Savings & Support

In this section, we will explore:

  • Savings on your PRADAXA prescription and support through SolutionsPlus®
  • A calculator to help you estimate your co-pay cost
  • Caregiver tips and support
  • Educational resources

PRADAXA Savings

Save money on your prescription*

Whether you've just received a prescription for PRADAXA, or already have a prescription, you can get valuable savings with the PRADAXA Savings Card. Signing up is quick, easy and the savings add up!

You could pay as little as

$0*

a month for
a full year!

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*Eligibility, restrictions and terms and conditions apply.

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Benefits of the PRADAXA Savings Card

If you are a patient at least 18 years of age, you may be eligible for one of the following:

If commercially insured (private, corporate, or employer insurance), you could pay as little as $0 a month, subject to a $2400 maximum annual program benefit or 12 uses, whichever comes first. Consult your insurer for any limitations under your policy.

OR

If covered by a government-funded program (e.g., Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Veterans' Affairs, Dept. of Def., or Tricare), or you are a cash-paying patient, you could receive one free 30-day supply of PRADAXA. This offer is limited to one use per patient per lifetime. This card is not valid in Veterans' Affairs pharmacies.

Plus, the PRADAXA Savings Card comes to you as part of SolutionsPlus®, a comprehensive program tailored to you—including refill reminder emails, caregiver information, and video about living with AFib—to provide support throughout your treatment with PRADAXA.

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See below for full Terms and Conditions.

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PRADAXA Savings Card Terms and Conditions

§A) Commercially insured patients: 18 years or older may pay as little as $0/month, subject to a $2400 maximum annual program benefit or 12 uses, whichever comes first.

B) Government insured/cash-paying patients: 18 years or older whose prescriptions are paid for in part/full by state or federally funded program(s), like Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Veterans' Affairs, Dept. of Def., or Tricare may receive 1 free 30-day supply. This offer is limited to one use per patient per lifetime.

By accepting this offer, patient confirms that this offer is consistent with his or her insurance, and that he/she will report the value received as may be required by insurance provider. Patient agrees to notify Boehringer Ingelheim of any relevant changes that would affect his or her eligibility, e.g. becoming government insured after having participated in the offer as commercially insured.

You must present this card to the pharmacist with your Pradaxa prescription to participate. Program not health insurance. No claim for reimbursement for the one free 30-day supply of product dispensed pursuant to this Savings Card may be submitted to any third party payer, whether private or government payer (like Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Vet. Aff., Dept. of Def., or Tricare), or submitted to count toward a patient’s True Out of Pocket (TrOOP) cost. Not valid for patients receiving Medicare Part A covered care in a facility (including, but not limited to, a hospital, skilled nursing facility, nursing home, and hospice).

Only one card per person, offer not transferrable and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offers may change at any time, without notice.

Valid in the 50 United States, territories, DC, and Puerto Rico. This offer is void where restricted or prohibited by law.

Benefits do not exceed program expiration on December 31, 2019. If you live in Massachusetts, card expires on the earlier of December 31, 2019, or date AB-rated generic equivalent is available. Other state restrictions may apply.

Card not accepted in Veterans' Affairs pharmacies.

Co-Pay Calculator

Co-Pay Calculator: an easy way to estimate your PRADAXA co-pay cost

Complete the form below to learn about your co-pay for PRADAXA and how you may be able to save on your prescription.

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Coverage

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Patients may be eligible for one of two benefits:

  • Eligible patients could pay as little as $0* a month for PRADAXA, subject to an annual limit§
  • Government-insured and cash-paying patients receive one free 30-day supply
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*Eligibility, restrictions and terms and conditions apply.

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Need help with paying for your prescription?

Ask your doctor about tiering exception. It's for patients who cannot afford the co-pay for a "non-preferred" drug. With tiering exception, a doctor can request a non-preferred drug at the lower cost-sharing terms that apply to drugs in a "preferred" tier, so that their patient can receive a lower co-pay. If you need help with your co-pay, ask your doctor to fill out a tiering exception form for you.

Inside Rx

Nobody should worry about how to pay for their medications. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be able to access discounts for prescription medications by using the Inside Rx pharmacy discount card.

See if you are eligible and view average potential savings for PRADAXA at InsideRx.com. The Inside Rx card is accepted at nearly 40,000 pharmacies nationwide. The card is not insurance, and there is no membership fee. View a list of participating pharmacies, eligibility and medication information, and other important terms and restrictions at the link below.

