Xanax Patient Assistance Programs

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Xanax® is a prescription medication that contains the drug alprazolam. Doctors prescribe Xanax® to treat a variety of panic and anxiety disorders. Xanax® alters brain activity to reduce excitement. Xanax® is a benzodiazapene, and is a federally-controlled substance with the potential for abuse. Patients who take large doses of Xanax® or take it for a period longer than a few days may become physically and psychologically dependent on the drug.[1]

Consumers who have trouble affording Xanax® may be able to benefit from Xanax® patient assistance programs. Offered by drug manufacturer Pfizer as well as other sources, programs generally require patients to have no prescription drug insurance.

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Available through Pfizer[2]
Phone 1-866-706-2400[3]
Address PO Box 66543, St. Louis, MO 63166-6543[4]
Eligibility Must be a resident of U.S. or U.S. territories and have no prescription drug insurance[4]
Benefits Discount at participating pharmacies[4]
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Author Selena Robinson
 
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Xanax® Information

Xanax® treats general anxiety disorder, panic disorders, agoraphobia, or fear of the outdoors, and some cases of premenstrual disorder. Xanax® may not be safe for patients with glaucoma, depression, a history of drug and alcohol abuse, or a history of suicidal thoughts. The drug may also cause harm to the fetus when used by pregnant women. Xanax® may cause drowsiness, and therefore some patients may not be able to safely operate a motor vehicle while taking the drug. Drinking alcoholic beverages while using Xanax® may increase drowsiness. In addition, Xanax® can cause reactions with a number of prescription and OTC medications, including certain antidepressants and St. John's wort.[1] [5]

Xanax® Patient Assistance Programs

Pfizer Pfriends offers a drug savings card to reduce the cost of Xanax® prescriptions. There are no age or income requirements, but patients must not have insurance that covers their medication. The average savings is from 15-36 percent with the card, and prices vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. Patients may fill out the application online, print it, and mail it to Pfizer Pfriends.[4]

Rx Outreach offers qualifying patients discounted Xanax® at the price of $35 for a 90-day supply.[6] Eligible patients must earn less than $33,510 per year, or less than $69,150 a year for a family of four. There is a sliding income scale for families of different sizes.[7]

Patient Assistance Program Overview

Patient Assistance Programs
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Also See: Xanax, Drug Coupons, Patient Assistance Programs, Xanax Side Effects, Lexapro Patient Assistance Programs

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?setid=388e249d-b9b6-44c3-9f8f-880eced0239f
  2. http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/pages/Programs/medicines.aspx?p=1
  3. http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/pages/Programs/programdetails.aspx?p=1
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/files/PfizerPfriendsApp061112_Online.pdf
  5. http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/st-john-s-wort-with-xanax-2106-0-133-54.html
  6. http://www.rxoutreach.org/medications/
  7. http://www.rxoutreach.org/eligibility/