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Equetro Patient assistance program

Is your Equetro 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 Equetro medication.

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  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

Your monthly Equetro cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Equetro patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 a month, per medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Equetro prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Equetro patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Equetro 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 Equetro patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Equetro patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Equetro. 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 Equetro 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 Equetro patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Equetro medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx an Equetro coupons provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Equetro patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Equetro manufacturer coupons, Equetro discounts, or free Equetro samples. We are not an Equetro coupon provider or Equetro discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Equetro if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Equetro patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Equetro 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 is Equetro with insurance?

The cost of Equetro 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.

How much does Equetro cost without insurance?

Equetro prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and how much you buy. As a guide, Equetro usually costs $500 for 120 capsules. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

What is Equetro?

Equetro contains the prescription medicine carbamazepine, which is classed as an anticonvulsant. Anticonvulsants work by calming hyperactivity in the brain in different ways. Equetro is available as 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg extended-release capsules. Your doctor will decide which dose and regime is best for you.

Equetro can be used to treat:

  • Acute manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder
  • Seizures
  • Pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia

It is uncertain how Equetro works to treat these conditions.

Equetro active ingredients

Exactly how Equetro works in the body is not fully understood. Studies do show however it works on the sodium channels in the body. By blocking the sodium channels, synaptic transmission is decreased and also other neurotransmitters can not be released.

Equetro should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew an extended-release Equetro capsule. If swallowing is a problem you may carefully open the extended-release capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a sweet pudding. Swallow right away without chewing. The mixture can not be saved for later use. Discard the empty capsule.

It may take up to 4 weeks before your symptoms improve. Call your doctor immediately if Equetro seems to stop working. It is important to know that you will have your blood tested on a regular basis while you are taking this medication. It is also important to avoid sunlight when taking carbamazepine as it could make you sunburn more easily. Cover up and use SPF (30 or above) when outdoors.

Equetro side effects

The most common side effects caused by Equetro include:

  • Difficulty walking
  • Loss of coordination
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

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

  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rash of any intensity
  • Unexpected tiredness
  • Increased seizures

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Equetro against your risk of side effects.

Equetro drug interactions

Equetro can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatments for cancer – axitinib, ribociclib, sunitinib, tucatinib, bosutinib, crizotinib, ivosidenib, lapatinib
  • Antibiotics for bacterial infection – erythromycin, troleandomycin, telithromycin
  • Calcium channel blockers for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) – nimodipine, nicardipine, nifedipine
  • Birth control pills – levonorgestrel, norgestrel
  • Anti-viral treatments – boceprevir, dolutegravir, ritonavir, cidofovir, tenofovir

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

Equetro warning and precautions

You should not use Equetro if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient carbamazepine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Equetro
  • Are allergic to an antidepressant such as amitriptyline
  • Have a history of bone marrow suppression
  • Have used an MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor in the past 14 days
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Equetro if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Equetro
  • Use tanning beds
  • Carry out hazardous work or drive
  • Consume grapefruit products
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

*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.