Learn more about Inside Rx

Source: Fingertip Formulary, health plan or state listed above, and/or data on file, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. accurate as of 05/31/2019. Placement on formulary does not establish clinical comparability of products, including safety and efficacy, and is not a guarantee of full or partial coverage and/or payment. Contact health plan, state, or medicare.gov for most current information, as it may change without notice. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all plans in your area. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. does not sponsor or endorse any particular plan, and the company/plan names listed do not imply their endorsement of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. or the product(s) referenced.

Percentage excludes plans where information on PRADAXA coverage is not provided.

PRADAXA Savings Card Terms and Conditions

§A) Commercially insured patients: 18 years or older may pay as little as $0/month, subject to a $2400 maximum annual program benefit or 12 uses, whichever comes first.

B) Government insured/cash-paying patients: 18 years or older whose prescriptions are paid for in part/full by state or federally funded program(s), like Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Veterans' Affairs, Dept. of Def., or Tricare may receive 1 free 30-day supply. This offer is limited to one use per patient per lifetime.

By accepting this offer, patient confirms that this offer is consistent with his or her insurance, and that he/she will report the value received as may be required by insurance provider. Patient agrees to notify Boehringer Ingelheim of any relevant changes that would affect his or her eligibility, e.g. becoming government insured after having participated in the offer as commercially insured.

You must present this card to the pharmacist with your Pradaxa prescription to participate. Program not health insurance. No claim for reimbursement for the one free 30-day supply of product dispensed pursuant to this Savings Card may be submitted to any third party payer, whether private or government payer (like Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Vet. Aff., Dept. of Def., or Tricare), or submitted to count toward a patient’s True Out of Pocket (TrOOP) cost. Not valid for patients receiving Medicare Part A covered care in a facility (including, but not limited to, a hospital, skilled nursing facility, nursing home, and hospice).

Only one card per person, offer not transferrable and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offers may change at any time, without notice.

Valid in the 50 United States, territories, DC, and Puerto Rico. This offer is void where restricted or prohibited by law.

Benefits do not exceed program expiration on December 31, 2019. If you live in Massachusetts, card expires on the earlier of December 31, 2019, or date AB-rated generic equivalent is available. Other state restrictions may apply.

Card not accepted in Veterans' Affairs pharmacies.

Caregiver Support

We're here to help you support your loved one

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Being a caregiver can be both wonderfully rewarding and deeply challenging

If you're a caregiver, take comfort in knowing that your helping hand can make a real difference in the life of your loved one.

We've put together some important information below, and as a handy reference, included a quick guide for caregivers caring for a patient.

Learn about your loved one's condition

Understanding and being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of your loved one's condition can help you become more effective and empowered in your role as caregiver. It's important to also be aware of other conditions your loved one may have. Be sure to share what you learn with others who may be called upon to help too.

The power of an open and honest conversation

A heartfelt talk, up front, can ease concerns and set expectations, as well as define your role in helping to meet the needs of your loved one. Whether your loved one is a spouse or a parent, you may not even think of yourself as a caregiver, but as someone who's simply doing what's expected. Nevertheless, it's a lot more than that, and that's why we offer help and advice that can help you care for your loved one.

Below you'll find more information on topics that may be helpful to you:

Caring for a loved one can be challenging

In your role as a caregiver, it's important to be sensitive to how the person may feel about accepting your help, as it may affect their feelings of independence.

If your loved one is in need, remind them that after a lifetime of their love and unconditional support, you are happy to help in any way you can. To help you, we've created a Caring for a Patient Guide filled with valuable information on helping your loved one.

Things may not go as planned, and that's okay

Sure, there may be disagreements. Your loved one's acceptance of your role as caregiver may come slowly. And because every family is different, you may not always get a big thank you for all your efforts. But you will always have the satisfaction of knowing you're doing the right thing and doing it out of love.

Each doctor's appointment is a chance to help your loved one

To get the most out of each office visit, it's important to write down any questions beforehand so you don't forget them. Use our Doctor Discussion Guide to help make sure you and your loved one get the answers you need about the condition and how PRADAXA can help reduce your risk of clots.

It's also helpful to bring along a list of all their medications. Download your Medical History and Medications List. If possible, go with your loved one to all doctor visits, tests, and procedures. We also recommend you make a list of all of his or her primary care physicians (and keep it handy).

Get your patient discussion guide for AFib and DVT/PE:

For other free helpful information:

Visit Resources

Importance of Creating a Daily Routine to Manage Treatment

An easy way to help your loved one develop a daily routine is to suggest taking his or her medication at the same time each day. If your loved one has been prescribed PRADAXA, sign them up for refill reminders sent through email as part of our SolutionsPlus® program here.

