What You Need To Know About Janumet Coupons, Cost, and Patient Assistance Programs


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Is Your Janumet Medication Too Expensive?

The average retail price for Janumet costs around $597 for 60 tablets. This price may vary depending on your insurance coverage and the pharmacy you visit.

Janumet coupons may also be available to many patients. However, even with a Janumet coupon, you may still be paying too much.

Patients can get their Janumet medication through Prescription Hope for the set medication access service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service. Although Prescription Hope is not a Janumet coupon, individuals looking for a Janumet coupon can save more through Prescription Hope!

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Here is a Janumet cost comparison chart.

Janumet Coupon and Cost Comparison

The four options you have to save money on Janumet

There are four main ways to save money on out-of-pocket costs when it comes to prescription medication.

  1. Join a healthcare plan with prescription drug coverage (Please make sure the medication you are taking is in the insurance formulary.)
  2. Prescription drug discount cards
  3. Coupon cards that are directly for the pharmaceutical manufacturer
  4. Patient assistance programs, which are also directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer

Now that we have given you the four main medication savings programs, there are a few hurdles to go over in each of those areas. We will be quick about this…

When you join a health insurance program, you will have high deductibles, copays, and things of that nature.

When you have prescription drug discount cards, the discounts are uneven all across the board.

Coupons sponsored directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer specifically for brand-name medications are excellent in the short run. For the long term, there is a lot of money still left out of your pocket…

Last are the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s patient assistance programs that give medication to individuals who qualify, at no cost, which provides unmatched medication savings for the long term.

Do I qualify for Janumet patient assistance programs?

Qualifying for Janumet patient assistance programs is based on household income guidelines. Every patient assistance program uses different criteria for qualification, so we use the information below as general guidelines:

Prescription Hope Income Guidelines
  • An individual earning up to $50,000 a year may qualify
  • Households of 2 individuals with a combined income up to $70,000 a year may qualify
  • Guidelines can increase in families making up to $200,000 per year

Prescription Hope suggests that anyone looking to save money on Janumet submit an enrollment form.

Suppose you do not qualify to receive Janumetthrough patient assistance programs. In that case, we will never charge a service fee for that medication. Once you have been pre-qualified and your first charge has been paid but we find we can’t get your medication, you will be refunded any service fees paid for the medication.

Soon after submitting an enrollment form, we will determine whether you qualify to receive the medications you have requested through patient assistance programs.

Suppose we find a program that will work for you. In that case, we will reach out to you for any additional information needed and reach out to your healthcare provider for the prescription.

Once we receive this information back, we immediately order your medication for you. After that, Prescription Hope works to manage medication orders, refill medications on time throughout the year, maintain up-to-date records, and renew your prescription medication’s enrollment every year.

Once all requested paperwork is received from you and your healthcare provider, your first order of medication is typically delivered within 2 to 4 weeks, we then continue to manage ongoing refills month after month. We will then place refills ahead of time so that you receive your medication on a regular schedule.

During the four to six week enrollment period, we recommend that you ask your healthcare provider if they could provide you with Janumet samples while waiting for your first shipment.

Through our program, Americans save thousands every year from the retail cost of their prescription medications through Prescription Hope. To learn more about how Prescription Hope works, you can visit our website.

If you are looking to save money on a medication other than Janumet, you can view a complete list of medications available through patient assistance programs here.

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Who is Prescription Hope?

Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that provides access to brand-name medication through patient assistance programs.

Prescription Hope charges a service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for each medication accessed to manage medication orders and refills.

There are no other costs, fees, deductibles, or copays associated with the Prescription Hope service.

Prescription Hope is not an insurance product, coupon card, discount program, or pharmacy.

Prescription Hope is a medication access service that manages patient assistance programs for you. We do not manufacture, store, or ship medications.

Our medication list includes the top-100 prescribed medications offered by U.S. based pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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What is Janumet (sitagliptin metformin HCL)?

Janumet is a prescription drug that contains two medications – sitagliptin (Januvia) and metformin hydrochloride. It is used along with diet and exercise to control high blood sugar levels in those who have type 2 diabetes.

Janumet is also available as an extended-release medicine under the name Janumet XR and contains the extended-release form of metformin.

Sitagliptin

Sitagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor that works by increasing incretins. Incretins are natural substances that help control blood sugar levels by increasing insulin production, particularly after meals. They also limit the amount of glucose produced by the liver.

Metformin Hydrochloride

Metformin helps the body respond properly to insulin and decreases the amount of glucose produced by the liver.

