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Pennsaid patient assistance programs

Do you need assistance to pay for Pennsaid medication? With our help, you may be able to get your Pennsaid for just $49 per month.* Prescription Care helps you to enroll in patient assistance programs by working directly with your healthcare provider. 

We guide you through the process, handling the enrollment process on your behalf, and help you to get access to the medications you need at an affordable price. If you need help paying for Pennsaid medication, then try Prescription Care.


Your monthly Pennsaid cost savings if eligible

The cost of Pennsaid medication with Prescription Care is just $49 per month. This flat monthly fee covers the full cost of your prescription, regardless of the retail price. Every month, you could save:

$2,490.00
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$2,441.00
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care

Am I eligible for the Pennsaid patient assistance program?

If we determine that you meet the eligibility criteria for Pennsaid assistance, we will enroll you in the patient assistance program on your behalf. Every application is reviewed on an individual basis, but key criteria will likely include: 

  • 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 Pennsaid patient assistance program? 

We make it as simple and straightforward as possible to apply for the Pennsaid patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment form, detailing all medications you take. This must include Pennsaid. We’ll also ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income, as this information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that ship your Pennsaid medication. 

Once Prescription Care determines that you may be eligible for Pennsaid assistance, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you, and will also request your Pennsaid medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is Prescription Care a Pennsaid coupons provider?

Prescription Care is not a Pennsaid coupon, a Pennsaid discount card, or a Pennsaid copay card provider. We don’t offer printable Pennsaid manufacturer coupons, Pennsaid discounts, rebates, Pennsaid savings cards, trial offers, or free Pennsaid samples.

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Pennsaid patient assistance program. If you’re looking for coupons for Pennsaid or cheap Pennsaid, applying for the patient assistance program with Prescription Care will likely save you more money. Your total cost for the medication will always be $49 per month.

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

At Prescription Care we help eligible individuals access the medications they need through patient assistance programs. Potential eligibility is determined against a number of factors, which means that you may be able to be enrolled if you have insurance, but your insurance company won’t pay for your Pennsaid medication. 

We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility, no insurance at all, or your Medicare plan doesn’t cover Pennsaid. Apply online to find out more.

How much is Pennsaid with insurance?

Pennsaid prices with insurance will vary by healthcare plan. Your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

How much does Pennsaid cost without insurance?

Pennsaid prices without insurance will vary depending on the amount and the dose you buy, and where you buy it from. As a guide, a 150 ml bottle of 1.5% Pennsaid topical solution will cost around $2,700.

What is Pennsaid?

Pennsaid is a medication prescribed to adults to relieve pain in your knees caused by osteoarthritis. Pennsaid comes as a topical solution (a liquid) that you apply directly to your knees. You spread the liquid over the front, sides, and backs of your knees, usually twice daily. The Pennsaid is absorbed into your knees and provides pain relief. 

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that makes you lose joint cartilage. If you lose too much cartilage, the bone beneath the cartilage can become damaged as you move your joints. As affected joints become damaged, they can swell, and you can feel a reduced range of motion, stiffness, numbness, and pain. Often symptoms come on slowly as damage occurs gradually. Osteoarthritis can affect most joints but often damages your knees. Often joints on one side of your body can be affected more than on the other side. Osteoarthritis can be treated in a range of ways, including using medications that reduce pain in your joints, like Pennsaid.

Pennsaid active ingredients

The active ingredient in Pennsaid is called diclofenac sodium. It’s a type of medication called a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces pain and inflammation.

Diclofenac sodium works by blocking steps in the processes inside your body that cause inflammation and pain. It reduces inflammation by blocking the production of two substances, called prostaglandin and leukotrienes. These substances are used in steps in the process your immune system triggers to cause inflammation. This halts the process and reduces the amount of inflammation in your knee joints. It limits pain by blocking channels in your nerve cells that bring minerals into the cells (like sodium and potassium). This reduces how sensitive your nerves are to pain and limits the pain signals your nerves send.

Pennsaid side effects & Pennsaid drug interactions

The most common side effects caused by Pennsaid include:

  • Reactions at the site of application, like skin dryness, peeling, redness, hardening, itching, pain, rashes, blisters, and scabbing
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • An upset stomach
  • Stomach pain
  • Gas (flatulence)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • An increase in bruising
  • Bladder infections

Sometimes Pennsaid can cause more serious side effects, although this happens rarely. These side effects can include:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication
  • An increased risk of heart attacks and strokes
  • An increased risk of blood clots
  • An increased risk of bleeding, ulcers, and tears (perforations) in your esophagus, stomach, and intestines
  • Liver problems, including reduced liver function
  • Serious skin infections

Pennsaid can also interact with the following medications: 

  • Other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen or naproxen 
  • Medications that may contain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including over the counter cold and flu treatments
  • Aspirin, or other acetylsalicylic acid medications
  • Any other pain medications 

Pennsaid warnings & precautions

You should not take Pennsaid if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient diclofenac sodium
  • Have ever had an allergic reaction after taking any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or aspirin
  • Are going to have a type of heart surgery called coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • Are under 18 years of age

Talk to your doctor before taking Pennsaid if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Pennsaid 
  • Have ever had any ulcers or bleeding in your esophagus, stomach, or intestines
  • Have any liver or kidney problems
  • Have high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Have asthma
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Are over 65 years of age

*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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