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Trecator Patient assistance program

Is your Trecator 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 Trecator medication with our help.

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NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

How it works

  • Enroll online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.

  • Pre-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.

  • Submit documents

    We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.

  • Receive medication

    Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Trecator cost savings if eligible

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

Am I eligible for the Trecator patient assistance program?

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

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

Is NiceRx a Trecator coupon provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Trecator cheaper if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Trecator patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Trecator 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 does Trecator cost without insurance?

Trecator costs without insurance will vary depending on where you buy the medication. As a guide, Trecator oral tablet 250 mg usually costs $600 for 100 tablets. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Trecator cost with insurance?

The copay for Trecator 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.

What is Trecator?

Trecator is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. Trecator is used for the treatment of active tuberculosis in patients with M. tuberculosis who have developed resistance to isoniazid or rifampin, or when patients are unable to tolerate isoniazid or rifampin. Trecator is not used alone for the treatment of tuberculosis as this leads to the rapid development of resistance.

What doses of Trecator are available?

Trecator is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 250 mg.

Trecator is taken with or without food. If you miss a dose take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Missing doses may also increase your risk of further infection resistance to antibiotics.

You may need regular blood and eye tests to check your liver and thyroid function during treatment. If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar carefully while taking Trecator. Trecator is not recommended for the treatment of a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold. Store tablets at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Please read the drug information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Trecator active ingredients

Trecator contains ethionamide as the active ingredient.

Trecator side effects

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

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite
  • Metallic taste in your mouth
  • Blisters or ulcers in your mouth, red or swollen gums, difficulty swallowing
  • Headache, dizziness, drowsiness
  • Depressed mood

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

  • Confusion, changes in behavior
  • Eye pain, blurred vision
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Seizures
  • Upper stomach pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)

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

Trecator drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Trecator, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medication including any supplements you are taking.

Trecator contraindications

You should not use Trecator if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient ethionamide
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Trecator
  • Have severe liver disease

Talk to your doctor before using Trecator if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Trecator
  • Have vision problems
  • Have diabetes
  • Have a thyroid disorder
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known whether ethionamide passes into breast milk

Trecator generic

Trecator is the trademark brand name for ethionamide distributed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. A generic version of ethionamide is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Trecator savings through NiceRx.

*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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

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.