Active ingredients:

Janumet also contains other active ingredients such as:

  • Microcrystalline cellulose (C6H10O5) – A refined wood pulp that is white and has a consistency of a free-flowing powder. Its excellent compressibility properties make it suitable to be used in solid dose forms, such as tablets.
  • Polyvinylpyrrolidone – Also known as povidone or PVP, is used as a synthetic polymer vehicle for dispersing and suspending drugs. It acts as a binder for capsules and tablets. It also helps in flavoring liquid solutions and chewable tablets.
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (C12H25SO4Na) – Also known by the term sodium dodecyl sulfate, is actually an ingredient used in cleaning and cosmetic products. It is used as an excipient in dissolvable dosage forms.
  • Sodium stearyl fumarate – This is a water-soluble lubricant used for compressing tablets or for the process of “Tableting.” It is mostly used in situations where other lubricating agents fail to provide tablets the right stability, hardness, dissolution rate, and other properties of a tablet.

Inactive ingredients:

The tablet film coating of Janumet contains the following inactive ingredients:

  • Polyvinyl alcohol (C2H4O)- This is a water-soluble synthetic polymer used to increase viscosity in pharmaceuticals.
  • Polyethylene glycol – This is a laxative solution that increases the amount of water in the intestinal tract, which helps in stimulating bowel movements. This way, it is used as a laxative for treating constipation and other irregular bowel movements.
  • Magnesium silicate (MgSiO3) or Talc (when hydrated) – Used as an anticaking agent to improve the powder flow in tablet compression.
  • Titanium dioxide (TiO2) – A natural mineral used in paints as a bright white pigment. In the food industry, it is used as a coloring agent and also in sunscreens and cosmetics. It’s used in pharmaceuticals for its excellent ultraviolet (UV) resistant qualities to block UVA and UVB rays. It is used as a pigment for tablet coatings, gelatin capsules, and syrups in pharmaceutical products.
  • Red iron oxide / Ferric oxide red (Fe2O3) – This ingredient is also known as iron (III) oxide and is a coloring agent used in capsules and tablets.
  • Black iron oxide/Ferric oxide black (Fe3O4) – This ingredient is also known as iron (III) oxide and a coloring agent used in capsules and tablets.

How to Use Janumet – dosage and administration

Janumet should always be taken exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed it. It is usually taken by mouth two times a day with meals. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water when taking this medication.

The manufacturer of Janumet recommends that you never break, split, or chew the drug tablet.

The dose you are given will be based specifically on your condition and response to treatment. However, your dose should never exceed the maximum for each medication contained in Janumet – 100 mg sitagliptin and 2000 mg metformin.

Janumet Dosage and Administration

  • The suggested starting dose in those not currently treated with metformin is 50 mg sitagliptin and 500 mg metformin HCl twice daily. A gradual dose increase is recommended to reduce gastrointestinal side effects associated with metformin.
  • The suggested starting dose in patients already treated with metformin should be sitagliptin dosed as 50 mg twice daily (100 mg total daily dose) and the metformin dose already being taken. For patients prescribed metformin HCl 850 mg twice daily, the suggested beginning dose of JANUMET is 50 mg sitagliptin and 1000 mg metformin HCl twice daily.

Janumet XR Dosage and Administration

  • The suggested beginning dose in those not currently treated with metformin is 100 mg sitagliptin and 1000 mg metformin HCl once daily, with a gradual increase in dose to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects associated with metformin.
  • The initial dose in patients already taking metformin should provide sitagliptin dosed as 100 mg and the metformin dose already being taken once a day. For those taking metformin HCl 850 mg or 1000 mg twice daily, the suggested starting dose of JANUMET XR is two 50 mg sitagliptin and 1000 mg metformin HCl extended-release tablets once a day.

Your healthcare provider may start you on a dose lower than what is expected in the beginning to test your tolerance to the drug. They may then gradually increase your dose until your blood glucose is adequately controlled. Gradually increasing your dose can also help reduce side effects.

Administering Janumet with food can help prevent gastrointestinal side effects.

Patients that make changes to their lifestyles, such as their diet and exercise, should consult their healthcare provider and carefully monitor their blood sugar. In some cases, your dose may need to be adjusted.

Contraindications

Janumet is contraindicated in patients with:

  • Severe renal impairment
  • Metabolic acidosis, including diabetic ketoacidosis
  • A serious hypersensitivity reaction to Janumet

Important safety information and precautions

Before taking Janumet, notify your healthcare provider if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

This medication is not indicated for treating patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.

