Patient Assistance Programs

In these trying economic times there are a number of pharmaceutical companies that have come forward with expanded or new patient assistance programs to help individuals needing seizure medication. Attached is a list of the current programs in operation.

Abbott Patient Assistance
Medications covered:
depakene,depakote,and depakote ER

GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to Access
Medications covered: lamictal and
lamictal XR

Meda Pharmaceuticals Patient Assistance Program or
800-678-4657 or 800-526-3840
Medication covered: felbatol

Questcor Pharmaceuticals
Acthar Support and Access
Program (ASAP)
Medication Covered: Acthar Gel

Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Patient Assistance Program
Medications covered: diastat, AcuDial Rectal Gel and mysoline 

CephalonCares Foundation
Patient Assistance Program
Medication covered: gabitril 

Johnson & Johnson Patient
Assistance Foundation or
800-652-6227 or 800-523-5870
Medication covered: topomax

Novartis Patient Assistance
Foundation Program
Medications covered: tegretol,
tegretol XR and trileptal

Shire Pharmaceuticals
Carbatrol Patient Assistance
Medications covered: carbatrol

Eisai Neurology
Patient Assistance Program
Medications covered: banzel,
and zonegran

Lundbeck’s Share Call Center
Medication covered: sabril

Pfizer Helpful Answers
800-707-8990 or 866-706-2400
Medications covered: dilantin, lyrica, neurontin,
and zarontin

UCB Patient Assistance Program
Medications covered: keppra, keppra XR
and vimpat

VNS Therapy Access Program

The following are some websites for those looking for information on assistance

Veteran’s Affairs Veteran’s Benefits-This provides information about benefits for our veterans:

For information on patient assistance programs available for each medication:

NeedyMeds– is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. This information at NeedyMeds is available anonymously and free of charge.

Patient A free resource designed to help connect patients whom cannot afford the prescription medications with patient assistance programs:

RxAssist- This is a website full of information, news, and a database that are all designed to help you find out ways to get affordable, or free medications. This database includes information on the pharmaceutical companies, patient assistance programs, or programs that provide free medication to low income patients. RxAssist was created by volunteers in Health Care, a national non-profit resource center for healthcare programs working with the uninsured.