If the doctor has prescribed PRADAXA for your loved one, you should know that:

  • Your loved one should not stop taking PRADAXA without talking to their doctor because stopping PRADAXA increases their risk of having a stroke or a blood clot forming in their body
  • PRADAXA works differently than warfarin, also known as Coumadin® or Jantoven®, so your loved one doesn't need to have regular blood tests to see if their blood-thinning level is in the right range, and there are no dietary restrictions. See how the two compare
  • Since its FDA approval, over 17 million prescriptions have been filled in the U.S.

It's important to know that PRADAXA can cause bleeding, which can be serious and sometimes lead to death. This is because PRADAXA is a blood-thinning medicine (anticoagulant) that lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. Learn more about PRADAXA safety information.

A few tips for staying the course

  • Make sure your loved one is taking PRADAXA as prescribed
  • Make sure your loved one is keeping PRADAXA in its original container, and never in a pill box or pill organizer
  • Sign up for the SolutionsPlus® support program. It provides free access to helpful tips, tools, and savings
  • Your loved one could also save on out-of-pocket insurance costs. Use the simple Co-Pay Calculator to find out what their out-of-pocket costs for PRADAXA could be based on their prescription drug coverage
  • Have your loved one carry an Emergency Medical ID card. Download the printable card here, fill it out, and give it to your loved one to carry
  • Create a medications list. Your loved one's doctor needs to know all prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements he or she is taking or plans to take. Some medicines or supplements may affect the way PRADAXA works. Download your Medical History and Medications List

For other free helpful information:

Visit Resources

It's important to remember that you have needs, too

Caregiver tips

As a caregiver, you are faced with a good deal of stress and extra work. This can make it easy to lose sight of your own needs.

Here are a few tips that may help:

  • Embrace healthy habits. Eat nutritious meals, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly
  • Involve others. Don't feel like you have to do it all. Reach out to those around you. They may want to help but don't know how. Make a list of tasks and ask family members, friends, and neighbors if they can help
  • Maintain social contacts. Humans are social beings. Isolation increases stress. Make it a priority to keep up with relationships and activities
  • See your doctor regularly. Caregivers report chronic conditions at nearly twice the rate of non-caregivers
  • Reach out to community services and organizations. There may be non-profit caregiver resources available right in your neighborhood that can provide you with a much-needed break during the day as well as other free services for your loved one
  • Join a support group. Others who are faced with similar challenges can offer encouragement and advice. Support groups are a great place to share your stories and make some lifelong friends along the way
  • Take a breather. An occasional break from caregiving responsibilities is one of the best ways to manage stress. Whether you take a few weekends a year or a few hours a week, it can help keep stress levels low, restore energy, and keep your life in balance

Helpful resources to visit online

We're committed to providing caregivers like you the necessary resources to help care for your loved ones. Below are some of the leading websites that provide additional information and useful tools.

For all caregivers:

For caregivers of patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib):

For caregivers of patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) & pulmonary embolism (PE):

Resources

Get support every step of the way with PRADAXA

Whether it's helping you at your next doctor's appointment, or tracking your appointments and progress, our goal is to provide you with as many resources as possible to help you on your treatment journey.
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What is PRADAXA?

Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules is a prescription blood thinner medicine that lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. PRADAXA is used to:

  • reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people who have a medical condition called atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should. This can lead to blood clots forming and increase your risk of a stroke.
  • treat blood clots in the veins of your legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism) and reduce the risk of them occurring again.

PRADAXA is not for use in people with artificial (prosthetic) heart valves.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

For people taking PRADAXA for atrial fibrillation: Do not stop taking PRADAXA without talking to the doctor who prescribes it for you. Stopping PRADAXA increases your risk of having a stroke. PRADAXA may need to be stopped prior to surgery or a medical or dental procedure. Your doctor will tell you when you should stop taking PRADAXA and when you may start taking it again. If you have to stop taking PRADAXA, your doctor may prescribe another medicine to help prevent a blood clot from forming.

PRADAXA can cause bleeding which can be serious and sometimes lead to death. Don’t take PRADAXA if you:

  • currently have abnormal bleeding;
  • have ever had an allergic reaction to it;
  • have had or plan to have a valve in your heart replaced

Your risk of bleeding with PRADAXA may be higher if you:

  • are 75 years old or older
  • have kidney problems
  • have stomach or intestine bleeding that is recent or keeps coming back or you have a stomach ulcer
  • take other medicines that increase your risk of bleeding, like aspirin products, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and blood thinners
  • have kidney problems and take dronedarone (Multaq®) or ketoconazole tablets (Nizoral®)

Call your doctor or seek immediate medical care if you have any of the following signs or symptoms of bleeding:

