From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Lipitor®, or atorvastatin, is a drug manufactured by Pfizer to treat high cholesterol and triglycerides. It is also used to reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack. Lipitor® is an expensive drug; a month's supply can cost up to $150 without health insurance. Using Pfizer Lipitor® discount coupons, printable discount offers, samples, drug manufacturer's coupon rebates and prescription support programs can help reduce the cost of your Lipitor® prescription.
Lipitor® is classified as a statin. Statins can lower cholesterol levels when used with a program of diet and exercise. Cholesterol builds up in the arteries, forming plaque along artery walls. This plaque buildup may reduce or even block the flow of blood to the heart, possibly causing fatal heart attack or stroke. Lipitor® slows the body's natural production of cholesterol to prevent such dangerous buildup. Doctors typically prescribe Lipitor® when such lifestyle changes have not succeeded in lowering blood cholesterol. Often, Lipitor® patients either have heart disease already or are likely to get heart disease without treatment.
|Brand name for||Atorvastatin |
|Uses||To treat high cholesterol and to lower triglycerides in the blood.|
|Types of coupons||Discounts, printable coupons, promotional offers and Pfizer prescription support programs|
|Disclaimer||The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide.com is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.|
How to Find Lipitor Coupons
Lipitor Patient Assistance Programs and Coupons
- The manufacturer of Lipitor® offers savings through the Lipitor® for You program. Under the program, eligible patients receive a co-pay card that reduces the price of Lipitor® to as low as $4 per prescription. Using the savings card, patients get up to a $75 discount on their out-of-pocket cost. The card is good for a maximum of $600 in savings in each calendar year. Program members also receive support materials to help them deal with cholesterol and keep their heart healthy. Registration for the card is available on the official Lipitor website. The program is only open to those who do not use private health insurance like Medicaid or Medicare, do not live in Massachusetts, and are over the age of 18 years.
- Pfizer also offers patient assistance programs for qualifying patients to get medicines at a significant discount. Information on the available programs is on the Pfizer Helpful Answers website. Patients with no prescription drug insurance, as well as those who are underinsured, may get free Lipitor® if they meet income requirements. The Helpful Answers site also offers complementary patient advocate resources.
- Patients can also save on Lipitor® with the Together Rx Access Card, which is for those who earn less than $45,000 a year. There is a sliding income scale for families. The program was started by a group of pharmaceutical companies, and there is no fee to obtain or to use the savings card.
Lipitor® is the trade name for the generic drug atorvastatin and is in the drug class called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins. This prescription cardiovascular agent is a synthetic lipid-lowering drug and may be prescribed to treat high cholesterol by lowering the amount of "bad" LDL cholesterol and other fatty substances such as triglycerides, from the blood. Atorvastatin may also be used along with a total treatment plan of exercise and weight loss to decrease the risk of stroke and heart attack. Common drug side effects include headache, gas, stomach pain, weakness, stomach upset and constipation.
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