Your monthly Carbatrol cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Carbatrol patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Carbatrol prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Carbatrol patient assistance program?
We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Carbatrol patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is set by the pharmaceutical companies, however 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 Carbatrol patient assistance program?
We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Carbatrol patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Carbatrol. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Carbatrol assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Carbatrol patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Carbatrol medication refills for up to 1 year.
Is NiceRx a Carbatrol coupon provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Carbatrol patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Carbatrol manufacturer coupons, Carbatrol discounts, or free Carbatrol samples. We are not a Carbatrol coupon provider or Carbatrol discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Can NiceRx help me get Carbatrol cheaper if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you to access Carbatrol patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Carbatrol medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.
How much does Carbatrol cost without insurance?
Carbatrol cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Carbatrol extended-release capsule 100 mg usually costs $235 for 120 capsules. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
How much does Carbatrol cost with insurance?
The copay for Carbatrol with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
What is Carbatrol?
Carbatrol is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Shire US Inc. Carbatrol is an anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy and nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy. It is also used to treat bipolar disorder.
What doses of Carbatrol are available?
Carbatrol is available as an extended-release capsule, in the following doses: 100 mg.
Carbatrol may cause a severe or life-threatening skin rash, especially in people of Asian ancestry. You may need a blood test before you start treatment to determine your risk.
Take Carbatrol with food. Swallow the extended-release tablet or capsule whole. Do not crush, chew, or break it. The chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it. It may take up to 4 weeks for your symptoms to improve. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Do not stop using Carbatrol suddenly as this may increase seizures. Read the medication guide provided and always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Carbatrol active ingredients
Carbamazepine the active ingredient in Carbatrol is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug.
Carbatrol side effects
The most common side effects of Carbatrol in clinical trials include:
- Dizziness, nausea, vomiting
- Loss of coordination
In rare instances, Carbatrol can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Life-threatening skin rash or allergic reaction. Call your healthcare provider if you have a fever, unusual weakness, bleeding, bruising, or a skin rash that causes blistering
- Changes in mood – report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor
- Liver problems – nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellowing of eyes and/or skin, dark urine
- Irregular heartbeat
- Anemia – fever, sore throat, mouth sores, bleeding gums, nosebleeds, pale skin, easy bruising, unusual tiredness, feeling light-headed or short of breath
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Carbatrol against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Carbatrol to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Carbatrol drug interactions
Carbatrol can interact with other medications. These include:
- Agents with decreased levels in the presence of carbamazepine due to induction of cytochrome P450 enzymes – alprazolam, amitriptyline, clonazepam, cyclosporin, delavirdine, itraconazole, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, praziquantel, protease inhibitors, quetiapine, risperidone, theophylline, warfarin
- Agents that inhibit cytochrome P450 isoenzymes and/or epoxide hydrolase – diltiazem, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, grapefruit juice, isoniazid, itraconazole, verapamil
- MAO inhibitors – isocarboxazid, linezolid, metaxalone, methylene blue, moclobemide
- Macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin
- Calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine, nimodipine, nefazodone
- Hormonal birth control pills, patches, or rings
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Carbatrol.
You should not use Carbatrol if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient carbamazepine
- Have a history of bone marrow suppression, (bone marrow depression)
- Are allergic to it or to other anti-seizure medications such as oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and primidone
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Talk to your doctor before using Carbatrol if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Carbatrol
- Have heart problems
- Have liver disease or kidney disease
- Have glaucoma
- Have porphyria
- Have depression, mood disorder, or suicidal thoughts
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Carbatrol is the trademark brand name for carbamazepine manufactured by Shire US Inc. A generic version of carbamazepine is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Carbatrol 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.