Namenda XR (memantine) is prescribed to treat conditions of dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a complex condition related to the way memory and cognition works in the brain. Dementia is an advanced state of confusion often caused by Alzheimer’s. Namenda XR works by blocking the actions of certain neurotransmitters (chemicals that allow nerves to communicate) in the brain which contributes to dementia.
There is a generic available for Namenda XR. Ask your doctor if this generic is right for your condition. Uninsured patients who must take name-brand Namenda XR can expect to pay as much as $400 for a 30-day supply. Alzheimer’s, and the related dementia, are incurable conditions; patients can expect to be prescribed Namenda XR over a long period of time, so even insured patients may find that monthly co-pays quickly begin to add up.
One of the quickest ways to save money on this prescription medication is to print off and use a Namenda XR coupon. While there, patients can comparison shop their local pharmacies for the best price in their area; it’s as simple as plugging in a zip code.
Manufacturer Coupons for Namenda XR
Allergan, the maker of Namenda XR, sometimes offers a free trial coupon which allows new patients to try the medication for free, for a time. Patients are encouraged to go online to see if the offer is currently available. Consumers may also contact Allergan directly with any questions.
Patient Assistance Programs for Namenda XR
Allergan does have a patient assistance program for its products which may offer additional prescription assistance to low-income patients. Patients can go online for information, or call Allergan directly. 1-844-424-6727
Manufacturer discount programs are unavailable to Medicare and Medicaid recipients; however, those on government health programs may still qualify for additional governmental assistance on the costs of their prescriptions. The program provides for up to $4,000 worth of assistance over 12 months. Patients can check out the SSA’s Extra Help Program online to see if they qualify.