Metformin, which is contained in Janumet, can cause a rare but serious condition known as lactic acidosis (lactic acid buildup in the blood). Lactic acidosis is a medical condition that can be life-threatening and needs to be treated at the hospital. Immediate discontinue Janumet and call your healthcare provider if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Feel cold in your hands or feet
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Weak, tired, or fatigued
  • Unusual muscle pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stomach pains
  • Nausea or vomiting

You may have a higher chance of developing lactic acidosis with Janumet if:

  • You have severe kidney problems
  • Your kidneys are impacted by x-ray tests that use injectable dye
  • You have liver problems
  • You consume large amounts of alcohol
  • You become dehydrated
  • You have surgery
  • You have a heart attack, stroke, or severe infection
  • You are 65 years of age or older

Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) is another condition that can occur in those that take Janumet. This condition can be severe and life-threatening in some cases. Certain preexisting medical problems may make you more susceptible to this condition. Notify your healthcare provider if you have ever had pancreatitis. Discontinue Janumet and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe abdominal pain.

Before taking Janumet, talk to your healthcare provider about the history of your medical conditions, especially if you have or ever had severe breathing problems (asthma, COPD, etc.), blood problems (anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency), kidney or liver disease, disease of the pancreas (pancreatitis), or gallstones.

Let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Janumet should only be taken during pregnancy when it is clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits of taking this medication during pregnancy with your healthcare provider.

Consult your healthcare provider before breastfeeding while taking Janumet. Some ingredients in the drug may pass through breast milk in small amounts.

Side effects of Janumet

The most common side effects of Janumet may include:

  • Cold-like symptoms (stuffy or runny nose and sore throat)
  • Indigestion
  • Headache
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

Some individuals that take DPP-4 inhibitors may develop joint pain that can be severe or a skin reaction called bullous pemphigoid. Bullous pemphigoid can be serious and may require treatment at a hospital. Notify your healthcare provider if you begin to develop blisters or erosion of the skin.

Taking metformin for long periods can cause a decrease in the vitamin B12 levels in your blood, especially if you have had vitamin B12 deficiency before. Your healthcare provider may perform blood tests to monitor your vitamin B12 levels.

Janumet storage guide

Janumet should be stored at 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) and out of the reach of children at all times. Also, make sure the medication is stored in an airtight container if the package is removed.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions can increase your risk of having serious side effects or may change how certain medications work. Always let your healthcare provider know about all other medications you are taking, including other prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.

Beta-blockers may mask some of the symptoms of low blood sugar, such as having a fast or pounding heartbeat.

Taking Janumet with insulin or other glucose-lowering drugs can increase your risk of having hypoglycemia. Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions when taking your medications, especially if you have to combine prescription drugs.

There are multiple other drugs on the market that can affect your blood sugar control. Talk to your healthcare provider about starting, stopping, or changing medications if your blood sugar is not easily controlled with your current treatment.

Learn how people pay the set cost of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for Janumet !

Are you looking for a place to get your Janumet (Sitagliptin Metformin HCL) medication at an affordable price?

Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that provides access to brand-name medication through patient assistance programs.

Prescription Hope charges a service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for each medication accessed to manage medication orders and refills.

There are no other costs, fees, deductibles, or copays associated with the Prescription Hope service. Once you have been pre-qualified and your first charge has been paid but we find we can’t get your medication, you will be refunded any service fees paid for the medication.

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Is there a generic version of Janumet available?

There is currently no generic version of Janumet available in the United States. Please note that fraudulent online pharmacies may try to sell you an illegal or counterfeit Janumet generic, which may be harmful.

Does health insurance cover Janumet?

Most insurance plans and Medicare will cover Janumet. However, many patients still find that their Janumet medication is too expensive despite having insurance coverage. So, whether you are with or without insurance, you can still enroll in Prescription Hope and potentially save hundreds each month.

Does Janumet have a patient assistance program?

There is a patient assistance program for Janumet. Prescription Hope can enroll individuals who qualify into the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s patient assistance program for the set medication access service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service.

Is Prescription Hope a Janumet coupon, discount card, or insurance product?

Prescription Hope is not a Janumet coupon, discount card, or insurance product. Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that streamlines patient assistance programs for individuals who qualify to make their medication affordable. Although Prescription Hope is not a Janumet coupon, individuals looking for a Janumet coupon can save more through Prescription Hope! When you obtain your medications from Prescription Hope, your total will never cost more than $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for each medication. If we cannot help you obtain a prescription medication, we will never charge a service fee for that medication. Once you have been pre-qualified and your first charge has been paid but we find we can’t get your medication, you will be refunded any service fees paid for the medication.

Can Prescription Hope get Janumet if I have insurance?

Yes. Every year, Prescription Hope works with some of the most prominent insurance organizations across the United States. Because Prescription Hope is NOT an insurance plan, our service works alongside your coverage to make your medication more affordable. This includes Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Humana. When adding Prescription Hope, insurance organizations can provide a better level of care for their clients. Enroll with Prescription Hope now to make your medication more affordable.


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