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.
Epitol patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
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
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
- 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
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 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.
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.