Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) is a combination medication, usually a sublingual film (under the tongue), that is prescribed to treat opioid/heroin addiction. Suboxone is an opioid partial agonist and works by relieving the symptoms of opioid/heroin withdrawal. Buprenorphine acts as a controlled pain reliever that simulates the feelings of well-being sought by opioid addicts, while naloxone reverses the effects of other narcotics.
There is a generic version of Suboxone. Patients should ask their doctors if this generic is right for their condition. Suboxone can cost patients around $200 for a 30-day supply. Even with insurance, co-pays can begin to add up after just a few months’ supply.
Consumers can also comparison shop their local pharmacies to save money, using this convenient Suboxone savings card and the online tools found there. After finding the best price, just print the card and take it to a local pharmacy.
Manufacturer Coupons for Suboxone
Reckitt Benckiser, the makers of Suboxone, offers additional financial assistance in the form of a Suboxone Savings Card. Co-pays can be reduced to $25 a month, with many patients saving as much as $170 monthly. In addition, Reckitt Benckiser offers the Here-To-Help program and assistance finding doctors and clinics trained in Suboxone therapy
Patient Assistance Programs for Suboxone
Reckitt Benckiser does offer an assistance program for low-income patients. Patients must be without insurance and make less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. In addition, patients must be seen by qualified Suboxone treatment physicians. Reckitt Benckiser asks patients to inquire of their physician for more information. Patients may also call directly. 1-888-898-4818
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. Patients can check out the SSA’s Extra Help Program online to see if they qualify. The program provides for up to $4,000 worth of assistance over 12 months.