From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Zoloft® patient assistance programs are designed to help patients receive prescribed medication for free or for a significantly reduced cost. Patients need to submit applications to determine eligibility. Pfizer Helpful Answers offers several patient assistance programs for Zoloft® patients that provide free or discounted medication. Drug savings cards are also available.
Zoloft® is the brand name for sertraline, an antidepressant and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. Zoloft® is prescribed for the treatment of several disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
|Available through||Pfizer Helpful Answers|
|Address||235 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017|
|Eligibility||Varies; some programs are only for residents of the U.S., Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands with no prescription insurance who meet income requirements|
|Benefits||Free or discounted medicine for up to a year|
|Disclaimer||The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide.com 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.|
Zoloft® is a prescription medication manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Inc. Zoloft® works by affecting serotonin in the brain. Low serotonin levels can cause anxiety, panic, depression, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
The most common side effects of Zoloft® include:
- Increased perspiration
- Difficulty sleeping
- Decreased sex drive or impotence
- Difficulty having an orgasm
Patients who discontinue Zoloft® suddenly may experience mood swings, anxiety, exhaustion, tremors, feeling as one is being shocked with electricity, and dizziness. Therefore, patients are instructed to speak with their physicians before discontinuing the drug.
Zoloft® Patient Assistance Programs
There are five Pfizer patient assistance programs that offer Zoloft®, each one available through Pfizer Helpful Answers. These programs offer free or discounted medication for Zoloft® patients for up to a year. To qualify, patients must not have drug insurance, and must live in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additional requirements are listed below for each program. To determine quaification, patients and their doctors need to fill out an application. These can be downloaded on the official Pfizer Helpful Answers website, or they can be faxed or mailed upon request by calling 866-706-2400.
Pfizer's Zoloft® Patient Assistance Programs
- Connection to Care: Patients receive free Zoloft® through their doctor's office for up to a year. In addition to the requirements mentioned above, patients must earn no more than 200% of the federal poverty level.
- MAINTAIN: Free Zoloft® is provided to qualified individuals for up to a year. Patients must have become unemployed after January 1, 2009, and have been on Zoloft® for at least three months prior to becoming unemployed.
- Pfizer Friends: This drug savings card for Zoloft® can be used at the pharmacy. Patients cannot have prescription insurance coverage and must live in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Sharing the Care: Patients receive free Zoloft® at select community health centers. Patients must be registered with a participating Sharing the Care center and meet the household income requirements. Not all health centers offer Zoloft®.
- Pfizer Hospital Partnership Program: Participating hospitals offer free Zoloft®. Eligible patients must meet the household income requirements and be a registered outpatient of the hospital/hospital system.
Patients may also be able to save by purchasing generic Zoloft®, sertraline, from non-Pfizer patient assistance programs. RX Outreach, a non-profit organization, provides Sertraline at a discount to patients who meet income guidelines. The Together Rx Access program is a free medication discount card that covers brand name and generic Zoloft® for eligible patients. To qualify, individuals must have no insurance coverage or assistance from Medicare Part D. They must also meet income guidelines that vary based on the size of their households.
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