRx

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How it works

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.

  • Qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    Your application is created and sent to your doctor for signature. At this stage, you will be billed $49 and will not be billed again until you receive your first medication delivery.

  • Receive Medication

    Your application is sent to the pharmaceutical company. You will be billed again once you receive your medication. We handle the entire ordering process including requesting ongoing refills.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Betoptic S cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Betoptic S patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Betoptic S patient assistance?

We review each Betoptic S enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and the factors considered by most programs 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 Betoptic S patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Betoptic S patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Betoptic S, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx a Betoptic S coupon provider?

NiceRx is not a Betoptic S coupon, Betoptic S discount card, or Betoptic S copay card provider. We do not offer Betoptic S manufacturer coupons, Betoptic S discounts, rebates, Betoptic S savings cards, trial offers, or free Betoptic S samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me get Betoptic S cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Betoptic S
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Betoptic S prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover your medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much does Betoptic S cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Betoptic S costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Betoptic S ophthalmic suspension 0.25% will cost around $335 for 10 milliliters.

How much does Betoptic S cost with insurance?

The copay for Betoptic S will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

What is Betoptic S?

Betoptic S is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Novartis. Betoptic S is a beta-adrenergic receptor inhibitor indicated for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with chronic open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

What doses of Betoptic S are available?

Betoptic S is available as a sterile ophthalmic suspension, in the following doses: 0.25%.

Instill one to two drops in the affected eye(s) twice daily. Do not use Betoptic S eye drops while wearing contact lenses. Betoptic S may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using this medicine before putting in your contact lenses.

Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Betoptic S active ingredients

The active ingredient of Betoptic S is betaxolol hydrochloride (betaxolol hcl) which is classed as a beta-blocker.

Betoptic S side effects

The most common side effects of Betoptic S in clinical trials include:

  • Transient ocular discomfort
  • Blurred vision
  • Watery, dry, itchy, red eyes
  • Feeling as if something is in the eye
  • Headache
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Dizziness

In rare instances, Betoptic S can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Masking of the signs and symptoms of acute hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Masking of clinical signs of tachycardia or hyperthyroidism
  • Eye pain, swelling, or discharge
  • Changes in vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Swelling of the ankles or feet
  • Tiredness
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Muscle weakness
  • Mood changes
  • Hair loss
  • Sudden unexplained weight gain
  • A serious allergic reaction – rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, chest pain, trouble breathing

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Betoptic S against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Betoptic S to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Betoptic S drug interactions

Betoptic S can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Oral beta-adrenergic receptor inhibitors – propranolol
  • Catecholamine-depleting drugs
  • Adrenergic psychotropic drugs
  • Drugs for high blood pressure
  • Calcium channel blockers – diltiazem
  • Epinephrine

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with betaxolol ophthalmic, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Betoptic S contraindications

You should not use Betoptic S if you:

  • Have hypersensitivity to the active ingredient betaxolol hydrochloride
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Betoptic S
  • Have severe heart failure
  • Have a history of slow heartbeats that have caused you to faint
  • Have sinus bradycardia, second or third-degree atrioventricular block, overt cardiac failure, or cardiogenic shock
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Betoptic S if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Betoptic S
  • Have asthma or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Have a history of heart disease or congestive heart failure
  • Have diabetes
  • Have a thyroid disorder
  • Have a history of severe allergies
  • Have blood circulation problems or peripheral vascular disease such as Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Have a muscle disorder such as myasthenia gravis
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk

Betoptic S generic

Betoptic S is the trademark brand name for betaxolol hydrochloride manufactured by Novartis. A generic version of betaxolol hydrochloride is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Betoptic S savings through NiceRx.

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).

To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 888-517-7444, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.

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.