  • any unexpected, severe, or uncontrollable bleeding; or bleeding that lasts a long time
  • unusual or unexpected bruising
  • coughing up or vomiting blood; or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • pink or brown urine; red or black stools (looks like tar)
  • unexpected pain, swelling, or joint pain
  • headaches and feeling dizzy or weak

Spinal or epidural blood clots (hematoma). People who take PRADAXA and have medicine injected into their spinal and epidural area, or have a spinal puncture have a risk of forming a blood clot that can cause long-term or permanent loss of the ability to move (paralysis). Your risk of developing a spinal or epidural blood clot is higher if:

  • a thin tube called an epidural catheter is placed in your back to give you certain medicine
  • you take NSAIDs or a medicine to prevent blood from clotting
  • you have a history of difficult or repeated epidural or spinal punctures
  • you have a history of problems with your spine or have had surgery on your spine.

If you take PRADAXA and receive spinal anesthesia or have a spinal puncture, your doctor should watch you closely for symptoms of spinal or epidural blood clots. Tell your doctor right away if you have back pain, tingling, numbness, muscle weakness (especially in your legs and feet), loss of control of the bowels or bladder (incontinence).

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if PRADAXA will harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment with PRADAXA.

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if PRADAXA passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take PRADAXA or breastfeed.

Take PRADAXA exactly as prescribed. It is important to tell your doctors about all medicines (prescription and over‑the‑counter), vitamins, and supplements you take. Some medicines may affect the way PRADAXA works.

PRADAXA can cause indigestion, stomach upset or burning, and stomach pain.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.

CL-PX-100034 January 2019

Please see full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.

See more See less

What is PRADAXA?

Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules is a prescription blood thinner medicine that lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. PRADAXA is used to:

  • reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people who have a medical condition called atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should. This can lead to blood clots forming and increase your risk of a stroke.
  • treat blood clots in the veins of your legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism) and reduce the risk of them occurring again.

PRADAXA is not for use in people with artificial (prosthetic) heart valves.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

For people taking PRADAXA for atrial fibrillation: Do not stop taking PRADAXA without talking to the doctor who prescribes it for you. Stopping PRADAXA increases your risk of having a stroke. PRADAXA may need to be stopped prior to surgery or a medical or dental procedure. Your doctor will tell you when you should stop taking PRADAXA and when you may start taking it again. If you have to stop taking PRADAXA, your doctor may prescribe another medicine to help prevent a blood clot from forming.

PRADAXA can cause bleeding which can be serious and sometimes lead to death. Don’t take PRADAXA if you:

  • currently have abnormal bleeding;
  • have ever had an allergic reaction to it;
  • have had or plan to have a valve in your heart replaced

Your risk of bleeding with PRADAXA may be higher if you:

  • are 75 years old or older
  • have kidney problems
  • have stomach or intestine bleeding that is recent or keeps coming back or you have a stomach ulcer
  • take other medicines that increase your risk of bleeding, like aspirin products, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and blood thinners
  • have kidney problems and take dronedarone (Multaq®) or ketoconazole tablets (Nizoral®)

Call your doctor or seek immediate medical care if you have any of the following signs or symptoms of bleeding:

  • any unexpected, severe, or uncontrollable bleeding; or bleeding that lasts a long time
  • unusual or unexpected bruising
  • coughing up or vomiting blood; or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • pink or brown urine; red or black stools (looks like tar)
  • unexpected pain, swelling, or joint pain
  • headaches and feeling dizzy or weak

Spinal or epidural blood clots (hematoma). People who take PRADAXA and have medicine injected into their spinal and epidural area, or have a spinal puncture have a risk of forming a blood clot that can cause long-term or permanent loss of the ability to move (paralysis). Your risk of developing a spinal or epidural blood clot is higher if:

  • a thin tube called an epidural catheter is placed in your back to give you certain medicine
  • you take NSAIDs or a medicine to prevent blood from clotting
  • you have a history of difficult or repeated epidural or spinal punctures
  • you have a history of problems with your spine or have had surgery on your spine.

If you take PRADAXA and receive spinal anesthesia or have a spinal puncture, your doctor should watch you closely for symptoms of spinal or epidural blood clots. Tell your doctor right away if you have back pain, tingling, numbness, muscle weakness (especially in your legs and feet), loss of control of the bowels or bladder (incontinence).

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if PRADAXA will harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment with PRADAXA.

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if PRADAXA passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take PRADAXA or breastfeed.

Take PRADAXA exactly as prescribed. It is important to tell your doctors about all medicines (prescription and over‑the‑counter), vitamins, and supplements you take. Some medicines may affect the way PRADAXA works.

PRADAXA can cause indigestion, stomach upset or burning, and stomach pain.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.

CL-PX-100034 January 2019

Please see full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.