Suboxone Patient Assistance Programs

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Suboxone® patient assistance programs provide financial assistance for Suboxone® treatment to patients in need. Eligible patients can get free Suboxone® for up to three months through the Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals company's patient assistance program. In order to get Suboxone® free, patients must meet certain income criteria and be under the care of a doctor.

Suboxone® is a prescription narcotic used to treat opioid dependence. The drug was approved by the FDA in 2002. Suboxone® is manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc.[1]

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Brand name for Buprenorphine and naloxone[1]
Manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc.[1]
Available through Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc "Here to Help" program
Questions? 877-782-6966[2]
Eligibility Must be at least 16, not have prescription insurance coverage, and meet certain income guidelines
Benefits Free Suboxone® for up to three months
Disclaimer The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.
Author Allison Hughes
 
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Suboxone Patient Assistance Programs

Suboxone® is an expensive medication used as part of an overall treatment program for opioid addiction. The main patient assistance program available to qualified patients is provided by the manufacturer, Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc "Here to Help" program. Patients who qualify for the program can receive a year's worth of the medication for free. The patient is sent a card to be redeemed at the pharmacy, along with the Suboxone® prescription, for one month's supply of the medication.[3]

The program only allows each doctor to have three patients enrolled in the program at a time. New patients seeking Suboxone® treatment may want to call doctors first to determine if he or she already has the maximum number of patients on the Suboxone® patient assistance program. To find a list of doctors that can treat opioid addiction, patients can visit the official Suboxone® website.[4]

In order for patients to be eligible, they must not have prescription insurance coverage, must be at least 16 years of age, and must meet certain annual income guidelines. Patients who want to get more information on eligibility, and to have an application sent them, can contact The Reckitt Benckiser "Here to Help" program at 866-973-HERE[2]

In addition the manufacturer provides a printable co-pay card that reduces the cost to patients ineligible for the assistance program.[5]

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Suboxone Patient Assistance Programs

This video provides information on how to enroll in a Suboxone patient assistance program.

Suboxone Information

Suboxone® is the brand name for a drug that combines buprenorphine and naloxone.[6] Suboxone® is used in the treatment of opioid addiction. Buprenorphine produces many of the same effects as other opioids like codeine, morphine, and heroin, but with less euphoric effects, while naloxone blocks the effects of the same drugs. Together, they help suppress opioid withdrawal symptoms, decrease cravings for the drugs, help patients stay in treatment, and reduce the illicit use of opioids. Suboxone® is available as tablets and as film, a once-a-day product dissolved under the tongue.[1]

In clinical trials, the most common side effects that patients experienced while taking the drug included:

  • Headache (36%)
  • Withdrawal syndrome (25%)
  • Pain (22%)
  • Insomnia (14%)
  • Nausea (15%)
  • Sweating (14%)
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 http://www.suboxone.com/
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.suboxone.com/hcp/contact/
  3. http://www.needymeds.org/drug_list.taf?_function=name&name=Suboxone
  4. http://www.suboxone.com/patients/resources/find_a_doctor.aspx
  5. http://www.suboxone.com/patients/about_suboxone/copay.aspx?cid=subx
  6. http://www.suboxone.com/patients/about_suboxone_tablets.aspx