Vimpat patient assistance program
Have you been prescribed Vimpat to treat seizures? Do you need help paying for the medication? At Prescription Care we may be able to assist.
We work alongside healthcare providers to assist eligible individuals enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications. With our help, you could receive your prescription for a monthly fee of $49 per month.* We handle the full enrollment process on your behalf, to help you access the medications you need at a price you can afford.
Your monthly Vimpat cost savings if eligible
With Prescription Care’s help, you could receive your Vimpat prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month, if you are eligible for the Vimpat patient assistance program.
Am I eligible for the Vimpat patient assistance program?
We will review your Vimpat enrollment application individually. It is likely that the main factors considered by the patient assistance program will include:
How do I apply for the Vimpat patient assistance program?
It’s easy to apply for the Vimpat patient assistance program with Prescription Care. To start, you will need to complete the enrollment application on our website. At this stage, we need to know the full details of any medications you’re taking. You will also need to provide accurate and up-to-date information about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income.
Once you complete your enrollment application, we will determine your potential eligibility for Vimpat assistance. We will then handle the full enrollment process on your behalf and will also request your medication refills for up to one year.
Is Prescription Care a Vimpat coupons provider?
Prescription Care is not a Vimpat coupon, a Vimpat discount card, or a Vimpat copay card provider. We don’t offer printable Vimpat manufacturer coupons, Vimpat discounts, rebates, Vimpat savings cards, trial offers, or free Vimpat samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Vimpat patient assistance program.
Can Prescription Care help me get Vimpat if I have insurance?
Prescription Care may be able to assist if your insurance company won’t pay for your Vimpat medication. This may also be the case if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you don’t have insurance. Apply online with Prescription Care to find out more.
How much is Vimpat with insurance?
The cost of Vimpat with insurance will depend on your healthcare plan. Your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to understand what you may need to pay.
How much does Vimpat cost without insurance?
Vimpat prices without insurance will vary depending on whether you buy Vimpat as tablets, as an oral solution, or intravenous solution for injection. Prices will also vary depending on the dose you buy and can vary by retailer. As a guide, a pack of 60, 100 mg Vimpat tablets will cost around $1,000.
What is Vimpat?
Vimpat is a prescription medicine used to treat partial-onset seizures in adults and children aged four years and older.
You usually take Vimpat twice a day, in the morning and evening, to keep your seizures at bay. Vimpat can be taken as a tablet that’s swallowed, as an oral solution that’s swallowed, or by injection into a vein (intravenous injection). Adults can take Vimpat in any of these ways, and this will be decided upon by your doctor. Children aged between four and 17 should only take Vimpat orally either as a tablet or an oral solution. Always take your Vimpat exactly as directed by the doctor who prescribed it to you.
Vimpat active ingredients
The active ingredient in Vimpat is called lacosamide. It’s an antiepileptic medicine that reduces your chances of having seizures. Lacosamide works by stopping certain circuits in your brain cells (neurons), called voltage-gated sodium channels, from activating in a repetitive way.
Lacosamide still allows your neurons to send signals, so doesn’t stop them working and doesn’t affect your brain function. But it does stop neurons that have been active for long periods from sending repeating signals over and over, which is thought to trigger epilepsy. Rather than affecting your whole brain, you can think of Vimpat as targeting and calming only those brain cells which are most likely to give you a seizure.
Vimpat side effects & Vimpat drug interactions
The most common side effects caused by Vimpat include:
- Double vision
- Nausea (feeling sick)
Vimpat can occasionally cause more serious side effects, such as:
- An increased risk of suicidal thoughts and actions
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication that can cause severe skin rashes, swelling of body parts, fever, and damage to your liver and blood cells
- An irregular heartbeat that can lead to cardiac arrest in some cases
Vimpat can interact with other medications, specifically:
- Any other medications to treat seizures or epilepsy
- Any medications taken for heart conditions
- Any medications that can affect your heartbeat, like carbamazepine, lamotrigine, or pregabalin
- Any medications taken to treat fungal infections, like fluconazole, itraconazole, or ketoconazole
- Ritonavir, used to treat HIV infections
- Clarithromycin or rifampicin, two antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections
- An herbal medicine called St. John’s wort
Vimpat warnings & precautions
Antiepileptic drugs like Vimpat can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in some people. Seek urgent medical attention if you feel, or someone you care for who is taking Vimpat, feels they are at risk of suicide.
Vimpat is a federally controlled substance because it can be abused and can lead to drug dependence. Keep your Vimpat in a safe place and protect it from theft. Never give or sell your Vimpat to anyone else, it may harm them and is against the law.
Vimpat can cause side effects, like dizziness, sleepiness, and blurred vision, that can affect your ability to drive, operate machinery, or perform other dangerous tasks. Avoid these activities when taking Vimpat until you’re confident it doesn’t give you side effects that put you or others in danger.
Vimpat should not be given to children under four years of age and should not be given through intravenous injection to children aged four to 17. Don’t take Vimpat if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient lacosamide
- Have a heart problem called second- or third-degree AV block
Talk to your doctor before taking Vimpat if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Vimpat
- Have or have had depression, other mood disorders, suicidal thoughts, or suicidal behaviors
- Have any heart problem
- Have any liver problems
- Have any kidney problems
- Have ever abused prescription medications, alcohol, or illegal drugs
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed