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 lovastatin and niacin ER 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:||PAN Foundation Patient Assistance|
|How do I apply?||Go to the program website and find out if you are eligible. You can get more information and start the enrollment by calling or submitting an application online.|
|What are the benefits?||Contact the program to see how they can financially help you out.|
|What are the restrictions?||To qualify, you must have insurance and a valid prescription. You will also need to have been diagnosed with a disease that the program covers. Call or check online to see if you are eligible.|
|Keep in mind||Only patients with specific diagnoses will be eligible for assistance.|
It is possible that Advicor may become available as generic niacin/lovastatin in 2017. 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 niacin/lovastatin could become available sooner or later, depending on FDA approval, other patents, and whether any manufacturers decide to make a generic version of Advicor.