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Epitol Patient assistance program

Is your Epitol 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 Epitol 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 Epitol cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Epitol 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 Epitol patient assistance?

We review each Epitol 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 Epitol patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Epitol patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Epitol, 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 an Epitol coupon provider?

NiceRx is not an Epitol coupon, Epitol discount card, or Epitol copay card provider. We do not offer Epitol manufacturer coupons, Epitol discounts, rebates, Epitol savings cards, trial offers, or free Epitol 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 Epitol cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Epitol
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Epitol 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 Epitol cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Epitol costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Epitol oral tablets 200 mg will cost around $50 for 100 tablets.

How much does Epitol cost with insurance?

The copay for Epitol 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 Epitol?

Epitol is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Epitol is classed as an anticonvulsant (or anti-epileptic drug) used to treat epilepsy and nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy. Epitol is also used to treat bipolar disorder.

What doses of Epitol are available?

Epitol is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 200 mg.

Carbamazepine is also available as an alternative capsule, extended-release tablet, liquid, or chewable tablet form in alternative brands.

Please read the full prescribing information, including the Boxed warnings and medication guide, and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Epitol active ingredients

The active ingredient of Epitol is carbamazepine.

Epitol side effects

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

  • Dizziness, loss of coordination
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Drowsiness

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

  • Life-threatening skin reactions, such as an allergic reaction (pyrexia, unusual weakness, bleeding, bruising, or a skin rash that causes blistering and peeling)
  • Severe or life-threatening skin rash, especially in people of Asian ancestry
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Loss of appetite, right-sided upper abdominal pain, dark urine
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Anemia or other blood problems – pyrexia, sore throat, mouth sores, bleeding gums, nosebleeds, easy bruising, unusual tiredness, feeling light-headed or short of breath

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

Epitol drug interactions

Epitol can interact with other medications. These include:

  • MAO inhibitors – furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid
  • Macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin
  • Rifamycins such as rifabutin
  • St. John’s wort
  • Drugs used to prevent blood clots such as apixaban, rivaroxaban
  • Certain calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine, nimodipine
  • Nefazodone
  • HIV NNRTIs such as delavirdine, efavirenz, etravirine
  • Drugs for sleep or anxiety – alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem
  • Birth control pills or implants – use a barrier form of birth control (such as a condom or diaphragm with spermicide)
  • Grapefruit juice

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Epitol. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements

Epitol contraindications

You should not use Epitol if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient carbamazepine or to antidepressants such as amitriptyline, desipramine, or nortriptyline
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Epitol
  • Have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days
  • Are allergic to other anti-seizure medications such as fosphenytoin, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or primidone
  • Have a history of bone marrow suppression
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Talk to your doctor before using Epitol if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Epitol
  • Have heart problems
  • Have liver or kidney disease
  • Have glaucoma
  • Have porphyria
  • Have depression or a mood disorder
  • Have suicidal thoughts
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Epitol generic

Epitol is the trademark brand name for carbamazepine manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. A generic version of carbamazepine is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Epitol 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.