This drug is a combination of two (or more) separate drugs.
The active ingredients in this combination drug may be less expensive if prescribed separately. This typically happens because the combination drug is not yet available as a generic, while the active ingredients of this drug are each available as cheaper generics.
Check GoodRx to see if taking dextromethorphan and quinidine sulfate instead can lower your costs.
Many programs are available from federal and state governments, non-profits, manufacturers, and other organizations to help you get the drugs you need at a reduced cost. Eligibility is often based on income, insurance or Medicare status, and other factors. You’ll need to apply through each program, either online, over the phone, or with your doctor's help. The following program is offered by the manufacturer of this drug.
|Program Name:||Nuedexta Patient Assistance Program|
|How do I apply?||Ask your doctor to help you fill out an application. You can find the form on the program website and can be submitted by mail or fax. Or your doctor may register you online on the program website.|
|What are the benefits?||You can receive up to a 6 month supply of your medication at no cost.|
|What are the restrictions?||Most people without insurance and with limited incomes will qualify. You will need a valid prescription and proof of househould income.|
|Keep in mind||N/A|
You may find that filling a 90-day supply will reduce your total cost for this prescription. As an added bonus, you'll make fewer trips to the pharmacy, saving you time and money.
If you have insurance or Medicare, you may find that you receive lower prices if you fill your prescriptions through your plan’s mail order pharmacy. Many insurance plans (and most Medicare plans) are now offering similar rates at a select group of “preferred” retail pharmacies. Some plans may require that you fill through a mail order pharmacy for fills of more than a 30-day supply.
To switch to 90-day fills, note that you'll need a new prescription from your doctor; a 30-day quantity prescription will not allow 90-day fills.
It is possible that Nuedexta may become available as generic dextromethorphan/quinidine after July 2026. Generics are typically much cheaper than the branded version of a drug.
This is the earliest possible generic release date based on patent expiration at this time. It is possible that dextromethorphan/quinidine could become available sooner or later, depending on FDA approval, other patents, and whether any manufacturers decide to make a generic version of Nuedexta.