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Pennsaid patient assistance program

If you are unable to afford your Pennsaid medication, we may be able to help. The Prescription Care program helps uninsured and underinsured individuals with chronic conditions who cannot afford their medications. If you qualify for prescription assistance, you can receive your Pennsaid prescription for $49 per month!* 

Your monthly Pennsaid cost savings if eligible

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Am I eligible for the Pennsaid patient assistance program?

Pennsaid is a branded medication manufactured by pharmaceutical company Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Inc. If you are prescribed Pennsaid but cannot afford your medication, you may be eligible for a patient assistance program.   

Individuals who meet certain eligibility criteria have the opportunity to receive Pennsaid without paying full retail price. 

We help enrollees obtain a number of important medications. You’ll be notified should you qualify for any additional assistance.

We review each application individually and the main factors considered include:

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

Advantages of receiving Pennsaid through Prescription Care

  • Free, no-obligation consultation to determine eligibility
  • All required paperwork managed by our team on your behalf
  • Courteous and professional assistance (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST)
  • Money-back guarantee**
  • Zero hidden fees or charges for services
Get Pennsaid for $49/month

How can I apply through Prescription Care?

We serve those at risk of going without important, life-saving medications due to financial reasons.
Here is how it works:
  • STEP 1
  • STEP 2
  • STEP 3
  • STEP 4
  • STEP 5

Once enrolled in our service, you will be charged a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication. This fee covers the cost of your medication, regardless of retail price. Because each program conducts its own eligibility screening, final acceptance is determined by the pharmaceutical company.

Please note that Prescription Care is not an insurance provider or a discount card program

Does Prescription Care cover my other drugs?

We help enrollees obtain a number of important medications. Should you qualify for any additional assistance, you will be notified by one of our representatives.  

A few examples of other similar drugs available through Prescription Care include: 

  • Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) 
  • Flector (diclofenac) 

Prescription Care can save you money

If any of your medications are not approved for assistance, Prescription Care can appeal the rejection at no additional cost.

**Should you be denied acceptance to a prescription assistance program, you will receive a full refund of the fees associated with the rejected medication application.

Is Prescription Care considered a Pennsaid coupon?

The Pennsaid patient assistance program offered to eligible enrollees through Prescription Care is not a coupon, generic Pennsaid, or a discount card. Prescription Care does not offer printable coupons, rebates, savings cards, trial offers, or free samples.  

If you are looking for a Pennsaid coupon, keep in mind that you can likely save more on the medication via Prescription Care. When obtaining your Pennsaid medication via Prescription Care, your total cost for the medication will never be more than $49 per month. 

What is Pennsaid prescribed for?

Pennsaid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory cream (NSAID) applied to the skin. It’s used to reduce the pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. 

Active Ingredient 

The active ingredient in Pennsaid is diclofenac sodium. Diclofenac works by blocking the action of a substance in the body called cyclo-oxygenase (COX), a chemical produced in response to injury or certain conditions. This causes pain, swelling, and inflammation. Diclofenac works by blocking the production of prostaglandins, and reduces symptoms.  

Conditions treated by Pennsaid


 OA is a degenerative joint disease and a long-term condition that affects the hands, neck, lower back, knees, and hips. The most common symptom of OA is painful joints, especially when moving. Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when cartilage starts to deteriorate and eventually wears away, causing the bones to rub together.  

Other symptoms can include: joint stiffness, loss of flexibility, and a grinding/grating sensation during movement. It may also cause joint spurs, which are hard, bony knots that form around affected joints. 

OA can’t be cured, but medication can help reduce the pain and inflammation. In severe cases, doctors may suggest joint replacement. 

*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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