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Pradaxa patient assistance program

Have you been prescribed Pradaxa for the prevention of blood clots? At Prescription Care, we may be able to assist. With our assistance, you may be able to get your essential Pradaxa prescription for just $49 per month.*

Prescription Care works directly with your healthcare provider to help you enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications. We handle the full enrollment process on your behalf, as well as applying for your ongoing medication if you are successfully enrolled in the program. 

Your monthly Pradaxa cost savings if eligible

By applying for patient assistance programs through Prescription Care you could receive your Pradaxa prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month. Each month, this could save you:

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at US Pharmacy
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at Prescription Care
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Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
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at Prescription Care
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Am I eligible for the Pradaxa patient assistance program?

To determine your eligibility for the Pradaxa patient assistance program simply apply online with us at Prescription Care. We review each patient assistance program application individually and will be able to determine your potential eligibility for assistance. The main factors considered by most programs 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 Pradaxa patient assistance program? 

Applying for the Pradaxa patient assistance program with Prescription Care couldn’t be easier. Start the process by completing your enrollment application online. You’ll need to tell us about any medications you’re taking. This includes Pradaxa and any other medications you have been prescribed. 

We’ll also ask for important information needed by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication, including details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. We will review your application and once we determine if you may be eligible for assistance, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you. Once enrolled in the Pradaxa patient assistance program, we’ll also request your Pradaxa medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is Prescription Care a Pradaxa coupons provider?

No, Prescription Care is not a Pradaxa coupon, a Pradaxa discount card, or a Pradaxa copay card provider. 

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Pradaxa patient assistance program. That means that we also don’t offer printable Pradaxa manufacturer coupons, Pradaxa discounts, rebates, Pradaxa savings cards, trial offers, or free Pradaxa samples.

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

At Prescription Care we might be able to help if your insurance company won’t pay for your Pradaxa medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility, or even if you don’t have insurance. Apply online to find out more.

How much is Pradaxa with insurance?

The exact price that you will need to pay for Pradaxa with insurance will depend on your specific healthcare plan. To find out further details and understand what you may need to pay for Pradaxa with your insurance provider or pharmacist.

How much does Pradaxa cost without insurance?

Pradaxa prices without insurance will vary depending on the dosage and where you buy the medication. As a guide, a pack of 60 Pradaxa tablets, at either 75 mg, 110 mg, or 150 mg strengths, will cost between $520 to $580.

What is Pradaxa?

Pradaxa is a blood thinner (anticoagulant) medication prescribed to adults to lower the chance of blood clots forming. Specifically, it’s used to:

  • Lower the risk of blood clots that can cause strokes in people who have a medical condition called atrial fibrillation
  • To treat and prevent blood clots forming in veins in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism) 
  • To help lower the risk of blood clots forming in veins in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism) of people who’ve had hip replacement surgery

Pradaxa can be taken to treat existing blood clots and to reduce the chances of blood clots forming. It works by interrupting a step in the blood clotting process. You take Pradaxa as an oral capsule, usually twice a day.

Pradaxa active ingredients

The active ingredient in Pradaxa is called dabigatran etexilate mesylate, usually just called dabigatran. It’s a blood thinner (anticoagulant) that stops your blood from clotting. Your blood clots by going through a complex chemical reaction with multiple steps. Some steps of this reaction use enzymes to help change your blood from a liquid to a gel. One of these enzymes is called thrombin.

Dabigatran works by blocking thrombin. When you swallow Pradaxa, molecules of dabigatran are absorbed in your blood, where they bind to thrombin. This stops thrombin from working and blocks a step of the clotting process. 

Pradaxa side effects & Pradaxa drug interactions

When you take Pradaxa it can cause side effects with the most common including:

  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Stomach pain
  • Bruising more often
  • Bleeding more often, including from your gums, nose, genitals, or from your stomach and bowels

In rare instances, Pradaxa can cause more serious side effects, including:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication
  • An increased risk of bleeding, including serious bleeding that could be fatal
  • An increased risk of spinal or epidural blood clots (hematoma) forming if you have any injections into your spine or epidural area, or have a spinal puncture. These can cause long-term or permanent paralysis

Pradaxa can interact with other medications, including: 

  • Any other blood thinner (anticoagulant) medications, like warfarin or heparin
  • Any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen or naproxen 
  • Aspirin, or any other acetylsalicylic acid medications
  • Antifungal medications that contain ketoconazole or itraconazole
  • Dronedarone, taken to treat cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cyclosporine, taken to prevent organ rejection after a transplantation
  • An antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)
  • The antibiotics rifampicin or clarithromycin
  • Medications to treat HIV/AIDS, like ritonavir
  • St. John’s wort, an herbal supplement usually taken to treat depression

Pradaxa warnings & precautions

You should not take Pradaxa if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient dabigatran etexilate mesylate
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Pradaxa 
  • Have ever had a valve in your heart replaced, or are scheduled to have one replaced
  • Are currently bleeding 
  • Have any condition which increases your risk of bleeding
  • Have a severe kidney problem
  • Have a severe liver problem
  • Are under 18 years of age

Talk to your doctor before taking Pradaxa if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Pradaxa 
  • Have recently been bleeding 
  • Have any kidney problems
  • Have any liver problems
  • Have ever had a stomach ulcer
  • 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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