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Concerta patient assistance program

Do you need help paying for your Concerta medication? If you’re struggling to afford your essential medication, we may be able to help. With our assistance you may be able to get your Concerta prescription for only $49 per month.*

At Prescription Care we work directly with your healthcare provider to help enroll you in assistance programs, handling the full application process on your behalf. With our help you could get access to affordable medication without any stress. 

Your monthly Concerta cost savings if eligible

If you are able to receive your medication through the Concerta patient assistance program, it will cost you just $49 per month. This flat monthly fee will cover the full cost of your Concerta medicine, regardless of the retail price. You could save:

$356.35
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$307.35
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$365.18
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$316.18
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$376.59
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$327.59
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$408.95
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$359.95
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care

Am I eligible for the Concerta patient assistance program?

We review all patient assistance programs individually, doing everything we can to process your application. Most programs will consider the following factors:

  • US residency
  • Combined household income
  • Insurance status
General income criteria
  • Up to $36,000
  • Up to $50,000
  • Up to $100,000
  

How do I apply for the Concerta patient assistance program? 

The first step is to complete our enrollment application, detailing all medications you take. This includes Concerta. It’s important that you also let us know about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This essential information is needed by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship the medication.

If we determine that you could be eligible for Concerta assistance, we’ll handle the application process on your behalf and help to enroll you in the Concerta patient assistance program. Once enrolled, we’ll also request your Concerta medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. 

Is Prescription Care a Concerta coupon provider?

We are not a Concerta coupon, a Concerta discount card, or a Concerta copay card. We don’t offer printable Concerta manufacturer coupons, Concerta discounts, rebates, Concerta savings cards, trial offers, or free Concerta samples.

Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Concerta patient assistance program. When obtaining your Concerta medicine through Prescription Care your total cost for the medication will always be a flat fee of $49 per month. This is likely to be much cheaper than Concerta coupons, discounts, or cheap Concerta. 

Can Prescription Care help me get Concerta if I have insurance?

We may be able to help in a number of situations. This includes if your insurance company won’t pay for your Concerta medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We can even help if you don’t have insurance. 

How much is Concerta with insurance?

The price of Concerta varies depending on your healthcare plan. A pharmacist or your healthcare provider will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Remember, if you’re approved for assistance, you’ll likely save more if you get your Concerta medication through Prescription Care.

How much is Concerta without insurance?

Concerta prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it, the number of tablets per pack, and the strength of the tablets. As a guide, you can expect to pay around $275 for a pack of 30 tablets of Concerta or around $370 for 45mg tablets. You will never pay more than the flat monthly fee of $49 when obtaining your Concerta with Prescription Care.

What is Concerta?

Concerta is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children aged six to 18, and sometimes in adults too. The medication is taken orally as a tablet. Your physician will decide how often you take it and at what dose.

ADHD is a condition that causes differences in brain development and activity. The most common effects of this are problems paying attention, impulsive behavior, excess energy, and difficulties with controlling your emotions. It usually emerges and is diagnosed in childhood, often between the ages of 6 and 12. It can be diagnosed later in life though. ADHD can be very disruptive to your life, affecting performance at school and in the workplace, as well as interfering in home and social life. 

Concerta helps with ADHD by affecting your brain activity. The medication increases activity in certain regions of your brain, improving your attention, helping you focus, making you less impulsive, and easing other symptoms of ADHD. Concerta is often used alongside other treatments, like counseling and behavioral therapy.

Concerta active ingredients

The active ingredient in Concerta is called methylphenidate. This helps with brain activity by increasing the amount of norepinephrine and dopamine in your brain. These two substances are naturally produced in your brain and they help to send signals between your neurons.

Usually, excess norepinephrine and dopamine are reabsorbed by the neurons that make it. Methylphenidate blocks this from happening though, allowing levels of these substances to increase. Higher levels of norepinephrine and dopamine enhances communication between your neurons, increasing brain activity. This is associated with improvements in thinking and behavior, like increased attention and reduced impulsivity. 

Concerta side effects & Concerta drug interactions

Just as with other medications, Concerta can cause side effects in some people. The severity of the side effects vary between different people. Others won’t experience any side effects, while in some cases they might be more acute. The side effects caused most often by Concerta, which affect around 10% of people taking it, include headaches, insomnia, feeling nervous, mood changes and mood swings, and an uneven heartbeat.

In rarer cases, Concerta can cause serious side effects, like allergic reactions, seizures, muscle spasms, and psychological issues like paranoia and suicidal thoughts. These side effects are rare, and your physician will judge your risk and suitability for Concerta.

This isn’t the full list of the side effects that Concerta can cause. Further details will be found on the patient leaflet that comes with your medicine, while your physician or pharmacist can advise if you’re concerned.

In some instances, Concerta can interact with other medications. When this happens, it can alter how the medicine works and can even make side effects more likely. Always tell your prescribing physician about all drugs you’re taking, including vitamins and dietary supplements. Specifically, the following are known to interact with Concerta: 

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) taken for depression
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) antidepressants 
  • Medicines for Parkinson’s disease, like levodopa
  • Medicines for epilepsy
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Blood-thinning medications
  • Cough or cold remedies that can affect blood pressure 

Concerta warnings & precautions

Don’t take Concerta if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient methylphenidate
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Concerta 
  • Are under six years of age
  • Have thyroid problems
  • Have glaucoma
  • Have a heart condition
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have problems with the blood vessels in your brain
  • Have mental health conditions like schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, mania, severe depression, or an eating disorder

Talk to your physician before taking Concerta if you:

  • Have a liver or kidney condition
  • Have a narrowing or blockage in your food pipe or gut
  • Have ever had seizures or an abnormal brain scan (ECG)
  • Are female and have started your periods 
  • Have a mental health problem where you experience mood swings, hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, or depression
  • Are about to have an operation
  • Are intolerant to some sugars
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Don’t drink alcohol whilst taking Concerta, as it can make some side effects more likely or worse.

Concerta can cause side effects which can make driving and operating machinery more dangerous. Don’t drive or use machinery until you understand how Concerta affects you.

*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 Prescription Care 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 866-262-2603, 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.


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