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
- 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
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
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.