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Calan Patient assistance program

Is your Calan 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 Calan 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 Calan cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Calan prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

Am I eligible for Calan patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Calan patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Calan enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Calan patient assistance program?

Applying for the Calan patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Calan, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Calan assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Calan patient assistance program, we will also request your Calan medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx a Calan coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Calan coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Calan manufacturer coupons, Calan discounts, rebates, Calan savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Calan medication with NiceRx.

Can NiceRx help me get Calan cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you access Calan patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Calan
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Calan prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Calan cost without insurance?

Calan prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Calan oral tablets 80 mg will typically cost around $330 for 100 tablets.

How much does Calan cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Calan with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Calan?

Calan is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by Searle LLC, a Division of Pfizer Inc. Calan contains verapamil a calcium channel blocker that works by relaxing blood vessels. It is used to prevent high blood pressure (hypertension) which helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Calan is also used to prevent chest pain (angina) and to control your heart rate if you have fast or irregular heartbeats (such as bradycardia or atrial fibrillation).

What doses of Calan are available?

Calan is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 80 mg.

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

Calan active ingredients

Calan contains verapamil hydrochloride (verapamil HCl) as the active ingredient.

Calan side effects

The most common side effects of verapamil in clinical trials include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Constipation

In rare instances, Calan can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Liver problems – dark urine, fatigue, appetite decreased, stomach pain, light-colored stools, vomiting, or yellow skin or eyes
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Hypotension – Very bad dizziness or fainting
  • Shortness of breath, sudden weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs (edema)

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

Calan drug interactions

Calan can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Beta-blockers – atenolol, metoprolol, or propranolol
  • Disopyramide or flibanserin
  • Lithium
  • Rifamycins – rifampin, ritonavir
  • St. John’s wort
  • Other heart or blood pressure medicines – clonidine, digoxin, ivabradine, nicardipine, or quinidine
  • Azole antifungals – itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole
  • Antivirals – nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir
  • Statins – atorvastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin
  • Anticonvulsants – carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Calan.

Calan contraindications

You should not use Calan if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient verapamil
  • Are allergic to any of the other inactive ingredients in Calan
  • Have sick sinus syndrome or AV block (unless you have a pacemaker)
  • Have severe heart failure
  • Have heart rhythm disorders of the atrium
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Talk to your doctor before using Calan if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Calan
  • Have Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome or Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • Have low blood pressure
  • Have a slow heartbeat

Calan generic

Calan is the trademark brand name for verapamil distributed by Searle LLC, a Division of Pfizer Inc. A generic version of verapamil is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Calan savings through NiceRx.

Related medications

*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.