Your monthly Tasmar cost savings if eligible
With our assistance, you could access the Tasmar 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 Tasmar patient assistance?
We review each Tasmar 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 Tasmar patient assistance program?
Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Tasmar patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Tasmar, 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 a Tasmar coupon provider?
NiceRx is not a Tasmar coupon, Tasmar discount card, or Tasmar copay card provider. We do not offer Tasmar manufacturer coupons, Tasmar discounts, rebates, Tasmar savings cards, trial offers, or free Tasmar 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 Tasmar cheaper if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Tasmar
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Tasmar 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 Tasmar cost without insurance?
Without insurance, Tasmar costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Tasmar oral tablets 100 mg will cost around $11,250 for 90 tablets.
How much does Tasmar cost with insurance?
The copay for Tasmar 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 Tasmar?
Tasmar is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Bausch Health. Tasmar is an inhibitor of catechol-O-methyltransferase (a COMT inhibitor) and is used as adjunctive therapy to levodopa/carbidopa for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease include stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, and poor muscle control.
Tasmar is usually given to people who are already taking combination treatments of carbidopa and levodopa, or levodopa and benserazide but have not had successful treatment of symptoms.
What doses of Tasmar are available?
Tasmar is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 100 mg.
Your doctor will carry out blood tests before initiating treatment, and liver function tests every 2 to 4 weeks for the first 6 months of treatment.
Tasmar is taken three times a day, with or without food. Take your first dose with your first daily dose of carbidopa and levodopa. Take your second and third doses 6 and 12 hours later.
Please read the prescribing information provided with your tablets. Do not stop using Tasmar suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Tasmar active ingredients
Tolcapone the active ingredient in Tasmar is believed to inhibit COMT and change the plasma pharmacokinetics of levodopa. Sustained plasma levels of levodopa result in more constant dopaminergic stimulation in the brain, (tolcapone will increase the level or effect of dopamine) leading to greater effects on the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in patients as well as increasing levodopa’s side effects. Sometimes this may require a decrease in the dose of levodopa.
Tasmar side effects
The most common side effects of Tasmar in clinical trials compared to placebo include:
- Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite
- Muscle cramps
- Dyskinesia (uncontrollable movements)
- Sleep disorders such as excessive dreaming, drowsiness, somnolence (sleepiness), sleep problems
- Confusion, hallucination
- Orthostatic complaints (dizziness on standing)
In rare instances, Tasmar can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Severe or ongoing diarrhea
- Worsening tremors, stiffness, or muscle spasms
- Liver injury and liver failure – unusual tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Easy bleeding or bruising, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, fever, mood changes, increased urges
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Tasmar against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Tasmar to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Tasmar drug interactions
Tasmar can interact with other medications. These include:
- MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine. Both MAO inhibitors and tolcapone inhibit catecholamine metabolism, leading to increased levels and the potential for dangerously high heart rate or blood pressure
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Tasmar.
You should not use Tasmar if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient tolcapone
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Tasmar
- Have liver disease or increased liver enzymes
- Have a history of muscle damage or fever and confusion caused by using any medication
- Have phaeochromocytoma
- Have a history of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, rhabdomyolysis, or hyperthermia
- Have severe dyskinesia
Talk to your doctor before using Tasmar if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Tasmar
- Have kidney disease
- Have low blood pressure
- Have Parkinson’s disease
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Tasmar is the trademark brand name for tolcapone manufactured by Bausch Health. A generic version of tolcapone is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Tasmar 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.