Belviq (lorecaserin) is prescribed with diet and exercise to treat obesity. It is sometimes prescribed to treat obesity specifically related to diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Obesity is sometimes related to a chemical imbalance in the brain. Belviq works by affecting chemical signals in the brain, making patients feel full with smaller meals.
There is no generic currently available for Belviq until the patents expire for the brand name. Patients without insurance can expect to pay as much as $200 to $300 for a 30-day supply, depending on the pharmacy. There is no cure for obesity, only treatment, so patients can expect to be prescribed Belviq over a fairly long period of time. Even with insurance, co-pays add up quickly.
Comparison shopping is an easy way to save money on prescriptions. Not all pharmacies charge the same price for the same drugs. Using these online shopping tools and a Belviq discount card, patients can find the best prescription prices from pharmacies near them.
Manufacturer Coupons for Belviq
Eisai, the makers of Belviq, offer a savings card to help patients save additional money on the cost of this prescription. The card can save insured patients as much as $160 monthly on Belviq. Uninsured patients who pay cash for Belviq can save $185 a month. Restrictions apply, so patients are encouraged to go online to check their eligibility.
Patient Assistance Programs for Belviq
Eisai does offer additional patient assistance for those who are low-income or just need a little extra help. Patients are encouraged to go online or call Eisai for more information. 1-866-613-4724
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.