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Help Paying for Merck's Singulair
Singulair is a medication taken to prevent chest tightness, wheezing, and other breathing difficulties caused by asthma. It is taken as a pill daily as a preventative; it does not treat an asthma attack that is already in progress. The retail price for a 30-day supply of Singulair 10mg tablets is close to $200. Merck, SIngulair's manufacturer, offers help paying for Singulair to eligible patients who do not have prescription drug insurance.
Merck Help Benefits- Singulair
After an application to Merck Helps is approved, the patient may receive up to one year of Singulair at no cost. A new application is required annually, and a patient can apply as many times as needed. The application needs to be completed by both the patient and their doctor; applications are available online at merck.com/merckhelps or by calling 1-800-727-5400 toll free from 8:00 AM–8:00 PM ET.
Singulair Patient Assistance Eligibility
Only patients with no prescription drug insurance are eligible for Merck Helps. Patients who do not have prescription drug insurance, but who are eligible for any state or federal prescription drug support such as state pharmacy assistance programs, veterans assistance, or any other social service agency support, do not qualify for Merck Helps. In addition, patients must have a family income lower than 4 times the federal poverty level to receive Singulair patient assistance from Merck. Based on these guidelines, household income needs to be $43,320 or less for individuals, $58,280 or less for couples, and $88,200 or less for a family of four.
Patients who are not eligible for Merck Helps may still be able to use coupons or vouchers to help pay for Singulair. Singulair offers a coupon good for $20 off a qualifying prescription on its official site, singulair.com. The coupon can be use towards a co-pay, but will not be redeemed for more than the amount of the co-pay. The coupon cannot be used by anyone receiving federal or state sponsored prescription drug insurance.