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Heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease (P.A.D) patients who have been prescribed Plavix may be be able to receive the medication for free. Trying out free samples of Plavix may help patient's determine if the drug is a viable treatment option before investing money. Another way to save is through Plavix patient assistance programs, which provide free Plavix for up to a year to qualified patients.
Plavix is a brand of clopidogrel, an anti-platelet drug. Sometimes Plavix is prescribed as part of an aspirin regimen to help treat acute coronary syndrome (ACS), symptomized by chest pain as well as certain types of heart attack. Not everyone metabolizes Plavix in the same way, and genetics can determine how well the drug works. Therefore, doctors may perform genetic testing before prescribing it.
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|Offered by||Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb|
|Types of Free Offers||Samples, patient assistance programs, prescription drug cards, coupons|
|Where to Find Free Offers||Doctor, official Plavix website|
|Coupon required?||Some offers require a discount card to be presented at the pharmacy|
|Disclaimer||The information provided by BestFreeStuffGuide.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.|
Plavix is a prescription medication that helps prevent platelets in the bloodstream from clumping together to create clots. It is used to treat those suffering from P.A.D, and is also used by recent heart attack or stroke patients. Plavix may not work for patients with certain genetic factors, or those taking other medications like Prilosec.
Common side effects associated with taking Plavix include headache, stomach pain, dizziness, cough, sore throat, or runny nose. More serious side effects include nose bleed, vision problems, confusion, problems with speech or balance, and weakness or numbness on one side of the body.
Plavix provides a free brochure for patients to download. The brochure may help consumers determine their risk factors for heart attack and stroke, and offers detailed information about Plavix and the conditions that it treats.
Plavix Samples, Patient Assistance Programs, Coupons and Free Offers
- Free Plavix samples may be available through doctors and other health care providers. If it is not readily available, the patient's doctor may be able to order Plavix samples directly from the drug's manufacturer.
- Plavix is available for free through patient assistance programs. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation offers support for Plavix users who have trouble affording their medication. In order to get help from the program, patients' household incomes must fall at or below 250 percent of the national poverty level. The program is not offered to patients with insurance policies that cover Plavix; however, some patients who are eligible for Medicare Part D may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. The program phone number is 800-736-1611, and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation also posts the application online.
- The Walgreens Prescription Savings Club is available for an annual fee of $20 and provides cardholders with significant savings on more than 8,000 generic and brand name medications. This program may help patients save on their Plavix prescription costs.