For eligible commercially insured patients:
You can start saving now with the SYMBICORT $25 Guarantee Program.† New and current eligible commercially insured patients pay no more than $25 for each fill, up to 12 fills, with the savings card, including those with restrictions on prescription benefit coverage.† New patients may also be eligible to receive their first fill free.
To receive the SYMBICORT $25 Guarantee Program Offer† and SYMBICORT information, register below.
For Medicare/Medicaid/Cash-paying patients:
You may be eligible to receive your first SYMBICORT prescription (one inhaler) absolutely free.† Present the free prescription offer to your pharmacist, along with a valid prescription for SYMBICORT.
To receive the SYMBICORT Free Prescription offer and SYMBICORT information, register below.
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You may be eligible for this offer if you are insured by commercial insurance and your insurance does not cover the full cost of your prescription, or you are not insured and are responsible for the cost of your prescriptions.
Patients who are enrolled in a state or federally funded prescription insurance program are not eligible for this offer. This includes patients enrolled in Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Medigap, Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD) programs or TriCare, and patients who are Medicare eligible and enrolled in an employer sponsored group waiver health plan or government-subsidized prescription drug benefit program for retirees.
If you are enrolled in a state or federally funded prescription insurance program, you may not use this savings card even if you elect to be processed as an uninsured (cash-paying) patient.
This offer is not insurance, is restricted to residents of the United States and Puerto Rico, and to patients over 12 years of age. This offer is not valid for mail order.
Eligible commercially insured patients with a valid prescription for SYMBICORT® (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate) who present this savings card at participating pharmacies will pay $25 per 30 day supply (1 inhaler) if their out-of-pocket cost is more than $25. New commercially insured patients will receive 100% off their out-of-pocket cost for the first inhaler. If you pay cash for your prescription, you will receive up to $100 in savings on your out-of-pocket costs that exceed $25 for each prescription. This offer is good for 12 uses and each inhaler counts as 1 use. Other restrictions may apply. Patient is responsible for applicable taxes, if any. Card expires on 12/31/2015. If you have any questions regarding this offer, please call 1-866-421-2848.
Non-transferable, limited to one per person, cannot be combined with any other offer. Void where prohibited by law, taxed or restricted. Patients, pharmacists, and prescribers cannot seek reimbursement from health insurance or any third party for any part of the benefit received by the patient through this offer.
If your commercial insurance plan does not cover SYMBICORT, use of this offer permits your healthcare provider or pharmacy to share limited information with certain AstraZeneca vendors to determine if additional resources may be available to you; and to act on your behalf to initiate any processes that may be necessary to access these resources.
SYMBICORT contains formoterol, a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA). LABA medicines such as formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems. It is not known whether budesonide, the other medicine in SYMBICORT, reduces the risk of death from asthma problems seen with formoterol.
SYMBICORT should be used only if your health care provider decides that your asthma is not well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine, such as an inhaled corticosteroid, or that your asthma is severe enough to begin treatment with SYMBICORT.
If you are taking SYMBICORT, see your health care provider if your asthma does not improve or gets worse. It is important that your health care provider assess your asthma control on a regular basis. Your doctor will decide if it is possible for you to stop taking SYMBICORT and start taking a long-term asthma control medicine without loss of asthma control.
Children and adolescents who take LABA medicines may have an increased risk of being hospitalized for asthma problems.
SYMBICORT does not replace rescue inhalers for sudden symptoms.
Be sure to tell your health care provider about all your health conditions, including heart conditions or high blood pressure, and all medicines you may be taking. Some patients taking SYMBICORT may experience increased blood pressure, heart rate, or change in heart rhythm.
Do not use SYMBICORT more often than prescribed. While taking SYMBICORT, never use another medicine containing a LABA for any reason. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if any of your other medicines are LABA medicines.
SYMBICORT can cause serious side effects, including:
Common side effects in patients with asthma include nose and throat irritation, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, sinusitis, stomach discomfort, flu, back pain, nasal congestion, vomiting, and thrush in the mouth and throat.
Common side effects in patients with COPD include inflammation of the nasal passages and throat, thrush in the mouth and throat, bronchitis, sinusitis, and upper respiratory tract infection.
SYMBICORT 80/4.5 and 160/4.5 are medicines for the treatment of asthma for people 12 years and older whose doctor has determined that their asthma is not well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine such as an inhaled corticosteroid or whose asthma is severe enough to begin treatment with SYMBICORT. SYMBICORT is not a treatment for sudden asthma symptoms.
SYMBICORT 160/4.5 is for adults with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. You should only take 2 inhalations of SYMBICORT twice a day. Higher doses will not provide additional benefits.
Talk to your doctor about prescription SYMBICORT.
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The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care provider. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about SYMBICORT, asthma, or COPD, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your doctor can decide if SYMBICORT is right for you.