Linzess is a prescription medication for treating irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults. Its safety and effectiveness in children and teenagers has not been established yet.
When taken as directed, Linzess increases the amount of chloride and water in the intestines. This eases the symptoms of constipation, which include belly pain, hard stools and infrequent bowel movements.
As of now, Linzess has no generic equivalent. The full retail price for a month’s supply of 30 capsules hovers around $400. Fortunately, there are several options available for absorbing some or most of this cost.
One of the simplest options is a Linzess discount card, which can save consumers anywhere from 10% to 75% at retail pharmacies through comparison shopping. Comparison shopping is a proven way to save money. Using these online tools, patients can print coupons with the best price from local pharmacies.
Manufacturer Savings Programs for Linzess
The manufacturer of Linzess has created a savings program that can make the medication far more affordable. In fact, the cost for a 30- or 90-day prescription could be as little as $30. To be eligible, patients must have commercial insurance. Those with Medicare, Medicaid, or any state or private plan that pays the entire cost of prescriptions are not eligible.
Patients can apply for and activate their Linzess savings program card by filling out the online form.
Other Patient Assistance Options
Allergan Pharma also offers a Patient Assistance Program for U.S. residents who cannot afford at no their medications. The application form must be filled out by the patient and his/her healthcare provider. If approved, Allergan will ship a 3-month supply of Linzess to the applicant’s provider charge.
Finally, Medicare beneficiaries who are ineligible for any other form of aid, and who still cannot afford their prescriptions, can apply for the Extra Help program, which is valued at about $4,000 per year.